Seedlip is served in some of the world’s best cocktail bars, Michelin starred restaurants and luxury hotels, voguish with a splash of the exotic, you might be reluctant to put these bottles in the recycling bin once empty and, instead, display them on a shelf or mantelpiece as an arty talking point.
Seedlip -named after the word for an 18th century agricultural basket used for sowing seeds- is the world’s first distilled, sugar and additive-free non-alcoholic spirit, made with herbs and botanicals as well as spices and citrus peels. An arty talking point – that is what Seedlip has become since its launch less than three years ago.
Moreover, Seedlip is about to launch its debut cocktail book, featuring 100 recipes to make at home, as the non-alcoholic drinks trend gathers pace. The recipes have been crafted by a collective of the world’s “best bartenders”, who offer their insight, ethos and techniques alongside each recipe.
Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip said: “Whether you’re a professional bartender or an at-home experimenter, I hope this book demonstrates that cocktails without alcohol, when taken seriously, can be both fun and taste great.”
Its launch is another indication of the growing interest in non-alcoholic drinks, offering a grown up solution to what to drink when you are not drinking.
Lizzy Goudsmit, Penguin Random House commissioning editor, added: “[Seedlip] have transformed the non-alcoholic drinks market by creating Spirits that offer a grown-up drinking experience without the side effects. They are committed to natural ingredients, beautiful design and fresh, confident recipes and I’m hugely excited that Penguin are publishing their first cocktail book.”
The non-alcoholic spirit is available in two flavour variants:
- Seedlip Spice 94 is a blend of individual copper-pot distillates including two barks, two spices and two citrus peels.
- Seedlip Garden 108 is a “green and floral blend” of individual copper-pot distillates including handpicked peas and hay from Branson’s family farm and traditional herbs including spearmint, rosemary & thyme. Both are intended to be served long with tonic water.
The Seedlip Cocktail Book is available to pre-order via seedlipdrinks.com and will be published in hardback by Penguin Random House on 1 November 2018.