Whether you're the designated driver, pregnant or just a non-drinker, a new "spirit" might just be the answer to the ever-growing dilemma of what to drink when you're not drinking.
SEEDLIP is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, launched to great acclaim in November 2015 and was an immediate sell-out in London’s Selfridges.
Now served in over 15 international cities, 150 Michelin starred restaurants as well as the world’s top cocktail bars including The Dead Rabbit, Dandelyan, Baxter Inn & The Savoy, it's time that non-alcoholic tipples get a look-in.
Seedlip’s spirits boast zero calories, are sugar-free, sweetener-free & artificial flavour-free, making a Seedlip & Tonic the credible adult alternative to alcohol if not drinking.
Blended & bottled in England, Seedlip has created a coveted bespoke maceration, copper pot distillation & filtration process for each individual botanical that takes 6 weeks.
Seedlip was founded by Ben Branson in his kitchen in the woods with a small copper still & a copy of The Art of Distillation written in 1651 which documented apothecaries’ distilled non-alcoholic herbal remedies.
Ben Branson says: “My family’s 300-year farming heritage coupled with a career working on drinks brands laid the foundations to spend two years working with distillers, growers & historians to create adult, complex drinks when, for whatever reason, you’re not drinking alcohol. The response from both the trade & consumers has been overwhelming & we are both proud & humbled to be championed by the world’s food & drink pioneers. Exciting times!”
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Available in two expressions, Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside with sophisticated top notes of the handpicked peas & hay from the founder’s family farm with a complex herbal base character of spearmint, rosemary & thyme.
Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic with strong spice (All Spice Berries & Cardamom) & citrus (lemon & grapefruit peel) top notes & a long bitter from the highest quality barks (Oak & Cascarilla).
Both spirits are best served with tonic or as the base for martini or sour style non-alcoholic cocktails.
As for their signature serve? Ask for a Seedlip Spice 94 & Tonic:
Tall Glass – Full of Ice
50ml Seedlip Spice
Top with Fever Tree Indian Tonic
Garnish: w/ a Red Grapefruit Twist
Seedlip is available nationwide in Ireland (RRP €36) via drinkstore.ie and Dunnes Stores, as well as the following bars:
Angelinas, Percy Place, Dublin 4; Delahunt, Camden St., Dublin; Dollard & Co, Wellington Quay, Dublin 2; House, Howley's Quay, Limerick; Market Bar, Fade St., Dublin 2; Pichet, Trinity St., Dublin 2; Redmonds of Ranelagh, 25 Ranelagh, Dublin 4; SOHO Bar & Restaurant, Grand Parade, Cork; The Westbury Hotel, Balfes St., Dublin 2; and more to be announced.