Gearing up for Dry July? We have you covered for all your social gatherings, so you won’t feel left out.
If you don’t know what Dry July is, it is a nationwide fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free for the whole month of July. The aim? To raise funds for New Zealander’s affected by cancer. Funds raised for Dry July this year will benefit Look Good Feel Better, Bowel Cancer NZ and Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ.
Consuming less alcohol for the month of July is not only better for your own health but also it provides an opportunity for you to help charities and foundations who are doing the most in supporting our fellow Kiwis.
We’ve decided to help you out in finding the best ways to take on this challenge. Discover our top 3 picks for Dry July – you might not even notice you’re doing the challenge!
Don’t want to miss out on the drinks? Seedlip’s distilled non-alcoholic spirits are shaking up the cocktail scene with three new cocktail kits designed to get you through Dry July.
Choose between the show-stopping Espresso Martino (a take on the classic Espresso Martini), the beautifully balanced sour of The Paddington and the perfect winter pick me up, The Fix.
Each cocktail gift box includes a 700 ml bottle of Seedlip, a gorgeous copper jigger (measure), a cocktail recipe and all the ingredients to impress your friends and show them a different way to get that cocktail fix.
Available for a limited time RRP $109.95 – $119.95. Click here to find out more.
DB Breweries has the ultimate line up of 0.0% alcohol beer. The Heineken 0.0 is a premium 0.0% alcohol lager that is well balanced and offers a refreshingly clean finish. Bitter and hoppy – all the great notes of a normal bottle, just without the alcohol. Have it with an oven-baked pizza or a delicious smoked salmon.
The DB Export Gold 0.0 is a full-flavoured golden lager that uses a combination of premium malts and hops with an innovative brewing process. 0 percent alcohol, 100 percent flavour.
The DB Export Citrus is a naturally cloudy beverage paired with a unique tangy kick. It offers drinkers the clean, crisp taste of DB Export with a European-inspired summer twist – 100 percent natural lemon juice!
A fan of beer but not a fan of the alcohol (for this month anyway), then DB Breweries has you covered with this extensive range.
Giesen’s award-winning Chief Winemaker, Nikolai St George, noted that the inspiration for Giesen 0% was a fitness challenge.
Seeking a non-alcoholic wine alternative, St George found there was nothing with a dry finish that exemplified the crisp, fresh flavours of Marlborough.
So he created Giesen 0% from a full-strength Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, using innovative spinning cone distillation to gently remove the alcohol and aroma. The distinctive aroma is collected and re-added, providing an alcohol-removed option that’s varietally expressive.
Master of Wine, Bob Campbell, labelled the first vintage “a giant leap forward in 0% Sauvignon Blanc”, with wine writers “really impressed with the palate weight” and hailing its “real character and personality”.
And with only 16 calories per 125ml serving, there are other bonuses to removing the alcohol. Fans are citing wellbeing as the top reason for moderating their intake, and with a sell-out debut, this wine is certainly proving popular.