As we all know, maintaining a healthy lifestyle over the Christmas period is often a real challenge. With all that free-flowing alcohol, over-filled plates and the allure of homemade desserts to tempt us, it's little wonder that a whopping 47% of Americans report ditching diets over the festive season.
Thankfully, staying healthy no longer means missing out on parties and pastries, which is great news for health-conscious fun lovers, and greater news for those looking to buy them the perfect gift.
Here’s ten 0% alcohol drinks guaranteed to make your healthy friend a happy friend.
1. Leitz EINS-ZWEI-ZERO Sparkling Riesling
This high-quality alternative to champagne will bring some fizz and style to the festive period. Like all excellent wine, Riesling's delectable aromas and flavours are a product of time, innovation and expertise. The Leitz family have combined over 200 years of wine making experience and modern vacuum distillation techniques to make an outstanding celebratory drink. Each sip promises to delight the palate with hints of lemon, rhubarb and tarragon.
RumISH is the perfect gift for Christmas mocktail makers and spirit sippers alike, and warms the belly through the chilliest of seasons. This is thanks to the natural botanicals such as Madagascar vanilla, baked apple and chilli used in every bottle for a familiar spirit-like heat and an exciting spicy kick. What's more, it tastes great in everything from Christmas mojitos to summer piña coladas, and can be enjoyed all year round.
3. Uwe IPA
Uwe IPA is the health-conscious beer lover's dream come true. Loved by many for its rich, malty texture, it's expertly crafted with high-quality ingredients for a taste that's unlike any other beer. Along with the usual bitter notes of hops found in most beers, this unique IPA contains hints of honey and watermelon for an eclectic and unforgettable flavour.
4. Pomegranate, Black Pepper & Mint Ayurveda Super Shot
For a healthy, happy Christmas, there's the pomegranate, black pepper & mint Ayurveda Super Shot. Based on a traditional Ayurveda recipe, each shot is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and a blend of rich natural flavours and spices for an exciting, vibrant taste. The 100ml bottle may be small, but it delivers a bucket load of goodness.
5. ASMI Relax Tea
Containing chamomile, rose petals and lemon balm, ASMI Relax Tea is the ideal gift for those longing for a chilled out Christmas. Not only does it relax the mind, it energises the body, too. Drinking a few cups of this sustainable, regionally produced tea will get you clear-headed and fighting fit, so you can take on the new year with vigour.
The season of festive cheer is also the season of colds and flu. Thankfully, GIMBER is loaded with immune-strengthening ginger, which has been used as medicine for thousands of years. Ginger doesn't just fight off colds; it can prevent certain types of cancer, reduce inflammation, and keep our hearts healthy. It also makes a delicious drink, which is why GIMBER needs absolutely no preservatives or any other taste enhancers. It's 100% organic, too.
7. Galipette Cidre
It's easy to see why mulled cider has been a Christmas favourite since pagan times, as nothing keeps away the winter blues quite like a sweet treat. If you've got a health-conscious friend with an annoyingly long sweet tooth, you're bound to make their Christmas a good one with a bottle of Galipette Cidre, an all-natural, 0% alcohol drink that can be enjoyed all year. It is made with 100% French cider apples for a sweet, citrusy and refreshingly dry taste.
Those craving the warmth of a traditional spirit this Christmas will love GinISH. It may be alcohol-free, but that doesn't mean it's not intoxicatingly good. Made with natural juniper berries, coriander seeds and chilli, the award-winning libation tastes excellent in classic cocktails such as Singapore slings and dry gin martinis.
9. Château del ISH Sparkling Rosé
Here's another traditional Christmas drink with a healthy twist. While making this perfect stocking filler, ISH worked with an award-winning grape producer to make a sparkling can of Rosé characterised by sweet notes of cherry and plum. It's a hearty party drink you can enjoy all night long.
10. Farmhouse Ale
Made in the independent brewery, COAST, Farmhouse Ale is made for adventure seekers who love trying new things. The unique drink offers a whole new taste of slightly sour barley and an aroma of pear and apple for a tangy finish. What's more, the refreshing drink is made from all-natural ingredients. It's a game-changing ale with a velvety, smooth body that can be enjoyed on all occasions.
The 0% alcohol range is full to the brim with exciting party drinks, relaxing spirits, and game-changing ales for a fun Christmas and a healthy new year. There's a lot of new flavours to experience, so why not add a few to your Christmas list and celebrate the good times today.