BEER BATTERED PRAWNS // dry drinker alcohol-free range

beer batter prawns Dry Drinker

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I love prawns in pretty much every way possible: in a cocktail with seafood sauce, wok-fried with sambal sauce, spiced with salt and pepper, and deep fried in beer batter.

Like these ones I whipped up the other night – don’t they look delish?

The recipe is super simple – 200 grams of prawns, half a cup of self-raising flour, a pinch of salt and quarter of a can of Innis & Gunn Craft Pale Ale. I combined the dry ingredients, gradually added the ale to make a batter, dipped the prawns, and deep-fried them until they’d turned golden brown. I sautéed some onion, sat the prawns on top and added some slivers of red chilli (l like it HOT, but you can leave these out).

Nothing unusual there, I hear you say, but I have a little secret… the beer was actually Innis & Gunn non-alcoholic Craft Pale Ale from DRY DRINKER, the UK’s largest non-alcoholic and low alcohol beer specialist.

I was curious to see what kind of difference it made, but – honestly – I couldn’t tell the difference. The batter was light, and crunchy and had the same rich, hoppy taste of traditional beers, plus, it had the added goodness of ginseng and vitamin C.

beer batter prawns Dry Drinker bottle blur

Next, I matched my prawns with a BrewDog Nanny State no-alcohol (and no guilt) beer; all that was missing was sunshine and music. Roll on summer! 

The Dry Drinker website was launched late last year by UK father-of-two Stuart Elkington. After deciding he wanted to lead a fitter, healthier lifestyle he gave up alcohol… only to discover a distinct lack of alternatives to fill the beverage void.

It was during a holiday to Spain, while he was enjoying one of the local non-alcoholic beers, that he had the idea to source and bring together the finest no and low alcohol brews from the UK and Europe. And Dry Drinker was born. 

The website first launched with the best guilt-free beers from all over Europe, and has since expanded to include alcohol-free wines, a non-alcoholic spirit called Seedlip, and even a teetotal gin and tonic.

Today, Stuart has a growing team behind him, driving their ‘Sober Revolution’. Not just a great alternative for expectant mums, the Dry Drinker range is perfect for designated drivers, health and fitness buffs and people who simply want all the great-tasting fun, but none of the grief the following day.

Stuart’s so impressed with his carefully chosen range he reckons even regular drinkers would find it hard to distinguish between regular beers, and his no and low alcohol versions. Try them for yourself, and see if you agree!


  1. Mirka Moore @Fitness4Mamas - March 2, 2017

    My mouth is watering! Love prawns and beer, so a fab combination for me, and the fact it can be alcohol free, good for my girls, is amazing! Off to check what other no alcohol drinks they offer!
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  2. Jodie Cook - March 2, 2017

    For my uncle, he would love this 🙂

  3. Rachel Craig - March 2, 2017

    Self, as would make use of prize for myself and friends. Social gatherings at home, girls night in ( watching DVDs etc) and other get togethers.

  4. Harline - March 2, 2017

    I’d love to win for me and my husband be great for weekend and relaxing

  5. Babes about Town - March 2, 2017

    Yum these look so good! I love prawns, and I love how easy this recipe is to whip up. I’ve never attempted cooking with beer – alcohol free or alcohol full – so would be interested to see how they turn out. Yours look delish! I do love cooking with wine, wonder if Dry Drinker’s non-alcoholic wine range would work in my fave winey casseroles?!
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  6. T Brailey - March 2, 2017

    I would like to win these for myself – better late than never.

  7. Hayley F - March 2, 2017

    would love to win for my dad x

  8. Brad Start - March 2, 2017

    I would love to win this for my wife and I. We have been looking for a great tasting non-alcohol cooking drinks for a lng time.

  9. cheryl hadfield - March 2, 2017

    I would love to win for myself and my hubby to share

  10. Susan Smith - March 3, 2017

    Would love to win for my husband, he does love a good beer

  11. Amanda - March 3, 2017

    I would love to win this for myself as I am doing a ‘dry’ 3 months so this would be fantastic!

  12. Sheena Batey - March 3, 2017

    Well i would be me as I am trying to cut down on alcohol in the evenings and can’t really find a substitute.

  13. Kim Neville - March 3, 2017

    My OH would like trying these out

  14. Jules Eley - March 3, 2017

    I would love to win this as a treat for the hubby

  15. Lorna Ledger - March 4, 2017

    Myself and My partner who are going to do a dry May so we can get our summer Mojo on! x

  16. your DIY family - March 4, 2017

    These look delicious – love prawns and deep fried battered prawns are the best! Will be trying this recipe and love the idea of low/no alcohol drinks. Shall be checking that out too.
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  17. laura banks - March 5, 2017

    myself i could with giving up alcohol for a bit

  18. Natalie White - March 5, 2017

    I’d love to win this for my lovely Dad 🙂

  19. Tracy Newton - March 5, 2017

    I would live to win this for myself. I very rarely drink alcohol because I have such a low alcohol tolerance. This prize would be ideal for me.

