Seedlip isn’t exactly a spirit, because it doesn’t contain any alcohol—and that makes it a game-changer. If you’re a fitness-minded guy who doesn’t drink alcohol but likes to join friends at the bar, then this is the answer to endless club sodas. Pair Seedlip with tonic, and you’ll have enough body to taste like a cocktail—without getting you drunk or fat.
Born out of a kitchen in the English countryside, Seedlip was created by UK-based entrepreneur and botany enthusiast Ben Branson, who came up with the idea of a distilled non-alcoholic spirit after reading a centuries-old manual, The Art of Distillation. Seedlip is available in two expressions: Garden 108, which is herbal and floral, and Spice 49, which is aromatic and woody with a nice little kick. For discerning cocktail drinkers, Seedlip is excellent with other ingredients within cocktails. ($40, food52.com)
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