Food & Drink | 6 skinny drinks

Food & Drink | 6 skinny drinks

If you are looking for lower alcohol or lighter calorie drinks, check out this refreshing collection of skinny drinks

Sea Arch Coastal Juniper
A distilled non-alcoholic spirit from the Devon coast

RRP: 70cl Sea Arch Coastal Juniper, £24.95 | 25cl Sea Arch Coastal Juniper, £15.95 | 250ml Sea & T and Rose Sea & T | ready-to-drink cans, £2.35 each
Available at: seaarchdrinks.com, Ocado, Amazon Prime and many more online stores

Bursting with seaside botanicals, Sea Arch Coastal Juniper is a crisp, complex, non-alcoholic spirit. It offers a deliciously sophisticated alternative to alcohol that doesn’t compromise on taste or experience.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of the glorious Devon coastline, where founders and former wine bar owners Sarah & Geoff Yates live, Sea Arch is made using traditional distillation techniques. Its delicate balance of traditional and seaside botanicals gives an intense yet inviting depth of flavour.

At the first sip, aromatic juniper and bitter grapefruit give a clean, crisp taste. Then comes the sweetness and spice of blood orange and coriander. Distinctively fresh coastal notes and Devon character are distilled from the wild seaside herbs of sugar kelp and samphire, and cardamom ensures a balanced, warm finish.

Sea Arch can be enjoyed as a refreshing Sea & T served over ice with a squeeze of citrus and a premium tonic, or in a range of alcohol-free cocktails.

Sea Arch is free from sugar, sweeteners, calories and allergens.

Ppinger
The soft drink with a big ‘kick’

RSP: £2.50 for 250ml bottle | £6.00 for 750ml bottle
Available at: www.kyondrinks.com

The Ppinger is a bold and zesty, lightly sparkling 100% natural soft drink that delivers a delicious ‘kick’ sure to shake up your tastebuds! It is formulated around full body ginger extract to create a zesty and refreshingly different alternative to overly sweet non-alcoholic drinks.

The Ppinger also includes freshly squeezed lime plus apple juice and elderflower concentrates mixed with water to impart its distinctively bold yet appetising flavour.

This all-natural beverage is complex and aromatic, leaving lingering warmth on the palate. 

Developed to be enjoyed straight, this highly versatile drink makes an adventurous and fiery mixer, too, whether blended in a smoothie, a ‘mocktail’, added to a classic gin and tonic or shaken with a little rum.

Made in the UK, it is gluten free, contains no added preservatives and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

LUXLO
A new spirit made with mindful drinking at the forefront

RRP: £30.00 for a 70cl bottle OR £16.00 for all four LUXLO varieties as a gift pack of miniatures
Available at: Amazon, drinkwelluk.co.uk, Master of Malt and www.luxlospirits.com 

LUXLO is a reduced alcohol spirit, 20% abv, with 28 calories per 25ml serve. For gin lovers, LUXLO is designed for today’s, mindful, health-conscious consumers. It is also lower ABV, lower in calories, juniper-led and great tasting.

There are four varieties to choose from: Ginny; Blood Orange; Pomegranate & Raspberry; and Passion Fruit. Each is made with nine carefully selected botanicals, specifically juniper – the other botanicals are a closely guarded trade secret. So secret, but to give you a clue, they are hidden in the design on the bottle!

LUXLO is all natural, vegan friendly, gluten and sugar free.

CELIA
A lower calorie lager option

Empress Ale
RSP: £2.30 per 330ml bottle
Available at: www.empressale.com, Waitrose and Ocado

CELIA is available in two variants, CELIA Dark and CELIA Organic. Gluten and wheat free, organic and vegan friendly, CELIA contains three key premium organic ingredients – Moravian Malt, Saaz hops and locally sourced water.

CELIA Organic’s tasting notes reflect a delicate bitterness and a hint of citrus and grass to deliver a clean, refreshing finish and a singularly smooth light taste.

The densely black CELIA Dark, with its distinctive coffee-like aroma and slightly nutty and rye bread undertones, is thick and chewy on the palate, boasting a bold, toasted malt character.

And each is just 139 calories per 330ml bottle.

Vin Crowd
The perfect low cal wine spritzer

RRP: £2.25
Available at: selected Co-ops and at drinkwelluk.co.uk

Manchester drinks brand Vin Crowd has just launched its Spanish wine-based spritzers in a can, available in two flavours – a crisp strawberry and raspberry based Pink Spritz and a fruity Botanical Spritz made from raspberries, juniper and gin.

These grab-and-go wine spritzer drinks are low calorie, vegan and delicious from the can – the perfect easy-to-drink tipple for picnics and social gatherings.

Best served chilled and over ice, this cheeky little number can be paired with bouts of fruit and garnishes or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, spirits and flavoured liqueurs.

Why not try curling a lime, dicing up some strawberries and pouring your Pink Spritz over a measure of white rum. It’s the easiest way to make your at-home-party pop!

Vin Crowd is perfect for those looking for that sweet spot between a glass of wine and a heavier gin and tonic.

SCAI
A drink designed so that we can all join the party

Price: £15.99
Available at: www.scaidrinks.com

SCAI is a new luxury non-alcoholic cocktail, just launched to market. An acronym for Sassy, Courageous, Authentic, Individual, SCAI is designed to be a reflection of today’s modern female who is still sassy, sexy and confident, but without the alcohol.

SCAI is a low-calorie mouth-watering drink filled with natural quality herbs and fruit, without the high sugar content – a guilt-free indulgence and a healthier alternative to cocktails.

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