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Strawberry & Basil Fizz

By The Mindful Mocktail on

This combination of strawberry and basil refreshing and healthy, plus it tastes great.


3 strawberries, chopped

4-6 basil leaves (depending on your taste preference)

Juice of half a lime

1 tsp sweetener of choice

Sparkling water or kombucha


- Add strawberries, basil, lime and sweetener (if using) to a glass. 

- Muddle together for about 1 minute. If you don’t have a muddler, use a wooden spoon or similar - anything that will ‘smoosh’ all the ingredients together! 

- Top with sparkling water or kombucha and stir. 

- Add ice and garnish and Enjoy!

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We’re getting really good at making alcohol-free beer and wine. Here’s how it’s done!

By David Bean and Andrew Greenhill on

Non-alcoholic drinks have been on the market for decades, but for a long time their range was limited and, in most cases, the flavours were inferior to their alcoholic counterparts.

Now online retailers (some of which specialise in non-alcoholic drinks) are stocking up to 100 different low- or no-alcohol beers and a similar number of non-alcoholic wines – with the majority produced in Australia.

What’s behind the big boom in this side of the industry? And where might it go from here?

It all starts with fermentation

Alcoholic beverages are produced via microbes, most commonly yeasts, which convert sugars to ethanol (alcohol) in the process of fermentation.

In addition to producing ethanol, fermentation also leads to other desirable flavour...

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Lyre's Margarita

By Lyre's Spirit Co on

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 45mL Lyre's Agave Blanco Spirit OR Lyre's Agave Reserva Spirit
  • 15mL Lyre's Orange Sec
  • 30mL lime juice
  • 7.5mL white sugar syrup (1:1)
  • 1 dash of orange bitters (optional) 


    1. Shake ingredients briefly with ice.
    2. Fine strain into a half salt-rimmed coupette.
    3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Lyre's Negroni

By Lyre's Spirit Co on

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 30mL Lyre's Dry London Spirit
  • 30mL Lyre's Aperitif Rosso
  • 30mL Lyre's Italian Orange


    1. Stir briefly over fresh, cubed ice.
    2. Serve in an old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange slice. 

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