Whether you’re having birthday drinks at home or heading out on the town, these extra special non-alcoholic drinks will give your birthday the air of celebration it deserves.
Champagne is at the heart of any celebration – but why stop at a glass of alcohol free bubbles? To bring some extra fizz to your birthday, elevate a premium sparkling wine by using it as the base of a very special mocktail.
Non-Alcoholic Champagne Mocktail
With literally hundreds of alcohol-free spirits on the market, you are spoilt for choice. You could add a sugar cube and a few drops of Angostura bitters for a classic Champagne mocktail or go French, by adding a dash for your favourite alcohol free gin.
But, if you really want to impress, I’d recommend a Grand Royal. Add Lyre’s Orange Sec (a wonderful zero-alcohol Triple Sec/Grand Marnier alternative) to a flute of alcohol-free sparkling wine and garnish with an orange twirl.
If you’re looking for the best alcohol free alternatives to Champagne I recommend these options from Sans Drinks:
Made from Chardonnay grapes, this sparkling wine is pale in colour with an extra dry, crisp taste. It is also Certified Organic, Certified Vegan and low in sugar.
With delicate, champagne-like bubbles, this blush sparkling evokes rosehip tea, strawberries as well as Cornish orchard fruits; crab apple and red apple. Vegan friendly, low in sugar and packed with plan powered health benefits.
From one of France’s oldest wine houses, this is a sophisticated French sparkling – the ideal alcoholic-free alternative to French Champagne. It has super fine bubbles, a delicate palate and uplifting finish.
You can’t rush the making of a good mojito mocktail, which is why they make a fabulous birthday drink – just like the guest of honour, they are worth waiting for!
When it comes to alcohol free Mojito’s – many bars and restaurant have been passing off sugary lime juice and crushed mint leaves as a virgin mojito. But, since the advent of alcohol free spirits there is no need to miss out on that rum kick!
Non-Alcoholic Margarita Mocktails
A big pitcher of Margaritas is a great way to get a party started – especially a birthday party!
For a non-alcoholic version that is guaranteed to hit the spot, try Naked Life’s ready to drink Margarita Spritzer. Serve over crushed ice in classic Margarita glasses, rimmed with salt and garnished with a slice of lime. Delish!
Gin has been having a bit of a moment. In fact, that moment has now been going for the best part of a decade. Gin mocktails have become so popular that a whole array of botanical twists have emerged – including many that are alcohol free.
For an extra special birthday G&T, try mixing your favourite zero-alcohol gin with a premium tonic such as Strangelove Dirty Tonic.
If you're looking for a pre-mixed G&T then I recommend Lyre's G&T ready to drink cans. It has all the classic notes of citrus, juniper and highly refreshing tonic, simply chill and pour and enjoy. Add to ice in a highball glass and add a slice of grapefruit or lemon peel and a sprig of rosemary.
Of course, if you want to mix your own G&Ts, you can't go past the Iconic Gordon's 0.0 - it tastes just like the original gin, with a smooth texture, and a complex flavour profile featuring bold juniper notes and a subtle hint of citrus.
Non-Alcoholic Beer & Wine
All celebrations need the staples, and when it comes to alcohol-free beer and wine, the birthday girl or boy is really spoilt for choice. I have an extensive selection of premium wines and beers that are alcohol free, low in sugar and good value too.
Here are my recommendations:
Heaps Normal Quiet XPA
This is our best selling non-alcoholic beer. It's an unfiltered pale ale with a balanced bitterness, a subtle malt sweetness and notes of tropical citrus.
Devil's Peak Hero 0% Alcohol Beer
With crisp, hoppy, bitter flavours, Hero looks, smells and tastes like a quality beer
V.No Alcohol-Removed Red Wine
This s a premium South Australian red and a great table wine. It's full of flavour, with aromas of dark fruit, subtle vanilla and spice tones.
Giesen 0% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
This wine has everything you would expect from a classic Sauvignon Blanc - flavours of fresh lime, juicy redcurrant and blackcurrant, smooth passionfruit and zesty lemon shortbread and a long dry finish.