Cooling off with a fresh gin and tonic is a perfect way to unwind on a summer afternoon. But what if you or your companion doesn’t partake in hard beverages? Or what is you have somewhere to be that day and can’t quite break out the good stuff just yet? Easy. Reach for a bottle of Seedlip Spice 94 – a non-alcoholic “distilled spirit” crafted as an under-21-suitable alternative to your classic London Dry Gin.
For legal reasons, it can’t be called “non-alcoholic gin,” but that’s what Spice 94 is meant to be; a distilled blend of “Natural Botanical Distillates & Extract,” meaning Allspice berries, Cardamom, Grapefruit peel, Lemon peel, Oak bark, and Cascarilla bark. The result is an aromatic and citrusy drink that’s about as close as you’ll get to gin without being, you know – actual gin. Mix it with ginger ale, ginger beer or a classic tonic for refreshing, familiar drink you can have anytime, anywhere. Seedlip suggests a red grapefruit peel garnish instead of lemon.
Other Seedlip “spirits” include Garden 108, which evokes the traditional British herb garden with peas, thyme and rosemary, as well as the orange and citrus-heavy Grove 42. Different tastes for different palettes, but all authentically sophisticated alternatives to hard spirits.