What started off as a trend with month-long sobriety challenges has now become a global movement. As we move towards making more mindful choices in our lives, from clothing to the kind of food we eat, what we drink and how we drink is also something to be thought about. Born out of mindfulness, the sober curious movement is essentially when someone chooses to be sober for health benefits, both mental and physical. As more people jump on the bandwagon, we at Petpooja have curated a list of 5 healthier non-alcoholic alternatives from homegrown brands!
As the sober curious movement picks up in India, we bring to you 5 exciting non-alcoholic beverage options.
1. Non-Alcoholic Beverages by Svami
An offering from a renowned name in the craft tonic water space, Svami’s ready-to-drink, zero alcohol beverages are crafted to be big on taste and you guessed it, with zero alcohol. The three available variations of non-alcoholic beverages include the Non-Alcoholic Rum & Cola, Gin & Tonic, and Pink Gin & Tonic. Perfect for consumption any time of the day, these beverages are crafted with classic botanicals and low on calories! Who said, one can’t party without alcohol?
2. Kombucha by Borécha
Guilt-free and gut-friendly, what else does one need? This fermented brew is as healthy as it is delicious. Crafted by a pair of Goa-based siblings, Borécha offers probiotic sparkling kombuchas in a range of very interesting variations: including the Classic Kombucha, Guava Chilli, Sicilian Lemon and Lime, Cola, Cuban Watermelon Mojito, and more. Low on calories and high on the feel-good factor, kombuchas are clearly the new cool.
3. Cold Brew Coffee by BONOMI
Heard of cold brew coffee yet? It’s high time you do! Made by steeping coffee in water for 16-24 hours, cold brew coffee is a tastier and yet another great beverage alternative to sip on any time of the day. A pioneer in the space, Bangalore-based BONOMI is the first brand in India to have launched ready to drink cold brew coffees. Available in 4 flavors, there’s something for everyone. These offerings include the Classic, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut, and Roasted Almond!
4. Good ‘Ol Lemonade by Sepoy & Co.
Who doesn’t like a big glass of some cool lemonade? I know I do!
Known for their botanical tonic waters, Delhi-based Sepoy and Co. have an offering of three variants of this nostalgic classic. Crafted with Italian lemon and natural flavors, their offering includes a Classic, Rose, and Topical lemonade. Refreshing minus the calories, our personal favorite is the Rose Lemonade. Made with floral rose oil, Italian lemon, and a dash of ginger, this new take on an old classic has our seal of approval.
5. Non-Alcoholic Beer by Coolberg
India’s first zero-alcohol beer company, Coolberg is a teetotaller’s dream come true. Mumbai-based, Coolberg makes its non-alcoholic beverages by malting barley and filtering it. You can take your pick from an offering of malt, cranberry, strawberry, peach, mint, and ginger! With an offering of six eclectic flavors, this is a must-try for anyone looking to find alternatives for beer.
The future looks sober curious and we’re excited to see more innovative beverage alternatives from homegrown brands! With a dearth of options for everyone to choose from, the party never has to stop. Do tell us what you thought of these and what your favorite non-alcoholic beverage alternatives are.
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