Christmas 2021: Festive Fizz and Cocktails for Designated DriversBy Iona Goulder
If you’re the designated driver this Christmas, we’ve got you covered (in non-alcoholic prosecco). From spirits to sparkling wine, and other non-alcoholic festive favourites, here’s what to drink during the Xmas period. Bottoms up:
The Lowdown: FLUÈRE is a range of non-alcoholic spirits made with the same steam distillation techniques used to produce alcoholic spirits such as gin, mezcal and rum, carefully extracting the natural oils and flavours from the fruits, herbs and spices. Unique to FLUÈRE is a pleasant after-bite that is typically associated with alcoholic drinks.
The Lowdown: Oddbird’s Blanc de Blancs and Sparkling Rosé wines from France and Spumante from Italy are produced using traditional methods and then “liberated from alcohol” using a unique, patented vacuum distillation method.
The Lowdown: High Point drinks are a premium range of non-alcoholic fermented aperitifs and digestifs. High Point Ruby has been created without artificial flavours or colours, just Cornish spring water, tea leaves and a selection of natural ingredients from the surrounding Cornish countryside. These botanicals are then infused, fermented and blended to produce a product that is layered in flavours, deep in aromas and complexity.
The Lowdown: With its classic, dry finish, this meticulously crafted, mouth-watering prosecco style drink boasts aromas of fresh peach and granny smith – best served chilled in a flute or coupette. Delight the tastebuds with a burst of fresh fruity flavours and s
Where: £9.99, available to purchase here
The Lowdown: Clean G has an unmistakable, crisp, botanic flavour that’s as refreshing, enjoyable and relaxing. Made using a complex distillation process that harnesses essential flavours, it has a classic taste, comparable to London Dry Gin, simply serve over ice with tonic and a fresh slice of lemon – with over 30 times less alcohol.
Where: £16. Buy online. Also available in Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
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