Top 10 best non-alcoholic Irish drinks, RANKED

Need some non-alcoholic drink inspiration for dry January? We’ve got you covered.

Many Irish people love a decent pint, a glass of Baileys over ice, or an Irish coffee from time to time.

However, when Christmas is over, many of us are well and truly ready to detox, and that brings us to the concept of ‘dry January’.

As we all know, the Christmas period involves many social gatherings, celebrations, and fun times that we have waited all year for.

Still, when New Year’s is over, the time comes to replenish the body and cut out the alcohol. But do not be fooled because it is a lot easier than you would think.

We are here to inspire your dry January efforts with our list of the top ten best non-alcoholic Irish drinks, so you can still enjoy every last sip.

10. Hot Not Toddy – the age-old drink

A hot toddy is an age-old Irish drink.
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This is one of the world’s oldest drinks and is the perfect beverage when spending a winter evening cosied up by the fire or in the beer garden.

It can be made without whiskey but instead with hot tea, lemon juice, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey.

9. Non-alcoholic Irish Coffee – for those chilly evenings

Non-alcoholic Irish coffee is one of the best non-alcoholic Irish drinks.
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Yes, this is, of course, one of our top ten best non-alcoholic Irish drinks for dry January, and it can be made with hot coffee, Irish cream flavoured syrup, brown sugar, and whipped cream.

We think this is the perfect Irish mocktail for a winter evening.

8. Cronins Alcohol-Free Cider – a great Irish cider

Try out Cronins Alcohol-Free Cider.
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This deliciously refreshing non-alcoholic cider is processed and bottled in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

It is the perfect choice for cider lovers who don’t want to miss out on the refreshing taste that this age-old beverage provides.

This is one of the ten best non-alcoholic Irish drinks you should not miss out on on a January night out!

7. Guinness ‘Pure Brew’ lager – an Open Gate recipe

Guinness 'Pure Brew' lager is one of the best non-alcoholic Irish drinks.
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This non-alcoholic lager is brewed by Open Gate Brewery who are behind Hop House 13, Open Gate Citra IPA, and Open Gate Pilsner.

Guinness own this brewery. So, it is no surprise they come up with all sorts of great new beers, including this lager.

6. Highbank Drivers Cider – same great flavour, minus the alcohol

You need to try Highbank Drivers Cider.
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Well, the name certainly gives it away, as it is ideal for the designated drivers out there and those cider lovers who are planning to take on dry January 2022.

Don’t miss out on this Kilkenny-made apple beverage this winter!

5. Brewmaster IPA – a healthy beer really exists

Brewmaster IPA is one of the best non-alcoholic Irish drinks.
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Based in County Louth, the crew at Dundalk Bay Brewery have mastered the non-alcoholic and healthy IPA by including folic acid and vitamins B12 and B9.

Thus, giving way to one of the ten best non-alcoholic Irish drinks ever.

4. Stonewell Non-Alcoholic Cider – the zero alcohol Cork cider

Stonwell make a zero alcohol cider.
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One of the ten best non-alcoholic Irish drinks has to be the Cork brand Stonewell’s 0% Irish cider.

This is the perfect alternative for cider lovers who don’t want to be sipping mocktails all night.

3. Wicklow Wolf Non-Alcoholic Hoppy Ale – the best option for craft beer fans

Wicklow Wolf makes one of the best non-alcoholic Irish drinks.
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Craft beer lovers out there, do not fret. We have the perfect alcohol-free option for you, leaving you with a fruity and citrus satisfying taste in your mouth.

It is worth noting that it is 0.5 ABV, which makes it alcohol-free in the eyes of EU law.

2. Silk Tree Botanics Spirit – the perfect alternative for a G&T

Silk Tree Botanics Spirit is the perfect alternative for G&T.
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One of our absolute must-haves this dry January is Ireland’s number one non-alcoholic spirit, Silk Tree Botanics.

It can be a perfect replacement for gin or vodka. Thus, making it one of the best non-alcoholic Irish drinks out there.

1. Guinness Zero – the most famous stout made alcohol-free

Guinness Zero is one of the best non-alcoholic Irish drinks.
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Yes, you read it right; the most famous Irish drink of all time, Guinness Stout, now has a non-alcoholic version.

So, there is no need to miss out on your favourite creamy Irish beverage this January.

With all of these great Irish drink options for dry January, maybe you will find it as easy as pie to avoid your ‘usual’ beverages.

Instead, you can try out some of the best non-alcoholic Irish drinks we have on this island.

From cider to lager and craft beer to Irish coffees, there is definitely a delicious alcohol-free alternative for everyone this winter.