Top of the Pops

A rundown of some of the most highly-rated alcohol-free drinks:

– Ariel Chardonnay 2014, <0.5pc vol, £7.99, The Alcohol Free Shop
– Belvoir Organic Elderflower Cordial 500ml: £2.92, Ocado
– Brewdog Nanny State (bitter) 330ml, 0.5% vol, £1.29, Tesco
– Czech lager 0.5%, 500ml, £1.50, M&S,
– Daylesford Sparkling Apple & Bilberry Juice 75cl: £3.99, Ocado
– Double Dutch Pomegranate & Basil 20cl: £1.45, 31 Dover
– Eisberg Alcohol Free Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.05pc vol, £3.50, Tesco
– Eisberg Alcohol-free Sauvignon Blanc NV, 0.05pc vol, £3.50, Waitrose
– Elderbrook: from £9.99 for 3 bottles, Elderbrook
– Eminasin Tempranillo, 0.5pc vol, £6.99, The Alcohol Free Shop
– EminaZero Sparkling, 0pc vol, £6.99, Alcohol Free Shop
– Innis & None Pale Ale 0 per cent 330Ml, Tesco, £1.29
– Jarr Kombucha Passion Fruit 473ml: £6.50, Planet Organic
– Jacobsgold Alkoholfrei, Organic 500ml, €2.05, Austria
– Heineken 0.0, (4x330ml), £3.50, Tesco
– LemonAid Organic and Fairtrade Blood Orange Drink 330ml: £6.36 for a pack of 4, Ethical Superstore
– Nix & Kix Mango & Ginger with Cayenne Chilli 275ml: £17.95 for a Case of 12, Yumbles
– Rawson’s Retreat Cabernet Sauvignon 0.5 per cent 75cl, Tesco, £4
– Rawson’s Retreat Sparkling 0.5 per cent 75cl, £4, Tesco
– Sainsbury’s Low Alcohol Cider 500ml, 0.5%c vol, £1.10
– Sainsbury’s Low Alcohol Czech Lager 500ml, 0.5% vol, £1.20
– Seedlip (“spirit”), Berry Bros (bbr.com), 0% vol, £29.95
– Torres Natureo Rose 0.5 per cent 75cl, Ocado, £5.99
– Ugly Water Lemon & Lime 330ml: £1.15 per can, Planet Organic
– Waitrose Low Alcohol Cider, <1pc vol, 500ml £1.15


Sources: www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3789848/G-T-guaranteed-NOT-sozzled-surprisingly-drinkable-new-tipples-won-t-believe-alcohol-free.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/best-soft-drinks-for-adults-go-sober-for-october-a7339111.html
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/13/alcohol-free-beer-best-worst-taste-test-supermarket
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4374220/Which-alcohol-free-snifters-DON-T-taste-like-drain-cleaner.html


Note: People given placebo drinks—non-alcoholic drinks which mimic alcoholic ones—show many of the pro-social behaviours associated with alcohol drinking. For fans of Smashy and Nicey, Bachman-Turner Overdrive can be found here. ■