As I’m sitting here writing this Lyre’s G+T review, I’ve just worked through the last can in my fridge, and I can say I’m pretty impressed by the state of non-alcoholic ready to drink options. So, let’s jump straight into everything you need to know about the Lyre’s non-alcoholic G+T.

The Lyre’s G+T scores a 7/10 due to its initial round & smooth sweet profile that then carries through to the tonic, citrus & juniper-based body before transitioning through to a bitter back palette & finish. As you work through each mouthful you’ll find a heat that builds & lingers alongside the bitterness.

Key Takeaways




G + T


64 calories per can

Main Notes:

Juniper. Citrus. Sweet.


$19 – $20 / 4-pack


7 / 10

Where to Buy



What does Lyre’s G+T Taste Like?

If you have tasted the Lyre’s non-alcoholic drinks range, you don’t need me to tell you they’re rather refined and well structured. In this instance, the alcohol-free Lyre’s G+T follows suit.

In each of Lyre’s G+T, you’re going to find those classic citrus and juniper notes paired against a good quality tonic that builds bitterness throughout the mouthful. Drinking your way through a 4-pack, you’re going to find each glass will give you a profile that includes:

  • An upfront rounded sweetness
  • round and smooth flavour of citrus + juniper, whilst carrying the sweetness through the body
  • tonic driven body with a traditional bitter bite that rounds out each mouthful
  • A finishing or post-mouthful heat that builds and lingers between mouthfuls
  • Good carbonation that does dissipate quickly when poured into a glass.

In two words, the Lyre’s G+T is a solid “good allrounder”, it bats well, bowls well and is a safe pair of hands, that doesn’t stray too far from what you’d expect from a non-alc G+T.

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Alcohol free G & T alternative from Lyres shown in retail packaging on park bench

What are the Body and Mouthfeel Like?

The body weight and mouthfeel are really impressive as it provides both a solid presence and look in the glass and feel once you get drinking it.

This is largely going to be due to the inclusion of glucose syrup (sugar) that helps build, round and smooth out taste profiles all whilst importantly adding weight and depth to the mouthfeel.

It is probably a good time to talk to you about what I like and the things to consider down below. The key piece is the sugar (but we’ll touch on that further down here)!

What I Like Things to Consider
The traditional citrus and juniper led profile does give off a traditional G+T vibe. The sugar profile at 12.8 grams per can may be higher than you’re looking to take in.
The way the bitterness builds and develops as you progress through the glass is a nice touch. When smelling this in the glass the heat-generating ingredients (likely pepper) may give your nose reason to get a few sneezes in. Just like mine did!

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Lyre’s G+T Stockists.

The Lyre’s G+T is available across major retailers whether grocery, liquor or non-alcoholic. American outlets include Sipple, UK outlets include Dry Drinker and Australia through a wide array of options including Brunswick Aces, Craft Zero, Dan Murphy’s and Woolworths to name a few.

If you’re looking to see what each 4-pack is going to cost you the links are dropped down below to check availability and price in your region.

Country Retailer
Australia Craft Zero
Dan Murphy’s
Lyre’s Direct
United Kingdom Dry Drinker
Light Drinks
Lyre’s Direct
United States The Zero Proof
Lyre’s Direct USA

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Who is Lyre’s G+T for?

The Lyre’s G+T is for anyone looking for an easy to find, readymade on the go non-alcoholic gin and tonic option that has the taste profile of the Lyre’s Gin without the need to mix it up yourself.

It’s also a solid option for the artisan cocktail crafter. Given it has that added level of sweetness it’ll pair well as the non-alcoholic base for low or no alcohol cocktails – whether you’re looking to go low key and just add a slice and dash of blood orange juice or go the whole hog and pull together a cocktail made up of:

  • 1 x can Lyre’s Gin + Tonic
  • 30ml x Lyre’s Italian Orange
  • 30ml x Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
  • blood orange for garnish.

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Non Alcoholic Lyres G & T Gin + Tonic Can in front of packaging on park bench

Calories in Lyre’s G+T

The sugar and calories in each 250ml can of the Lyre’s non-alcoholic Gin + Tonic come in at 63 Calories and 12.8 grams of sugar per can. To help you rank it against other non-alcoholic ready to drink alternatives, the per/100ml numbers are 25 calories and 5.1 grams of sugar per 100ml.

You can see how it comes in at slightly higher in sugar and calories compared against other alternatives I have dropped down below and reviewed right here on Tipple Zero.

Drink Sugar per can Calories per can
Sea Arch Sea & T (G&T) 10 grams 47 Calories
Yes You Can G+T 11.2 grams 54 Calories
Lyre’s G+T 12.8 grams 63 Calories

alcohol free gin nutritional information on lyres can

If the full Lyre’s G&T sugar and calorie information panel are what you’re after, it is down below in the table to look further into!.

Avg Quantity
Per Serving (250ml)
Avg Quantity
Per 100ml
Energy 266 kJ
64 Cal
106 kJ
25 Cal
Protein 0 g 0 g
Fat, total 0 g 0 g
— saturated 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 13.8 g 5.5 g
— sugars 12.8 g 5.1 g
Sodium 11 mg 4 mg

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Lyre’s G&T Compared

Yes, You Can Drinks G+T


  • Large amounts of juniper and citrus.
  • Some degree of sugar as an ingredient.
  • Bold tonic bitterness.
  • Lingering heat that builds as you drink.


  • Yes You Can heat is a more complex and immediate heat where as the Lyre’s is a little slower to kick in.
  • Lyre’s G&T presents as sweeter with less bitterness.
  • Flavours in the Yes You Can are more pointed in their nature vs the round profile of Lyre’s G&T.

Find out more about the Yes You Can G+T here.

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Sea Arch Sea & T (Non-Alcoholic Gin + Tonic)


  • Juniper takes the lead with a solid helping hand from citrus notes.
  • There is a prominent tonic flavour that flows builds through the body.
  • You’re going to find sugar in each serve.
  • Bitterness & heat is present in both.


  • Sea Arch has a fresh profile that was lower in sweetness.
  • There is a marine freshness in the Sea Arch that is distinct and separate to all other ready to drink alternatives on the market.
  • The Sea Arch has a supremely bold lingering bitterness, when compared side-by-side.

Read more about the Sea Arch Sea & T here.

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The Round-Up: Final Thoughts

Lyre’s have crafted a rounder profiled non-alcoholic gin and tonic that will suit most drinkers looking for a good all-rounder they can pick up when they’re looking for that tried and tested non-alcoholic gin and tonic with juniper, citrus, and without the left field, fancy and boutique ingredients and flavour streams.

More and more recently I’ve been applying a practical test of “would I give off an undeniably disappointed sigh when realising the drink I’m reviewing is on the menu” as one of my review elements. In this instance it’s a hard no, I’d be up for drinking this again, especially if I can find it cold.

Although if you’re like me, one thing that might hold you back is that smidge of extra sugar in comparison to other options. But keep an eye out for future iterations and whether this is something the Lyre’s team have their eye on!

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Non Alcoholic Lyres Gin + Tonic can held showing front label

by Jonathan Lambrianidis

Non-alcoholic drinks writer and podcaster, beer brewing and winemaking side-kick, lawyer and cyclist. Owner of and the Non-Alcoholic Drinks Podcast.