Replicating spirits like gin and rum without alcohol is a challenge that’s best met with the addition of other flavors and lively carbonation. Enter the premixed alcohol-free cocktail. Among the best is the new canned Amalfi Spritz by Lyre’s, a company based in Australia that in a little over two years has developed one of the most comprehensive portfolios of faux spirits. The cocktail has fizz, bitterness and citrusy notes to compensate for the absence of alcohol’s buzz and body. For a holiday gathering pour quarts of it over a block of ice in a punch bowl and float orange wheels and pomegranate seeds on top.
Lyre’s Amalfi Spritz, 250 milliliters (8.45 ounces), $44.97 for 12, $84.99 for 24, lyres.com.
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