  20. Jo Glasspool - March 6, 2017

    I don’t drink much so I would love to win this for me. x

  21. michelle o'neill - March 6, 2017

    for myself x

  22. Robert Price - March 7, 2017

    All for me

  23. Christina Curtis - March 7, 2017

    I would love to win for my partner!

  24. Alison McClean - March 7, 2017

    I would definitely be in my husbands good books if I won this for him x

  25. JULIE WARD - March 7, 2017

    For myself I could call it a dry april

  26. Charlotte Carter-Dunn - March 8, 2017

    Me! I gave up drinking a while ago and always get stick for it so it might keep people quiet for a drink or two!

  27. Susan Ocock - March 10, 2017

    My daughter who doesn’t drink alcohol

  28. melanie - March 11, 2017

    =This is a great post, thanks for sharing 🙂 x

  29. Paul Halling - March 11, 2017

    hopefully they will be better for me as a diabetic – if only slightly!!

  30. carole n - March 11, 2017

    i would love to share this with my family

  31. Kaytee Challenger - March 12, 2017

    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely comp 🙂

  32. carole parker - March 13, 2017

    It will be a change to try something new

  33. Joanna Ford - March 13, 2017

    I would love to win this for my partner who works so hard!

  34. Rebecca Wilson - March 13, 2017

    I can’t drink but love the non-alcoholic beers. This is definitely the prize for me! Bliss xx

  35. Carmen Clement - March 14, 2017

    My sister….we both love tryouts bf new beers.

  36. Laura Whittle - March 14, 2017

    I would like to selfishly win this for myself! 🙂

  37. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) - March 14, 2017

    My partner

  38. Katie M - March 14, 2017

    Would love this for myself

  39. Allan Fullarton - March 14, 2017

    Would love to win for my dad.

  40. christine WESTLAKE - March 14, 2017

    would love to win for hubby

  41. Emma Louise Elliott - March 15, 2017

    I’d like to nominate my fiancé as he’s trying to cut down his alcohol intake but crumbles now and then x

  42. Craig Havery - March 15, 2017

    i would love this thanks

  43. Kate Grogan - March 15, 2017

    I’d love this to share with my husband – we are both fed up with the number of high alcohol beers and are trying to find good low or no alcohol beer!

  44. Karl Borowy - March 16, 2017


  45. alice lightning - March 16, 2017

    would love to win these beers for my hubby he,s disabled and is on so many tablets he,s not allowed to drink alcohol but can drink non alcoholic beers etc there isn’t really that many non alcoholic drinks so when we have a get together with family sometimes he feel isolated if at the time there is non available where I shop, its lovely to see a comp like this , thumbs up for a marvellous giveaway

  46. kelly morgan - March 16, 2017

    I would love to win this for me and my mum.

  47. carol boffey - March 16, 2017

    lovely prize thank you

  48. paula cheadle - March 16, 2017

    I would like it for myself as I am a non-drinker

  49. Rebecca roberts - March 16, 2017

    I would share with my other half see not complete selfish ha

  50. Chris Fletcher - March 16, 2017

    I would love to win this for myself – it would be handy for a nice beer midweek!

  51. tracey baker - March 16, 2017

    I would love to win this and share with my hubby xx

  52. nicodemus - March 16, 2017

    for the prawns…..which will then be for me….!

  53. laura pyper - March 16, 2017

    I would love to win this,might even share it with hubby if hes lucky 😉

  54. Lucy Chester - March 16, 2017

    I would love to win for me and my partner

  55. Theresa Alison - March 16, 2017

    My mum she used to like drinking a glass of cider or lager on a weekend but because she’s on pain killers after having a hip operation she can no longer drink . She would love this <3

  56. gemma raines - March 16, 2017

    id like to win this for me and my boyfriend a perfect treat for us

  57. Cerys John - March 16, 2017

    I’d give it to my Mum 🙂

  58. Pauline Burroughs - March 16, 2017

    I’d love to win this for myself. I’ve tried BrewDog Nanny State and it’s really good x

  59. Julie Ashmore - March 16, 2017

    I’m not really a drinker so I would love to win for my sons to share

  60. Jade Leigh - March 16, 2017

    I would lie to win this for myselfand my fiance, thankyou very much for the chance x

  61. Victoria B - March 16, 2017

    This would be great for my brother in law who is allergic to alcohol.

  62. Scott Fallon - March 16, 2017

    For myself. I’m the only one that drinks beer In the family.

  63. Ben Robb - March 16, 2017

    i would like to win this for my mom!

  64. LORNA WILS - March 16, 2017

    I would love to win this fo rmy family!! Please….

  65. Tammy Neal - March 16, 2017

    I would love to win. This for mum as it’s her 50th birthday soon this would be great as she can have a few to many and not get to Drunk! Xx

  66. Natalie Crossan - March 16, 2017

    Definitely myself 😛 xx

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