So, you've decided that it's time to cut back on the alcohol, or maybe you've just realized that you don't enjoy the taste of it. That's fine! There are plenty of ways to feel like you're drinking without actually taking a sip. In this article, we'll cover what alcohol-free spirits are and how they compare to other low- or non-alcoholic beverages. We'll also go over some popular brands and where you can buy them. After reading this article, we hope you'll be inspired to try out one of these delicious beverages!
First of all... why would you want an alcohol-free spirit?
First of all... why would you want an alcohol-free spirit? Maybe you're allergic to wine, beer, and spirits. Maybe you've been recovering from an addiction. Maybe you're pregnant (or nursing).
Maybe it's none of these things—maybe it's just that you don't want to drink alcohol because... well... why does anyone NOT want to drink?
The point is: there are lots of reasons for wanting an alternative. And fortunately for us, there are plenty of great options out there!
What are popular alcoholic beverages?
Distilled spirits: vodka, tequila, rum, whiskey (all types), gin, brandy and liqueurs. Spirits are made from a fermented liquid. The fermentation process for beer is the same as that for wine and distilled spirits—yeast turns sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). But after fermentation is complete, in beer you add hops to flavour it; in wine you don't add anything; in distilled spirits you remove all the other stuff left over after fermentation so that your drink will be stronger than wine or beer.
Cocktails—mixers like soda water or tonic water can be added to either type of spirit to make them taste better.
How can I tell if something is an alcohol-free spirit?
In the United States, you can tell if something is an alcohol-free spirit by looking for the words "non-alcoholic" or "alcohol-free," as well as "spirituous liquor" and "alcohol-free." In Canada, look for the words "non-alcoholic" or "spirituous liquor." In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa—and some other places—this will be called a 'novelty drink.'
Is there a difference between a non-alcoholic spirit and a spirit with little alcohol in it?
At first glance, an alcohol-free spirit may seem like it has a lower alcohol content than an alcoholic spirit. But this is not the case. Both types of spirits are made from non-alcoholic ingredients using the same chemical process.
The difference between these two terms lies in the way that their respective products are made. Alcoholic spirits are distilled from fermented grains or grapes; non-alcoholic spirits are not distilled and contain no fermented product at all—they essentially substitute flavourings for grain or grape product, and use water as their base ingredient instead of grain or grape juice.
Where can I buy alcohol-free spirits?
There are many places you can buy alcohol-free spirits, but the most obvious place is online (i.e. https://everydaydry.ca/collections/spirits ). There are plenty of online retailers whose entire business model is selling alcohol-free spirits and other non-alcoholic beverages. These sites can be a great resource as they often have a wide selection and competitive prices.
Some grocery stores and liquor stores also carry alcohol-free spirits, so check out your local store to see if it carries any options that appeal to you. You may even find some brands that don't exist anywhere else!
If these aren't options for you or if you just want to see what else is out there before making your purchase decision, ask around! Liquor stores' employees will often know about their competition's offerings too; just make sure not everyone knows what exactly it is that makes them different from other types of drinks (like whether or not they're actually alcoholic).
Don't let the lack of alcohol stop you from enjoying your favourite spirits.
If you’re looking for a good option to offer your guests, or if you just like to have a variety of drinks available, try adding alcohol-free spirits to your bar. These products can be used in many of the same ways as their alcoholic counterparts and are even enjoyed by people who are allergic to alcohol.
Here are some of our favourite options:
Undone No.2 - "This is not GIN Juniper Type" Regular price
Undone No.1 - "This is not RUM Sugar Cane Type"
Lumette! London Dry Alt-Spirit (750ml) - Alternative Gin
Lumette! Bright Light Alt-Spirit (750ml) - Alternative Gin
Lumette! LumRum Alt-Spirit (750ml) - Alternative Rum
Learn More: https://everydaydry.ca/collections/spirits
In the end, alcohol-free spirits are a great way to enjoy the fun of drinking without having to worry about getting drunk. There are many different kinds of alcohol-free spirits out there and they're becoming more popular every day. So if you're looking for something new and exciting, try one today!