My Ultimate Summer Drinks Guide

Nov 11, 2021

Whether you are entertaining, heading out to a picnic or BBQ or simply relaxing at home, our summer drinks guide is here to keep you ahead of the trends.
A bottle of Thomson & Scott Noughty Rose next to a champagne glass on a drinks cooler ice bucket

It's the season for festive fun, family get togethers and well earned time off. But whatever you're doing, you can do it with an alcohol free wine, beer, mixed drink or mocktail in your hand. 

Here is my ultimate summer guide to zero alcohol drinks. 

Non alcoholic sparkling wine & wine alternatives

A bottle of NON 1 on a table next to a plate with cheese and blueberries

Is there anything more festive than the pop of a champagne cork? I don't think so. Our extensive selection of non-alcoholic sparkling wine includes alternatives to French Champagne, Prosecco and sparkling rose. 

NON 1 Salted Rasberry & Chamomile


The blurb: A best seller at Sans, this wine alternative is the perfect drink for spring moments such as waterside sundowners or relaxed afternoon gatherings. Featuring ingredients such as whole Raspberries, Chamomile, Murray River Salt, Organic Cane Sugar and Verjus, this perfectly balanced NON drink provides lingering tannins for a floral finish. 

Worth noting: The NON range includes 7 incredible flavours. Check them all our here.  

Thomson & Scott Noughty


The blurb: A Sans Drinks best-seller, BBC Good Food say that Noughty raises the bar for alcohol-free wine. Similar to a French Champagne, Noughty is also organic, vegan and low in calories. 

What customers are saying: "Absolutely delicious! Tastes as good as the real deal!"  

A hand holding a bottle of Thomson and Scott Noughty non-alcoholic wine

Barton & Guestier Alcohol-Free French Sparkling


The blurb: From one of France's oldest wine houses this refreshing sparkling wine is delicate and aromatic. Vegan friendly. 

What customers are saying: "A lovely refreshing sparkling with a great taste!" 

Le Petit Etoile Sparkling Chardonnay


The blurb: Organically made with no preservatives, sulphites or added sugar, this sparkling wine features floral and citrus aromas and a crisp finish. 

V.NO Sparkling Wine


The blurb: Crisp and refreshing this vegan friendly wine has a well balanced citrus flavour. 

What customers are saying: "This was a great find and a really good price. A solid, everyday dry sparkling, love that it is Australian too."  

Plus & Minus Blanc de Blancs


The blurb: Made in South Australia, this alcohol free sparkling wine features all the characters, aroma, taste and mouthfeel of a classic sparkling white wine. . 

What customers are saying: "So far this is the best non alcoholic sparkling wine I've tasted. I like that it isn't sweet like many of them are. Almost tastes like the real thing!" 

Alcohol Free Beer 

A sunnylife esky and non-alcoholic beer cans and bottles

There is something really refreshing about cold beer on a hot day that really hits the spot. There is an abundance of non-alcoholic beer available at Sans Drinks, including low calorie beer, but the following are my personal recommendations. 

Heaps Normal Quiet XPA


The blurb: Named Country winner at the World's Best Beer Awards and a best seller at Sans Drinks, Heaps Normal is a full-flavoured, tropical XPA. Low in sugar at 1.6g per 100ml. 

What customers are saying: "There's a reason why this won at the World Beer Awards. This has so much flavour and honestly, if I was only allowed to have one beer for the rest of my life, I would happily pick this one."

Parc Non-Alcoholic Pilsner

The blurb: Brewed in the Czech style, this beer is crip, clean and refreshing. Both low calorie and low in sugar. 

What customers are saying: "Affordable. Chills well. Recyclable. Refreshing. Tasty."

A happy Sans Drinks customer holding a bottle of NORT low calorie non alcoholic beer

NORT Pacific Ale


The blurb: Full flavoured with tropical notes, NORT is one of the healthiest non-alcoholic beers on the market. 14 calories and less than 1g of sugar per 100g. 

What customers are saying: "Very nice zero alcohol beer, if I hadn’t of known then could have easily been fooled!" 

ZERO+ Pale Ale


The blurb: Packed with health benefits such as magnesium, potassium and calcium for muscle recovery and polyphenols for energy and hydration, this beer is well balanced with a clean, refreshing finish. Low in sugar and low in calories with less than 1g per 100ml and only 14 calories per 100ml. 

What customers are saying: "Good depth of flavour. Refreshing and real taste of beer." 

Big Drop Uptown Craft Lager

The blurb: From the award winning Big Drop, this Lager Beer features herbal and floral aromas and a full-flavoured taste. Low in gluten, low in sugar and low calorie. 

