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Your Go-To Guide To Aussie Christmas Food & Non-Alcoholic Drinks

So you’re already planning your Christmas menu and need some non-alcoholic wine beer and spirit pairings? You’re in luck, as I’ve created a list of my favourite classic Australian Christmas foods to cook and the drinks to pair them with!

Christmas in Australia is truly a magical time. And it’s quite common to find those days of the year quickly filling up with work-related Christmas drinks, dinners parties and summer BBQs.

This is where I hope to be of some help; now that your Christmas gift ideas for the non-alc drinker in your life are sorted, I’ve thought long and hard about the best non-alcoholic Christmas drinks and food pairings for those looking for a low-cal alcohol alternative. I’ve poured over every recommendation to ensure you get the best combinations from non-alcoholic Christmas mocktails to reds, whites and sparkling wine to go with your favourite festive treats.

1. Gingerbread

It’s likely that even before December you’re enjoying the aromatic deliciousness of gingerbread. If you’re baking cookies or dipping into a gift early, get into the mood with a non-alcoholic spirit from Seedlip to wash it down. I’d recommend one of our Seedlip Gift Packs to get you started. The Spice 94 the perfect blend of allspice berries and cardamom to take along to any gingerbread icing events you’ve been roped into. Or, if you prefer a zesty G&T consider our Seedlip Grove 42 which as citrus and ginger notes, it’s a bright tipple that will quench your cravings fast.

2. Fresh Salads

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Whether to whet your palate before the mains or acting as the star of the show, nothing complements a crisp, cool, fresh salad better than a zingy Sauvignon Blanc. My personal favourite is the Giesen 0% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with its zesty and hints of berry flavours. Plus this is low in sugar and in calories.

3. Fresh Prawns

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Fresh seafood is a staple and non-alcoholic white wine is the perfect accompaniment. We have a large range of white wine bundes here which are a great way to find your next favorite.

If you prefer something Summary on the palate, reach for the McGuigan Zero Dry Rose instead. With notes of grapefruit and strawberry, it’s a refreshing crowd-pleaser.

4. Mince Pies

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Consumption of these beauties happens throughout the season, but should you be decorating or curling up to watch another Christmas film, mince pies are the perfect treat. For me, Newblood’s Non Alcoholic Shiraz and its bouquet of plum and chocolate brings out the flavour of these delish morsels superbly.

5. Cold Christmas Ham

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If you enjoy leftover cold cuts — honey-roasted ham or turkey — your first instinct might be a sparkling wine like the McGuigan Zero Dry Sparkling or the Plus & Minus Blanc de Blanc NV.

6. Roast Dinner

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Whether a classic roast or a vegan-friendly variant (I was treated to a mushroom Wellington recently which was absolutely divine), only a flavourful non-alcoholic red wine will do Try our Best of Reds 6 pack.

7. Pavlova

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An Australian Christmas food legend, the pavlova is a must-have with a classic Christmas mocktail. I recommend the Altina Zero Proof Cocktail if you need options on hand; they’re fruity bevvies for those going traditional. Also try the NON 1 Salted Rasberry & Chamomile for an adult wine alternative. 

8. Christmas Pudding

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For a classic Christma pudding I suggest the NON 2 Caramelised Pear & Kombu, this is a non-alcoholic wine alternative that calls on a mix of honeyed fruits and spices. 

Non-Alcoholic white wine on Christmas spread
Find your perfect non-alcoholic drinks this Christmas

No matter what’s on the menu, we want to help you find what the best drinks for Christmas. Browse our wide range of the best non-alcoholic wine and spirits at Sans Drinks to add a little non-alcoholic sparkle to your festive season. 

So you’re already planning your Christmas menu and need some non-alcoholic wine beer and spirit pairings? You’re in luck, as I’ve created a list of my favourite classic Australian Christmas foods to cook and the drinks to pair them with!

Christmas in Australia is truly a magical time. And it’s quite common to find those days of the year quickly filling up with work-related Christmas drinks, dinners parties and summer BBQs.

This is where I hope to be of some help; now that your Christmas gift ideas for the non-alc drinker in your life are sorted, I’ve thought long and hard about the best non-alcoholic Christmas drinks and food pairings for those looking for a low-cal alcohol alternative. I’ve poured over every recommendation to ensure you get the best combinations from non-alcoholic Christmas mocktails to reds, whites and sparkling wine to go with your favourite festive treats.

1. Gingerbread

It’s likely that even before December you’re enjoying the aromatic deliciousness of gingerbread. If you’re baking cookies or dipping into a gift early, get into the mood with a non-alcoholic spirit from Seedlip to wash it down. I’d recommend one of our Seedlip Gift Packs to get you started. The Spice 94 the perfect blend of allspice berries and cardamom to take along to any gingerbread icing events you’ve been roped into. Or, if you prefer a zesty G&T consider our Seedlip Grove 42 which as citrus and ginger notes, it’s a bright tipple that will quench your cravings fast.

2. Fresh Salads

Whether to whet your palate before the mains or acting as the star of the show, nothing complements a crisp, cool, fresh salad better than a zingy Sauvignon Blanc. My personal favourite is the Giesen 0% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with its zesty and hints of berry flavours. Plus this is low in sugar and in calories.

3. Fresh Prawns

Fresh seafood is a staple and non-alcoholic white wine is the perfect accompaniment. We have a large range of white wine bundes here which are a great way to find your next favorite.

If you prefer something Summary on the palate, reach for the McGuigan Zero Dry Rose instead. With notes of grapefruit and strawberry, it’s a refreshing crowd-pleaser.

4. Mince Pies

Consumption of these beauties happens throughout the season, but should you be decorating or curling up to watch another Christmas film, mince pies are the perfect treat. For me, Newblood’s Non Alcoholic Shiraz and its bouquet of plum and chocolate brings out the flavour of these delish morsels superbly.

5. Cold Christmas Ham

If you enjoy leftover cold cuts — honey-roasted ham or turkey — your first instinct might be a sparkling wine like the McGuigan Zero Dry Sparkling or the Plus & Minus Blanc de Blanc NV.

6. Roast Dinner

Whether a classic roast or a vegan-friendly variant (I was treated to a mushroom Wellington recently which was absolutely divine), only a flavourful non-alcoholic red wine will do Try our Best of Reds 6 pack.

7. Pavlova

An Australian Christmas food legend, the pavlova is a must-have with a classic Christmas mocktail. I recommend the Altina Zero Proof Cocktail if you need options on hand; they’re fruity bevvies for those going traditional. Also try the NON 1 Salted Rasberry & Chamomile for an adult wine alternative. 

8. Christmas Pudding

For a classic Christma pudding I suggest the NON 2 Caramelised Pear & Kombu, this is a non-alcoholic wine alternative that calls on a mix of honeyed fruits and spices. 

Non-Alcoholic white wine on Christmas spread
Find your perfect non-alcoholic drinks this Christmas

No matter what’s on the menu, we want to help you find what the best drinks for Christmas. Browse our wide range of the best non-alcoholic wine and spirits at Sans Drinks to add a little non-alcoholic sparkle to your festive season. 

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