Soft drink grow up with ROCKTAILS Citrus Spritz
Rocktails launched on January 15th in select London restaurants and bars. Available in premium retailers including Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, online at Specialitydrinks.com
Booze-free beverages at Benares
Off the alcohol but still after a tasty drink? Keep it chilled with this Coolcumber cocktail from Benares restaurant and bar in Mayfair. A refreshing blend of muddled cucumber, fresh lemon, cloudy apple juice and homemade beetroot and cinnamon syrup that’s then topped with Fever Tree lemonade, this taste-sensation will have you laughing off the lack of booze. They’ve also got a rather tasty non-alcoholic version of a Mojito – the Moksha – made with fresh pressed green apple juice, fresh mint and fresh lime juice, topped with lemonade. Dinner and drinks in Dry January? Easy peasy.
Get the facts about fermentation with An Introduction to Kombucha
If you’ve yet to hear about the magic of kombucha, then 2018 is the year to get more acquainted. Nope, not a Japanese martial art – this is in fact a variety of fermented, sweetened tea, that’s produced by adding specific strains of bacteria, yeast and sugar to black or green tea, then allowing it to ferment for a week or more. This process also creates plenty of probiotic bacteria which provide your gut with healthy bacteria which can improve many aspects of health, including digestion, inflammation and even weight loss, according to some studies.
And it also makes a great non-alcoholic alternative to all those staying sober, so Borough Wines & Beers are holding two masterclasses and tastings with the founder of the Real Kombucha Company David Begg. Guests will learn about kombucha and its history, before a guided tasting of the Real Kombucha range, alongside a matching seasonal menu of vegetarian light bites.
There are two ‘Fine ferments – An introduction to Kombucha‘ masterclasses – on Wednesday 24th January and Thursday 25th January. Tickets are priced at £25 and are available here (for 24th) and here (for 25th)
LOCATION: Borough Wines & Beers | TIME: 7.15pm – 9pm | realkombucha.co.uk
Soda Sessions at Nine Lives: London’s best booze-free party
Your Tuesday tipple just got a lot less alcoholic – and a whole lot more funky! Head to Nine Lives in Bermondsey every Tuesday for Soda Sessions, where you can enjoy a killer 90s hip-hop soundtrack, shuffleboard competitions, booze-free cocktails and pizza by the slice – all without the midweek party guilt.
An alcohol-free Asian delight at Sexy Fish
Embrace the romance, mystique and exotic charm of the Orient with this tasty alcohol-free cocktail from sleek bar Sexy Fish. Consisting of lime juice, agave, Ylang yang, tonic cordial, cucumber and chilli, it’s got the sweet, sour hot, refreshing combination that flings us directly to the Far East.