Step aside, empty calories! These non-alcoholic spirits, beers and wines in Singapore will leave you in high spirits without a crazy hangover.
So you’ve drunk your way through the holidays and want to give your liver a break. Or maybe you’re taking on a new year resolution or simply practising Dry January. No matter the reason, it’s clear we’re more conscious of what we put in our bodies. In fact, many bars in Singapore are offering low ABV cocktails or alcohol-free options on menus. But what about guilt-free moments at home? Look no further than these non-alcoholic spirits, beers and wines that’ll help you hold off the giggle juice and work towards drier, healthy times.
Where to shop for non-alcoholic spirits in Singapore
1. Free Spirit
Booze-free tipple brands aside, here’s where you can find multiple brands under one online store. Calling all free spirits who want to have the option of an alcohol-free drink: Free Spirit is Singapore’s largest alcohol-free bottle shop. There’s no need to just go cold turkey on dry January each year – why not have a few booze-free options in your fridge for feel-good drinks?
All the alcohol-free options are lower in calories and sugar compared to their alcoholic versions at Free Spirit. For instance, the Noughty Sparkling Chardonnay is reminiscent of a prosecco and is only 14 calories a glass compared to an alcoholic sparkling of around 90 calories a glass.
Free Spirit, available online
2. Temple Cellars
Get acquainted with your booze quotient at Temple Cellars. Aside from a massive list of beers, wines, spirits, sakes, meads, ciders and seltzers, tap into the ‘non-alcoholic’ or ‘mindful drinking’ section for steady zero-proof options. New additions are added weekly so there’s something new for you to try every time you come back.
Temple Cellars, available online
3. The Living Cafe
This quaint cafe in Bukit Timah puts well-being and healthy food in the forefront so there’s no surprise you’ll find booze-free options here too. Hope over to the retail fridge for options like Plus Minus rosé, Noughty sparkling chardonnay or rosé, and Altina Sansgria.
The Living Cafe, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758
4. The Fishwives
This food emporium has all your grocery needs under one roof. After visiting the fishmonger, butchery, deli and pantry, drop by the cellar for zero-proof picks. Labels such as Brunswick Aces (gin), Thomson & Scott Noughty (sparkling chardonnay), Giesen (pinot gris) and Ariel (cabernet sauvignon) are available so simply select according to your mood.
The Fishwives, #01-05B, Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259760
5. Little Farms
Ardent Honeycombers readers will know that Little Farms is no stranger to us. It is, after all, one of our go-to grocery stores for all-natural and organic produce, meats, seafood, and dairy products. We were thrilled when they opened their bistro too. You can find a small range of zero-alcohol options right here.
Little Farms, multiple locations including River Valley, Katong and Holland Village
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6. Big Drop Brewing Co.
With an ABV of below 0.5%, you can throw all your hangover woes out the door. The award-winning Big Drop Brewing Co. creates big bold flavours in stout, lager, pale ale, IPA, brown ale, and golden ale. Most beers are even gluten-free and vegan. A mix of barley, rye, wheat and oats is used to create banging flavours and aromas. Plus, these folks have perfected the brewing technique so there’s no need for the artificial removal of alcohol.
Big Drop Brewing Co., available at East of Avalon Wines and Lazada
7. Lucky Saint
Did you know that UK’s leading alcohol-free beer was actually conceptualised in a 400-year-old brewery in Bavaria, Germany? Free of additives, flavourings and sugar, the Lucky Saint is created with just four ingredients – Pilsner malt, Hallertau hops, Bavarian spring water and classic lager yeast. It takes about six weeks to brew, and is unfiltered and vacuum distilled for maximum flavour. The result is a refreshing lager with a citrus hoppy finish.
Lucky Saint, available at Free Spirit
8. Heaps Normal
For extra hot days, pack your cooler with Heaps Normal’s refreshing and full-flavoured XPA, pale ale or lager. This Australian brand wants you to dial up the fun without the downside of a hangover. Thanks to a combination of their unique recipe, brewing method and non-traditional yeast, you can have your cake and eat it too. We especially enjoy the Quiet XPA for its tropical and citrusy notes and the perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Plus points for the adorable packaging!
Heaps Normal, available at Hop Shop, Surrey Hills Grocer and Lazada
Redefine the art of wine drinking with Non’s 0% ABV wine alternatives. Made with multidisciplinary techniques and a perfumery-based approach, the brand uses key notes of floral, tannin, salinity and acidity to mimic the production methods of wines. And yes, that includes roasting, stewing and curing natural ingredients to build a drink with much depth and flavour. Try the Non 5 Lemon Marmalade and Hibiscus, a herbaceous and citrusy wine alternative, or Non 4 Roast Beetroot and Sansho if you fancy a good Shiraz.
