Plus & Minus Blanc de Blanc

Plus & Minus Blanc de Blanc

Not bad. Not too sweet, crisp and dry.

It’s not your standard sparkling grape drink – it clearly has aspirations to being a champagne-alternative.
With the benefit of grape seed extract for good health πŸ™‚
Notes of citrus and apple.

I’ll buy it again – because it’s not as sweet as the others.

But it needs a little something extra – will go well with strawberries or a non-alcoholic spritz.

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Newblood Shiraz

Newblood Shiraz

There’s a lot of buzz about this Shiraz.
Theoretically one of the best selling non-alcoholic reds, but it gets mixed reviews.

It has a nice aroma, with hints of spice.
Lovely colour.
Light body.
Improves over time during a meal, so you can enjoy lingering at the table with everyone else, or to accompany some nice cheeses.

But it’s not quite there yet as a stand-alone red.
Not as full bodied as it could be, and a little sweeter than expected, with grape overtones.

A good compromise. I’ll order again, but will also keep searching.

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Sans Drinks

Sans Drinks

I found out about Sans Drinks via an article in either SMH or Guardian – about the new popularity of non-alcoholic drinks.
So the major newspapers are finally waking up.

But I’m happy. SansDrinks have a huge range of all of my favourite mixers, non-alcoholic wines and non-alcoholic spirits, all in one place. So I can place a single order and have it arrive in one hit. It’s a lot better than my experience in ordering direct from Lyres, where it took weeks to arrive. Yes, I’m in a small country town, but seriously, it’s only 20mins to Byron Bay. Australia Post comes past every day – and once I build a bigger letter box I’m sure they’ll leave more than just a delivery note. /endrant.

It’s an easy shopping experience. They have a HUGE range of wines, bubbles and spirits. So it’s a great way to broaden your horizons by ordering a bundle pack.

Despite never liking beer, I’m really tempted to order some of the Sobah range – it’s pretty hard to go past the idea of a Davidson Plum Gluten-Free Ale – and the customer reviews are positive. One for my next order….

Yes, I’m an affiliate, and if the moon and tides are in alignment I may even get a commission πŸ™‚

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

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Amaretto Sour

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Oh, this was a bit awesome. The only problem was that it was too small – I wanted another one straight away. The official recipe is atΒ https://lyres.com.au/recipes/non-alcoholic-amaretto-sour-mocktail.Β Β  As usual I substituted sugar syrup for agave syrup, as I always have agave syrup in the cupboard.Β  And used an egg white, which meant I had an egg yolk loitering in the fridge, after I forgot to make lemon curd with the leftovers.

This is truly a pleasure to drink. Picture yourself in a dusky bar, sipping elegantly from a delicious pre-dinner drink.Β  The almond taste from the amaretti makes it just that bit unusual.


Ingredients

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  • 5mL Lyre’s Amaretti
  • 15mL lemon juice
  • 5mL agave syrup
  • 10mL egg white
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters

Instructions

  • Pour all ingredients into your cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake until frothy.
  • Pour strained mocktail over fresh ice in a glass.

Keywords: amaretto sour, almond, egg white

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(2 votes, avg: 3.50)
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Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

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Cuba Libre

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: stir
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

A defacto rum-and-coke from Lyre’s.
I’ve never actually been a rum-and-coke person, so this made me feel like I was at uni having a drink with the engineering guys, instead of my native IT guys (who were more into wine and cheese nights).

It’s easy to make, which is half the battle when you’re looking for a quick mocktail.
I did add the slice of lime, to make it more cocktail-y, but it disappeared in the night. It should look likeΒ https://lyres.com.au/recipes/non-alcoholic-cuba-libre-mocktail-recipe.Β 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 60mL Lyre’s Dark Cane Spirit
  • 15mL lime juice
  • 90mL coca-cola

Instructions

  • Add dark cane spirit, lime juice and coca-cola to a highball glass.
  • Fill with ice.
  • Garnish with slice of lime.

Keywords: cuba libra, rum and coke, non alcoholic

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(1 votes, avg: 3.00)
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