Enjoy a drink with us
Our bar is proudly alcohol-optional. This means we have just as many interesting and delicious non-alcoholic cocktails, wines, and beers as we do traditional ones.
We approached introducing cocktails to our menu in the same way we approach everything: through the lens of curiosity and a desire to explore new possibilities.
What does a healthier cocktail look like, and what would make that better? How can we maintain flavour without adding sugar? Are there ingredients that can deliver on both complexity and nutritional properties?
After months of work, we’re excited to share what we’ve come up with: a menu of cocktails that are equally flavourful and complex with or without alcohol.
A Healthier Approach to Cocktails
When it comes to making cocktails healthier, options are often limited. Our approach to cocktails is a menu of alcohol-optional drinks that use fresh ingredients and the least amount of sugar possible.
We’re the first to admit that alcohol-free wine doesn’t have the best reputation flavour-wise, which is why we were hesitant to add any to our menu. But thankfully, our commitment to being an inclusive space for those who don’t drink led us to some (surprisingly) great finds.
Our alcohol-free wines can be split into two categories:
De-alcoholized wines, where producers use traditional winemaking methods, and then remove the alcohol for an end product that is typically <0.5% ABV
Wine alternatives, which are not wines at all, but rather a blend of teas infused with various extracts and natural flavours; while they’re not comparable to wine in terms of flavour, they’re a great stand in for when you’re not drinking alcohol but still have the urge to sip from a stemmed glass
On our menu
Leitz makes their non-alcoholic offerings with the same grapes and care that go into their award-winning “regular” wines. Once fermented, the wine is gently de-alcoholised using low temperature vacuum distillation. Using low temperature ensures the alcohol can be removed without losing the wine’s flavour and natural properties.
Noughty became pioneers in the alcohol-free wine industry when they launched their organic, vegan, halal, low sugar, non-alc sparkling. Their Sparkling Chardonnay (which you can find on our menu) has only 2.9g of sugar per glass – about half what you’d find in other de-alcoholized sparkling wines.
There are a few different ways to remove alcohol from wine, and the way Edenvale does it is especially interesting. Their method involves a spinning cone that allows them to extract the wine’s aroma so that they can reintroduce it after the de-alcoholisation process. This extra step is why their non-alcoholic wines taste so much like traditional ones.
Töst was created to fill the space between sparkling water and wine, and does an excellent job of doing just that. Made with all natural ingredients and extracts, Töst White and Rose are crisp and refreshing without being too sweet.
The techniques used to remove alcohol from wine vary, but everything on our menu is made using manual (vs. chemical) processes. The video above describes Edenvale’s approach.