9 Delicious New Alcoholic (And Non Alcoholic) Drinks to Sip This Weekend
Everything from cocktails in a can to non-alcoholic whiskey.
The beverage industry is one of the most innovative in the market, constantly conjuring up new flavours to make our drinking experiences more enjoyable. Whether it's fruity cocktails packaged in a nostalgic juice box or easy-to-sip seltzers, non alcoholic spirits that taste just like the real thing (without the hangovers), or pretty pink gins, these new drink releases are the perfect fit for your next social gathering or knock-off tipple.
New Alcoholic Drinks: Cocktails
Fresh from the Saintly Seltzer Co. comes iZZ!, a new canned cocktail that's perfect for sipping at your next social do. These bevvies come with many benefits over their alternativities: a lower alcohol volume of 4%, premium ingredients, lower calories, carbs and sugars, and fancy flavours – think Watermelon Margarita and Passionfruit Mojito.
$25 a four pack
Summer may be over, but you can still escape to paradise via these fun new single-serve cocktails in a box. Perfect for parties, picnics or a casual dinner with the girls, Boxtails are available in Mai Tai, Passionfruit Martini (see above!) and Pink Gin Daiquiri. The juice-box-for-adults-style bevvies are 99% sugar free and have only 60 calories per serve.
$24 a six pack
New Non Alcoholic Drinks
With many Australians looking to reduce their alcohol intake, the non-alcoholic drinks market has stepped up its game creating all kinds of innovative bevvies to ensure no one misses out. The latest from Lyre's, Highland Malt, is the result of 70 iterations and tastes just like the real thing, without the booze. Expect influences of oak tannin and nutty grain characters that warm your palate on a cool winter's night.
$44.99 a bottle
From across the pond in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay comes this delicate cider that's delicious, refreshing and completely booze free. Made using local apples which are deftly spun to remove the alcohol, Zeffer 0% Cider is a fantastic option for a BBQ or lunch if you want to avoid a hangover. So loved is the crisp cider by the kiwis it's even picked up several awards, including a HIGHLY COMMENDED at the 2022 New World Beer & Cider Awards.
$84 for 24 cans
Anyone who loves a good wine will know that those hailing from Marlborough are some of the best, and this rose is no exception. Light, fresh and alcohol-free, Giensen's 0% New Zealand Rose will have your palate jumping for joy with apple and stone fruit notes balanced beautifully with crisp cranberry flavours. Bring this one to your next dinner party, for the perfect pairing to seafood or a cheese board.
$18.95 per bottle
Just like the refreshing drink, without the alcohol. Perfect for those who are partial to a cocktail but don't want the hangover, Yes You Can's Dark & Stormy has the familiar ginger and lime flavours without the rum. Need convincing? The new non-alcoholic bevvies were awarded 'the world's best drink' in the no/low category at the World Drink Awards this year.
$38 for 8 cans
Best New Beverages: Seltzers
Be transported everywhere from Bali to New Zealand's premier ski city Queenstown with Jetstar's new seltzers. To mark its 18th birthday, the airline has released its own range of distinctive, drinkable beverages. The four unique flavours match the vibes of the cities they represented. There's the Melbourne, a deconstructed café latte, the Bali with rambutan, soursop and hibiscus, the Queenstown with mulled wine, cloves and cinnamon and light and refreshing Gold Coast which features fairy floss and coconut flavours.
$18 a four pack
Love a glass of shiraz and a gin? The fabulous team at Four Pillars have brought these delicious drinks together to produce one very moreish and striking new drink. Luke Shadbolt's creative talent is on show on the label, with the designs featuring a swirly, sculptural print to capture the essence of the flavours.
$84 per bottle
Could this be the prettiest bottle of gin we've ever seen? Perfect for jazzing up your next G&T, this Strawberries and Cream gin features delicate, zesty juniper notes that balance beautifully with the sweetness from the strawberries (which are locally sourced from near Wagga Wagga). Delish!
$65 per bottle
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