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Low-Alcohol and No-Alcohol Drinks To Enjoy This Summer

Ad | Contains affiliate links Summer is the perfect time to enjoy refreshing and cooling drinks to quench your thirst and beat the heat. I...

Low-Alcohol and No-Alcohol Drinks To Enjoy This Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy refreshing and cooling drinks to quench your thirst and beat the heat. It is also a great time for entertaining because the weather is warm and sunny, and people are generally in a more relaxed and social mood. With that in mind, we are highlighting some delicious low-alcohol and no-alcohol drinks that would be great for summer entertaining. Take a look!

Bensons Fruit Juices and Sparkling Drinks

Bensons have been making delicious, natural, fruity products since 1999. All their products are made using 100% pure, natural fruit juice from British fruit farms and are vegan friendly with no added sugar, artificial colourings, flavours or sweeteners.

From their Still Drinks range, we have included 5 products in this roundup: 

  • Totally Fruity Just Apple: Pure, simple and refreshing cloudy apple juice made with local British Apples imparting it a real flavour.
  • Totally Fruity Elderflower & Apple: a light and delicious refreshing drink made with British whole pressed apple juice gently infused with aromatic elderflower. Full of flavour and refreshing, this one is perfect for long lazy summer days.
  • Totally Fruity Raspberry & Apple: a vibrantly pink refreshing juice made with whole pressed British apples blended with juicy raspberries (from Pixley Berries).
  • Totally Fruity Orange: deliciously smooth and refreshingly light and made with the finest Valencian oranges bursting with sweet citrus flavour. I love this one.
  • Totally Fruity Mango & Apple: a delicious tropical fruity drink made with succulent Alphonso Fair Trade mango juice and the juice from crisp pressed seasonal British apples. Yum!

Bensons Fruit Juices

All the 5 variants are delicious and are free from added sugars, colourings and flavourings. Just pure natural fruit juice.

We have also included Bensons Joosed Fizz which is fruit juice mixed with sparkling water, with no added sugar, colourings or flavourings. There are 2 flavours at present:

  • Apple Joosed Fizz
  • Blackcurrant & Apple Joosed Fizz

Bensons Sparkling Drinks

Both are lovely and a healthy fizzy drink option.

You can check out all of Bensons range at

CleanCo Clean G - Gin Alternative

The last few years have seen the emergence of a number of brands that cater to the low- and no-alcohol drinks segment. Whether you belong to the sober club or just want a break from the hard stuff, you can still enjoy a refreshing drink with the new range of low- and no-alcohol spirits. Any drink that contains no more than 0.5% ABV, is considered a non-alcoholic drink.

CleanCo was founded by Spencer Matthews (Made in Chelsea) in 2019 and the brand sells non-alcohol spirit alternatives. Their product range currently includes non-alcohol alternatives to Whisky, Gin, Rum and Tequila.

Clean G is the brand's take on London Dry Gin. Aromatic botanical ingredients, including real juniper are carefully sourced, blended to a secret recipe and distilled. The resulting distillate is mixed with other ingredients to create the finished non-alcoholic spirit.

CleanCo Clean G - Gin Alternative

Gold Award Winner at the IWSC (International Wines and Spirits Competition) 2021, Clean G is incredibly close to the real thing! We enjoyed it in a G&T and it was delish. The flavour was bang on and because it is a clean drink, it has no sugar and no sweeteners (and no hangovers the next day). 

The drink is vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free. We loved it. Plus we give it bonus points for the presentation. The green hexagonal bottle with its art-deco detailing is stunning.

You can check out all of CleanCo's products at

Upbeat Protein Hydration Drink

If you lead an active lifestyle or play sports and are looking for a drink that will keep you energetic and hydrated as well then you need to check out Upbeat's Protein Hydration Drink.

Upbeat Drinks are the UK’s first clear whey isolate protein drinks. Their non-carbonated drinks offer instant essential hydration, plus body-boosting protein and focused energy.

Upbeat Protein Hydration Drink

The Protein Hydration drink is available in two delicious flavours - Mixed Berry and Zesty Orange. Comprising of 10g protein, 3000mg BCAA, Vitamin B complex and zero sugar, these drinks are great for sipping on the move, staying refreshed mid-picnic, while travelling, as a post-workout refresh, or after any physical activity. The drink combines all the benefits of protein shakes and vitamin waters in juicy and refreshing fruity flavours. 

Upbeat Protein Hydration is suitable for vegetarians and is sugar-free, lactose-free and gluten-free.

