By Lyre's Spirit Co 24th Apr 2020 Low Sugar Non-Alcoholic Drinks These days, it’s no secret that ditching the sweet stuff is both a virtuous and healthy path to go down. Cutting down your sugar intake can lessen your chances of getting diabetes, control your weight, improve the look of your skin and boost your heart health. Sounds pretty delightful to us! Many of our favourite cocktails and alcoholic beverages are loaded with sugar, making it super easy to drink a large amount of calories and make your hangover worse the next day! Unfortunately, the same goes for many non-alcoholic drinks like mocktails, where the absence of alcohol is substituted with sticky-sweet syrups, excessive amounts of fruit and artificial colours and flavours. Thankfully, the Lyre’s range of carefully crafted non-alcoholic spirits are not only free from alcohol… they’re also free from the teaspoons and teaspoons of sugar that are often hidden in non-alcoholic mocktails. Whether you’re after sweet, sour or bitter, the Lyre’s range of non-alcoholic spirits are filled with natural essences, extracts and distillates that we’ve sourced from around the globe. Unsure of how much sugar is hidden in your favourite (alcoholic or non-alcoholic?) Check out the tables below, and once you’ve had your fair share of the shock factor, why not take a look at some of the scrumptious low sugar non-alcoholic mocktail recipes you can create with the Lyre’s range? Sugar content of common drinks Type of drink Standard calories Grams of sugar Teaspoons of sugar (5g = one tablespoon) 30ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit 3 calories <1 gram 0.2 teaspoons maximum 30ml Lyre’s Aperitif Dry 4 calories 0.9 grams 0.18 teaspoons 30ml Lyre’s American Malt 5 calories 0.8 grams 0.16 teaspoons 375ml UDL Pre-mixed Lime & Soda 189 calories 24.4 grams 4.9 teaspoons 50ml Kahlua 144 calories 22 grams 4.4 teaspoons 230ml Fre Wines Alcohol-Removed Sparkling Wine 80 calories 21 grams 4.2 teaspoons 60ml (two shots) of vodka and 150ml of tonic 186 calories 13.6 grams 2.7 teaspoons 175ml rosé wine 147 calories 6.25 grams 1.25 teaspoons Sugar content of common mocktails Type of drink Standard calories Grams of sugar Teaspoons of sugar (5g = one tablespoon) Lyre’s Negroni 56 calories 10.6 grams 2.5 teaspoons Lyre’s Boulevardier 45 calories 10.4 grams 2.1 teaspoons Lyre’s Dry Martini 8 calories 2.9 grams 0.6 teaspoon Lyre’s G&T 46 calories 11 grams 2.2 teaspoons Watermelon Lemonade 243 calories 48 grams 9.6 teaspoons Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail 76 calories 18 grams 3.6 teaspoons Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine 83 calories 19 grams 3.8 teaspoons Peach Iced Tea 78 calories 19 grams 3.8 teaspoons Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine 83 calories 19 grams 3.8 teaspoons Low sugar non-alcoholic mocktail recipes 1. Lyre’s Gin Basil Gimlet This Gin Basil Gimlet combines Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry London Spirit, Mint Tea Syrup and the classic flavour of basil for a seriously delicious non-alcoholic taste sensation. Ingredients 45ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit 10ml premium elderflower cordial 20ml mint tea syrup (recipe below) 30ml lime juice 2 - 3 drops peach bitters 6 - 8 fresh basil leaves Method Shake all ingredients hard briefly, and then fine strain. Serve in a cocktail coupette and garnish with a fresh clean basil leaf float. For the mint tea syrup: Mix 100ml of very strong mint tea and 100ml of white sugar syrup. Mix together and pour into a bottle. 2. Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Dry Martini Mocktail This non-alcoholic take on the classic Dry Martini is low in sugar and will have you feeling fresh as a daisy, even after a night of debauchery at home. Ingredients 60ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit 15ml Lyre’s Apéritif Dry (chilled) Method Stir ingredients briefly with ice and then strain into a martini glass or small coupette. Garnish with a lemon twist for a Vitamin C twist. 3. Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Gin and Tonic Mocktail Another take on a classic, this gin and tonic mocktail is perfect for an afternoon spent chatting about life, love and the universe on your balcony or verandah. Ingredients 45ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit 120ml Premium Bottled Tonic Water 1 Pink Grapefruit Slice Rosemary Method Add all ingredients to a glass, fill with ice and stir. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a rosemary sprig. 4. Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Low Sugar Bourbon and Coke This rugged Bourbon and Coke mocktail is perfect for those who love the sweet taste of Coke but are trying to cut down their sugar intake. A fantastic choice when you want to quickly whip something up for enjoying in front of the fire (or, let’s be honest… Netflix). Ingredients 45ml Lyre’s American Malt 120ml No Sugar Coke Method Add all ingredients into a glass, fill with ice and stir. Serve in a highball glass. 5. Lyre’s Absinthe and Lemonade We admit that this scrumptious Absinthe and Lemonade mocktail won’t have you seeing the Green Fairy, but it will have you seeing stars! The perfect pre-dinner tipple for that extra-special night at home, it’s fresh and sweet (minus the high sugar content). Ingredients 45ml Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Absinthe 90ml premium low sugar lemonade Lemon wedge Method Build the mocktail over ice and stir. Serve in a highball glass and garnish with a lemon wedge. 6. Lyre’s Negroni This classic Negroni has gone non-alcoholic, but still has all the temptations of its classic sweet, bitter, Italian citrus delightfulness. Ingredients 30 ml Lyre's Dry London Spirit 30 ml Lyre's Apéritif Rosso 30 ml Lyre's Italian Orange Method Stri ingredients briefly over freshly cubed ice. Serve in an old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange slice. 7. Lyre’s Boulevardier Take a Negroni, swap the gin for a generous splash of American Malt and you have a seriously bodacious Boulevardier. Ingredients 30mL Lyre’s American Malt 30mL 30mL Lyre’s Italian Orange Method Stir briefly over freshly cubed ice. Serve in an old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange slice.