Tag Archives: alternative

La Tasca – Mahou Laiker Sin

7 Feb

I was lazing around on twitter today when I got a reply from the  Spanish Restaurant

‘La Tasca’…

I had previously aksed them if they serve alcohol free beer and they kindly replied with “Yes” which I love to hear!

They serve ‘MAHOU LAIKER SIN’ 

Now, This popular Spanish beer is 0.8% which is classed as low alcohol and technically not ‘alcohol free’ which would be 0.5% and below….So depending on your needs ie. medical conditions, alcohol consumption levels etc.

Personally, I would happily drink this because I know Im not going to get drunk –

Alcohol free beer is very popular in Spain and available in most tapas bars and off license..

I still get excited when I learn that a major restaurant or bar provides alcohol free alternatives. Especially when I can enjoy a delicious meal with alcohol free beer, friends and family!

So big thanks to everyone at La Tasca, “Salud”

To buy Spainish alcohol free beer online visit;

www.beersofeurope.co.uk

www.beerhere.co.uk

Other links;

www.latascakitchen.co.uk

Soft Brew

24 Dec

When I first read about this drink on alcoholfreereview.com, I was really keen to try it out.

Mainly because it is a non alcoholic drink that has been brewed with English barley and hops and blended with fruit juice to give a hint of citrus.

These drinks have never contained alcohol in the process, making them very unique and a whole new generation of drinks.

I was really impressed with the bottle image and style. I also love the name and think the play on word ‘brew’ really works as it associates with beer. The taste was fantastic. I really felt like I could drink this on a night out or sat in a beer garden in summer.

Infact I took a bottle to a party one Saturday night and a friend who was drinking beer commented on how nice it was!

They are available in Waitrose and they also make a Soft Brew under M&S.

Flavours including, Apple, Citrus and Blackcurrant

I will be adding any bars, delis etc serving Soft Brew onto the alcohol free Map!

I think this drink is certainly in a league of its own. Its not trying to be anything it’s not and it’s completely original and a great alternative to beer or cider.

Look out for big things happening with this drink in the new year!

Thanks to everyone at Soft Brew for making this happen :0)

Did I mention it pours with a head!!!!??

www.juicebrewery.com

Read the full tasting review at www.alcoholfreereview.com

Rochester Organic

12 Dec

‘The original drinks and food company ltd’ have a wonderful alcohol free range called.. 

Rochester Organic!

They are a family run business offering authentic recipes and excellent quality drinks using organic ingredients.

They can be found in heath shops, farm shops and delis across the UK as well as online at the alcohol free shop.

This December ‘Holland and Barrett’ , ‘Julian Graves’ and ‘The alcohol free shop’ are offering free tastings!

so get yourself to one of these shops to try them out :0)

Ginger (I tried this at Holland and Barrett on a cold day. It has a sweet, firey taste with a kick, very impressive and a great alternative to rum or whisky, as it will warm you right through)

Dark Ginger (Using Jamaican ginger, and pure sugar cane)

Hot Toddy (Ginger, honey, lime, lemon and orange)

Mulled Berry Punch (Great as a alcohol free mulled wine- elderberry, blackcurrant and apple juice as well as mulling spices and orange)

Wickedly spiced tomato drink (For a virgin mary)

(Using organic vegetarian worcester sauce and organic cider vinegar)

As well as a selection of soft drinks including Ginger beer

To buy these products visit;

Holland and Barrett, Julian Graves, GNC, Natures Way, The alcohol free shop

You can drink them hot or cold and at the moment there are some really good offers such as 3 bottles for £10 at Holland and Barrett

Thanks for reading and enjoy.

www.original-drinks.com

Happy Halloween Drinks

27 Oct

Just a few ideas for alcohol free drinks this weekend;

Warm Spiced Cider

    

  • 2 bottles alcohol free cider ie Koppaberg 0.5%
  • 1 orange zest into strips
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/4 tspn ground nutmeg
  • 1 tblsp brown sugar
  • dash of rum essence
*Spice packs are available to buy if you prefer
  1. Pour cider and all other ingredients into a pan
  2. Warm for 20 mins
  3. Strain into glasses and use the same cinnamon sticks and orange peel as garnish
Blood Red Punch
  • 1pint of red grape juice or cranberry juice
  • 1pint of giner ale
  • 1 punnet raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 blood red orange sliced
  • Jelly sweets ie snakes,spiders etc
  1. Mix juice and ginger ale
  2. Add raspberries
  3. Use blood red orange and sweets as garnish
*You can find where to buy alcohol free cider, in the useful links section on the website!
HaPPy HalLoweeN!!!!! 

How to pour a wheat beer

10 Oct

An important lesson.

Try this next time you enjoy an alcohol free wheat beer such as

  • Erdinger alcohol free
  • Bavaria WIT
  • Maisel’s Weisse
  • Schneider Weisse
  • Franziskaner
  • Kapuziner
Click on the USEFUL LINKS section to find where to buy theres beers!