Calling all designated drivers! Apparently it’s still possible to enjoy a tasty beverage on a night out without having to catch a buzz or worrying about driving. Non-alcoholic spirits may sounds like the biggest oxymoron you’ve ever heard, but just hear us out. Even if you don’t have to drive anywhere you can still sit back and enjoy one of these tasty cocktails while relaxing, without the danger of having a few too many and regretting it at the office the next morning.
Seedlip is the first non-alcoholic spirit the world has ever seen. It still goes through a distillation process, but doesn’t get you drunk like standard spirits tend to. The method for this process was discovered in the book, The Art of Distillation, which includes methods used by Apothecaries in the 1600’s. Back then, copper stills were used to make herbal remedies (which were also non-alcoholic,) and centuries later Seedlip was made in a kitchen in the woods.
There’s currently only two different flavor choices for Seedlip; Spice 94 and Garden 108. Each one contains six botanicals that have gone through the distillation process, but the alcohol and sugar is left out. This leaves a herbally type of delicious base for any cocktail of your choice. Mix it with tonic, soda, or any mixer of your choice and enjoy! An option to drink without “drinking” is great news for anyone who is trying to lay off the sauce. It’s even a great alternative for anyone who wants to hang out with their buddies but still stick to their diet, since it contains zero calories and no sugars (as long as you stick with soda water as your mixer.)
Currently this spirit is only available to try or buy in the UK, but you can order online and have it shipped to your home. You can try it out at your next get-together and raise your glasses to no hangover. We’ll cheers to that!