Now, I’m undecided on whether this is down to it simply being January Blues OR the tiny fact that I’ve decided to do Dry January this month. I know, I know – not doing myself any favours, but one thing I have noticed is the unreal selection of booze-free alternatives this year.
About two weeks into the challenge, I got my hands on a few bottles of Noki & Co and was delighted to see an alternative for my fave drink. A low calorie, low carb, low sugar and booze-free gin and tonic alternative. Happy days!
I took them over to a friends house for a test-drive and we were all pleasantly surprised. As it’s made using distilled juniper berries, you get that fresh taste as you would with gin and the natural botanicals gives it a little nudge into G&T territory.
One thing, it does taste like you’ve just made a G&T with plenty of tonic, but this didn’t put me off. Throw in a few cucumber slices, a handful of ice and mix together in the all important GIANT gin glass and I’m a happy lady.
With just over a week to go in January, there are booze-free pubs opening up in the city and more alcohol-free versions of drinks popping up. It’s actually quite refreshing to see how people’s opinions of Dry January have changed.
If you fancy tasting Noki & Co’s alcohol-free premixed gin and tonic flavoured drink – and I highly recommend you do – it’s available now in selected Irish bars and restaurants. Oh! They also have a Dry January offer on right now – check it out here