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By Alison Jane Reid
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Anyone for a seaside Martini that won't leave you with a fuzzy head?
Non-alcoholic cocktails are no longer a dull, insipid Cinderalla choice.
The discerning, health-conscious consumer is driving demand for all manner of delicious, non-intoxicating botanicals without alcohol, many of them made with organic, artisan and wildcrafted organic ingredients, low in added sugar. A brilliant new wave of talented micro distillers are behind the no alcohol sector, and they are harnessing the same ancient techniques used to distil alcohol.
Here's the recipe for the Seaside Martini from Mindful Mixology, using Pentire, camomile tea bags, delicately delicious orange blossom water and a dash of raw honey.
50ml Pentire - no alcohol botanical spirit
40ml chamomile tea infusion
5ml raw organic honey or organic agave - we prefer honey
5ml Organic orange blossom water
Make your chamomile tea infusion in advance, by simply making a cup of chamomile tea! If using a teabag, leave in a cup of water to infuse for a good 30 minutes. If making with dried chamomile flowers then ensure you filter the tea through a fine strainer prior to using.
(We love Three Chamomile by Pukka Herbs).
When you are ready to make your cocktail add the Pentire, chamomile infusion, agave (or organic or local raw honey if you prefer) and a drop of organic orange blossom water to a cocktail shaker.
Add a scoop of ice and shake vigorously.
Strain into a chilled coupe or liqueur glass and top with a sprig of sea lavender or an edible flower from your garden.
Mindful Mixology is a small artisan and ethical company based in Norfolk that makes lower sugar cocktails with alcohol, low alcohol and no alcohol options using organic, wildcrafted and beneficial herbs, plants and flowers.
If you like this recipe but fancy taking the trouble out of making cocktails at home, you can simply order cocktails from Mindful Mixology to be delivered straight to your door!
If you like this recipe you might just fancy our award-winning Grapefruit Margarita. At just £10 for 2 large servings, it's a super treat for the weekend. You can also buy it in our 'gift box of three.'
Mindful Mixology delivers cocktails direct to your door all over the UK, posted out the same day when you order by 10am. So, if you can’t be with a loved one on a special occasion, or want a delicious cocktail delivered to the door, we will ensure that your cocktails are delivered safely and securely straight to your front door. Our bottled cocktails delivery service is second to none with our robust designed packaging that keeps your order safe in transit.
Placing your order couldn’t be more straightforward, just place your cocktail order online on our website. Then you can provide any notes, for example, the fact that it's a gift and you would like a hand-written m in there.