7 Non-Alcoholic Gins You Need To Know About

Sep 21, 2021

If you love a gin and tonic as much as I do then you will be excited to hear about the latest wave of non-alcoholic gin.
A range of Sans Drinks non-alcoholic spirits on a table

With so many new non-alcoholic spirits launching, I've put together a guide to the 7 new non-alcoholic gins you need to know about - some are new, some oldies but goodies. Plus, for each gin substitute, I've adding some of my favourite recipes for easy to create gin mocktails

The only thing left to think about is which one to try first. 

Gordon's Alcohol Free 0.0

The blurb: Established in London in 1769, Gordon’s Gin is a household name and a bestseller around the world.   

The taste: Gordon’s 0.0 has the same iconic flavour their original gin, with a flavour profile featuring bold juniper notes and a subtle hints of citrus. 

Worth noting: Free from sugar and low calorie with just 6 calories per 100mls

If you're making gin mocktails try: 

Southside Mocktail 

If you like mojito mocktails you will love this mojito gin twist. 

Ingredients:

- 50ml Gordon's Alcohol Free 0.0
- 20ml lime juice 
- 15ml sugar syrup 
- Small handful of mint leaves, plus extra to garnish 

Method: 

Combine the ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a mint leaf.  

Banks & Burbidge Alcohol-Free Distilled Gin

The blurb: Banks & Burbidge is made in Brisbane using traditional gin distilling techniques and a minimum of 60 per cent Juniper botanical ingredients. 

The tasteNotes of spice, citrus and tangy notes of dried chilli peppers. 

Worth noting: Sugar free and zero calories. 

If you're making easy gin mocktails try: 

Negroni bianco mocktail  

A fresh take on the classic Negroni.  

Ingredients: 

30ml Banks & Burbidge Alcohol-Free Distilled Gin
30ml Dry Vermouth alternative such as Lyre's Aperitif Dry
30ml Triple Sec alternative such as Lyre's Orange Sec

Method: 

Build over ice in a tumbler and stir. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.  

Vera Spirit Ginø

Vera Gino premium alt-gin and a gin mocktail on a table

The blurb: Founded in Slovenia, Vera was inspired by travel on the Mediterranean coast.

The taste: The Vera Spirit flavour profile features citrus along with floral notes of orange zest, red grapefruit and cardamom seeds. With earthy and piney notes, dried angelica gives Gino spirit a long herbal and bitter finish. 

Worth noting: Zero sugar 

If you're making easy gin mocktails try: 

Classic Gimlet 

A two ingredient gin sour. 

Ingredients: 

75 ml Vera Spirit Ginø
25ml lime cordial 
lime wheel to garnish 

Method: 

Pour ingredients into a mixing glass with some ice cubes and stir well. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with lime wheel. 

Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll (Gin Substitute) 

A bottle of Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll Gin Substitite on a table

The blurb: The Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll is a premium, true to taste gin substitute inspired by a classic London Dry.

The taste: This alcohol-free gin features the perfect blend of juniper with subtle notes of citrus and traditional gin-style botanicals with a dry profile.

Worth noting: It's vegan, low in sugar and low in calories.

 

If you're making easy gin mocktails try: 

Grapefruit negroni

A twist on the classic Negroni, this simple mocktail is alcohol-free and delicious - a winning combination.

Ingredients: 

44 ml Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll (Gin Substitute)
30 ml Lyre's Aperitif Rosso
15 ml Ms Sans Sunset In A Bottle (Blood Orange Spritz)
2 Ruby Red Grapefruit Segments (Peeled)
Garnish: Long Wide Grapefruit Peel 

Method: 

Pour all the ingredients over an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Stir gently and allow the ice to melt. Garnish with a long wide grapefruit peel.
 

grapefruit negroni mocktail on a table

Hellfire Bluff Inspirit Non-Alcoholic Pink Gin

The blurb: The Hellfire Distillery was established in Tasmania in 2017, with a vision of creating high quality small batch, craft spirits.

The taste:  The Hellfire Bluff taste profile includes juniper and citrus botanicals balanced with notes of Tasmanian blackcurrants and a hint of Szechuan pepper and pimento on the finish. 

Worth noting: 6 calories and 1.2g of sugar per 100ml. 

 

If you're making easy gin mocktails try: 

Spicy Pink Gin Spritz 

Ingredients: 

50ml Hellfire Bluff Inspirit Non-Alcoholic Pink Gin
100ml Soda water 
dash sugar syrup
Grapefruit slice to garnish  

Method: 

Pour all the ingredients into a white wine glass with some ice cubes and stir. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.  

Lyre's Dry London Spirit

Lyre's Dry London Spirit next to a gin mocktail on a table

The blurb: Lyre’s is a premium, award-winning range of Australian made non-alcoholic spirits. 

The taste: Lyre's Dry London features aromas of orange blossom, lime, jasmine and juniper. The flavour profile is distinctly junipery, with citrus and earthy notes and a warm pepperberry dry finish. 

Worth noting: 10 calories and 1.9g of sugar per 100ml. 

 

If you're making gin mocktails try this: 

Lyre's London Dry Collins Gin Mocktail

Also known as a John Collins, brother of the better known Tom Collins, this is a refreshing twist on an old favourite.

Ingredients: 

60 ml Lyre's Dry London Spirit
15 ml white sugar syrup (1:1)
30 ml lemon juice
60 ml soda water
Wedge of lemon
Method:
Fill a Collins or Highball glass with ice and pour ingredients into the glass and stir. Garnish with lemon wedge. 

Seadrift Non-Alcoholic Spirit

The blurb: The Seadrift non-alcoholic distilled spirit is located on Sydney's Northern Beaches and features coastal ingredients. 

The taste: Seadrift features everything you'd expect from a fresh, coastal distilled botanical drink and has notes of coriander and lime. 

Worth noting: Free from sugar and calories. 

 

If you're making easy gin mocktails try this: 

Seadrift Salty Dog Mocktail

Reminiscent of a perfect beach day  

Ingredients: 

60ml of Seadrift Classic
120ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
30ml of lime juice
30ml of sugar syrup
Sea salt
Chunk of lime 

Method: 

Rim a glass with sea salt and charge with ice. Pour in the ingredients and stir gently. Garnish with a chunk of lime.

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