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July 2020 - Conscious Spirits

July 2020 - Conscious Spirits
This month's Spirits feature is Conscious Spirits

Conscious Spirits Reviews

Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative Other Spirit
94 points
$24.99
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas of toasted apple cake, ripe honeydew melon, aloe vera, smoked legumes, and crushed pepper with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, complex, medium-length spicy ginger, pear puree, and hints of pineapple finish. An excellent Tequila alternative that offers all the earthiness, creamy fruit, and peppery heat that you desire; try in margaritas, palomas, and more.
94 points $24.99 Best Buy
Lyre’s Italian Orange Non Alcoholic Other Spirit
93 points
$35.99
Medium salmon orange color. Aromas and flavors of gentian, ginger, orange peel, angelica, cinnamon stick, and tonka bean with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of ripe strawberry, orris root, and jasmine tea finish. A round and highly pleasing non-alcoholic spirit that elevates the no-ABV sipping experience; a round, refreshing, palate-opening beverage for spirit-free aperitivos.
93 points $35.99
Lyre’s Italian Spritz Non Alcoholic Other Spirit
92 points
$35.99
Crimson red color. Aromas and flavors of marasca cherry, rose hips, fruit punch, watermelon, ginger, spiced honey, and lime peel with a supple, bright, sweet light body and an effortless, captivating, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of rhubarb. A bittersweet, somewhat tropical cocktail ingredient for summer spritzers, and poolside libations; a fun and complex option when you want a break from booze.
92 points $35.99
FAIR Quinoa Vodka
90 points
$29
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of white pepper, whipped cream, and shortbread with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a polished, medium-length finish imparting notes of lemon zest. A well-structured, clean and bright Vodka for sipping, stirring and shaking.
STARR Ultra Superior Light Rum
89 points
$32.99
Clear color. Inviting, fresh aromas of sweet anise, coconut, toasted marshmallow, sweet tarragon, and strawberries in cream with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length candied pineapple and melon finish. A silky-smooth and inviting Rum that begs for daiquiris.
89 points $32.99
Blue Marble RTD Pure Love Hard Seltzer
86 points
$1.67
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of clean club soda with a supple, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, swift delicate lemon spritz finish. A crisp, clean Seltzer with just a hint of bright citrus on the palate; the perfect vodka spritz for those on the go.
86 points $1.67 Best Buy
Ritual Zero Proof Gin Alternative Other Spirit
86 points
$24.99
Clear color. Earthy aromas of lime peel, cucumber, fresh basil, clay, hemp, heirloom apple, and ginger tea with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, medium-length peppercorns, fresh ginger and melon rinds finish. A spicy, earthy, gingery elixir that offers peppery heat and delicate herbaceousness to spirit-free cocktails.
86 points $24.99
Blue Marble RTD Citrus Joy Hard Seltzer
85 points
$1.67
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lemon-lime soda and sour mix with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a brisk finish. A breezy, citrusy Seltzer that refreshes; a bright and cheerful pick-me-up for the warmer months.
85 points $1.67
Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative Other Spirit
84 points
$24.99
Amber color. Smoky aromas and flavors of charred cedar, wet leather, cumin, raisins, black pepper, and honey with a glycerous, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, engaging, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of caramel, iced tea, barbecue sauce, candied ginger, and turmeric finish. A smoky Whiskey alternative that adds a caramelly, peppery edge to classic Whiskey mixers; a grown-up option for those who enjoy oaky spirits but want to skip the alcohol.
84 points $24.99
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