Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Australia

  1. A remarkable tonic. Complex and fresh, judiciously bitter and wildly appealing, works with still and sparkling water, but lock it in with a G&T and it's happy days. The quality is through the roof here - everything in the right place. A landmark product.

    01. sin-ko-nah tonic syrup - original

    State: Victoria Category: Soft Drinks, Mixers, Shrubs, Cordials
  2. Super enjoyable with something light and fizzy for bitter orange soda vibes, the perfect Italian summer in a glass, sans the booze.

    02. Lyre's - Italian Orange

    State: New South Wales Category: non-alcoholic-alcoholics
  3. Amaro vibes here, would definitely work well as a spritz. Lovely acidity, balanced bitterness and citrus rind rounds this out to perfection.

    03. Lyre's - Vermouth Rosso

    State: New South Wales Category: non-alcoholic-alcoholics
  4. Like a rhubarb and strawberry compote, the perfect combo of sweet and tart. Not at all saccharine, the flavours are super natural tasting. So pretty! The taste of a sunny winter afternoon.

    04. Juice Culture - Circus

    State: Victoria Category: Soft Drinks, Mixers, Shrubs, Cordials
  5. This is great! The sweetness of caramel vs bold acidity maintains its clean balance, with a hint of funk that stops it from being too much of any one flavour. What a contender.

    05. Two Boys Brew Kombucha - Silk Road

    State: Victoria Category: Kombucha / Fermented
  6. This little number is ready to be paired. Duck pancakes? Yes. Tex Mex ? Yes. Caribbean? Yes, yes, yes. It’s got the beautiful redness of rosehip hibiscus tea, and strong summer vibes. Ice it and drink a lot of it.

    06. rok Kombucha - Berry Beats

    State: Western Australia Category: Kombucha / Fermented
  7. A vibrant little drink, with summer florals leading into jammy, ripe, stone fruit. The apricot-y-ness is especially appealing. This is a lovely easy drinker, balanced and fresh.

    07. rok Kombucha - Classic Booch

    State: Western Australia Category: Kombucha / Fermented
  8. What an impressive alcohol alternative! Really strong depth of character with a satisfyingly textual mouthfeel, backed up with a bold profile of citrus and acid. It would be very interesting to see what you could do with more applied technique - oak, perhaps, to increase floral notes and more specific varietal characteristics.

    08. Somersault - Lemon Squash & Matcha

    State: Victoria Category: non-alcoholic-alcoholics
  9. A really interesting, non alcoholic drink - the saltiness here lends huge potential as food-match beverage and the fructose yielded from the vegetable element balances well - little after spice is a very pleasant way to round this out.

    09. NON - Roasted Beetroot & Sansho

    State: Victoria Category: non-alcoholic-alcoholics
  10. Comforting rooibos tea nose combined with generous use of spices and botanicals are rounded out with good raspberry acids. A summer slosher!

    10. NON - Salted Raspberry & Chamomile

    State: Victoria Category: non-alcoholic-alcoholics

Kombucha & Fermented

  1. 01.

    Two Boys Brew Kombucha - Silk Road

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    This is great! The sweetness of caramel vs bold acidity maintains its clean balance, with a hint of funk that stops it from being too much of any one flavour. What a contender.

  2. 02.

    rok Kombucha - Berry Beats

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    This little number is ready to be paired. Duck pancakes? Yes. Tex Mex ? Yes. Caribbean? Yes, yes, yes. It’s got the beautiful redness of rosehip hibiscus tea, and strong summer vibes. Ice it and drink a lot of it.

  3. 03.

    rok Kombucha - Classic Booch

    State: Western Australia

    TASTING NOTES:
    A vibrant little drink, with summer florals leading into jammy, ripe, stone fruit. The apricot-y-ness is especially appealing. This is a lovely easy drinker, balanced and fresh.

  4. 04.

    Flora Kombucha - Strawberry & Mint Kombucha

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    Oh oh oh, Golden Valley peaches, the taste of childhood. Just needs some vanilla ice cream! Peachy clean/keen in both the aroma and the mouthfeel, but it’s drier on the palate than you’d expect.

  5. 05.

    Mailer McGuire Kombucha - Midnight Chai Kombucha

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    What a stunningly elegant drink, sweet and strong and persistent lingering chai spices - would be a perfect way to start or finish a day.

  6. 06.

    WILD KOMBUCHA BY BALLSY - NAUGHTY NETTLE - nettle & rosella Wild Kombucha on-tap refillable range

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Something very grown-up happening here, Australian botanics plus ripe stone fruit, with a strong, dry finish and drinkability for days. A fabulous replacement for something boozy.

  7. 07.

    Mailer McGuire Kombucha - Wild Hops Kombucha

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Highly drinkable, well-balanced 'booch, with sweetness and fruitiness tying for first place, this is one you could sip on all day.

  8. 08.

    Remedy Drinks - Remedy Switchel Finger Lime

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    A clean ride; ginger is the predominant flavour here. There’s complexity in the structure and something buttery and rich about it, perhaps from a wine-based vinegar, which makes this a drink of high interest.

  9. 09.

    Kombu Kombucha - Ginger & Lemon Myrtle

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Delicious - this has acidity, structure and oomph in perfect balance. Gentle residual sugars buoy the gingery flavour to the end of the palate without overwhelming the overall delightful lightness of this drink. Sublime.