Non, available at Free Spirit
10. Giesen Wines
New Zealand’s Giesen Wines has something for every occasion including no and low-alcohol options. We’re talking about the usual suspects like pinot gris, rosé, riesling and merlot. If you need to pick one, go for the sauvignon blanc – it comes pretty close to the real deal!
Giesen Wines, available at Wines Online Singapore, Wine and Smile, and Vinomofo
11. Altina Drinks
The highly sought-after drink from Australia is just the beverage you need for brunch or a party with the ladies. The nuanced flavours come from fragrant botanicals and native ingredients; cold steeped to retain the smells and triple-filtered for maximum taste. Best-sellers include Altina Sansgria, a vibrant ruby bubbly made with Australian riberry and balanced with sweet orange, soft vanilla and spicy notes.
Altina Drinks, available at Free Spirit
12. McGuigan Zero
The popular wine brand has ventured into alcohol-free wines with McGuigan Zero. The range includes a fair mix of shiraz, sparkling, rosé, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc offerings. Plenty to curb your cravings! The wines are created with a spinning cone technology at low temperatures to remove the alcohol after the fermentation process. That’s why you still get the original fruit flavours with every sip.
McGuigan Zero, available at selected Cold Storage outlets
This Singapore-founded non-alcoholic aperitif isn’t just a booze alternative. Melati is crafted with healing Asian botanicals like goji berry, hibiscus, raw cacao, and ginger. Mmm… we can almost taste the fragrant blend. Each ingredient goes through a traditional cold extraction for up to six weeks to draw out all the good stuff. Not only do you get a perfect blend of fruity, floral and spicy notes, but the antioxidants are also known to help detoxify the liver, increase blood flow and spark digestion. Melati makes a great spritz but go ahead and add some alcohol for a low ABV cocktail.
Melati, available online and at multiple locations including Little Farms and FairPrice
With a comprehensive range of zero-proof spirits like dry London spirit, amaretti, American malt, orange sec and even absinthe, we might just convert to booze-free nights. Not only does Lyre’s mimic our favourite classics, but it also elevates the flavour. Add a touch to your cocktail for a low ABV tipple or make it a mocktail – it’s completely up to you. Rest assured, the classic taste will still be present.
Lyre’s, available at The First Pour, selected Cold Storage outlets and Lazada
15. Monday Distillery
No Monday blues here – not even hangovers! And it’s all thanks to Monday Distillery. It’s concocted just like regular gin sans the alcohol. Locally-sourced spring water is used to distil botanicals, juniper berries and quinine to extract all the good stuff. Next, it’s lightly carbonated for a touch of sparkle. The non-alcoholic spirits are also alcohol-, sugar- and gluten-free with no artificial additives or flavours. Plus, they have booze-free rum, tequila, and whiskey variations. And bonus points for its celestial-looking packaging.
Monday Distillery, available online
If you’re looking for a rich, non-alcoholic Italian aperitivo, look no further than Crodino. Touted as the #1 booze-free aperitivo in Italy, the tipple mimics the same bittersweet taste you get with the real deal. The decades-old recipe has a blend of 15 spices, herbs, roots and woods sourced from around the world, including coriander seeds, clove beds and cardamom. For the perfect pour, have it in a long-stemmed wine glass with ice cubes and top it with a slice of orange.
Crodino, available at the Campari brand store on Lazada and Ntuc
17. Brunswick Aces
This non-alcoholic gin from Australia is all about flavour, using native ingredients to mimic the real stuff. Pick the Spades Sapiir bottle to enjoy notes of green cardamom and herbs paired with native Australian lemon myrtle for a sweet citrus kick. Or go for the Hearts Sapiir for a classic summer drink with notes of cassia bark, ginger, sweet citrus and native Australian wattleseed.
Brunswick Aces, available at The Fishwives and Free Spirit
Distilled in actual copper stills, it doesn’t get any closer to the real stuff than with Seedlip. The non-alcoholic spirit was first conceptualised when founder Ben Branson experimented with distilling herbs from his family farm. But a bad experience with a sugary mocktail pushed Ben to produce Seedlip. Get Spice 94 for a citrusy mix of grapefruit and lemon with a hint of warm spice. Or try Garden 108 for a floral blend of peas, hay and traditional garden herbs, and Grove 42 for uplifting orange, ginger and lemongrass notes.
Seedlip, available at Free Spirit, Little Farms and Temple Cellars
So, which of these non-alcoholic spirits, wines or beers will you try first?