Memento and Nio unveil alcohol-free RTD cocktails

Italian non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand Memento has partnered with ready-to-drink producer Nio Cocktails to create two zero-ABV serves in 100ml pouches. Available in Italy and the UK, Nio Cocktails will now offer the ready-to-drink (RTD) Lemongrass Citrus and Virgin Bitters cocktails for at-home delivery. Lemongrass Citrus is said to blend “flavours from South East Asia and more tropical areas”. The RTD cocktail is made using Memento, lemongrass, fruit juices and grenadine. Virgin Bitters is an alcohol-free…

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Ketel One creates Botanical Spritz RTDs

Diageo-owned Ketel One vodka has expanded its low-alcohol Botanical series with three canned ready-to-drink products in the US. The “first of its kind” Botanical range was released in May 2018. Comprising three flavours – Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose – the range is bottled at 30% ABV with no artificial flavours, no added sugar and no artificial sweeteners. The range contains just 73 calories per serving. The Botanical series…

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Foxhole Spirits creates botanical rum

English producer Foxhole Spirits has moved into rum with the launch of a botanical bottling, called Mad City. Mad City Botanical Rum is the third product in Foxhole Spirits’ portfolio, following the launch of Foxhole Gin and Hyke Gin. The new premium white rum is a blend of four Fairtrade-certified rums from Jamaica, Guyana, Dominican Republic and Barbados. The rum’s recipe also includes 25 botanicals, which have been sustainability sourced where possible, including coffee, coconut,…

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Senser debuts ‘mood-enhancing’ zero-ABV ‘spirits’

Booze-free botanical ‘spirit’ brand Senser has launched three “mood-enhancing” alcohol alternatives inspired by traditional medicines and shamanic practices. Designed to be treated like a traditional spirit, Senser has launched with three variants: Power, Love and Joy. Each expression features a “curated blend of botanical ingredients” that enhances its namesake attribute. Founded by trained plants alchemist Vanessa Jacoby, Senser was created to “elevate social situations into mood-enhancing experiences”. Power features botanicals such as gotu kola, orange…

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BrewDog to ‘save rum’ with botanical bottling

Scottish spirits producer BrewDog Distilling Co has launched Five Hundred Cuts Botanical Rum, which is flavoured with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and tonka bean. BrewDog Distilling Co’s latest release is made using sugar cane molasses that has been fermented using red wine yeast. The spirit is double-distilled using the brand’s copper pot stills and is infused with whole botanicals to produce a rum that tastes like “like Christmas cake in a glass”. David Gates, MD…

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