What customers are saying: "Great beer with that great lager taste. Probably the best non-alcoholic beer I've had so far." 

Non alcoholic Rose 

Le Petit Etoile Alcohol free Rose on a dinner table

Non alcoholic Rose is another summer staple. Light and refreshing it is perfect with summer salads and desserts or on its own as you lounge on a deckchair. There are lots to pick from, but here are the ones that I will be sipping this summer. 

Le Petit Etoile Rose


The blurb: Made with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes French made Rose features aromas of delicate red fruits along with subtle floral and spicy notes. Organically made, with no added sulphites, no preservatives and no added sugar. 

Plus & Minus Rose


The blurb: Made in South Australia, this non-alcoholic rose features aromas of strawberries and a bright palate of ripe berry fruit and a dry profile. Low sugar and only 22 calories per 100mls. 

What customers are saying: "This is the best non-alcoholic rose I've had. Very close to a real dry rose with complex floral and fruity notes. I will happily buy again." 

A bottle of Eisberg Non-alcoholic Rose on a dinner table next to a glass filled with non-alcoholic rose

Wild Life Botanicals Sparkling Blush


The blurb: Another best seller, this sparkling is bursting with health benefits such as vitamins and antioxidants. Vegan friendly and low in sugar. 

What customers are saying: "Felt like we were drinking champagne as it had a crisp initial burst on the tip of the tongue followed by an understated blush of rosey sweetness at the back of the tongue." 

Eisberg Alcohol Free Rose


The blurb:  From the UK's most popular non-alcoholic wine brand, this Rose features strawberry jam and raspberry flavours with a touch of acidity on the finish. 

Thomson & Scott Noughty Rose


The blurb: This sparkling Rose features aromas of freshly picked summer berries. Invigorating on the palate, with the perfect balance of smoothness and acidity. Low in calories at 14 calories per 100ml. 

What customers are saying: "I would drink this any summer's afternoon, it was even better with no alcohol, no post drink headache. Tempted to now buy a case!" 

Mocktails and Spritzers 

A bottle of The Duchess Alcohol-Free Wine Spritzer Rose laid flat on a table next to grapes


When it comes to your drinking habits, summer calls for a bit of a shake up and for me, that means spritzes and mocktails! Here are a few classics and  some ready to drink easy options. 

The Duchess Alcohol-Free Wine Spritzer Rose


The blurb: Crafted with premium de-alcoholised wine, this beautifully balanced, the Berry Rose wine spritzer is light and refreshing. Low calorie and low sugar. 

Mr. Consistent Margarita Mixer


The blurb: Sweet and tart, this cocktail mixer has been handmade from fresh ingredients such as Lime juice, orange blossom water, agave nectar and citrus syrup. To create the perfect alcohol-free margarita mocktail just add 75mls of Mr. Consistent Margarita Mixer to 45mls of your favourite non-alcoholic Gin, add ice and shake vigorously. Best enjoyed in a salt-rimmed glass. 

Two bottles of Mr. Consistent Margarita Mixers near a pool next to mocktails

Mr. Consistent Cosmo Mixer

The blurb: Mellow, tart and sour, this cocktail mixer has been handmade from fresh ingredients such as Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice and Orange Blossom Water. To create the perfect Cosmopolitan mocktail add 75mls of Mr Consistent Cosmo mixer to 45mls your favourite non-alcoholic Gin, add ice, shake andS strain into a glass coupe glass

What customers are saying: "This is delicious! One of my favourites so far, so delicate. Have been a Saturday night favourite, and have to get to them before my 18 year old daughter does! Such a pretty and delicious drink." 

Aperitif Spritz - Italian Spritz + Dry Sparkling


The blurb: If you are looking for the perfect non-alcoholic Aperitif Spritz recipe then sans Drinks is here for you. With this exclusive bundle you can have your Aperitif Spritz ready to drink in mere seconds. The bundle includes Lyres spirits Italian Spritz and a bottle of Barton & Guestier Alcohol-Free French Sparkling. Add a splash of soda, a slice of orange and a green olive to finish. 

What customers are saying: "Loved this!! I made my spritz using the bundle and my husband made his with the usual ingredients… hardly any difference in taste and in fact I preferred the non-alcohol version!!" 

Gordon's Gin Alcohol Free G&T

The blurb: From the best selling Gordon's, this 0% gin and tonic premix features bold juniper notes and a subtle hint of citrus.

What customers are saying: "This alcohol free pre mixed gin is so delicious! I always have some in my fridge now. Tastes so satisfying especially with lots of ice and lemon."

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