Seedlip x The (Oblivious) New Mama
It’s Tuesday and the sun is shining and I got a little (a lot) bit sunburnt at lunch which means that it is time to get ready for summer and picnics and cocktails. It also means that it is time for me to announce my official collaboration with Seedlip.
Haven’t heard of them? Neither had I.
I have never had to buy non-alcoholic drinks – to be honest, I have rarely thought about non-alcoholic alcohol. I knew going into the pregnancy that there is a myriad of non-alcoholic sparkling wine but that that was pretty much my only option. Now, although I have been enjoying the odd bit of alcohol here and there, for the majority of my pregnancy I have neither wanted to nor felt like drinking alcohol. That doesn’t mean I don’t miss mixing a cocktail for myself of a weekend that is laden with spirits. It also doesn’t mean that I don’t sorely miss going out for drinks and participating in said drinks. I also don’t really like champagne or sparkling wine whether there is alcohol in it or not.
It got me thinking – if I felt like this, then so many other pregnant women must do as well. So I started researching.
99% of my search results yielded various types and brands of non-alcoholic sparkling wine, until I came across Seedlip AND EVERYTHING CHANGED.
Let me introduce you to Seedlip. The world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits, Seedlip is London-based company that is, “on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options.” The company’s legacy of ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’ is based on the distilled non-alcoholic remedies from The Art of Distillation written in 1651. They offer three unique and complex blends Spice 94, Garden 108 & Grove 42. All of the blends are made with natural ingredients, some of which you may not be expecting! Mandarin, lemongrass, oak bark (yep, bark!), peas, hay.. the list goes on, and the result is absolutely astounding. The blends are both sugar and sweetener free and contain zero calories.
I am completely and utterly in love with Seedlip, not just because it feels a niche in the market that has gone unanswered until now, but because of the ingenuity, the creativity and the dedication that the company and its founder have for their work – their art. I celebrate anyone who thinks outside the box and succeeds in their vision. Seedlip is stocked in some of the world’s most exclusive bars and restaurants including Dandelyan in London, the #1 bar in the world, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and Soho House in West Hollywood. HUSTLERS, BABY!
The branding, packaging and bottling of Seedlip is next level stunning/gorgeous/everything. It really is a beautiful, artisanal product and I cannot recommend it highly enough – not just for pregnant women either, but for those of you who are alcohol afficiandos as well! Seedlip offers flavours that a lot of other alcoholic spirits just don’t have. Discovering Seedlip has allowed me to partake in my partner’s and my ritual of cocktails on a sunny weekend which, up until recently I have had to forgo. The blends are designed to be able to be served with just tonic or soda water, however they are also ideal for cocktails. On their website, Seedlip have curated a cocktail menu that you can use for inspiration, separating the recipes between each blend.
Seedlip generously sent me Spice 94 (which I will also be including in that all-elusive secret project I have been mentioning since the beginning of this website) so I went straight for their Espresso Martini.
Seedlip Espresso MartiNO
50 ml Seedlip Spice 94
50 ml cold brew concentrate (or a shot of espresso, cooled. I just used a pod at home and chilled it in the freezer for ten minutes)
15ml sugar syrup
3 coffee beans (for garnishing)
Add Seedlip, coffee, sugar syrup and ice into a cocktail shaker, double strain and serve garnished with coffee beans
Drink and be fabulous
I want to thank the incredible team at Seeedlip for sending me Spice 94 – you guys are just excellent x