This month it is Champagne Veuve Clicquot Rich, so get ready to sip your way…
We’re trying something a little less ‘naughty’ this month with this sophisticated healthy alternative.
Produced by Vermont Gin, VerGin is South Africa’s first distilled, non-alcoholic, organic botanical spirit. It looks like a gin. It is served like a gin. It makes the perfect “G&T” …without any naughty additives, artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours and the best part? Its 0% sugar and 0% Alcohol.
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VerGin has two products on the market at present.
Bloom is named after its beautiful rose-scented floral flavour profile. The lingering spiciness can be attributed to the addition of more exotic seeds, spices, barks and petals with a burst of freshness from lemon peel. This refined and complex blend of distilled organic botanicals glows with a pretty Hibiscus blush and includes just the right amount of Juniper berries to give it a real “gin kick”.
Limón has a vibrant green citrus flavour profile with abundant lemon and lime notes. Distilled together with hand-harvested organic botanicals and exotic roots, bark, seeds and spices underpinned by juniper that gives it a soft spicy edge and a distinctly gin-like complexity. This is pure lemon and lime bliss!
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Why HJ loves:
VerGin makes the perfect non-alcoholic G&T but Mixologists can also create exciting new cocktails around it that gives patrons who are not drinking alcohol, for whatever reason, a great, complex, real adult alternative to the usual blend of sugary syrups and fruit juices. VerGin Bloom is poised to disrupt the way consumers think about adult non-alcoholic beverages. It is premium quality and tastes as close to the real thing as you will get.
Why is it called VerGin? The VER was derived from Vermont, the Hermanus suburb where the founders of the Vermont Gin Company met as neighbours. It also plays on the pure, clean, virginal attributes of this non-alcoholic distilled spirit and the juniper base provides the “GIN” reference…so in essence, it is a “virgin” “gin” from Vermont.
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You shouldn’t have to throw five other things in a glass to make gin more palatable… VerGin is good enough to sip on its own, but if you love creating unique cocktails be assured that it will elevate those to a completely different level. Give our must-try VerGin cocktail a go and see for yourself!
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