If you are like me, and the hangovers are just not worth the hassle, but you still fancy a tasty tipple, then this post is for you. I am sharing details on the new Lyre’s alcohol-free spirits. What are alcohol-free spirits? I hear you say. Alcohol-free spirits have zero alcohol but with the same tasty kick as a regular alcoholic drink, and they help you avoid the dreaded hangxiety.
I am a massive fan of a creamy pint of Guinness. However, with pubs closed the past year, and not drinking much, my alcohol tolerance is low. All I have to do is look at a pint, and I feel sluggish, groggy and hungover. Also, not to mention the hangxiety. I am a fan of having a cheeky 7up and pretending it is vodka on a night out. However, with more bars stocking alcohol-free spirits, I do not have to stick to fizzy drinks and juices for an alcohol-free option.
There are times when we do not want a drink. I do not know if it is just an Irish thing, but people assume something is wrong when you say you are not drinking. “Are you pregnant?” “Are you on antibiotics?” “Agh just have one drink”. I like the idea of alcohol-free spirits as they may help you avoid that awkward “Are you not drinking?” question.
What is hangxiety?
I read about hangxiety from this Unilad report. Hangover anxiety – or hangxiety, as it’s coined – is a legitimate phenomenon which directly impacts some people’s moods and goes hand in hand with physical hangover symptoms, such as headaches and nausea, says the report.
According to Drinkaware, Symptoms can be psychological, such as feeling anxious or depressed, with some people feeling the effects of this the morning after drinking alcohol because they are withdrawing from its effects.
So, if you are like me, and you cannot add any more fuel to the anxiety fire, then have a try at these tasty Lyre’s alcohol-free cocktails. I got to try four of the Lyre’s alcohol-free spirits. Also, I was shocked at how they tasted and smelt exactly like the real thing! I tried the Italian Spritz, American Malt, Italian Orange and Dry London Spirit. You can mix these to create some tasty mocktails.
Also, Lyre’s is the world’s most award-winning non-alcoholic beverage? It’s also vegan friendly, dairy and gluten-free and is low in calories and sugar! I recently watched their mixologists create tasty mocktails, and I will share some with you.
LYRE’S AMALFI SPRITZ
- 60mL Lyre’s Italian Spritz
- 60mL Premium Alcohol-Free Prosecco
- 30mL Soda Water
- Add all ingredients in a glass.
- Stir, fill with fresh cubed ice.
- Large or Stemless Wine
- Orange Slice
LYRE’S PASSIONSTAR MARTINI
- 60mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
- 7.5mL premium vanilla syrup
- 30mL fresh passionfruit pulp
- 15mL lime juice
- 60mL premium alcohol-free prosecco (on the side)*
- Shake hard briefly, fine strain. Serve prosecco in a separate shot glass
- Cocktail Coupette
LYRE’S WHISKEY SOUR
- 75mL Lyre’s American Malt
- 15mL Lemon Juice
- 5mL white sugar syrup (1:1)
- 10mL egg white (vegan egg-free alternative – replace with chickpea juice)
- 3 dashes aromatic bitters
- Rapid shake with ice, strain, fill the glass with fresh cubed ice
- Old fashioned
- Lemon wedge, maraschino cherry
LYRE’S PINK GIN FIZZ
- 30mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
- 30mL Lyre’s Italian Orange
- 90mL premium bottled elderflower tonic
- 2 lemon slices
- 1 orange slice
- Add over ice and stir
- Babies breath sprig, Orange slice & plump mint sprig, Spray orange blossom
Where can I buy Lyre’s Alcohol-free spirits in Ireland?
You can purchase the Lyre’s alcohol-free spirits from Supervalu and the Lyre’s website. Use the code CATHERINE10 to get 10% off your order from the Lyre’s website. Also, the website ships to Ireland and the delivery fee is reasonable too. So, let me know if you create a tasty mocktail. I would love to hear your thoughts on alcohol-free spirits and drinks. So, do you also suffer from hangiexty? Chat below in the comments section. Thanks for reading, Chat soon, Catherine.