Three Spirits Helped us Bring Back Some Non-Boozy Cocktails as we Watched Shows of Yesteryear During the Pandemic
Three Spirits brings back iconic cocktails!
Between the Sex and the City re-boot and hot vaxxed summer, fun cocktails of yesteryear are having a moment: Cosmos, Espresso Martinis and Penicillins are making a comeback on cocktail menus across the country. At the same time, consumers are seeking out low-to-no alcoholic alternatives in pursuit of wellness and self-care.
Thanks to Three Spirit Drinks, these trends collide: revelers now have booze-free, plant-powered options for making “comeback cocktails” themselves. Designed by plant scientists and bartenders, the Three Spirit trio of elixirs provides functional and healthier non-alcoholic drinks – providing the buzz without the booze.
- Livener is a vibrant, powerful drink designed to liven the senses. Powered by guayusa, schizandra, and energizing plants. In the Electric Cosmopolitan, it’s a perky substitute for vodka.
- Social Elixir, is the ultimate social companion and mood elevator (thanks to ingredients like Lion’s Mane mushrooms). Full-bodied and bittersweet with flavors from agave, molasses and coconut vinegar, it will add a layer of booze-free complexity to your Espresso Martini – which some are calling the drink of summer.
- Nightcap is designed to sip and savor. Lemon balm, valerian and hops entwine with complex notes of wood and spice for a calm, dreamy feeling, which gets even dreamier in the Zen Penicillin. Use Nightcap in place of scotch to soothe the body after a long day (or night!).
You can find full recipes below:
2 fl oz Three Spirit Livener
2 fl oz cranberry juice
2 barspoons lime juice
1/2 barspoon Seville orange marmalade
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker or mason jar and shake hard. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with candied cranberries and a wheel of dried orange. Fresh orange also works.
For a low alcohol twist, drizzle in half an ounce of citrus vodka before you shake!
2 fl oz Three Spirit Social Elixir
1 fl oz espresso strength coffee
1 1/2 barspoons of maple syrup
Optional extra: 1/2 fl oz dark rum
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker or a mason jar. Shake HARD until ice-cold and strain through a tea strainer into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with grated raw cocoa beans.
2 fl oz Nightcap
1/2 fl oz lemon
2 barspoons fresh ginger syrup*
2 barspoons smoky honey**
*Fresh Ginger Syrup:
Blend until a pulp and squeeze through a tea towel until no juice remains. Weigh this liquid and add an equal weight of sugar.
**Smoky ginger honey:
200g set honey
100g peeled and diced ginger
Bring to a boil, cover and very gently simmer for 10 minutes. Leave to cool to room temperature and add 2 fl oz heavily peated whisky. Strain out ginger.
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker or mason jar. Shake hard and strain into an ice-filled whisky tumbler. Garnish with crystallised ginger and honeycomb if you can get hold of it!