What to Drink When You Are Not Drinking, part 2.

alcohol free drinks May 07, 2018

We recently had the Ladies only Retreat, which by the way was amazing.  Like minded women, supporting each other to live the life of their dreams, what could be better.

The Lovely Dry Drinker sent us a box of different alcohol-free drinks to try.  Personally, I don’t know a lot about different alcohol-free drinks, when I started out, it was lime and soda all the way, or water.  But now it’s a very different story and Dry drinker seems to have great selection and something for everyone.

Now I know the 0.5% drinks cause a bit of controversy, but here is the thing, there can be 0.5% alcohol in orange juice, in a banana, its in Kombucha.  But its horses for courses, your body, your choice, if it doesn’t work for you, then don’t do it.  However, my experience is finding a good alcohol-free drink can really work for some people.

This is what the amazing Women Who Don’t Drink said about some of the drinks that dry drinker sent us, we are a tough audience by the way.


Vintense Chardonnay – a shitty attempt at a fake wine, (sorry), lets face it sometimes it just doesn’t work and alcohol-free wines are tricky.



Stowford Press – this came out as the favourite, tastes like apples, not too sweet, very good and tastes like cider, great work Stowford press.



G & T teetotal, by the Temperance Spirit Company – tastes like a G & T (nearly), its quite good and the ladies liked this one.


Duchess G & T – love the bottle and the label, tastes more like tonic water and you can taste the sweetener in it, personally I am not a fan of sweeteners, but I know it won’t be an issue for some. However the ladies reckon that if someone had, had a few and they had one of these they wouldnt know the difference.  Not bad Duchess.


Cuba Libre, Temperance Spirit Co – this one also came out as one of the favs, tastes like rum and coke apparently, I wouldn’t know, wasn’t my drink.  Tastes like coke to me, but the ladies tell me it tastes and smells like a rum and coke, so again great work. 


Vintense Rose – I have to say this is one my favs and came out as one of the top ones for the ladies.  Very good.  Bit tangy, not too sweet, tastes just like a rose.  Excellent work.


Krombocher- tastes like a German wheat beer, I have no idea if that’s a good thing.  The ladies said it was ok.



The ones that came out as clear winners are, the Stowford Press, the Temperance Spirit Co G & T, the Cuba libre and the Vintense Rose. 

Please check out Dry Drinkers website and try some of your own, let us know if you find one that you like.

Stephanie Chivers is a Habit and Addiction specialist, teaching you how to stop drinking and start living, check out her website for more information.







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