Who doesn't love cocktails, right?
Memories of Piña Coladas on the beach, Espresso Martini’s on a Friday night, or frozen margaritas…..mmmm, frozen margarita.
Yep, it’s safe to say we all love a cocktail. The thing is, we’ve had enough of those sugar hangovers that seem to go hand-in-hand with our favourite drinks. Why is that?
Well, because your average Espresso Martini contains more sugar in it than Coco-Cola, that’s why. Just the odd one here or there is fine, but let’s be honest, when do you ever just have one Espresso Martini in a bar! Before you know it, you’ve consumed enough sugar to fill a truck, and the next day you’re wondering why you feel so awful.
Before starting Mindful Mixology, our founder, Danni, looked for products on the market that had clear labeling, that were lower in sugar, and that tasted good….and guess what? There weren’t any.
And so…Mindful Mixology was born!
Mindful in that everything is recyclable or compostable.
Mindful in that we donate money from each box to charity.
Mindful in that we support local brands.
And mindful in the fact that we have cocktails that are better for you than the norm.
A Little Video...
Click on the link to see the story of how we started
*Please note this link takes you through to YouTube and the video starts automatically with the sound on*
What makes our cocktails different?
We searched high and low for sugar alternatives that can be used in cocktails, that don’t alter the flavour over time and that can be bottled. We’re not going to lie…it was hard.
We tried many ingredients and hundreds of recipes before settling on our final products.
All of our cocktails are made with either significantly less or with zero sugar.
We’ve also tried to use ingredients that can be deemed beneficial to human physiology, such as Ashwagandha which is in our Alcohol-Free Grapefruit Martini, or at least better for you than refined sugar, such as the Coconut blossom used in our Salted Coconut Espresso Martini.
Now, don’t get us wrong. We aren’t saying it’s healthy to drink alcohol! We know too much alcohol can be very bad for you. It's just that we like a treat now and then, and we think other people do too.
Our hand-crafted cocktails were born in London, and made in North Norfolk! As such we use as many local companies as we can.
Alcohol- our alcohol is supplied by Lacons, a Norfolk based producer. We also regularly use small, local brands in our cocktails- especially with our special editions! In the past we've used Norfolk Gin, Cawston Juices, Norfolk Cordial, Norfolk Rum and Simon's. Norfolk Cordial and Norfolk Rum are also on our menu from September!
Cardboard- we have been working with a local producer of cardboard to design a branded postage box for us, so watch this space!
Printing- we love local and use a couple of different suppliers; Minuteman Press in Norwich, and the lovely Kerrry from Creative Lincs in Aylsham prints all of our posters, leaflets and bespoke labels. Thanks Kerry!
Fruits & Herbs- we regularly use herbs from our garden in our cocktails. We also get any fruit that would go to waste from our local greengrocers and dehydrate it to use in our lovely boxes that go out in the post!
Where we haven't used local, we've used suppliers that we are friends with from places we have lived! We love Mockingbird Spirit and Simply Syrups from Bristol, and use In The Loop vermouth from Sussex (where we studied!) They are all small brands and deliver to us I'm bulk, saving on excess packaging. Our Organic Orange Blossom is from Steenbergs. We have worked with them in the past and love their ethos!
If you know of any brands that you think would be a good fit for us, let us know!
Welcome to Mindful Mixology, we're glad you're a part of the family.
We do LOTS back of house, that we realise we don't shout about enough. So watch this space. We'll detail everything we do, from having compostable labels, being one of the very few (if only) company in the UK to recycle the label backing, and making our packaging plastic free and compostable.
REFER A FRIEND!
You can now earn rewards as you spend, get goodies on your birthday, and earn money off for each friend you refer!
We're a small business, and giving away a lot of discounts just doesn't work for us. That being said, we think as soon as you try the cocktails, you'll love them! So by offering rewards for referring fiends, we're growing our beautiful base of customers and helping spread the word. Yipee!!!
To earn you rewards, simply click on "EARN REWARDS" which you will see at the bottom right of the HomePage. This will take you to a system where you can sign up, copy a code and send it to a friend. When that friend spends £5, you'll get £5 off your next order.