Dry July is set to begin soon with many New Zealanders taking the plunge into an alcohol-free month to raise awareness for adults with cancer. Non-alcoholic spirits brand Lyre’s have a great selection of drinks to deliver the taste we know and love minus the hangover.
“Lyre’s was created to change the way the world drinks and give freedom of choice. As the mindful drinking trend grows around the world, more and more people are looking for classy and chic alternatives to alcohol”, says Lyre’s co-founder Mark Livings.
“The idea with Lyre’s is that it gives you a non-alcoholic alternative, with the option of making it alcoholic if you want – that’s the beauty of it – you have the freedom to choose,” says Livings.
Here is a quick and simple Bianco Spritz recipe from Lyre’s to help you kick the winter blues and support your Dry(ish) July (or June) challenge!
- 30mL Lyre’s Orange Sec
- 30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Dry
- 90mL premium bottled mediterranean tonic water
- Add thin cucumber slices
- 2 lemon slices
- Mint sprig
- Add all ingredients (minus the mint) in large wine glass.
2. Stir, fill with fresh ice, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
There are 12 non-alcoholic variants in the Lyre’s range that pay homage to the flavours of the world’s most classic spirits, that use all-natural essences, extracts and distillates to match the aroma, taste and appearance of the traditional spirit, without using alcohol as a base. The Lyre’s range is now available (RRP$54.99ea) from the following stockists nationwide: Farro Fresh, New World, Countdown, Ballantyne’s, Glengarry, Super Liquor and Liquorland.