Best non-alcoholic drinks to gift this Christmas

The Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Gift This Christmas - Female Original

The festive season is upon us – the time to eat, drink and be merry. Whilst Christmas is a time to pop open your finest bottles of bubbly and celebrate with loved ones, it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t be part of celebrations if you choose not to drink alcohol. With more and more no, low and alcohol-free drinks options entering the market each year, there are so many fantastic drinks to choose from. I know that there are quite a few of you who are regular readers who either don’t drink at all or only drink on special occasions. So this one’s for you! My ultimate non-alcoholic Christmas gift guide.

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Caleño | Non-alcoholic drinks to gift this Christmas

Caleño is a non-alcoholic drinks company whose mission is built on celebrating the “joy of not drinking”. The company first started when its founder, Ellie Webb, found herself on an alcohol-free night out with some of her closest friends. Feeling deflated by the limited selection of alcohol-free drinks on the bar at her favourite night-out spots, she was inspired to make a difference. She asked herself “why does choosing to not drink alcohol mean you can’t have fun and enjoy quality drinks while on a night out?”. So, she took it upon herself to build Caleño, an alcohol-free drinks company that prioritised great flavour and celebrated Ellie’s vibrant Latin roots.

Caleño Drinks Non-Alcoholic Spirit, My Review - Female Original

Top picks from Caleño

Pentire | Non-alcoholic drinks to gift this Christmas

Say hello to Pentire, the first-ever non-alcoholic spirit from Cornwall. Inspired by a love of coastal living, Pentire is a botanical spirit made from distilling plants from the Cornish coastline. Their aim was to create a drink that captures the coastal experience in a bottle and showcases the beauty and flavours of plants. It’s completely free from added sugar, artificial colours and flavourings, and Pentire as a company is committed to sourcing its ingredients responsibly. They even give back by supporting various causes that help to protect our oceans and environment which I think is incredible. I’d describe Pentire as a gin-adjacent spirit. It actually reminds me a lot of one of my favourite Spanish gins, Nordés. I think that comes from the balance of sea salt and citrus that Pentire has. It’s subtle and light yet, when served with a Fever Tree tonic, doesn’t get lost at all in the mixer.

A bottle of Pentire non-alcoholic spirit.

Top picks from Pentire

Freixenet 0.0% | Non-alcoholic drinks to gift this Christmas

Representing the alcohol-free wines this year is none other than Freixenet. Regular readers will know that I’m no stranger to Freixenet’s range of alcoholic sparkling and still wines. They’ve been a long-time favourite of mine, and I can’t see that changing anytime soon. However, whilst you might be familiar with Freixenet’s range of alcoholic wines, you might be less familiar with their zero per cent alcohol range. The Freixenet 0.0% range consists of a classic sparkling white wine and a sparkling rosé wine. If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic bottle of fizz to toast to the festive season with this year, I couldn’t recommend the Freixenet 0.0% range enough. The wines are dry and crisp and don’t have any sickly sweet artificial flavours to them that you often get with alcohol-free wine alternatives. If you’re a Freixenet fan who’s looking for a no/low alcohol alternative then you have to try these.

Top picks from Freixenet

Big Drop Brewing Co. | Non-alcoholic drinks to gift this Christmas

Finishing off the guide is Big Drop Brewing Co. Launched in 2016, Big Drop was founded due to its founders feeling that there was a lack of good alcohol-free beer options on the market. Known for brewing a fantastic range of no and low-alcohol beers from stouts to lagers to IPAs, Big Drop is not one to be missed this Christmas. If, like me, you’re a lover of a good ole sour beer you’re in for a treat here. Boy have I got a good one for you. Big Drop’s Double Strike Sour. This one is light and sparkling with a slightly fruity flavour coming through at the beginning. As you get to the end you’re hit with a delicious sour twist. Big Drop describes it as a ‘gateway to the world of sours’ and I completely get what they mean. It’s sour but not too sour, so it’s a drink that I think most beer lovers would enjoy. Even those of you who aren’t typically beer lovers will most likely be on board because it’s so light. It’s gluten-free and vegan friendly too. At 0.5% ABV it’s the perfect low alcohol beer for this Christmas.

Other picks from Big Drop

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Haven’t quite found the perfect gift yet? I’ve got plenty of other food and drink gift guides for you. Have a browse below and get gifting this Christmas!

