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Our team's top picks for Sober October

Are you giving Sober October a go this year? Having some fantastic non-alcoholic drink swaps on hand can make a month off the booze a fun and easy experience. We've put together our top picks from our brand new products and some old faves for Sober October.

Stocking up the fridge with some non-alc beers, wines or mocktails can be a great strategy for taking a month of alcohol. Doing The Drink Swap, and swapping your usual fave for a great tasting non-alcoholic alternative, is a great way to enjoy all the yum of your favourite drink, even while you're cutting back!

Check out our suggestions for this Sober October:

 

1. Hop Nation Mind Ya Head XPA 

For the real craft brew lover, we can't get enough of this fantastic non-alcoholic XPA from local Melbourne brewer, Hop Nation. This non-alcoholic Melbourne made beer is generously dry hopped with Simcoe, Vic Secret and Galaxy to create a refreshing hint of citrus and tropical fruit. Recently awarded a Gold Medal at the 2022 Australian International Beer Awards, this non-alcoholic XPA has craft beer experts raving.

 

Monday Distillery Rouge Fizz Non Alcoholic Shiraz Gin

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2. Monday Distillery Rouge Fizz

Another absolute winner from the genius team at Monday Distillery, this is a sophisticated non-alcoholic take on a shiraz gin and tonic. With flavours of dark cherry, black plum and chai spice added to the famous Monday Distillery G&T.

Nocktail Strawberry Daiquiri Sober October Top Picks

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3. Nocktail Strawberry Daiquiri Mocktail

Who said you can't party in Sober October? Nocktail Non Alcoholic Strawberry Daiquiri is a fantastic alcohol free alternative to your favourite party drink, the daiquiri cocktail. It's made with a botanical blend of strawberry juice, lime and black pepper extract, combined with non alcoholic rum to recreate the delicious flavour of your favourite cocktail.

4. NORT All Day IPA

NORT All Day IPA is a super low calorie and low sugar non-alcoholic beer that has all the flavour of a full-bodied IPA. With lashings of citrus and grapefruit, plus a malty profile, this beer has a long, refreshing finish. 

5. Tread Softly Everything Except Pinot Grigio 

If a beautiful, dry and crisp white wine is more your style, you can't go past the Tread Softly Everything Except Pinot Grigio. 

This refreshing non-alcoholic varietal Pinot Grigio has aromas of pear and cut apple with bright citrus notes and zesty acidity. Tread Softly is a contemporary range of non-alcoholic wines seeking to deliver delicious, intensely flavoured wines.  Tread Softly use more sustainable vineyard management and wine-making techniques to ensure their production has had a minimal impact to the environment.   

 

Note: for some people drinks like these, that mimic the taste of alcohol, can be triggering.