Fix8 canned kombucha

Kombucha brand Fix8 is releasing its three flagship flavours – Triple Ginger, Strawberry Tulsi and Citrus Saffron – in new fully recyclable 330ml aluminium cans. Joining Fix8’s glass bottle range, the new format has been introduced with the aim to “tackle the barrier of consumption occasion and functionality”. Brewed in small batches at the Fix8 …

Gnista non-alcoholic 'spirit'

Following a successful on-trade launch in Scandinavia, premium non-alcoholic ‘spirit’ brand Gnista has made its way to the UK market. Produced in small batches in Skåne, Sweden, Gnista champions modern gastronomy, food technology and classic spirit making techniques, where distillation, brewing and barrel ageing are central. The brand’s first expression, Floral Wormwood, is “aromatic and …

Sipling Alcohol Free Cocktails

Adult soft drinks producer Sipling Beverage Company has introduced a premium range of ready-to-drink alcohol-free cocktails to the UK market. The no-ABV cocktails “recreate the sophisticated flavours, familiarity and sense of occasion” of several of the world’s most popular cocktails: the Bellini, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule, Mojito, Old Cuban and Spiced Rum & Cola. …

Three Spirit

Non-alcoholic drinks brand Three Spirit has introduced two new variants to its plant-powered portfolio, designed to “stimulate the palate, mind and body”. Developed by co-founders Tatiana Mercer, Dash Lilley and Meeta Gournay, the Three Spirit range has been created in response to the “semi-sober consumer” and those who seek “exciting functional alternatives that offer more …

Stryyk menu hack tool

Non-alcoholic spirits brand Stryyk has created a new menu hack tool to help operators capitalise on the demand for low and no-alcohol serves. The new campaign, and Stryyk’s overall mission, is to help the on-trade take measures to maximise the opportunity non-alcoholic spirits presents by “optimising menus and encouraging consumers to trade up from low-margin …

Freestar alcohol-free beer

Ex Tesla, Propercorn and Sipsmith trio Charlie Crawley, Eddy Dallas and Felix von Hurter have launched a new alcohol-free brand called Freestar to the UK market. Freestar’s first product is a premium alcohol-free beer, created using a ‘new’, alternative process that blends natural ingredients instead of brewing them. As opposed to the typical fermentation process, …

Belvoir Juniper & Tonic

Soft drinks and mixer specialist Belvoir is encouraging bar operators to embrace a Sober October as discerning Brits opt to drink less alcohol. In recent years, Belvoir has witnessed three key industry trends: the growth in people choosing not to drink alcohol, the rise of craft gin and an interest in provenance and what goes …

Nine Elms

London-based brand Nine Elms is launching No 18, its first alcohol-free drink, which has been designed to complement “good food”. Originally conceived in London’s historic Nine Elms area, the non-alcoholic drink is produced using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques. Nine Elms No 18 has a “complex yet balanced taste profile”, derived from the …

OTO CBD cocktail bitters

UK-based wellness company OTO has introduced a non-alcoholic ‘high-strength’ CBD cocktail bitters to the on and off-trade. The cocktail bitters has been created as a “functional and flavourful” alternative to alcohol, “using the power of CBD to help drinkers relax, connect and ‘amplify the moment’ in any social experience”. OTO’s CBD bitters has been developed …

Æcorn Aperitifs

Non-alcoholic spirits brand Seedlip has unveiled its new, eagerly anticipated range of distilled no-alcohol aperitifs, Æcorn Aperitifs. Inspired by the 17th century English herbal remedies, the three-strong collection is made from 100% English grown grapes, which are pressed and blended with herbs, roots and bitter botanicals. Aperitifs are an age-old European tradition, regularly taken before …