Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 584

13 JANUARY 2022 NO & LOW ADVERT I S ING PROMOT ION | 3 1 5 4 3 0% 0-1% 4-14% 17% 40% 50% Seedlip Spice 94 & Grapefruit Tonic*, £3/250ml; Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc, £3.55/75cl Big Drop Paradiso Citra IPA*, 20% off £1.20/330ml (was £1.50); Waitrose Low Alcohol Cider, £1.30/500ml Asahi Super Dry, £2.60/620ml or 2 for £4; Château Musar Aana*, £17.99/75cl Delicado Amontillado, £15.49/50cl Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Whisky, £44/70cl Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin, £23/70cl 5 WAYS TO CUT DOWN Doing Dry January, or just want to monitor your alcohol intake? Whatever your motivation, here’s how to watch the units Go long If you just fancy one drink, make it go further by diluting it with a mixer or serving it over ice. Mix your favourite white wine with chilled soda, ice and a slice of lemon for a refreshing spritzer, or serve a margarita on the rocks and imagine you’re in sunny Mexico (despite the January weather). Learn your ABVs Get to know the ABV (alcohol by volume) of what you’re drinking. Beers, for example, vary enormously in strength between different brands and styles, and choosing a slightly lower-ABV variety of beer doesn’t mean it has any less flavour. Wine and dine On evenings when you are drinking, try a little at-home wine tasting and choose wines to match your menus. You’ll be so busy discussing the aromas and flavours of your chosen bottle, you’ll probably drink less and appreciate it more. Working out how much alcohol is in a drink can be confusing, but we’ve done the maths so you don’t have to. Just see how some of your favourites compare with normal spirits, wine and beer Alternate drinking days If you’re not giving up alcohol completely, having at least three alcohol-free nights a week can help you sleep better and have more energy. So instead of bar-based socialising, catch a movie, join an exercise class or take up a hobby. More of us than ever are nowmaking no and low-alcohol drinks part of our repertoire – and when you look at the variety of options on offer, it’s hardly surprising. From botanical ‘spirits’ to low-ABV beers, mocktails to sparkling wines, there are now all kinds of great ways to celebrate cocktail hour, but without the alcohol. In this Waitrose Weekend special, we round up some of our favourites, from classic brands to newcomers. You’ll also find tips for drinking more mindfully and recipes for delicious alcohol-free cocktails. So if you’re doing Dry January, or just want to cut back on the amount of alcohol you drink, we hope you’ll find inspiration here. Spoilt for choice J OHN V I NE Partner & drinks buyer If you’re not drinking, there are now so many alternatives to water... 2 Keep your cool It’s always a good idea to have non-alcoholic drinks in the fridge, just in case Dry January is such a hit that it lasts into March! Non-alcoholic sparkling wines, kombuchas, no & low beers or alcohol-free ‘spirits’ and tonic are all good. And have ice and lemons, etc, on standby for garnishes. Photography: Toby Scott, Getty Images. All offers end 25 January 2022 unless otherwise stated. *Selected stores Say hello to the ABV-ometer