SEEDLIP. I saw this product all over London last summer. It’s a botanical distillate that is NON-ALCOHOLIC. It’s a great option if seeking to create some complex non-alcoholic cocktails. In London, I saw quite a few bars with refreshing mocktails and punches made with it. For those accounts that only have a beer and wine license, this could also be a good option.
How to use it – Tonic! Makes a fantastic non-alcoholic “gin & tonic”, but it also goes well with juices and spritzers and wine cocktails. If you’ve never tasted a non-alcoholic distillate, it might be hard to taste it and figure out how it would be used. It’s complex in flavor and best if tasted with fresh juices and mixers like club soda, tonic water. It's not meant to be sipped on the rocks.
It’s not cheap. It retails for about the same as a premium spirit - $35, but I would argue that you could charge as much as a regular cocktail. One interesting trend I've seen world-wide is more mocktails ... and not just in a separate boxed section on the menu, but creatively interwoven throughout the menu, mixed with regular cocktails.
Seedlip is only available in select states, but they've been pretty aggressive in the US, as of late, and are trying to get in most states by the end of the year.
Spice: Made from Allspice, Cardamom, Oak, Lemon, Grapefruit, Cascarilla
Garden: Peas, Hay, Spearmint, Rosemary, Thyme
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