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48 thoughts on “Best non-alcoholic drinks to gift this Christmas

    1. They’re all really lovely alcohol alternatives so I’d definitely recommend giving them a go if you’re looking to try something new! 🙂

  1. I love the sound of the non-alcoholic tequila, I can’t believe that it smells just the like it’s alcoholic counterpart! It sounds like it would make the perfect gift for a non drinker this Christmas x

    1. I was so impressed with the Mockingbird ‘tequila’! Honestly it really did smell like tequila, and it was lovely with tonic too 🙂

  2. I’ve really gone off alcohol this year, I don’t know whether the virus and the lifestyle changes have made this happen but I’m just not interested in getting drunk and out of control. However, I still like the taste of some alcoholic drinks like fruity ciders. That hazelnut porter sounds like a bit of me!

    Rosie

    1. I get what you mean – I’ve never been someone who drinks to get drunk, I’m definitely more of a ‘drinks because they enjoy the flavour’ drinker! There are some really great alcohol free alternatives out there and some of them really do taste like the real deal! 🙂

  3. I’d actually really like to try some of these out, I am most intrigued by the tequila! Perfect for mocktails! I have just decided that I am going alcohol free this Christmas so this is perfect for me x

    1. The tequila is incredible! If you’re looking for non-alcoholic spirits then Mockingbird and Pentire could be perfect 🙂

  4. What a fab idea for a gift guide! There’s so much pressure and emphasis on alcohol around Christmas that it can definitely be a bit awkward for people that don’t drink but these are great alternatives.

    1. Thanks Jenny! I completely agree. It’s great to see so many non-alcoholic alternatives showing up on the market though – especially ones as fab as these! 🙂

    1. I’d definitely recommend giving non-alcoholic alternatives a go! The non-alcoholic spirits are my personal favourites but it all depends on your taste 🙂

  5. I am always looking for alcohol alternatives too gift my friends who don’t drink and these sound amazing. They would all make the perfect gift I have personally tried Pentire and can confirm it is insane. Thank you for this post it has been really helpful!

    -Rachel (https://rachtalksbusiness.com/)

  6. These are some fantastic suggestions! I wondering with the 0.5% beers – are they high in carbs? I find that’s the case in Canada which make it unsuitable for those who have to watch their carb intake such as diabetics. We will be traveling to the UK once it’s safe again and I’d be interesting in finding this out. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad you like them! I think in terms of carbs it depends on what beer you’re having. For reference the double strike sour from Big Drop is 3.5g carbs per 100ml. Hope that helps! x

    1. So glad I could help! I’m always late with Christmas shopping as well haha. Hopefully there’s a few gift ideas on here that might be perfect for you! 🙂

  7. This is such a great gift guide, I know a few people that don’t really drink and it must be quite annoying sometimes when it comes to Christmas and you have gatherings and most of the drinks on offer are always alcoholic. I don’t think I’ve actually tried any non-alcoholic alternatives before, although I know my boyfriend has had a few non alcoholic beers. Such a big list as well, I’m kind of intrigued to try the Freixenet wine! Great post. x

    1. Thanks so much! The Freixenet is honestly incredible – it’s so similar to the original (although the full alcohol version will forever be my fave haha!) x

  8. It is great that there are drinks for everyone, whether it is alcoholic or not! I haven’t heard of Slange Var before but love the vibe behind it. It kind of reminds me of a virgin mule. Oooooh the alcohol-free tequila sounds delish!! Love the different cocktails you can make with these drinks!!

    1. It’s amazing how many non-alcoholic options there are out there now! The alcohol-free tequila was so lovely 🙂 x

  9. These are cool non-alcoholic drinks. I know several people who prefer this. Great to know that there is sugar-free too. I’m curious to give it a go too!

    1. Thanks so much! I think it’s amazing how many non-alcoholic alternatives there are on the market now – especially when they taste so similar to the real deal 🙂

  10. What a great selection for non drinkers. This is a great selection. I don’t tend to drink much anymore. I actually haven’t tried any non alcoholic drinks, I might have to give some a go! Thank you for sharing.

  11. This is a great list. I’ve been really cutting back on my alcohol in take over the last 6 months and I’ve been exploring the different types of non alcoholic alternatives available ´. I’ve had some goods ones but I’ve tasted really terrible ones as well. Is there any particular one from your list that was a particular favourite that you would recommend trying?

    1. Thanks so much! I think my favourite would probably be Mockingbird Spirit but the Freixenet 0% is incredible too x

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