Thursday, April 16, 2020
Something New To Drink
I just discovered something nice.
I like the flavor of cocktails but sometimes don't want to drink alcohol. On work-nights, I like to unwind but not suffer the next day.
My ears perked up when I heard about a company that makes non-alcoholic "liquors" (Seedlip). The liquors are distilled spirits with no alcohol in them. They are made with botanicals that create the flavor of liquors. I bought two bottles to try and am happy to report my review is favorable.
Seedlip's spirits are meant to be mixed in cocktails, not drank neat. I tried two of their three bottles. The first, Grove 42, has a pleasant citrus taste. I mixed it with ginger beer and a wedge of lime: it became a mock Moscow Mule. The second spirit, Spice 94, gets its flavor from Jamaican allspice, cardamom, cinnamon and cascarilla. It goes well with grapefruit or tonic. Seedlip has recipes for putting it in expresso or cold coffee; I haven't gone that wild yet.
I like that these liquors aren't overpowering and have no sugar or sweetener in them. They mix well with traditional cocktail ingredients and make easy, refreshing drinks.
If you want a taste of these, come on over... um... maybe in a few weeks. Stay safe!