You can order these drinks online from or pick it up from Sainsbury's, Amazon, Ocado or Holland & Barrett.

Mavrik Non-alcoholic Cocktails

If you are looking for fresh and fizzy non-alcoholic cocktails that you can enjoy this summer, then take a look at Mavrik's range of non-alcoholic cocktails.

Mavrik have four delicious non-alcoholic cocktails to choose from: 

  • Cuban Mojito: with mint, lime and rum flavours this drink is best enjoyed with lots of crushed ice, a splash of fresh lime juice and garnished with mint leaves.
  • Storm & Spice: a fiery non-alcoholic version of the very popular Bermudan rum cocktail. Best enjoyed on the rocks with slices of orange & lime.
  • Venetian Spritz: light, refreshing and bittersweet, this drink takes inspiration from the classic Venetian cocktail and is best served with a wedge of orange over lots of ice.
  • Aromatic G&T: bursting with Italian bitters & citrus notes, this drink can be served with loads of ice, pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime.

Mavrik Non-alcoholic Cocktails

All of them have 0.5% ABV or under and are ideal for those who are cutting back on alcohol or just want a healthier choice. With less than 50 calories a can, only natural sugars and sweeteners, the drinks use the finest of ingredients blended with lightly sparkling water to give a refreshing and delicious drink.

We loved all the four drinks. Refreshing and packed full of flavour, you can enjoy these drinks solo while relaxing in the garden or serve it to friends at a get-together.

You can shop the Mavrik range at

Cranes Cider Premium Low Alcohol Apple Cider

Next on our list is Cranes' premium, low-alcohol apple cider that has been crafted using the finest selection of British apples.

Cranes Cider Premium Low Alcohol Apple Cider

With the same fab taste as a traditional, top-quality British cider, this low-alcohol version (0.5% ABV) is another great alternative for those looking to take a break from alcohol. Naturally crisp and fresh, this low-alcohol apple cider is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Priced at RRP £22.50 for 9 x 500ml bottles, the low-alcohol cider is available to buy from

Château ISH Dealcholised Sparkling Wine

Late last year, Danish non-alcoholic drinks brand ISH launched a line-up of zero-alcohol takes on sparkling wines, spirits, and pre-mixed cocktails in the UK market.

The company's line of beverages are made with all-natural ingredients and flavourings, including real agave for its alcohol-free agave spirit, traditional red and white wine grapes for its de-alcoholized wines, botanicals and spices for its gin and rum substitutes, and a special distillate made with chilli seed shells to give drinkers the satisfying heat they are used to from alcohol.

Château del ISH is a multi award-winning non-alcoholic sparkling white wine based on a de-alcoholised blend of Pinot Blanc and Silvaner grapes.

Château ISH Dealcholised Sparkling Wine

The grapes are harvested and pressed directly, inoculated with a yeast culture and fermented in steel vats. Following fermentation the wines are gently dealcoholized in a proprietary vacuum distillation process in order to maintain the distinct properties of the grapes. The Pinot Blanc and Silvaner grape blend creates a demi-sec, medium sweet sparkling wine with flavors of citrus, green apple, pear, and peach that changes to a lovely, refreshing acidity on the palate.

Château ISH pairs well with spicy food and is also great as an aperitif.

Another fantastic non-alcoholic drink that can be served at summer garden parties. Check out all of ISH's offerings at

SLUSH PUPPiE Water Enhancers

And rounding up our list is SLUSH PUPPiE water enhancer.

Slush Puppie was invented in 1970 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The refreshing, slushy drink quickly became popular at fairs, carnivals, and other outdoor events. Today, Slush Puppies can be found in many countries around the world, and the brand continues to be popular among both children and adults.

Manchester Drinks Company recently launched SLUSH PUPPiE water enhancers exclusively at Home Bargains.

SLUSH PUPPiE Water Enhancers

The delicious water enhancers are available in SLUSH PUPPiE fans' favourite flavours, Blue Raspberry and Strawberry, and each compact 66ml bottle makes 20 drinks. M

Water enhancers are designed to add flavour, colour, or other enhancements to water, typically without adding significant calories or sugar. And these SLUSH PUPPiE water enhancers from Manchester Drinks Company do just that. They are a fun way to quickly add tons of flavour to plain water and are great for on-the-go. This summer, carry one of these in your handbag or backpack. All you have to do is squeeze, drink and enjoy! The water enhancers are vegan-friendly, contain no artificial flavours and no added sugar.

Priced at £1.29, these are available exclusively at Home Bargains.

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