Borrago launches non-alcoholic spirit #47 Paloma

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Location: UK

It’s all go in the exciting up-and-coming category of non-alcoholic spirits, with Borrago adding its #47 Paloma Blend into the mix.

The baby of chef Tom Tuke-Hastings is the latest addition to the adult soft drinks market, and is alcohol, sugar and calorie-free. Made from six individually steam-distilled botanicals – including citrus, spice and pepper, cardamon and rosemary – that are then blended together, #47 Paloma Blend is fresh, zesty and complex.

While the botanical blend is designed to be paired with tonic, lime and mint, or as a base for cocktails, we’d recommend it with a splash of soda water and slice of lime.

‘I decided to start Borrago because I have a love of food, drink and entertaining,’ said creator Tuke-Hastings. ‘With alcohol being a declining part of this, I struggled to find exciting grown up non-alcoholic options and wanted to create something that would be delicious, grown up and worth celebrating with.

‘Non-alcoholic drinks choices have previously been seen as childish, sugar laden and downmarket. I set out to create something sophisticated, that you can celebrate and even show off with. Where you can have the theatre of a cocktail without the alcohol, sugar or calories’

It’s an ever-changing time for the non-alcoholic spirits category, with it being announced that Belvedere’s former head of spirit creation, Claire Smith-Warner, has joined the team at Seedlip.

It begs the question: Who will be next?

£19.99/500ml, Borrago.com

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Isabella Sullivan

Joining the Imbibe team in 2016, Isabella worked as a health and food writer before turning to her true passion – drinks. The self-confessed love of her life is gin, but is also particularly draw to the dark side, favouring dark rum and Japanese whisky. She is on the hunt to find the perfect Espresso Martini, something documented on her Instagram and Twitter pages.

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