What is Zero-Proof? Zero-Proof is alcohol-free, sophisticated, deeply flavorful and a legitimate craft cocktail without the alcohol. The no-proof movement is becoming one of today's fastest-growing lifestyle choices as consumers become more mindful and re-examine their relationship with alcohol.
While taking a deep look into the no-proof movement, we came across a book, Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking by Elva Ramirez, and we were left excited and thirsty. The book, as mentioned in the title, showcases 90 amazing non-alcoholic recipes from the world's top bars in Paris, London, and New York.
If you’re thinking of staying away from alcohol for a while or just want to have an alcohol-free night, here are three mouth-watering, non-alcoholic drinks you have to try.
1. Grapefruit Julep by Joseph Hall of Satan’s Whiskers Cocktail Bar in London
This refreshing drink highlights the best parts about a classic Julep – the invigorating flavour of fresh mint, the oomph of fresh citrus and the fun of crushed ice. This recipe makes use of honey syrup to replicate the strong notes of vanilla, oak and caramel found in bourbon.
2. Natasha by Pippa Guy of American Bar at the Savoy in London
As one of the leading bars of sophisticated no proof drinks for many years, the American Bar at the Savoy is one of the world's most lauded bars as they bring an innovative approach to every drink they make.
Pippa Guy’s Natasha is a well-rounded drink with citrus, spice, floral, fruity and nutty notes. These flavours reveal themselves as you sip on this charming drink and it pairs perfectly with spicy food.
3. Bird of Paradise by Salvatore Maggio of The Franklin London-Starhotels Collezione in London
A no-frills yet flavourful drink, Salvatore Maggio’s Bird of Paradise is a great place to start your non-alcoholic cocktail journey. The bell pepper and arugula lend a herbaceousness, while the unfiltered apple juice makes this a not-too-sweet yet approachable drink.
Starting your non-alcoholic journey doesn’t mean you throw your bartender’s tools aside, in fact, they will still come in handy! Shop IRYNE’s collection of barware here and kick start your zero proof journey today! Find our popular items below:
Mt Fuji Whiskey Glass - This wide rim lowball is part Zen art, part vessel. This fully handmade lead-free crystal glass has the classic bottom-heavy weight distribution of an old-fashioned glass and unique detailing of the glorious Mount Fuji, replete with its frosty snow-cap that can help break any awkward silence when even a few sips of the finest of drams cannot.
While we are all free to drink whisky whichever way we please, the question here really is "whether a block of ice will cloud the beautiful view of the mountain beneath?"
Intrecciato Cocktail Glass - The Intrecciato cocktail glass is a versatile addition to any bar cabinet. The stem design may get the most attention but the bell-shaped mouth is ideal for slow sipping.