Healthy options

Healthy options

Juices and smoothies

These refreshing drink recipes are bound to put a spring in your step... and there's not a drop of alcohol in sight.

Easy on the alcohol

Easy on the alcohol

Lower alcohol wines

The alcohol content in wine is rising, which isn't appreciated by those of us who like a tipple but don't want to be hallucinating after one glass. Wine editor, Susy Atkins, finds the best wines under 13%.

Watch your intake

Watch your intake

Keep track of your drinking

Concerned you may be overdoing the alcohol but not quite sure how much you’re drinking? Mum of two Sarah Sanders has devised a clever solution in Glugstop...

Warm those cockles

Warm those cockles

Hot shots

Nothing warms and lifts your spirits like a hot toddy. Just take hot water, spice, something sweet and a splash of something medicinal, says Susy Atkins.

Detoxing?

Detoxing?

Off the booze?

On a detox? That means no wine with dinner, no beer down the pub, and no spirits on pain of death. These non-alcoholic juices, smoothies, and chocolate recipes should take your mind off the demon drink. Here are some delightful drinks for you to sup and savour, without feeling deprived.

Entertaining?

Entertaining?

Canapés and cocktails

Our nifty nibbles and classy cocktails will get your party started in no time. Whether you're handing out Mini Yorkshires or giving your guests a Hot Caribbean kiss, everyone will feel thoroughly indulged by this decadent spread.

Festive drinking

Festive drinking

Bottom's up

It sounds a tad dull, but with lots of parties and lunches you'll thank nutritionist Juliette Kellow for her tips on how to drink sensibly over the festive period.

Cocktails

Cocktails

How to be a cooler shaker

Got a crowd coming? Need some advice on how to prepare all your drinks for the rabble? Our top tips will light your way...

Vegan wine

Vegan wine

Vegan wine

Winemakers can use egg white, isinglass (fish collagen) and even animal blood to clarify their wine. If you wish to avoid these, read on...

Wine trips

Wine trips

The best European wine destinations

Sun, scenery and wonderful vintages await at Susy Atkins’ top three.

  1. Top 10 Grape Getaways

All hail ale

All hail ale

Craft brewers unite

With 40 UK pubs closing a week, the future of British beer looks bleak. But Christina Quaine discovers an army of craft brewers determined to reaffirm Britain's place as a real-ale-loving nation.

Soft drinks

Soft drinks

Soft drinks

There’s an awful lot of sugary, brightly coloured and caffeinated fizz to wade through on the soft-drink shelves. Thank goodness for these appealing non-alcoholic cordials, juices and herbal teas – a treat for anyone avoiding the demon drink.
 

Alternatives

Alternatives

Alternatives to wine

Wine tends to steal the limelight when it comes to food-and-drink matching, says delicious. magazine's wine editor, Susy Atkins, but there are alternatives.

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