Borrago is a delicious grown-up drink with no alcohol, sugar, fat or calories. It is full of natural botanical flavours and smells, built from the ground up to give a complex, dry and flavoursome non-alcoholic spirit. It is an awesome base for exciting and discerningly different non-alcoholic cocktails. The signature serve is to pour over ice, top up with a Double Dutch Indian tonic and garnish with lime and a sprig of mint.
Bottle Size is 500ml
Alcohol free spirits are made through the distillation of botanicals, up to 35! These are then mixed to create the flavour, many of which now go past just imitating a gin, vodka or vermouth taste but instead create a whole new flavour! Across Europe drinks below 0.5% ABV are classed as ‘alcohol free’. In the UK drinks that are between 0.05% and 0.5% ABV are classed as non-alcoholic.
Is this really sugar free?
Yes this sugar has zero sugar! Products with a higher sugar content cause a spike in insulin and we react by storing more carbs as fat. You may also notice that although lower in sugar there is some carbs, this is usually more complex forms of sugar such as starches and fibre and the body uses these for energy.
Gluten Free Explained
Gluten is a protein compound found most commonly in the grains wheat, barley, rye and oats. Wheat and barley are often key ingredients in producing drinks such as beer and in sealing wine casks. Gluten free drinks avoid using such products. To label as gluten free the product must have below 20 parts per million of gluten, which is barley a trace!
How is this product Vegan Friendly?
The drink is free from any animal products or derivatives. In addition the bottle, label and glue is also free from animal products.
I have recently stopped drinking alcohol and whilst I am loving the feeling of waking up without a hangover, being able to drive home post party, sleeping better etc what I do miss is a substitute for my previous drink of choice a large G&T with tonic and a lime. This drink I would say is no substitute it stands on it's own in terms of flavour. There is no sickly sweetness to it and it tastes to me very complex a bit like a forest floor might on a dark night after a thunder storm. I know this is a very flowery description but it is a drink which demands one. The flavours I pull from it are peppercorns and possibly some kind of citrus and maybe bark? I have just had my first one with a London Essence Tonic and lime and it is lovely. I am also going to give this a go with some cucumber like I used to with Hendricks and I am going to have a crack at making a non alcoholic dirty martini as I suspect with a bit of olive juice the savoury nature of this drink will really come alive. Love this will be buying more without a doubt and trying to persuade my local to stock it.