With many alcohol-free alternatives to choose from, there should be no excuse for hosts to not cater to non-alcohol drinkers when throwing parties or events. However, just because the drinks are alcohol-free doesn’t mean that it needs to be boring. Here are some creative ways to make easy, non-alcoholic drinks.
Musgrave Crafted Spirits who are well-known for disrupting the luxury spirits industry. Just recently they launched INSPIRIT – an aromatic, alcohol-free infusion made with 12 rare botanicals inspired by the ancient spice route of Africa. After many hours of tinkering and experimenting INSPIRIT is as good as the real thing. Its distinctive flavour and pink colour is a light and elegant alternative to Musgrave’s other botanical offerings. Infused with cardamom and juniper notes that complement those of African ginger, lime, and grains of paradise, gives it a harmonious and fragrant finish.
Did you know
The dry trend began several decades ago in Finland as part of a post-WWII effort to help the Finnish public control their alcohol use. In 2013, the UK and other European countries re-launched it as a public health initiative to encourage people to take a break from alcohol, which was usually the first 31 days of the year. According to surveys, millions of people around the world now take part in this event to curb or stop their alcohol use in social settings and at home by drinking non-alcoholic drinks.
“INSPIRIT is all about finding the balance. Whether you’re looking to cut down on calories or stick to a fitness routine, consuming less alcohol can really help to maintain a balanced lifestyle. It then makes those days when you do enjoy a Musgrave Original Gin or Pink Gin cocktail, that more special.” Says Simone Musgrave, owner, and founder of Musgrave Crafted Spirits.
Easy non-alcoholic drinks recipes
This grown-up take on a roadhouse shake is a chilled crème-based gin fizz that sings with blackberry and rose water flavours. Rosy, lemony, creamy and cheeky.
- 50ml Musgrave Inspirit
- 2 bar spoons of Blackberry jam
- 10ml sugar syrup
- 15ml Fresh lemon Juice
- 1 rosemary sprig
- 25ml fresh cream
- Rosemary sprig and 1 winterberry
To make this non-alcoholic cocktail, add all the ingredients, except for the tonic into a shaker. Stir and add lots of ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Double strain into a chilled glass and top with chilled tonic water.
NON-ALCOHOLIC ROSE AND HIBISCUS TEA NEGRONI
This non-alcoholic drink is a delicious hot aperitif that will fill the air with aromas of mulled spices, hibiscus and deep citrus.
- 2 Cloves
- 1 star anise
- Sweet hibiscus tea
- 50ml of Musgrave Inspirit
- Cinnamon Stick and a slice of orange
Special prep: Sweet Hibiscus Tea: 400ml hibiscus tea with 100ml sugar syrup.
Add all ingredients to a heatproof balloon glass. Heat glass with a chef’s torch. Suspend on a tumbler glass and serve the first 2 ingredients to mug and fill with hot coffee and stir. Layer an orange oil-infused whipped cream on top.
How do you make your non-alcoholic drinks?