alcohol-free christmas drinks

Christmas is a time when we want to treat ourselves. However, for those of us moderating or cutting out the booze, alcohol is not a treat. So what should we be filling our glasses with instead? Here is a list of some of our favourite extra special drinks, to help give your Christmas a bit…

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Kombucha flavours

Alternative drinks to alcohol One of the questions we frequently get asked is what to drink when you’re not drinking. We have lots of drink reviews (I know because I wrote them all). So here we are going to compile a quick guide to the best things to drink when you’re not drinking. 1. Non-alcoholic…

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Party guests

Ideas for non-drinkers at a party I may not drink alcohol any more, but I still love a party, especially when it is thrown by friends to celebrate, share important news, or bring people together for the hell of it. You always put in so much effort. Nice food, great playlist, inspiring speeches, great wine,…

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Square Root Soda lemonade

Six of the best: Craft Sodas Cawston Press Sparkling Rhubarb Available from: Ocado, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and WH Smiths. Price: 99p per can This drink is made with 20% real fruit juice, and the tart rhubarb makes for a nice balance with the sweeter apple. Cawston Press uses fresh pressed juices and all natural ingredients,…

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Breckland Orchard dandelion

Posh Pops Cawston Press Sparkling Rhubarb Available from: Ocado, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and WH Smiths. Price: 99p per can This drink is made with 20% real fruit juice, and the tart rhubarb makes for a nice balance with the sweeter apple. Cawston Press uses fresh pressed juices and all natural ingredients, to make a range…

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Square Root Lemonade

Lemonade: 5 of the Best Dalston’s Real Lemonade  Available from cravedlondon.com £2.00 This sparkling lemonade is handmade in London, the citrus fruit comes from the market near Spitalfields; and the bottles are from Clapham. The ingredients are simply water, fair trade sugar and fresh lemon juice to make a lemonade that’s 100% natural and fresh tasting.…

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Tonic water

Top Tonics Summerhouse Drinks A 200ml bottle is around £1.50, you can buy it online from the Fresh Food Express farm shop. Summerhouse Drinks were mentioned in our Scotland feature. They have recently introduced tonics to their range making them Scotland’s first tonic producer. Their ‘Walter Gregor’ tonic is named after a famous local figure…

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Root Beer

Root Beers: 4 of the Best Today we’re taking some transatlantic inspiration and looking at root beers. Root beer was originally flavoured with Sassafras roots and some traditional root beers still use it, however it was banned from commercially mass-produced food in 1960 for causing liver damage and cancer in lab animals. Proving that natural…

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A Club Soda Summer Party No one has ever said organising a party was easy. Between playlists, decorations, food and drink, deliveries arriving late, people getting lost on the way there… It can all feel a little overwhelming. And then, there’s that lurch of ‘oh gawd, what happens if no one shows up?’… But so…

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Square Root craft soda

New local soft drinks We have finally met Square Root Soda, who are a new soft drink producer based in Hackney, which is good, because we were beginning to feel like stalkers. We tweet our love for their small batch sodas often! They make a whole variety of wonderfully tasty drinks, from traditional favourites like…

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