Premium spirited gifts for the sober curious – Sleigh it with Spirit

Premium spirited gifts for the sober curious – Sleigh it with Spirit
Premium spirited gifts for the sober curious - Sleigh it with Spirit

‘Impossibly Crafted’ Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits

This festive season, South African’s can celebrate with Lyre’s, the world’s most awarded, ‘impossibly crafted’ premium quality non-alcoholic spirits’ brand. The range gives the perfect elevated drink experience whether gifting or serving as part of any occasion. Whether it’s for loved ones, in-laws, or just fixing up yours truly, you’ll find Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits a rather advent-ageous gift option.

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Lyres Dry London Spirit
Lyres Dry London Spirit

It is said that the gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas. The newest collection of South Africa’s premium non-alcoholic tipples is the perfect gift for someone looking for an easy solution to more mindful drinking or even the soberest Scrooge.

Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits are impossibly crafted with distinct and contemporary flavours to capture the essence of the equivalent alcoholic counterparts; meaning you can delight in the same delicious experience of your favourite serve all through the festive season, guilt free.

Lynres American Malt (rich and warm, for the ultimate Old Fashioned or Sour)
Lynres American Malt (rich and warm, for the ultimate Old Fashioned or Sour)

Lyre’s was created in 2019 by founders Mark Livings and Carl Hartmann to pay homage to the world’s most popular spirits in a non-alcoholic format, each as true to taste as the original spirit, with the aim of changing the way the world drinks.

“Silly season involves plenty of social gatherings, but with Lyre’s you can easily moderate your alcohol intake – and, as a bonus, they make an ideal premium gift for family and friends,” says Joe Mthimkhulu, Lyre’s South Africa Brand Ambassador. “Sleigh your guests with the season’s most lavish non-alcoholic cocktails or spirited gifts and have your drink your way.”

There are five Lyre’s products available in South Africa including: Dry London Spirit (great in a G&T or Southside), Italian Spritz (for the perfect aperitif spritz), American Malt (rich and warm, for the ultimate Old Fashioned or Sour), Coffee Originale (for an Espresso Martini) and White Cane Spirit (for everything from Mojito’s to Pina Colada’s) at R379.99 each.

Lynres Italian Spritz (for the perfect aperitif spritz)
Lynres Italian Spritz (for the perfect aperitif spritz)

Experience some of the finest Christmas drinks ever to grace the holidays with Lyre’s non-alcoholic festive cocktails. Whether sweet, sour, or bitter, these chic concoctions are delicious, easy, non-alcoholic drinks for any festive occasion.

Booze-free Tiramisu recipe:

Try this alcohol-free tiramisu recipe which uses Lyre’s Coffee Originale and Lyre’s American Malt to give you the same flavour but with none of the booze.


Ingredients Method
  • 180ml black coffee (preferably espresso)
  • 40g castor sugar
  • 60ml Lyre’s Coffee Originale
  • 30ml Lyre’s American Malt Spirit
  • 500g mascarpone
  • 450ml thickened cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20g icing sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate cocoa powder (for dusting)
  • Approximately 30 x sponge finger biscuits

For this recipe, you will need a rectangular baking dish, approximately 25cm x 30cm


Begin by combining the castor sugar to the black coffee whilst hot and stir to dissolve, then mix in the Lyre’s Coffee Liqueur and Lyre’s American Malt Spirit.

Place in a bowl and set aside. This will be the liquid used to soak the sponge biscuits.

Place the mascarpone, thickened cream, vanilla and icing sugar in a bowl and whisk until soft peaks form.

To assemble, briefly dunk the biscuits one at a time in the coffee mixture and line the bottom of your baking dish with the biscuits. Be sure to cover the entire surface and if necessary, break some of the biscuits to fit in place.

Next, spoon over the mascarpone mixture and smooth over the surface of the soaked biscuits. Sift a layer of cocoa over the top of the mascarpone and repeat this process again so that you have 2 layers of soaked biscuit, mascarpone, and cocoa.

Chill for at least 2 hours before serving to allow time for the tiramisu to set. Use a large spatula or spoon to serve.

To discover Lyre’s full range of impossibly crafted premium non-alcoholic spirits and recipe inspiration, visit Facebook and Instagram. Lyre’s is now available at selected Tops at Spar outlets, via Takealot and premium cocktail bars and restaurants.

Merry Everything!