Today, May 13th marks World Cocktail Day. So, whether you are a cocktail or mocktail lover, we have something to whet your fancy. From companies making positive environmental impacts with their drinks to the plant-based elixir non-alcoholic aperitifs, take your pick from some of our favourites to shake, stir and mix this cocktail day and beyond.
All of these products are from brands and businesses we love, and some of these are sponsored. We vetted all of these businesses and products ourselves, so you are in good hands.
Mockingbird Spirit – New 70cl Bottle
Alcohol FREE, Tequila INSPIRED, Agave Based SPIRIT. Embodying the spirit of the Mockingbird, humbly mimicking the taste of Tequila by using authentic Mexican Blue Weber Agave, allowing you to have all the margaritas with none of the migraines. A functional & adaptogenic, passionately produced Alcoternative™, made with all vegan ingredients to support health and happiness.* *Feat. Pure Ashwagandha, an adaptogen that benefits mental and physical wellbeing by responding to stress and balancing the mind. 0% Alcohol & 100% Mexican Blue Weber Agave.
Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits
Seedlip is the world's first distiled non-alcoholic spirits. They make delicious non-alchogoc drinks from nature including 3 uique blends: citrus Seedlip Grove 42, herbal Seedlip Garden 108 and aromatic Seedlip Spice 94. They are all made for mixing with tonic or as a base for non-alcoholic cockatiels. They also boast minimal packaging and carbon neutral delivery and are members of 1% for the planet.
One Sage Gin
At One Gin they create award-winning, bold, distinctive London Dry gins abundant with fresh sage and copper-distilled into wonderfully smooth aromatic spirits. One Gin is the first gin created to give back to a global humanitarian cause, turning the UK’s love of gin into a force for good. They donate at least 10% of their profits to fund life-changing, sustainable water programmes in the world’s poorest communities. They know they can’t change the world overnight, but they can change lives one bottle at a time, one person at a time, one day at a time.
Mother Root Ginger Switchel
The alcohol-free ritual to boost your wellbeing. Bethan Higson created Mother Root to bring the same flavour intensity and sense of occasion to the alcohol-free drinks category as you get from a glass of wine Inspired by an age-old American recipe, Mother Root’s Ginger Switchel is a delicious, all-natural infusion of pressed ginger juice, blossom honey, and organic apple cider vinegar that will excite your tastebuds and leave you feeling revitalized. Best enjoyed as a pre-dinner aperitif over ice with soda or a light tonic, a slice of orange, and a fragrant sprig of rosemary.
Fix 8 Strawberry Tulsi Kombucha
Born from a positive obsession with fermentation and flavour, Fix8 kombucha is made from four simple ingredients: tea, sugar, water and live kombucha cultures. Fix8 kombucha is brewed in their London microbrewery, handmade the traditional way by fermenting for 14 days to achieve optimum flavour + bacteria count. Fix8's founder Freya co-created the brand's 3 wonderful flavours with expert Michael Isted - our favourite is Strawberry Tulsi, a simple, summery and aromatic drunk to rejuvenate and uplift!
Taking the fuss out of at-home drinking! Launched in 2019 Tapp’d cocktails have taken the UK by storm with perfectly blended ready to drink cocktails that are delivered direct to your door. They source the finest ingredients including real fruit, ethically sourced coffee and award-winning spirits to deliver exceptional quality and a perfect pour, every time. We love their Mojito, which is expertly blended using fresh garden mint, real lime and award winning golden rum.
Three Spirit Drinks
Three Spirit Drinks is a functional & healthier booze alternative produced in the UK that is designed by plant scientists and bartenders on a mission to show the world alcohol-free doesn’t mean pleasure-free. They have created plant-based alternatives to alcohol that celebrate what you put into a drink, rather than what you take out. They also are proudly plastic-free,100% vegan, cruelty-free and prioritise environmentally friendly methods. Choose from the Livener, Social Elixir or Nightcap blends.
Award-winning, barrier-smashing mixers with big flavour, low sugar and absolutely nothing artificial. As bartenders and friends, Lixir co-founders Matt & Jordan set out to shake up an industry that had gone flat. Their quality mixers are big on flavour, with less sugar, fewer calories and absolutely nothing artificial. Whatever the occasion, Lixir mixers bring the good times and make your drinks better. Lixir variety pack contains their full range of tonic waters and refreshing ginger ale - perfect for working out your favourite, gifting or using to enhance just one bottle of spirit.
Two Keys Mixers
Two Keys was conceived in early 2019 by spirit enthusiasts, James Simpson and Jack Herlihy. Feeling uninspired by the predictability of mixers on the market, they were determined to create something completely unique and innovative that reflected the diversity, quality and craftsmanship that is so abundant in the spirit world. Their quest took them all over the world to source the very best, real ingredients - green teas from Japan; black teas from India, Sri Lanka and China; organic cane sugar from Brazil; pink grapefruits from Andalusia and lemons from Murcia. Drinking just got a little bit more exciting.