Our editors pick the best of the web’s booze writing. This week: ditching coffee for cocktails in the French press, UK tequila sales driven by all drinks shaken or stirred, making cocktails with not a citrus in sight.

UK Tequila Sales Soar As Cocktails Usurp Shots [The Spirits Business]

Accoring to WSTA, tequila sales totalled 173 million pounds in 2016,  growing by 37 per cent in two years. High quality craft cocktails outpacing shots is the main reason for this surge.

Drink Science with Team Lyan: Acidity Without Citrus [Punch]

At the now-closed White Lyan, bartenders used a variety of acid solutions to mimic citrus and play with texture in cocktails. Here, they offer advice and recipes for a Creamy Martini, a Limeless Daiquiri and more.

French Press Cocktails Are Your Next Obsession [Vinepair]

Yes, you might as well treat yourself French to that sleek French press you were lusting over – they’re particularly good for infusing fruits and herbs into cocktails, says the experts at catering company Twist by Pinch.