Food & Nutrition

6 of the best alcohol free ciders you can buy (tried & tested)

Published by Finn Hayden

We'll typically reach for a beer when we go to the pub, but on a warm day, there is no denying that drinking a cider is excellent. We feel that it can just refresh you in a way that beer cannot. When you want to avoid alcohol but still enjoy a refreshing beer, you've got loads of non alcoholic beer that you can buy. But when it comes to non alcoholic cider, you don't have nearly as much to choose from.

Having said that, there are some alcohol free ciders out there, and we thought it would be useful to round up the best that we've tried. Let's get into it:

Galipette non-alc

Galipette is a French cider brand which makes its products using 100% French cider apples. We're huge fans of the standard range of ciders from Galipette, so we were really excited to try the non-alcoholic ciders from this brand, and we weren't disappointed. The team at Galipette uses select sweet and sharp apple varieties grown in the orchards of Brittany and Normandy to create this cider. Instead of fermenting as usual, the team only allow for a short fermentation, stopping the process before the sugars can turn into alcohol. It's this process, which is essentially just a shortened version of the standard fermentation process used by Galipette, which makes this cider taste so similar to the standard cider that the brand produces. We love this product, learn more and buy it here - waitrose.com

Galipette cider

The Good Cider of San Sebastian 0%

You won't find this alcohol free cider stocked in too many supermarkets, but you can buy it online and we highly recommend you give it a try if you can find it. Made in the Basque Region of Spain using apples from the North of the country, this traditional Basque cider is absolutely delicious and despite containing no alcohol, we think it tastes as good as any cider we've tried. Serve it over ice and enjoy it while sitting outside for the authentic Spanish experience. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

The Good Cider Co 0%

Old Mout Cider alcohol free

We imagine that most cider fans will be familiar with the Old Mout cider brand, as it has recently emerged as one of the most popular cider brands in the UK. We're not typically fans of sweet cider, but we have to admit that this non alcoholic cider from Old Mount, which is pretty sweet, is delicious. We tried the Pineapple and Raspberry flavour which had a very refreshing and fruity taste. It's made with real pineapple and raspberry juice, and you can really taste that. This cider over ice with a slice of pineapple is a dream on a summer's day, learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com

Old Mout Cider non alcoholic

Stowford Press 0.5%

What's really impressive about this 0.5% cider is that it has won multiple awards for how great it tastes - most recently it won the gold award at the 2022 Global Cider Masters Taste Awards. We'd definitely concur that this cider tastes great, as the first thing we noticed was how clean and crisp it was. It wasn't overly sweet but we did pick up notes of honey and vanilla, and we'd describe the taste as bittersweet. For a safe option that'll go down well with most people, we think this non-alcoholic cider is a great option. Learn more and buy it here - ocado.com

Stowford Press 0.5%

Sheppy's low alcohol classic cider

We'd describe Sheppy's as a proper British cider company - made using a blend of traditional and dessert cider apples from Somerset, this cider is simple but delicious. It's a very light and refreshing drink, and doesn't have the overpowering sweetness that some of the other non alcoholic ciders we tried have. We also love that the team at Sheppy's has added tannin to this cider to give it the taste of an alcoholic drink. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com

Sheppy Cider

Kopparberg alcohol free

In recent years, Kopparberg has emerged as one of the biggest cider brands in the UK. We wouldn't describe the cider from this brand as typical of what you usually find in the UK - it's much sweeter and tends to be much fruitier, which some people seem to really love. The alcohol free version of Kopparberg still has all of that lovely fruitiness and sweetness, just without the alcohol. We were especially impressed with the Mixed Fruits variety that we tried (pictured). Learn more and buy it here - groceries.morrisons.com

Kopparberg

Hopefully, this guide helps you to find a great-tasting alcohol free cider. Let us know if you've tried any of these and what you think of them. If you want to read similar guides, check out our guide to the best alcohol free rum.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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