Guide to Sans Bars’ non-alcoholic spirits

Dec 23, 2022

When customers ask me to recommend the best non-alcoholic spirits available, I feel a little conflicted. While there are heaps of amazing brands making alcohol-free spirits, in my opinion, Sans Bar premium non-alcoholic spirits are the crème de la crème. Why do I feel conflicted by this? Because I created Sans Bar.
Woman holding a glass of non-alcoholic aperitif spritz next to a bottle of sans bar spritzing in venice

Of course, I may be a little biased. But since launching the first of the Sans Bar non-alcoholic spirits, Notting Hill Stroll non-alcoholic gin, Sans Bar has had nothing but positive feedback from customers.

In fact, customer feedback inspired me to expand the range, which now includes a non-alcoholic whiskey, two types of non-alcoholic rum and a non-alcoholic triple sec.

In this guide, I’m going to tell you more about Sans Bar non-alcoholic spirits and share my tried and tested tips for the best ways to enjoy them.

Creating Sans Bar 

When I set out to create a range of premium alcohol-free spirits, the first thing I did was find a traditional drinks manufacturer to work with. As much as I love to experiment in the kitchen, I knew that I’d need a team of experts to perfect each and every non-alcoholic spirit in the range.

The goal was to make a range of authentic tasting non-alcoholic spirits that could be enjoyed in the same way as the classics — neat, with mixers and in non-alcoholic cocktails.

Sans Bar is made with premium ingredients sourced from around the world. I don’t want to give too much away about the exact process, but it involves traditional techniques such as distillation, blending and filtration.

It was a lengthy process with several rounds of batches and tastings before I was happy to sign off on the recipe for the first product. I probably drove the team crazy, but I knew the Sans Bar range couldn’t just be good — they had to be the best-tasting non-alcoholic spirits in Australia.

Why Sans Bar is different 

There are several reasons why Sans Bar is unlike any other non-alcoholic spirits Australia has to offer.

First of all, Sans Bar non-alcoholic spirits are less expensive than other non-alcoholic spirits. I can keep the price low because Sans Bar is exclusive to Sans Drinks. Essentially, I’ve cut out the middleman, and this means I can pass the savings on to you.

Secondly, all the non-alcoholic spirits in the Sans Bar range are both low in sugar and calories. This is important to note, especially when you consider some of the other leading alcohol-free spirits contain as much as 20g of sugar per 100ml.

Sans Bar non-alcoholic spirits are also made in Australia and vegan friendly. Now that I’ve given you the low down on the brands, let’s take a look at all the non-alcoholic spirits in the range.

Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll

Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll is a dry London-style non-alcoholic gin inspired by the hustle and bustle of Notting Hill.

The taste

This non-alcoholic spirit has a complex gin-like flavour profile featuring prominent aromas of juniper berry along with floral notes and subtle hints of zesty citrus. It’s soft on the palate with a little heat on the finish.

How to serve

Make the best non-alcoholic gin and tonic by adding 35ml of Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll into a glass with ice and topping it with tonic water. Garnish with a slice of orange, lemon or a sprig of rosemary.

Try this 

For a fancy Parisian twist on the classic G&T, try a Notting Hill French 75 Mocktail. It has an aromatic gin-infused flavour with a refreshing citrus twist. The generous splash of non-alcoholic sparkling wine adds delicate bubbles and a dry finish that will take you straight to the city of lights.

Ready to drink

If you're short for time, I've also made the Sans Bar Notting Hill Stroll G&T Can so you can have your favourite non-alcoholic gin & tonic on the go! This alcohol-free gin & tonic RTD is aromatic, crisp and refreshing. To serve, simply pour over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary. Did I also mention it's low in calories and low in sugar?

Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice

Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice is an Italian style apéritif spirit designed to make the perfect Apéritif Spritz mocktail.

The taste 

With the classic flavours of orange, rhubarb, cinchona bark and a unique blend of herbs, this non-alcoholic apéritif has a complex profile that shines in an Apéritif Spritz. It has a rounded mouthfeel with a velvety texture and herbaceous, bitter finish.

How to serve 

Add 60ml of Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice into a bowl-shaped glass, followed by 90ml of non-alcoholic sparkling wine and a dash of soda. Add ice and garnish with a slice of fresh orange and a green olive — It will be one of the best non-alcoholic cocktails you’ve ever had.

Try this

The Sans Bar London & Venice Punch is a simple mocktail that features two Sans Bar non-alcoholic spirits. Simple and elegant, it’s non-alcoholic gin meets non-alcoholic Apéritif. Expect a refreshing citrus and rhubarb taste with generous herbaceous notes and a refreshing finish.

