02 HAVE YOUR SPIRIT, AND DRINK IT TOO
Even if your meditation guru prescribes a teetotal lifestyle, there’s hope. With Seedlip, the world’s first alcohol-free spirit, drinking can truly be all about flavour appreciation. Copper pot- distilled from unique mixes of herbs and then blended, these drops are the work of British hobbyist distiller turned entrepreneur Ben Branson. Unlike alcohol-free beverages that attempt to mimic the taste of their buzz-inducing counterparts, Seedlip has its own complex flavour profile. Spice 94, for instance, has a heady mix of allspice berries and cardamom, with citrusy notes, and a long bitter finish thanks to oak and cascarilla bark.
Next month, a third expression – Grove 42, a summery concoction marked by orange zest, mandarin pith, lemongrass and ginger – will be available in Singapore. The nuanced flavours of Seedlip work well when mixed with tonics, or into martini-style drinks. The likes of The Fat Duck, Eleven Madison Park and Andre Chiang’s Raw in Taipei are proudly serving it.