Teetotal GnT

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A review of Teetotal GnT

ABV: less than 0.5%
Calories per 100ml: 26 (52 per bottle)

Launched in 2015, this is a very different drink to Seedlip – much more like a conventional gin-based drink. In short, it’s a GnT for people who are off the alcohol. According to the company, during their taste testing with more than 10,000 people, the vast majority of people could not tell that this was a non-alcoholic drink. Neither could we.

Unlike Seedlip, it comes premixed in 200ml bottles, matching the trend for ready-to-drink bottles and cans of spirits and mixers in the major supermarkets. It also seems well suited to pubs, where it should fit in as a more interesting alternative to neat tonic.

There’s a good backstory to this drink too, and to the Yorkshire-based company that makes it. A publican, a research chemist and an entrepreneur decided it was time to come up with an adult alternative to fizzy pop for people who weren’t drinking. The aim was to produce something as good as its alcoholic equivalent, using only natural ingredients and keeping the sugar content low – a drink that was “not too sweet, something which made you feel part of the party, but without the alcohol”. They may well have succeeded.