Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 584

13 JANUARY 2022 NO & LOW ADVERT I S ING PROMOT ION | 11 HOW TO KEEP IT LOW. . . DHRUV BAKER Founder of Tempus Foods, @dhruvbaker1 “Tonic with a squeeze of lime and a fewdrops of Angostura Bitters feels like a grown-up drink. I usually have one of these if I’mdriving or, if I’m at home, I’ll have one of these then, if I feel like it, I’ll have a gin and tonic, too.” So much more than finishing touches... Every drink deserves a touch of theatre – it’s time to go to town with the garnish GIVE MOCKTAI LS THE EDGE Dab part or all of the glass rim with sugar or agave syrup, honey or citrus juice, then press it into flavours that complement your drink. Try toasted coconut, fruit zest, cinnamon sugar, cocoa powder, flavoured salt or chilli powder. You could even create sticky lines down the side of the glass and dip for a striped effect. BUI LD SHAPES INTO THE GLASS A large tumbler or highball gives you the volume to wind interesting garnishes inside the drink. This one uses a long, wide strip of grapefruit peel, cut into thin lines almost to the top to create a fan shape. Or break out the Y-shaped veg peeler and fashion some wafer-thin ribbons of rhubarb or cucumber to swirl inside a refreshing nohito. COME OUT ON TOP When you add egg white to a cocktail shaker – think pink lady, gin fizz, or any kind of sour – it leaves you with a frothy white topping that makes the perfect pillow for sprinkling on extra prettiness. We’ve chosen dried raspberries, but you could also go for finely zested citrus, dried rose petals, grated chocolate or nutmeg. Find more great no & low drinks at waitrose.com Offers and prices in this publication may vary in Little Waitrose, the Channel Islands and concessions. Number of products on offer varies by store. Some products are available only in larger branches. Subject to availability. Offers are valid as stated. You must be 18 years old or over to purchase alcohol. Excludes: multi-buy and quantity discount promotions and price promotions (where applicable) on alcohol in Scotland. MEET THE PRODUCER T he pioneer and original creator of the non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip founder Ben Branson (above) was inspired by the book The Art of Distillation, published in 1651, which was full of remedy recipes, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. “I once ordered a non-alcoholic cocktail in a smart London restaurant and the result was really disappointing – pink, sugary and no match for the food,” he says. “So I spent two years experimenting with a small copper still, distilling herbs grown in my garden.” To perfect each distinctive Seedlip ‘spirit’, the individual natural botanicals are distilled using traditional techniques to extract the optimum flavour, before they are all blended together to create the unique taste. The first Seedlip variety to be released in 2015 was Seedlip Spice 94, featuring oak, all spice, green cardamom and cascarilla, followed by Grove 42 (citrus, ginger and lemongrass) and Garden 108 (peas, hops, herbs and spearmint). The numbers relate to a fact about the hero ingredient, ie, Seedlip Garden 108 is so called because, on average, peas take 108 days from the day they’re sown till they’re mature enough to be harvested. “Our aim is to offer people not drinking alcohol, the same ritual, flavour and sense of occasion as those who are,” says Ben. “It solves the dilemma of what to drink when you’re not drinking.” SEEDLIP Seedlip Grove 42 Offer £23.50/70cl (was £26.50) A zesty blend of citrus and ginger – sancho peppercorn gives it a bright, dry finish. 0.0% ABV Try in a... Cosnopolitan Shake 25ml Seedlip Grove 42, 25ml Æcorn Aromatic, 30ml cranberry juice, 15ml lime juice and 10ml sugar syrup three times in a shaker filled with ice. Fine-strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist. LOW AND READY TO GO If you love the big, bold flavours of a negroni, then you should try this non-alcoholic cocktail from Seedlip. It’s flavoured with all-natural distillates of citrus, herbs and spices. Serve as you would a negroni – over ice with an orange-peel garnish. And it’s enough for two, so you can share it! Nogroni*, £12/20cl

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