  10. 10.

    Kombu Kombucha - Neat & Natural

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    A bright, tart, vivacious number, this ‘booch is balanced as hell - fruity without being overly sweet, its freshness is truly thirst quenching.


Soft Drinks, Mixers, Shrubs & Cordials

  1. 01.

    sin-ko-nah tonic syrup - original

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    A remarkable tonic. Complex and fresh, judiciously bitter and wildly appealing, works with still and sparkling water, but lock it in with a G&T and it's happy days. The quality is through the roof here - everything in the right place. A landmark product.

  2. 02.

    Juice Culture - Circus

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Like a rhubarb and strawberry compote, the perfect combo of sweet and tart. Not at all saccharine, the flavours are super natural tasting. So pretty! The taste of a sunny winter afternoon.

  3. 03.

    CAPI - Flamin' Ginger Beer

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Wouldn't change a thing. Raw ginger taste, fresh light mouthfeel, perfectly balanced acidity and drive, this would make for the perfect palate cleanser - this drink leaves you better than it finds you.

  4. 04.

    StrangeLove - Holy Grapefruit/ 300ml Lo-Cal Soda

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Holy Moly! The fizz here is great, spritz-y and super-clean. There’s a great bitterness that’s super true to fresh grapefruit, but enough sweetness to carry it through to the end. Yum!

  5. 05.

    SECO SPARKLING - GREEN APPLE & ELDERFLOWER

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    A curious and lovely thing here, though leaning into the apple fruit flavours, also shows cherry and fresh stone fruit. It’s super light with a touch of marzipan, lush texture, fresh and juicy with a floral-kind of flavour going on. A really excellent product.

  6. 06.

    TasPop - Mandarin Lime & Bitters

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    This has a lovely subtle bitter flavour, so lovely in fact that even more would lift this product into the next level of excellence - it lacks a little texture, but overall it does what it needs to.

  7. 07.

    Patio Beverages - Bloody Mary Mix

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Fresh, crisp savory vegetable juice. The tomato element is juicy and plush, the spices are harmonious. This is the perfect hangover cure, with or without your alcohol of choice.

  8. 08.

    CAPI - Dry Tonic

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    So fresh and so clean - this has a gentle sparkle, and it’s super refreshing. Great tonic water, so good you could drink it on it’s own for sure.

  9. 09.

    Heal Thy Soda - Heal Thy Soda - Ginger Beer

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Ginger tang, ginger whiffs, a tight and tart palate with good freshness factor and generally super high refreshment. This is a clever use of the primary ingredient of ginger, with zing and zest to the fore. Feels like it would do you good too.

  10. 10.

    SECO SPARKLING - SPICED PINEAPPLE

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Clean and crisp with loads of tropical fruits - ripe pineapple, fresh melon. It’s dry on the palate with high refreshment factor! Yum. We have a serious contender here!


Non-Alcoholic "Alcoholics"

  1. 01.

    Lyre's - Italian Orange

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Super enjoyable with something light and fizzy for bitter orange soda vibes, the perfect Italian summer in a glass, sans the booze.

  2. 02.

    Lyre's - Vermouth Rosso

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Amaro vibes here, would definitely work well as a spritz. Lovely acidity, balanced bitterness and citrus rind rounds this out to perfection.

  3. 03.

    Somersault - Lemon Squash & Matcha

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    What an impressive alcohol alternative! Really strong depth of character with a satisfyingly textual mouthfeel, backed up with a bold profile of citrus and acid. It would be very interesting to see what you could do with more applied technique - oak, perhaps, to increase floral notes and more specific varietal characteristics.

  4. 04.

    NON - Roasted Beetroot & Sansho

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    A really interesting, non alcoholic drink - the saltiness here lends huge potential as food-match beverage and the fructose yielded from the vegetable element balances well - little after spice is a very pleasant way to round this out.

  5. 05.

    NON - Salted Raspberry & Chamomile

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    Comforting rooibos tea nose combined with generous use of spices and botanicals are rounded out with good raspberry acids. A summer slosher!

  6. 06.

    Lyre's - Coffee Liqueur

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    This nails the Kahlua-esque, creamy espresso, freshly ground coffee aromas. Super fun with a silky texture - the addition of milk could add creaminess and viscosity - who doesn't want a virgin white Russian?

  7. 07.

    Lyre's - Amaretto

    State: New South Wales

    TASTING NOTES:
    Very strong almond essence vibes, biscotti - should shake very well into a non-alcoholic amaretto sour. Delish.

  8. 08.

    Kefie - Hopped Water Kefir

    State: Tasmania

    TASTING NOTES:
    Delicately floral/elderflower aromats from thoughtful use of hops, a slight bitterness could be balanced with more mouthfeel to neutralise the tannins from the hops, but in the end this is such a brilliant drink with so much character that quibbles like that whipped away quick. It’s a beautiful, nourishing kind of vibe here – ready for action.

  9. 09.

    Somersault - Pink Grapefruit & Ginger

    State: Victoria

    TASTING NOTES:
    A gentle easy drinker with a nice fruit profile that would be lifted with the addition of vanilla or sweet aromatics. Very drinkable.