Spring into Spring with a varied selection of delicious no and low sparkling wines, aperitifs and beers to sip with friends and enjoy amongst the blossom.
Perthyn Low Alcohol Spirit
Perthyn (pronounced Pear-thin) is a Low Alcohol Spirit with its roots firmly planted in Wales. The name Perthyn means ‘Belonging’ in Welsh and encapsulates the friendship of four Welsh rugby icons, James Hook, Lee Byrne, Mike Phillips and Shane Williams, who came together in 2021 to create a low alcohol spirit, full of flavour and perfect for mixing with tonic or in cocktails.
Perthyn is distilled at the Cardiff Distillery using locally and responsibly sourced botanicals wherever possible. The resulting liquid is a zesty 10% ABV low alcohol spirit with notes of citrus, cardamon and thyme.
35ml Perthyn Low Alcohol Spirit | 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 15ml Simple Syrup | 75ml Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine | Garnish with a Lemon Peel
Add Perthyn Low Alcohol Spirit, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake. Double strain into a chilled flute. Top with non-alcoholic sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon peel ribbon.
RRP: £21.95 for 70cl. ABV: 10%. Available to purchase: Cardiff Distillery
High Point Ruby
High Point Drinks are made in Cornwall and include the world’s first premium non-alcoholic fermented aperitif, High Point Ruby. High Point Ruby has been created without artificial flavours or colours, it’s made with natural ingredients taken from the surrounding Cornish countryside and then mixed with Cornish spring water and tea leaves. These botanicals are then infused, fermented and blended to produce an aperitif that is layered in flavours, deep in aromas and complexity. High Point Ruby is a vibrant fermented aperitif and delicious served as a spritz with tonic and ice. This bittersweet citrus aperitif also works really well when paired with fine food.
High Point Ruby Clover Club
50ml High Point Ruby | 20ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice | 15ml 1:1 Sugar Syrup | 5 Raspberries | 20ml Egg White/ Vegan Foamer
Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake without ice, add ice and shake again. Fine strain into a chilled coupette/cocktail glass.
High Point Ruby RRP: £19.99 for a 70cl bottle. Available to purchase from High Point Drinks and Amazon.
FLUÈRE is a balanced floral blend of botanicals produced using steam distillation to carefully extract 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. FLUÈRE Raspberry is carefully distilled with fresh raspberries which give a fresh, smooth and slightly sweet nose and ripe fruit on the palate.
Fluère Raspberry and Roses
45ml FLUÈRE Raspberry | 1 Egg White | 10ml Raspberry Syrup | 5ml Rose Syrup | 15ml Rosé Vermouth | 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice | Fresh Raspberries
Muddle 4 fresh raspberries in a cocktail shaker and shake with FLUÈRE Raspberry, egg white, raspberry syrup, rose syrup, rosé vermouth and fresh lemon juice. Add ice and shake again. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a raspberry.
FLUÈRE Raspberry RRP: £20 for 70cl. ABV: 0%. Available from: Ocado, Amazon, Harvey Nichols and Fluère Drinks.
Oddbird Sparkling Rose Wine
Oddbird Sparkling Rosé wine from France is produced using traditional methods and then “liberated from alcohol” using a unique, patented vacuum distillation method.
Oddbird Sparkling Rosé Wine RRP: £9.99. Available from: SPIRIT.ED, Alcohol Free Company and Amazon.
Lowlander No/Low Alcoholic Beers
Lowlander is a range of unique low and no alcohol beers brewed with botanicals in The Netherlands. Lowlander’s new canned beers include a 0% Wit Beer, a 0.3% IPA brewed with mango, cardamon and orange peel and a 4% clean, hoppy Pilsner, Cool Earth Lager. Sustainability is at the heart of everything Lowlander do as the 0% Wit Beer is brewed with reclaimed orange and lemon peel from bars and restaurants in The Netherlands in partnership with Peel Pioneers. With every can of Cool Earth Lager sold, Lowlander adds another plant to a seagrass meadow in the Wadden Sea off the coast of The Netherlands, which captures carbon 35 times faster than a tropical rainforest protecting marine wildlife and helping to tackle global warming.
Lowlander 0 % Wit Beer RRP: £3.30 for 330ml. ABV: 0.0% | 0.3% I.P.A RRP: £1.50 for 330ml. ABV: 0.3% | Cool Earth Lager RRP: £2.00 for 330ml. ABV: 4.0%. Available from: Westons Cider and Wise Bartender
Cotswold Dry GIn Essence
Pocket and handbag friendly, Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence is a full strength gin designed to reduce the amount of product and thus alcohol required in a G&T whilst at the same time retaining the intensity of flavour. It is made using ten times the botanical concentration of their award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, which is already ten times more botanically intense than most premium gins. The result is a lighter and deliciously refreshing G&T, with all the taste and 90% less alcohol than the standard 50 ml serve.
Five full pipette drops amount to 5ml, which is the recommended amount for one Gin Essence serve. Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence contains 14 calories per 5ml per serve and just 0.23 units of alcohol, making it the perfect option for designated drivers who want to enjoy the classic taste of a G&T without the worry of counting large measure units.
Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence RRP: £17.95 for 100ml (20 serves). ABV: 46%. Available from www.cotswoldsdistillery.com