Don’t let your taste buds drown in boredom!

So you’ve opted to go dry this July – or at least “dryish”. It’s a great cause, so stick to your guns and stay dry. But, just because you’re skipping the alcohol, it doesn’t mean that you should let your taste buds suffer!

And no, we’re not recommending mocktails here…

Below is a list of Australian made crafty and non-alcoholic beverages that are the perfect replacements for your cherished imbibes. Whether you fancy non-alcoholic beer, wine or spirits, we’ve got the goods to jazz up your taste buds while remaining dry. Or dryish…

<strong>NON</strong> Non-Alcoholic Box
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NON Non-Alcoholic Box

Nothing beats a bottle of vino after a hard day’s work, but now you can substitute it for this Non-Alcoholic Box by NON. And the flavours are divine! Think Raspberry & Chamomile, Hibiscus & Lemon or Yuzu & Cinnamon. You can still wind down with a glass after a straining day at work while taking a pass on the percentage!

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<strong>Lindeman's</strong> Low Alcohol Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
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Lindeman's Low Alcohol Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Celebrate with style without the nasty hangover in the morning with Lindeman’s 0.5% Low Alcohol Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir. It has that sharp, dry edge that many look for in a good sparkling wine. It may not be completely free of alcohol, but that’s okay – the people behind Dry July this year have allowed us to go “dryish”.

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10.99 per bottle
<strong>Sobah</strong> Low Alcohol Finger Lime Cerveza
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Sobah Low Alcohol Finger Lime Cerveza

Proudly Aboriginal owned and led, Sobah is Australia’s first non-alcoholic craft beer company run by husband and wife team, Clinton and Lozen Schultz. The Finger Lime Cerveza is a Mexican-style brew that is light, zesty, tangy and hoppy, all against a sweet yet nutty backdrop. The finger lime, or ‘gulalung’, is an Australian native citrus fruit, rich in folate, potassium and Vitamins C and E.

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45 per 12-pack
<strong>Carlton</strong> Zero Non Alcoholic Beer
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Carlton Zero Non Alcoholic Beer

Yep, you can beer it up with mates at the pub without getting tipsy! Carlton Zero Non Alcoholic Beer is for beer lovers who enjoy the taste of Carlton but would prefer it without the alcohol content. Crafted with the same quality ingredients as all other Carlton beers, the flavour is uniquely brewed with a fruity aroma and noticeable hops.

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11.49 per 6-pack
<strong>Lyre's</strong> Non Alcoholic American Malt Spirit
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Lyre's Non Alcoholic American Malt Spirit

Yes, non-alcoholic spirits are a thing now! And Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic American Malt is no exception when it comes to taste as it has been crafted to capture the essence of a gently mellowed classic American bourbon, with flavours that are distinct and contemporary. Lyre’s produces a whole range of non-alcoholic spirits including gin, rum and whisky. Plus, they also won an impresssive 10 medals at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

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<strong>The Hills Cider Company</strong> Virgin Apple Cider
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The Hills Cider Company Virgin Apple Cider

The Hills Cider Company’s Virgin Apple Cider is a fruit-driven non-alcoholic apple cider that uses only Australian grown fruit. A bright and fresh palate reveals slightly sweet and luscious apple characters with layers of lemon and lime sherbet. The traditional Hills Cider acid backbone leaves a crisp finish, making this a refreshingly alcohol-free experience.

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17.99 per 6-pack
<strong>Brunswick Aces</strong> Spades Sapiir
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Brunswick Aces Spades Sapiir

A gin and tonic is the perfect pick-me-up, and now you can have it dry! The Melbourne-based distillery, Brunswick Aces, have conjured up this eclectic non-alcoholic Sapiir blend. It’s rich and savoury, focusing on earthy elements like green cardamom and parsley that are typically reserved for cooking. These are complemented by lime and juniper, presenting a bountiful balance. And, to top it all off, it’s alcohol-free!

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<strong>PS Soda</strong> Myrtle Soda
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PS Soda Myrtle Soda

Made by two bartenders in the heart of Sydney, PS Soda has created a craft soda line that is local, handmade and celebrates native ingredients without any preservatives or artificial flavours. The PS Myrtle Soda is made with lemon myrtle and bubbles and has been triple filtered for clarity. Although it is designed with mixing in mind, it makes just as excellent a (alcohol-free) drink by itself, as it does mixed in with a non-alcoholic spirit.

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5 per bottle

Want to discover more non-alcoholic spirits? Here were our top 3 picks for 2019. Or, why not trying making one of these 5 mocktail recipes?

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