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Are you having a Dry January?   Try these alternative guilt free cocktails…

If you’re in need of a sophisticated, premium alternative to a sparkling fruit juice this Dry January, we have good news: there’s no need to settle for a sugar-laden soft drink any longer. There’s now a range of non-alcoholic spirits available to previously-thirsty South Africans who aren’t ‘drinking’.

The team at www.cutlerdrinks.com explain that non-alcoholic spirits, like leading local brand Abstinence, Ben Branson’s iconic Seedlip and Fluére, are not meant to replace alcoholic drinks.  Rather, they add diversity and more options so that when you aren’t drinking you don’t have to compromise on flavour or ingredients. You can experiment with premium mixers (we suggest Fever Tree), garnish and flavour combinations to create perfectly balanced cocktails, just as you would with an alcoholic spirit. The taste and drinking experience are so comparable that it’s possible to switch between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks easily. Finally, the range offers a variety of price points from the super-premium to the more affordable.

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Abstinence Negroni


50ml Abstinence Blood Orange Apéritif

50ml Abstinence Cape Spice

Pinch of Salt


Combine Blood Orange Aperitif and Abstinence Spirit over ice in a cocktail beaker or tumbler.

Add a small pinch of salt and stir well.

Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice cubes.

Garnish with an orange peel.

Seedlip Minosa

A non-alcoholic citrus twist on the mimosa made with Seedlip Grove 42


50ml Seedlip Grove

25 ml Orange juice

Sparkling water



Pour into champagne flute and garnish with an edible flower

Abstinence Lemon Spritz 


50ml Abstinence Lemon Aperitif 200ml Soda Water (can be substituted with Tonic)


Garnish with a lemon Peel


Pour ABSTINENCE Lemon Aperitif over ice in a Gin Goblet or Wine Glass.

Top with Soda and garnish with fresh lemon peel.


Fluére Collins


60ml Fluére Original, Spiced Cane or Raspberry

30ml Lemon juice

20ml Simple syrup

Soda Water


Pour all of the ingredients over ice cubes in a smooth Collins glass until it’s 3/4 full.

Top it off with crushed ice.

Garnish with lemon wedge and either maraschino cherries (if you’ve chosen Fluére Raspberry) or a sprig of mint (if you’ve chosen Fluére Original or Spiced Cane).

Seedlip Garden & Tonic

A classic non-alcoholic serve with herbal notes from Seedlip Garden 108


50ml Seedlip Garden

125ml Fever Tree premium tonic water

Sugar snap peas


Pour all ingredients over ice cubes in a highball glass

Garnish with sugar snap peas


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