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Carnival pours Lyre's for alcohol-free cocktails at Alchemy Bar

Some of the most popular cocktails at Carnival's Alchemy Bar will be available with Lyre's alcohol-free spirits
Carnival Cruise Line is mixing some of its most popular cocktails at the Alchemy Bar as alcohol-free alternatives.

These are available with non-alcoholic spirits produced by distiller Lyre’s.

'Our new partnership with Lyre’s gives guests who want non-alcoholic cocktails the best options at sea. We’ve seen popularity for non-alcoholic cocktails grow rapidly, so to meet that trend, our mixologists have been working to craft alternative versions of our most popular cocktails with none of the alcohol, but all the flavor,' said Zachary Sulkes, Carnival’s senior director of beverage operations.

Lyre’s is a global leader in this emerging segment. The company uses all-natural flavors, including essences, extracts and distillates, to match the aroma, taste and appearance of time-tested classics.

Sample cocktails

Just a few examples of the Alchemy Bar options are Martini Seduction (red passion fruit nectar, fresh lime juice and a hint of orange mix with Lyre’s White Cane instead of vodka), Spicy Chipotle Pineapple Martini (Lyre’s Agave Blanco stands in for vodka in this spicy, pineapple cocktail) and The Remedy (orange juice, pineapple and fresh lime juice are mixed with Lyre’s White Cane and Spiced Cane instead of dark and coconut rum).

The Alchemy Bar is found on nearly every Carnival ship sailing from the US. The new, non-alcoholic versions of the popular cocktails will be offered on ships homeported in Australia at a later date.

And alcohol-free prosecco

In addition to the full range of non-alcoholic cocktails offered at Alchemy Bar, Carnival’s main dining rooms will now serve Lyre’s alcohol-free prosecco.