Live Light at home this January with Salcombe Distilling Co.s bold and refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails

Following a period of festive indulgence, many of us are preparing to enter the new year by renewing ambitions of a healthy lifestyle. Naturally, alcohol consumption is the first habit to be kicked to the curb with many people taking part in Dry January, however, Salcombe Distilling Co. believe that abstinence doesn’t have to mean missing out.

The award-winning South Devon based distillery have the perfect offerings to quench the thirst of the ‘sober inquisitive’ using their critically-acclaimed non-alcoholic spirit, ‘New London Light’, providing a refreshing and healthy alternative to drinking this new year.

Inspired by the world-class quality benchmark set by the historic ‘London Dry’ gin, ‘NLL’ has been crafted to deliver a best-in-class non-alcoholic spirit without compromising on flavour. Providing the perfect option for health-conscious drinkers who don’t want to miss out on the flavour of world class spirits, ‘NLL’ is crafted by first distilling three botanicals - rich Macedonian juniper berries, ginger and habanero capsicum - into which fifteen additional botanicals are blended, delivering a complex spectrum of flavour with hints of citrus orange and sage.

Signature Serves

‘New London Light & Light’  

The ultimate ‘New London Light & Light’ is best served in a high ball glass, with plenty of ice and one large measure of NLL to three parts premium light tonic water. Garnished with a slice of orange and a sage leaf to deliciously highlight NLL’s zesty citrus, green herbaceous notes and piney juniper. 

Ingredients:  

  • 50ml ‘New London Light’ 
  • 150ml Premium Light tonic water  
  • Orange slice  
  • Sage leaf  
  • Ice

Method:  

  • Fill a high ball glass with ice 
  • Add a large measure of ‘New London Light’ 
  • Add 150ml of Fever-Tree Light tonic water 
  • Garnish with a slice of orange and a sage leaf 
  • Gently stir and serve    

One serve using Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light tonic water is less than 30 calories. 

‘Clear Sights’

Swap your daily smoothie for something that adds a little sophistication and spice. ‘Clear Sights’ combines a careful balance of citrus, savoury and spice to highlight NLL’s flavours of habanero capsicum, zesty orange and herbaceous sage.

Ingredients:  

  • 50ml ‘New London Light’ 
  • 50ml fresh orange juice
  • 50ml carrot juice
  • 12.5ml lime juice
  • 1 slice of jalapeño to garnish
  • Soda water top

Method:  

  • Muddle the jalapeño slice in the Boston shaker
  • Add the NLL, orange, carrot and lime juices along with plenty of ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds
  • Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, top up with soda water and garnish with a baby carrot

‘K N Sour’

Alcohol-free doesn’t have to be dull. This non-alcoholic ‘K N Sour’ puts NLL’s complex spectrum of flavour and thirst-quenching zest on full display.

Ingredients:  

  • 75ml ‘New London Light’ 
  • 12.5ml ginger juice
  • 12.5ml lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp wildflower honey
  • 12.5ml aquafaba

Method:  

  • Place all the ingredients into a Boston shaker with plenty of ice
  • Shake vigorously for 15 seconds before straining into a chilled Nick and Nora glass

Howard Davies, Co-founder of Salcombe Distilling Co., commented: “It’s disappointing that so many bars and restaurants are unable to welcome dry January drinkers this year, which is why we’ve created this collection of delicious non-alcoholic cocktails, simple to recreate at home but adventurous and complex in flavour. A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try to live a little lighter and our non-alcoholic spirit, ‘New London Light’, means health-conscious and sober curious drinkers don’t have to miss out on world-class quality and taste.”

‘New London Light’ is available in select premium restaurants, bars and retailers including www.salcombegin.com/shop, The Victuallers, Amazon, John Lewis & Master of Malt for RRP £27.50 per 70cl.

For those committing to a year of living light, ‘New London Light’ can be purchased via subscription with a bottle delivered straight to your door each month. For more information visit https://www.salcombegin.com/shop/new-london-light-subscription.

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