Top alcohol-free drinks from high-street supermarkets

Erynn Blansjaar | December 2020 | 7 minutes

Alcohol-free drink sales are booming, so chances are a supermarket near you has a selection of options for you. Here are some of the most exciting drinks you can expect to find in popular UK supermarkets (sorry, non-UK residents!).

2020 was a tough year, and many of us have found ourselves drinking more than normal. One in four of us who drink alcohol want to cut down in 2021. That's where Dry January comes in: it's your chance for a total reset.

Most supermarkets will have Heineken 0,0, Bavaria 0.0%, Kopparberg alcohol-free, and Becks Blue as standard, but many will have other exciting drinks to try too. What we offer below is just a selection of the drinks available - you may find a lot more by browsing the supermarket shelves or websites!

Tesco

Tesco has a great selection of alcohol-free alternatives. When it comes to catering for those ditching the booze, it’s very accommodating – good, considering it’s also the most popular supermarket in the UK. Some drinks to check out:

- Adnam's Ghost Ship

- Tesco Low Alcohol G&T

- Low alcohol sparkling wine

- Rawson’s Retreat

Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s' collection has expanded rapidly in the past year, which is great to see! Their own-brand alcohol-free sparkling and red wines come highly reviewed!

- Sparkling wine

- Stowford Press

- Lucky Saint

- Big Drop Galactic Milk Stout

Waitrose

Waitrose offers a selection of Seedlip’s non-alcoholic spirits if you’re feeling experimental, as well as plenty of alcohol-free wines, ciders and beers.

- Brooklyn Special Effects

- Atopia Spiced Citrus

- Birra Moretti Zero

- Seedlip

Asda

Asda has a great selection of alcohol-free drinks – including Ceder’s non-alcoholic spirit. Why not pop down to your nearest one and peruse the aisles this weekend?

- Fre dealcoholized red wine

- Lindeman’s Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Muscat

- Pistonhead non-alcoholic

- Brewdog Nanny State

Morrisons

Morrisons gets a special congratulations for having a section of their website dedicated to ‘adult soft drinks’ - how fab is that! Shops are a little harder to come by, but it’s definitely worth checking it out to see what’s on offer:

- Thornbridge Zero Five

- Lindeman's Cabernet Sauvignon

- St Peter's Without Gold

- Kopparberg alcohol-free Mixed Fruit

When you buy your alcohol-free drinks from online retailers Drydrinker and Wise Bartender using these links, Alcohol Change UK gets a proportion of the sales, helping us work to end the harm caused by alcohol.

Low alcohol or alcohol-free? In the UK, drinks that contain 0.05 per cent alcohol (ABV) or less are considered alcohol-free, whilst drinks of up to 1.2 per cent are considered low alcohol. Many, including all the drinks mentioned here, are 0.5% or less. We don’t consider 0.5 per cent ABV drinks ‘cheating’ during a dry month – but it’s up to you to make your own rules!

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