My favorite way to unwind after a long day is to have a mixed drink or glass of wine. Since finding out I was pregnant, I was on the hunt for an adult-like beverage safe for pregnancy but also something a little more fun than the regular sparkling water I've been chugging.
I started seeing ads online for Ritual Zero Proof mocktails and was intrigued by a zero-proof liquor promise. In this blog post, I'll share everything you need to know about Ritual Zero Proof, my review of them, where you can find them, and my favorite recipe!
Ritual Zero Proof provided me with samples of their liquors but all opinions are my own.
What is Ritual Zero Proof Liquors?
Ritual Zero Proof are non-alcoholic liquors. They're made with all-natural ingredients and contain 0.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). They taste just like liquors without any alcohol! They're created for adults who want a refreshing drink without the alcohol content of regular liquors or for pregnant women like me!
They currently make Gin, Tequila, Whiskey, and the newest addition: Rum! The Gin and Tequila are zero calories, while the Whiskey and Rum are 10 calories a serving (they have a little sugar added), making these the perfect 0 calorie guilt-free mocktail.
The perfect complement to a good friend or a good book, Ritual Whiskey Alternative packs all the soul-warming heat and rich spice of a great American whiskey. A new-fashioned way to enjoy an Old Fashioned, it doesn't just play nice with orange or bitters, it cozies up to them like a fire on a cold day.
Filtered water, sugar, natural flavors, xanthan gum, citric acid.
The first liquor I decided to try was Ritual Zero Proof's Whiskey. When I opened the bottle, I was instantly impressed that the bottle actually did smell like real Whiskey. I poured in a splash of Diet Pepsi and took a sip, and was shocked at how much it really did taste like a real Whiskey and Diet. The flavor was incredibly smooth with a slight bite at the end that tasted like it was alcoholic.
My husband, a whiskey enthusiast, took a sip and was impressed at how they are able to mimic the flavor profile of a real whiskey.
Whiskey: we both approve!
Ritual Gin Alternative is the versatile friend who can hang at any party. Mix it with tonic and a squeeze of lime and you’ll have a truly all day G&T. The bright crisp flavor works as a substitute for vodka too, meaning your Sunday Bloody Mary just went guiltless.
Filtered water, natural flavors, sugar, xanthan gum, citric acid.
The next night I tried the gin. Similar to the Whiskey, the gin smelt and tasted just like real gin. I added a little to tonic and made one of the best G&T's I'd ever have. My husband took a sip as well and was again impressed!
Gin: we both approve!
Made for margaritas, Ritual Tequila Alternative has been known to fool some people. In fact, close your eyes, take a sip, and tell us it doesn't have everything you expect out of a great marg. A few sips later and you might even feel like you're on a beach. (This works especially well if you're actually on a beach.)
Filtered water, natural flavors, sugar, citric acid, xanthan gum, salt, caramel color.
The last one I tried was tequila. I'll admit - I'm not much of a tequila drinker normally (outside of a spicey margarita at a restaurant). I looked up a few recipes to try, and after hearing great things from the Peloton Mom's Facebook group, I decided to make a Ranch Water drink.
Don't worry; Ranch Water isn't what it sounds like!
Ranch Water is a popular drink in Texas made with tequila, Topo Chico mineral water, and lime juice and is super refreshing. That sounded easy enough, so I picked up some Topo Chico and limes from Target and set home to make my own.
The recipe I used was:
- 2oz Ritual Zero Proof Tequila
- Juice of 1 or 2 limes, plus slices for garnish
- Top off with Topo Chico
I mixed it all, and it ended up being one of the most refreshing drinks I'd made so far! Now I understand the hype! This was by far one of my favorite drinks, and I ended up making it for almost a week straight.
Want to try this recipe? Click here for a printable version
Tequila: we approve!
Whether by land or by sea, rum is the perfect partner to a day of fun in the sun. But festive tropical beverages can take a lot out of you. That’s why we created Ritual Rum Alternative. Because we love rum and everything that goes with it. Citrus and swizzle straws. Long walks on the beach. Summer in winter and summer in... summer. But we also love balance. A non-alcoholic daiquiri, mai tai or punch is the perfect third drink to keep the party going, and keep your sea legs. It’s the cruise without the booze. The navy without the grog. The hurricane without the aftermath. And it just might be our best spirit alternative to date.
Filtered water, sugar, natural flavors, caramel color, xanthan gum, citric acid.
Ritual Zero Proof recently released a rum, but we haven't had a chance to try that one yet, but if it's anything like the others, I'm sure we'll be fans of that too.
How to Use Them
The liquors can be used in the same way a regular alcoholic liquor can. Use them in mixed drinks at a 1:1 ratio as a real alcoholic liquor.
What's Inside Ritual Zero Proof Liquors?
The secret to making Ritual Zero Proof liquors taste like regular liquors is their blend of all-natural botanical flavors. Because they use botanical flavors, the liquors actually don't have any calories (except the whiskey - this one has 10 calories because there is a little sugar in it). From Ritual Liquor's website:
- Tequila: Filtered water, natural flavors, sugar, citric acid, xanthan gum, salt, caramel color
- Gin: Filtered water, natural flavors, sugar, xanthan gum, citric acid.
- Whiskey: Filtered water, sugar, natural flavors, xanthan gum, citric acid.
- Rum: Filtered water, sugar, natural flavors, caramel color, xanthan gum, citric acid.
Are Ritual Zero Proof Liquors Safe for Pregnancy?
Yes! The "liquors" are completely alcohol-free and safe for pregnancy.
Who Are Ritual Zero Proof Liquors For?
I think these drinks are for everyone! They're perfect for people who can't have alcohol but still want to have a mixed drink (like me), to people counting calories or macros and trying to be more healthy (with the right mixers, these mocktails can be 0 calories or 0 WW points).
I really love these drinks, and they've become a must-have at our bar! I plan to continue drinking these even after our baby arrives this summer. I would recommend them to anyone who can't drink alcohol or doesn't want to and wants a healthier alternative. They're great for people on their diets, too, because they don't have any sugar or calories.
- 2 oz Ritual Zero Proof Tequila
- Topo Chico
- 1-2 limes, juiced and cut into wedges
- Fill a glass with ice
- Pour in 2 oz Ritual Zero Proof Tequila
- Pour in the lime juice, and then top off with Topo Chico
- Stir and enjoy!
Add lime wedges on top for an extra garnish!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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