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YOURS Drink of the Month (May 2021) – Luminara Alcohol-Removed Chardonnay and Pierre Zero Chardonnay
Summer is just about here. Which can only mean one thing…it’s white wine time!
While white wine is delicious all year long, there is something magical about a glass of chilled chardonnay or pinot grigio while you soak up the sun. And our friends at YOURS are kickstarting summer right by uncorking two of our favorite non-alcoholic white wines: Luminara Alcohol-Removed Chardonnay and Pierre Zero Chardonnay.
Two of the standouts on the growing list of alcohol-free chardonnays, Luminara and Pierre Zero hit all the right notes. Fresh fruit and floral aromas. Flavors of ripe pear, apple, and lemon. A subtle sweetness that lingers on the tongue. This duo of non-alcoholic chardonnays recreates everything about that refreshing white wine experience you know and love.
But don’t just take our word for it. Read the in-depth review on Luminara Alcohol-Removed Chardonnay and Pierre Zero Chardonnay in the latest “Better Rhodes Drink of the Month” installment on YOURS NON-Alcoholic Drinks.
YOURS Drink of the Month (April 2021) – Hella Cocktail Co. Bitters & Soda
Crafting delicious non-alcoholic beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails is a lot more difficult than many may realize. Not only do you need to nail the right flavors, but you also need to make up for all the other sensations that alcohol adds to the mix in traditional adult beverages.
One such sensation is “dryness,” which is something often experienced in alcoholic beverages. Dryness is very difficult to replicate when you take alcohol out of the mix. But as it turns out, it’s not impossible. Just ask the team at Hella Cocktail Co. Their ready-to-drink non-alcoholic cocktail line, Bitters & Soda, packs that same dryness you’d expect to get in traditional alcoholic beverages, but without the alcohol.
It’s no wonder that Bitters & Soda is fast becoming a favorite among sober curious drinkers everywhere. With five unique flavors – Dry Aromatic, Grapefruit, Ginger Turmeric, Lemon Lime, and Spritz – these non-alcoholic cocktails can be enjoyed over ice, mixed with your favorite alcohol-free spirit, or straight out of the can. And with several sugar-free options that start at just 5 calories per serving, Hella Cocktail Co.’s Bitters & Soda are about as guilt-free as cocktails get.
Learn more about Bitters & Soda – including an in-depth review of each flavor – on YOURS NON-Alcoholic Drinks.
YOURS Drink of the Month (March 2021) – Highball Alcohol-Free Cocktails
While there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of crafting a delicious alcohol-free drink at home, if we’re being honest, there are times when we wish our favorite cocktail would just appear in our hands. And with Highball Alcohol Free Cocktails, our wish has been granted…
Hand-crafted in the U.K., Highball offers a lineup of six ready-to-drink alcohol-free cocktails: Classic G&T, Pink G&T, Italian Spritz, Mojito, Cosmopolitan, and Ginger Dram. With a focus on healthier alternatives, Highball Alcohol Free Cocktails are not only free from alcohol – they’re free from artificial ingredients, sweeteners, and preservatives, all of which helps these drinks come in at less than half the calories of traditional cocktails.
Flavor-wise, these bottled alcohol-free cocktails are spot-on, with each delivering the perfect blend of citrus and botanicals that do a wonderful job recreating the experience of the drinks they’re replicating. Our personal favorite was the Pink G&T, which added a refreshing hint of raspberry on top of the juniper and lime flavors you’d expect from a gin and tonic. You also can’t go wrong with the slightly sweet, slightly bitter combination in the Italian Spritz.
Overall, we were quite impressed with Highball Alcohol Free Cocktails. Though we love the ritual of crafting homemade non-alcoholic cocktails, Highball is perfect for those nights when you just don’t want to go through the effort, yet are still looking for something special to sip.
If you want to learn more about Highball Ready-To-Drink Alcohol Free Cocktails, be sure to read the full review on YOURS Non-Alcoholic Drinks.
YOURS Drink of the Month (February 2021) – Damrak Virgin 0.0% Non-Alcoholic Gin
While London may be the first place that comes to mind when you think of gin, the team at Damrak is working hard to change that…
Located in the center of Amsterdam, Damrak crafts a delicious, alcohol-free take on a classic gin, but with a Dutch twist. Orange twist, to be exact. Damrak Virgin 0.0% Non-Alcoholic Gin is a refreshing, orange-infused alcohol-free spirit that is distilled from 10 different botanicals. And with over two years perfecting the recipe, there’s a level of care and sophistication you can taste with every sip.
There’s really no limit to how you can enjoy Damrak Virgin 0.0%. With its unique orange kick, our team particularly enjoyed the zero proof spirit in the tropical Hawaiian Orange Blossom Mocktail we whipped up, but if you prefer to keep things simple, a Damrak and tonic sips just fine too (however we suggest swapping your normal lime garnish for an orange wedge).
While there is some stiff competition on the market for alcohol-free gin alternatives, with its unique flavor profile, versatility, and refreshing taste, Damrak Virgin 0.0% Gin is in a space all its own. To learn more about this NA spirit, be sure to check out the full Damrak Virgin 0.0% Non-Alcoholic Gin review on YOURS Non-Alcoholic Drinks.