The Duchess Alcohol Free Gin Tonic
I am always excited to find new alcohol free options, so low calorie gin and tonic, yes please.
The Duchess Alcohol Free Gin Tonic does a great job.
Now I am a big fan of Seedlip in cans but this does give us another option.
It is a good brand and it is now starting to compete on price.
It is healthy competition.
But also this is one option that is not too difficult to transport or at least portable.
The branding could be described as a bit fancy. When it probably does not need to be.
It was nice to see Marks and Spencer jump into this area in the UK. Simple cans to take on a train journey and you are sorted.
So what does the Duchess Alcohol Free Gin and Tonic offer us?
What is it?
Infusion is a must as it gives the flavor.
This brand has plenty of that and the flavors, aromas and the overall feel gets a 10/10 for me.
I was surprised that this brand cut through so much but it did and it really did tantalize my taste buds!
The Duchess Floral Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic has within it the natural extracts of primrose, citrus blossoms and honey bush.
Now I could not really identify them by themselves but all put together as a mix and it certainly works.
Bit by bit you can taste all of those natural extracts coming through and “nice and slowly” as well.
I find some new alcohol free gins rather sharp. You can read my review of Gordon’s Alcohol Free Gin here.
Yes there is also a slight bitterness which you would expect with a gin and tonic either alcohol or otherwise.
But fear not this is alcohol free.
And yes it has a kick of zest contained within it.
It’s low in sugar and its packaging while slightly glamorous works. I am just not sure it really needs it.
Although this is an officially low carb (so very natural) it does have some sugar in the brand.
The ingredients are very clear though.
Carbonated water, cane sugar, malic acid, citric acid, juniper extract, flavoring (primrose, honey bush, citrus blossom), steviol glycosides, quinine, colorant (E129)
The good news is that we can say with some authority that the Duchess Alcohol Free Gin and Tonic Brand is :
- Fat Free
- No Added Salt
- Alcohol Free
- Low Carb
And in addition to this you are getting a 0.0 abv brand so alcohol free.
ABV stands for alcohol by volume, by the way.
Plus its a cool brand.
A drink that really does taste like a gin and tonic and is low in calories.
But not totally calories free.
So I am still not ruling out my favorite gin brand which is seedlip with a fever tree tonic water.
The Duchess brand has three gin and tonic style drinks which I tried out.
I have to say that are all very fresh and an easy drinking experience.
- The Duchess Greenery – think rosemary, lime leaves and cucumber but just a hint.
- The Duchess Botanical– this reminded me most of the Seedlip brand so orange peel, allspice, star anise, cloves, and cardamom. This was my favorite overall.
- The Duchess Floral – this was my least favorite and here you have the additions of citrus blossoms, primrose and honey bush.
Again bear in mind all the drinks were spot on it’s just the Botanical one jumped out personally for me.
I have no doubt you will have your favorites and to be fair I would say the same about Seedlip.
“Why bother” with an alcohol free Gin & Tonic?
I get that comment on the blog all the time and I am never quite sure why.
There are lots of reason not to drink alcohol
- You choose not to
- You can’t
- You won’t
- You don’t want to
From being pregnant to driving to health there are lots of reasons why you don’t drink alcohol.
If you would normally drink alcohol sometimes we all need a change.
Maybe it’s lunchtime drinking or social pressure to drink alcohol.
That by the way happens a lot!
The Duchess Alcohol free G&T is adult, refreshing and definitely got a kick.
Where can I buy it from?
Again I stress I don’t really see this in pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK.
I am sad about that.
I think it is a missed opportunity and these businesses let online sales walk all over them.
It is a profit driver.
Luckily Amazon have come to the rescue and offer the whole range including white wine spritzers which is on my list to try and review soon
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What do you really think?
My reviews are always honest because otherwise what is the point.
I really am now fond of this brand and the taste and I came to it as a bit of a cynic to be honest.
My summary would be if you have access to some ice and a slice then you won’t go far wrong with this brand.
Convenient yes, tastes good so yes, branding over the top but it is called “the Duchess” after all !
If you are looking for something very refreshing that will get as close as you can get to a gin and tonic with alcohol – then this won’t leave you wanting.
Just don’t come at it and expect alcohol as it is not.
You would be surprised how many people do.
I would certainly get this again as a treat and it’s especially good for those special occasions or Friday night movies.
It would also be excellent for the summer barbecue or to take around to a house party.
The other options I would include are:
- Train journeys
- Pre-dinner drinks
- Wedding if you are wondering about options for alcohol free guests
- Lunchtime drinking
- A long run the next day
- Fed up of a hangover
- Post work drinkers
- Office parties
Now I have been slightly unfair to the packaging because if it was given as a gift it would be spot on, I am just not sure it is needed for everyday drinking.
But that’s the brand so I get that.
Although I am sure Duke drinks gin and tonics as well.
Will it be everyone’s cup of tea?
Of course not but that goes for the same in my experience for all alcohol free options.
There has to be some give and take otherwise the alcohol free industry will cease to exist.
Even alcohol drinkers are turning to zero alcohol options and it seems the younger you are the more likely you are to take a chance on them!
Good news as growth in this market is going up 23 percent every year. Wow!
Would you try an alcohol free gin and tonic?
I accept it’s not to everyone’s taste.
But what if you decided to have a night off alcohol would you give it a go?
Have you tried the Duchess Alcohol Free Gin Tonic and if so what did you think.
If not are there other alcohol free gins that you have tried and if so what did you think?
Alcohol free brands are here to stay and I think for the taste alone this could end up on my favorites list.
Let me know your thought on Duchess Alcohol Free Gin Tonic and if you like the sound of it? I always respond to all your comments.