Top tips for enjoying BBQ’s and garden parties this summer with no- and low-alcohol drinks

June 2022 | 6 minutes

We have teamed up with our partners DryDrinker to put together some top no- and low-alcohol drink tips for making sure your street party, picnic, garden drinks or BBQ goes ahead with style.

And, what's more, to bring you an exclusive discount offer and a competition to get your summer event off to a spectacular start!

There's so much to choose from!

Often the non-drinkers at the party get forgotten, but with so many great products on the market you can provide a great tasting no- and low-alcohol drinks selection for your guests. No- and low-alcohol drinks aren't just for those of us who might be moderating or going sober - designated drivers, people who might be pregnant, parents of little ones who need to keep one eye on the kids, those who don't drink for religious reasons, or those who just don't fancy a drink tonight, might all be looking for alternatives. With no- and low-alcohol beers, wines, bubbles and spirits there’ll be something for everyone - from 0.0% to low (0.5%) alcohol, depending on what your guests fancy.

Need some inspiration? Check out our low and no alcohol reviews.

A help-yourself bar? Yes please!

There’s nothing better than being the host and watching everyone look after themselves so you can sit back and just catch up with everyone. The easy way to set up a self-serve bar is to fill ice buckets, or even old vintage sinks or troughs, with ice and fill it with bottles of no- and low-alcohol beer.

Extra tip: don't forget to tie a bottle opener to the handle to make sure everyone can open their own!

Give your guests the wow-factor with batch-made alcohol-free cocktails

Lots of people love alcohol-free cocktails but most of us don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making them. The perfect solution? In a large self-pour jar or large jug, create your favorite cocktail en masse. Simply find you favourite cocktail recipe and create an alcohol-free version by replacing the spirit with an alcohol-free alternative - it'll be so delicious your guests won't notice the difference!

Remember not to add the ice until your guests arrive to keep your drink fresh and tasting fabulous.

Exclusive offer and competition


You can get an exclusive 12% discount PLUS Dry Drinker will donate 5% to Alcohol Change UK when you use this link to purchase your no- and low-alcohol drinks and enter the code ACUKDRY12.

Check out their fabulous party packs for a fuss-free way of catering for all your guests!

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You can be in with the chance to win one of three party packs (pictured below) worth £80 by entering Dry Drinker's competition.

Full T’s & C’s apply. Open to people aged 18 & over andresidents of the UK. Closing date: 15th August 2022. Three winners will be chosen at random. One entry per person

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