Zero-sum game

Don’t call them mocktails: #spiritfree and #placebo drinks are a growing wellness trend

Lumette! alt-gin from Sheringham Distilleries.

It gathered speed last year with Sober October before the holiday rush. After ringing in 2020, the trend was undeniable: #Dryuary was in full swing on social media and in the bars and living rooms of the nation, as the so-called sober curious or mindful drinking movement reached a new level of maturity.

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Zero Proof Clover Club

Mike Norbury’s Zero-proof Clover Club uses Lumette! Photo courtesy of Lumette!

Recipe created by Mike Norbury of Veneto Kitchen + Bar in Victoria.

• 2 oz Lumette!
• 0.75 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
• 1 Tbsp raspberry jam
• 1 oz egg white

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker without ice and vigorously dry shake. Add ice and shake again until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe. Serves 1.

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