With the ever increasing war on sugar – teetotalism on the up and with more than one in five young adults abstaining from alcohol – the very best in the business are adapting their appreciation for the creative and distilling blending stirring and mixing up some seriously epic creations to supply demand from the more conscious drinker.In just the last few years we’ve started to see more and more great non-alcoholic serves appear on cocktail lists – some bars dedicating space to an entire section of sophisticated ‘mature mocktails’ – made up of superior ingredients and employing techniques usually reserved for their alcoholic siblings.
I myself released a limited menu at the beginning of this year entitled ‘Anti-resolution vs As Good As It Gets’.
A complete list – highlighting two sides of the same coin.
Whilst the ‘Anti-resolution’ section speaks for its self ‘As Good as it Gets’ was a selection of temperance-style drinks – showcasing all that cocktails should be.
Two of the non-alcoholic cocktails were among the biggest sellers that month – showing that the appreciation for this style of cocktail is growing every day.
There has been no greater testament in recent months to the galactic rise for this style of drink than Seedlip.
Launched at the end of last year by Ben Branson – Seedlip is the world’s first non-alcoholic distilled spirit.
Having stocked it myself since the beginning of the year I can see its huge appeal.