Ready to drink

If you can't get enough of your spritz, I've made the Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice in a RTD can. Made from Sans Bar Spritzing In Venice with non-alcoholic dry sparkling and a dash of soda, this convenient and refreshing spritz can be served over ice and garnished with slices of orange. This non-alcoholic aperitif spritz is also low in calories and low in sugar.

Sans Bar Kings of Tartan

Sans Bar Kings of Tartan is a non-alcoholic whiskey inspired by the Scottish Highlands.

The taste 

This non-alcoholic spirit features all the characteristics you would expect from a premium non-alcoholic whiskey such as a warm mouthfeel, smoked oak and a prominent malty taste. With subtle notes of vanilla and dried fruit on the palate, Kings of Tartan has a complex depth of flavour.

How to serve 

You can enjoy this non-alcoholic whiskey neat, over ice or with a mixer. I think it’s the best non-alcoholic whiskey to serve with a fiery dry ginger ale as it stands up to the heat of the ginger.

Try this 

If you know your non-alcoholic cocktails, you’ll be familiar with the classic sour. This Kings of Sour Whiskey Mocktail is a definite crowd pleaser with the lemon juice and non-alcoholic whiskey working together to create a mocktail that is sweet, sour and mellow.

Sans Bar Cancún Cafe

The Sans Bar Cancún Cafe is a Mexican-style non-alcoholic Coffee Liqueur that was created to help you make the best non-alcoholic cocktails.

The taste 

Sans Bar Cancún Cafe has a rich caramel hue and features the tantalising flavours of aromatic black coffee, roasted chestnut and sweet butter along with hints of vanilla bean. This non-alcoholic Coffee Liqueur also has a luscious mouthfeel and warm finish.

How to serve 

You can enjoy Sans Bar Cancún Cafe over ice, but it is best served as part of a non-alcoholic cocktail such as a Classic Espresso Martini Mocktail.

Try this 

For a delicious afternoon pick-me-up, try adding 30ml of non-alcoholic Coffee Liqueur into a latte or hot chocolate. Expect an indulgent, dessert-like, hot drink with a satisfying kick on the finish.

Sans Bar Caribbean Getaway

Sans Bar Caribbean Getaway is a non-alcoholic rum made in the style of Caribbean dark rum.

The taste 

This non-alcoholic rum has a bold flavour profile featuring flavours of charred oak, smokey caramel and molasses that linger on the palate. It has a robust and complex mouthfeel with a touch of heat on the finish.

How to serve 

You can enjoy Sans Bar Caribbean Getaway neat, over ice, or with a mixer. I think it’s the best non-alcoholic rum to serve with a premium cola. Add 30ml of Sans Bar Caribbean Getaway into a glass with ice, top with cola and garnish with a wedge of lime.

Try this 

Sans Bar Caribbean Getaway is the perfect dark non-alcoholic rum to use in a Classic Mai Tai Mocktail. Expect a prominent rum-like flavour along with vibrant orange and lime. It’s a melody of summer flavours that will take you straight to the tropics.

Sans Bar Summer Carnivàle

Sans Bar Summer Carnivàle is a non-alcoholic rum made in the style of Jamaican white rum.

The taste

This lively non-alcoholic rum has a smooth profile featuring flavours of coconut and vanilla along with delicate notes of citrus and clove. It has a light body with subtle sweetness and a rum-like kick of heat on the finish.

How to serve

Sans Bar Summer Carnivàle and soda water is a very simple long drink that is refreshing and light. Add 30ml of non-alcoholic rum into a highball glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Try this 

Sans Bar Summer Carnivàle is the best non-alcoholic rum to use in a mojito mocktail. With muddled mint and passionfruit, this Passionfruit Mojito Mocktail is a fruity twist on the original. Expect a refreshing mocktail that accentuates the delicate flavour profile of the white rum substitute.

Sans Bar St Barts Sunrise

Sans Bar St Barts Sunrise is a premium non-alcoholic substitute for Triple Sec inspired by the orchards of St Barts.

The taste

This non-alcoholic Triple Sec has an intense and vibrant orange flavour with undernotes of bitter citrus and warm spice. It has a rich, smooth mouthfeel, with pleasing sweetness and a warm, alcohol-like finish.

How to serve

Just like traditional Triple Sec, Sans Bar St Barts Sunrise is a great non-alcoholic liqueur to drink neat or over ice and makes a lovely after-dinner treat.

Try this

Sans Bar St Barts Sunrise is perfect for a classic Cosmopolitan Mocktail, with the vibrant orange notes of the non-alcoholic Triple Sec balancing out the tartness of the cranberry. Expect a sweet and sour mocktail with a lip-smacking kick and a dry finish.

Get creative with Sans Bar 

I hope this guide has given you a good understanding of the Sans Bar non-alcoholic spirits and some ideas on how to serve them. If you’d like some more inspiration, check out my library of mocktail recipes where you’ll find all the classics.

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