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Five premium non-alcoholic spirits to try this Dry July

These zero-proof spirits and liqueurs take alcohol-free cocktails to a sophisticated new level while making playful additions to your bar cart.
non alcohol spirits and mocktailJohn Paul Urizar/aremedia.syndication.com.au.

Booze-free booze is one class of drinks that has risen to prominence in the latter half of the past decade, and isn’t fading from menus and bar carts anytime soon.

Whatever your reason for ditching, swapping or forgoing alcohol for alcohol-free spirits, there’s a whole other realm of botanicals and tasting notes nipping at your thirsty heels.

Including options from Lyre’s Amaretti to Four Pillars alcohol-free version of its iconic Bloody Shiraz gin, we’ve curated an edit of non-alcoholic spirits that will take your next mocktail night to a new sophisticated level this Dry July.

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Lyre’s Amaretti crafted non-alcoholic spirit 700ml

$44.90 (usually $50) at Craftzero

Offering the largest range of spirit-imitating drinks, Lyre’s pays homage to each and every boozy counterpart. Take the Amaretti – it has an uncanny almond, vanilla, caramel and marzipan profile, which makes a convincing Sour and would go well in any booze-soaked dessert or trifle.

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Non3 toasted cinnamon and yuzu

$30 at Non

While not quite a booze-free spirit, Non’s Non3 toasted cinnamon and yuzu wine alternative is ‘bright, tart and balanced with a savoury undertone’. The team at Non recommend pairing this vegan, gluten-free and Halal drink with miso glazed vegetables, antipasti and fresh seafood.

Banks Botanicals crafted non-alcoholic spirit 700ml

$49.90 at Barrel & Batch

Add a mature, peppery punch to tonic water with this Yarra Valley-made spirit. The woody undertones are courtesy of cassia bark, while hints of lemon myrtle and wattleseed round out the botanical mix.

Clovendoe Distilling Co. Seed Zero

$49.95 at Hardtofind

With all locally and ethically-sourced botanicals prepped by hand and distilled in traditional copper pot stills on the Gold Coast, Clovendoe’s bottles are evocative of the Aussie backyard. The Seed Zero is infused with organic lavender, rosemary, lemon thyme, lemon myrtle, orange and lemon peel which perfectly pairs with anything from tonic to sparkling blood orange.

four pillars bloody shiraz non alcoholic spirit

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Bandwagon non-alcoholic gin 700ml

$54.90 at Craftzero

An alcohol-free homage to the brand’s legendary shiraz-infused gin, Four Pillars’ Bloody Shiraz Bandwagon treats the palate of non-alcoholic Yarra Valley Shiraz, juniper, and a curation of distilled botanicals – with the alcohol omitted. Best served on the rocks, topped with tonic water and garnished with lemon to reimagine a classic cocktail.

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