Partaking in January’s popular wellness trends, Veganuary and Dry January, shouldn’t mean missing out on your favourite tipple this New Year.
Whether you’re looking for vegan-friendly beers, wines and spirits to complement a plant-based diet or sophisticated non-alcoholic or low alcohol alternatives; The Bottle Club has a wide range of January-friendly drink options to get you through the remainder of the month.
Going Dry or Dry(ish) for January? Here are The Bottle Club’s best no and low alcohol alternatives:
Lyre’s Italian Spritz – Aperol Alternative, 70 cl
This non-alcoholic alternative to a classic Italian Spritz, like Aperol, is made to capture the essence of Italian Spritz’s flavour with flavours that are unique and contemporary. This drink is characterized by its bittersweet taste with notes of orange and rhubarb. This makes this Italian Spritz dry and refreshing. Mix this alcohol-free alternative to Italian Spritz with a classic tonic and garnish with a slice of lemon for a delicious and refreshing aperitif.
Stryyk Not Gin 70cl
Zero ABV variant of the famous juniper infused spirit drinks. Best served with tonic like its hard drink cousin. Made with no artificial colours or sugars. Infused with rosemary, basil, and juniper.
KVÎST Classica Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit, 70 cl
Classica is a complex, handcrafted non-alcoholic distilled spirit inspired by the Nordic traditions of copper pot distilling with silver birch and other fresh foraged botanicals. Juniper and orange peel are the prevailing flavours, balanced with forest botanicals.
KVÎST Rosa Distilled Non-Alcoholic Spirit, 70 cl
A hand-crafted blend of 8 distillates – Juniper, Silver Birch, Orange Peel, Cardamom, Pimento, Cascarilla Bark, Gentian & Rhubarb Root. An innovative technique retains the flavour of juniper and other botanical extracts with no alcohol. Rosa is a complex, handcrafted non-alcoholic distilled spirit inspired by the Nordic traditions of copper pot distilling with silver birch and other fresh foraged botanicals. Juniper and orange peel are the prevailing flavours, balanced with forest botanicals. Infused with herb and spiced bitters.
Ceders Wild 0.4%, 50CL
Ceder’s is a distilled non-alcoholic alternative to gin. It is made with classic gin and rare cape botanicals, and includes Buchu flavours, a magical plant used for thousands of years by indigenous people of South Africa, as well rooibos, both grown in the Cederberg mountains.
Atopia Wild Blossom Ultra Low Alcohol Spirit, 70cl
Delightfully light yet sophisticated. Displaying a
tantalising balance of sweetness, bitterness, freshness and
Stryyk Not Rum – 70cl
Zero ABV variant of the famous Molasses based spirit. Best drunk in place of regular Rum in a cocktail or simply with coke. Made with no artificial colours or sugars. Infused with clove, oak and grapefruit.
Vegan? We gotchu’, boo: Say cheers to Veganuary with a selection of vegan-friendly drinks from The Bottle Club:
Alcohol might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to non-vegan products, but some of your favourite tipples could be made using animal products (such as gelatine, egg whites and milk protein), or produced in a non-vegan way. Here are our favourite Veganuary picks:
Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose Champagne 2012, 75 cl
Champagne lovers can rest assured that their favourite brands are vegan-friendly and on the menu this Veganuary. Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose Champagne is the perfect complement to a meal or celebration. The first nose is dominated by elegant aromas of red berry (redcurrant, blackcurrant) and firm fruits (wild strawberry, red plum, cherry). Fragrant hints of violet and lilac evoke the scents of springtime and autumnal notes (dried fruit, Spanish membrillo and dried fig) gradually come to the fore, together with a light touch of ground coffee or cocoa.
Hepple Gin, 70cl
Featuring citrus flavours that evolve into unexpected ripe cantaloupe melon, Hepple Gin is made in North Northumbria using handpicked juniper berries along with the Douglas Fir from the surrounding woodland and the lovage and blackcurrant from the Hepple garden. Cultivating the naturally growing green juniper from the estate, the distillery has been involved in the juniper restoration and propagation efforts spearheaded in the UK by the National Parks. Every year they plant hundreds of seedlings to support the resurgence of the local juniper population.
Au Vodka Blue Raspberry, 70cl
British heritage and luxury ingredients combine to create a truly special vodka. Natural fruit juices and flavours to create a unique berry sensation. Bottled in gold to symbolise power and perfection, representing the exceptional taste of our Au Blue Raspberry.
Order via the app available on iOS and Android you can also enjoy 10% off first orders using code APP10 (min. spend £30).
Rishi Lakhani, Managing Director at The Bottle Club said: “Veganuary and Dry January present a great opportunity for people to get experimental – seeking out new products, flavours and brands that they may not have tried before but could become a staple in their drinks cabinet. Non-alcoholic and low alcohol spirits have come a long way in recent years and with our sophisticated gin and rum alternatives, now more than ever you can enjoy your favourite drink completely alcohol free”.