Those who enjoy the daily cocktail or two but want to reduce their alcohol intake will know just how hard it is to go down the non-alcoholic route.
After all, mocktail recipes are notoriously sugary, and often do not translate the same complexity and flavours that cocktails usually offer. Thankfully, a growing number of non-alcoholic bottlings has managed to bolster this healthier alternative, making it easier for those looking to cut down or completely cut out booze from their lifestyle.
The only problem then, was seeking out these redefined “spirits”, beers and wines outside of established bars and restaurants. For this, there’s Free Spirit. As Singapore’s first and only alcohol-free bottle shop, the online store sees a curated range of zero-proof options that have been taste-tested by its founders, Emma Pike (owner of Farmer’s Market) and Rebecca Forwood (owner of The Fishwives) before being added to the portfolio.
Besides the ever-popular Seedlip, expect other zero-alcohol spirits by Brunswick Aces, Ceders, and Melati, the latter of which is Asia’s first non-alcoholic aperitif crafted with Asian botanicals. Eight alcohol-free beers — ranging from fruity craft beers to classic lagers — are also on offer to make those movie nights more guilt-free. If your poison is wine, Free Spirit has a decent selection of bubbles, white, red or rosé options that won’t be leaving you with a hangover the morning after.
“These days, alcohol-free beverages taste surprisingly close to the real thing, you can even forget you’re going alcohol-free. We’re excited to bring home delivered alcohol-free beers, wines and spirits to people in Singapore and make it easier for them to skip alcohol if and when they choose to,” said Pike.
If you’re still not convinced, these faux-spirits are also as low in sugar and additives as possible, so you know your booze-free bar — and fitness resolutions, if any — are in good hands.