Now that all the empty bottles from the holidays have gone into the glass bin, many people are again planning to participate in Dry January. But luckily you don’t have to take it literally: more and more tasty non-alcoholic drinks are being launched. This way your taste buds will certainly not be short of anything if you want to keep it alcohol-free. Culy has tasted a lot of them and tips you 6 tasty non-alcoholic drinks that you can drink in Dry January (and beyond).
6 x tasty non-alcoholic drinks
There is something mysterious about both the name and the bottle, which is why Sapinca immediately intrigues. But: what is it? According to the makers, it can best be described as an ‘organic root elixir’, consisting of 10 root species that largely come from South America. These are, for example, the well-known ginger and turmeric, but also galanga, ashwaganda, yacon and maca.
Sapinca thus promises to be an immune booster. We especially think it is a very tasty drink that you can drink with hot water in the morning as well as in a cocktail or mocktail later in the day. In the line of drinks such as Gimber, but especially because of all those different types of carrots, still unique in its kind.
Sapinca is for sale from € 19.99 at Gall & Gall and via the webshop .
An alcohol-free spirit inspired by gin: that makes the inveterate gin and tonic drinker happy. Entrepreneurs and friends Jaap van de Weg and Cheng Yeung therefore came up with GINAMIS: an Amsterdam alcohol-free spirit that is far from boring.
In collaboration with The Stillery in Amsterdam, a drink was developed with ten botanicals, of which a very special one predominates: dandelion. Slightly bitter and, according to the makers, also a popular ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine, because it improves the functioning of the liver. That’s nice, for a drink!
GINAMIS is available for € 27.95 in a number of liquor stores and catering establishments in the Randstad and via www. ginamis.com . _
Something & Nothing seltzer
Judging by the number of brands of hard seltzer that we have seen last year, we have tried very, very hard to make hard seltzer the trend drink of 2021. That didn’t quite work out. Still, we want to make a case for an ‘ordinary’ seltzer. Actually carbonated water with a taste (hard seltzer also contains a little alcohol, often up to 5%). But we are talking in particular about the rose-hibiscus seltzer from Something & Nothing.
We discovered it thanks to the non-alcoholic drinks box of restaurant De Zusters, who made a cranberry-rose cocktail with it. Incredibly tasty and in itself this seltzer is a fantastic drink that we are going to stock up in large quantities.
Something & Nothing seltzer is for sale at Sterk in Amsterdam (also online).
Gimber no. 2 gross
You’ve probably heard of Gimber: that (non-alcoholic) ginger drink with a kick. There was already the original (No. 1) with ginger, lemon, cane sugar and botanicals; now there’s also Gimber Brut (No. 2). It has notes of citrus, from lemon thyme and organic yuzu. You can also taste black pepper in it.
According to the makers, Gimber Brut is very tasty with parsnips, aubergines and curries. But they also tip that it goes really well in a chocolate cake. We want to taste anyway!
Gimber Brut is for sale from € 13.95 at various points of sale and in the Gimber webshop .
Sharan Bal from The Hague has her roots in Indian Punjab. She has extensive experience in the drinking world, but is also an experienced non-drinker. Inspired by her family’s roots, she decided to experiment until she could launch her own alcohol-free spirit. That took two years and 27 attempts, but then you also have the perfect recipe for SHA No. 27.
This alcoholic spirit is thus an ode to the powerful and intense flavors of India such as saffron, neroli and galangal. You can drink it neat and on the rocks or use it in cocktails or mocktails, such as the Not So Old Fashioned that she came up with herself.
VAN SHA Aromatic Spice is now available in 70 cl for a price of € 26.99 at Gall and Gall and online via Gall.nl
We have been enthusiastic about Lyre’s alcohol-free spirits for some time. They have won the most awards worldwide for their wide range of spirits, which vary from Dry London Spirit to Amaretti and American Malt. Just in time for Dry January they are also launching smaller 20cl bottles so you can start discovering which one is your favourite.
You can buy the flavors Lyre’s American Malt, Lyre’s Dry London spirit and Lyre’s Dark Cane spirit in 20cl bottles at Gall & Gall for €13.99 and in January even for only €10.99.