On a recent Wednesday evening, I threw a little cocktail party.
The guest list was exclusive—me, myself and the dog—and the nibbles minimal (a single bar of dark-chocolate-and-pretzel Tony’s Chocolonely) but the refreshment menu was extensive and non-alc. I served a my version of a grapefruit-jalapeño mule with Solbrü Restore, a generous pour of an earthy and tannin-y red Solbrü Connect in a wine glass topped with soda. It was decadent—and delicious—but not nearly as debauched as it sounds. In fact, I woke up the next morning hangover-free and practically glowing with wellness, of the smuggest kind.
Every drink was served was without a gram of alcohol!
There are lots of reasons you could be refraining from drinking alcohol (and they’re all valid). Perhaps you’re sober. You’re sober curious. You’re doing a Dry January. (Or a Sober October.) You’ve had the worst hangover and are “never. drinking. again!” (We’ve been there.) You’re prioritizing your health, you hate the way it makes you feel, or simply how it tastes. Maybe you’re pregnant! Like we said, the list could go on and on.
Whatever the reason for your refrain, you don’t always have to miss out on the buzz. Whether you reach for rocks glasses and red wine because you’re socializing or stressed out, there are Solbru that are rethinking spirits and the way we consume them.
More than sparkling waters and flavored sodas, these non-alcoholic beverages are using natural plants, herbs, fruits, and flowers to benefit you in a different way. Happy sipping!
Rosemary + Mint Lemonade
2 oz Solbrü Elevate
2 oz rosemary & mint simple syrup
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup club soda
For Rosemary & mint simple syrup:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 large sprig rosemary
6-7 mint leaves
Direction for simply syrup and AF cocktail:
add sugar and water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Add in rosemary sprig and mint leaves and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let syrup steep for about 30 minutes.
Pour syrup into a glass jar through a mesh strainer to remove rosemary and mint leaves; let cool. In an 8oz glass, add ice, lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda and top with Solbrü Elevate.
Ingredients: 2 oz Inspire Brü 2 oz Cold brew coffee 0.5 oz maple syrup orange peel
Directions: 1. Pour coffee, inspire and maple syrup over ice in a shaker - shake it to wake it ;) 2. Pour into a rocks glass over ice 3. Garnish with an orange peel 4. Enjoy!
Blue Majik Inspired Latte
Ingredients: 2oz Inspire Brü 1/2oz maple syrup 2/3 cup coconut milk 1 scoop E3 Live Blue Majik
Directions: 1. Add your elixir and maple syrup to a glass or mug. 2. Add the coconut milk and Blue Majik power to a milk frother - froth! 3. Alternatively you can heat up the milk in a pot while whisking in the Blue Majik powder. Don't let it boil! 4. Pour milk over your elixir and maple syrup 5. Prost!
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We get it. Stressful times surround us and it often feels like the whole world wants us to drink. Stand up to peer pressure and fight for your right to cocktail without compromise.
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Angel K. United States Verified buyer
LOVE IT You MUST try this product. It is fantastic. Easy to order, quick to arrive and best of all delicious! My husband and I embraced an Alcohol Free Lifestyle almost 6 months ago. Most alternatives are fair at best. Solbrü Connect is spot on...lots of fresh lime and a good tonic...yummy AND zero calories! It just doesn't get better than that.
Tim K. United States Verified buyer
Great alcohol alternative We were feeling uncomfortable that our alcohol consumption was increasing because of the pandemic. A search online found Solbru Restore as an alternative. Figured we would give it a try and are we glad we did it. We bought three more bottles and will buy more.
Since we had an opportunity to “happy hour” with so many spirits specialists, we couldn’t resist asking them for any final cocktail essential tips. As you prepare to shake and stir, remember:
Take stock. An organized and prepared bar is essential for hosting, Becker says. “Preparation makes all the difference when mixing drinks for groups of friends. Before I host, I check that my bar has everything I need. I have my juices, syrups, spirits, tools, bitters, garnishes, and glassware ready to go.”
Set the scene. Before he picks up a single cocktail tool, Mish likes to focus on “mise en place,” which translates from French to mean “everything in place.” “Your glassware should be close by and chilling, if applicable. Your juices, syrups, and garnishes are prepped with your jigger handy and spirits fitted uncapped,” he says. “Preparation and consideration will ensure the best possible expression of what you are trying to achieve in your home mixology adventures.”
Taste test. “Just like a chef tastes a dish before it leaves the kitchen, taste your drinks before serving them to others,” Becker says. (Try using a small straw to trap a little liquid inside, then drop it onto your tongue.) Too sweet? Add a little extra citrus or bitters. Too strong? Add a little simple syrup or bitters. “It's all about balancing the ratio of the drink's ingredients,” she explains.
Get creative. Before you fully commit to one specific blend, ask yourself, “Is there a better spirit or flavor pairing that I'm not thinking of that would work better?”. Choose your spirit and flavors wisely: “With whiskey, perhaps you can use orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and honey. These flavors are rich and deep. Playing with Solbru These spirits are more versatile and pair well with any flavors like lemon and lime, jalapeño, grapefruit, pineapple, and other fruits. Is gin more your thing? Try pairing it with some sparkling water and fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, or thyme.” And don’t forget to take advantage of the season, Mish adds. “The fresher the ingredients, the fresher the cocktail, so head to the produce section and look around. Try to think outside the box and grab things you haven’t tried or haven’t seen others try. Consider things that might complement your favorite
Know when to shake and when to stir. Anything that has citrus is shaken, anything without citrus is stirred. Stir for 12 seconds or 30 rotations, and shake hard for 12 seconds!