Firstly, let me say that No & Low has fantastic customer service!! The first Tequila replacement I tried was a dud (truly awful), and my journey with non alcoholic spirits could have ended there. But after my disappointing review, I was contacted by a rep offering me a replacement brand to try. I had heard good things about Lyre’s from a mixologist I follow on Instagram, so I decided to try this Tequila replacement.
What a night and day difference!!!
This Lyres Spirit of Tequila actually has the essence of the real thing.
On the nose you can smell the agave and also pepper.
Now it’s not tequila, but it is a good stand in, especially since I am using it to cut the alcohol in cocktails by 50%, using a split between this and Tequila.
I made my favorite tequila cocktail, which is called a siesta. Almost a fusion between a classic margarita and a Paloma. it was delicious and I noticed very little difference between using full strength tequila and swapping out 50% for the Lyres tequila replacement. I am very pleased and will definitely be trying other spirits from the same brand