We recently discovered Borrago, a naturally delicious ‘non-alcoholic spirit’ that makes a great base for a variety of mocktails, which let’s be honest, beats drinking soda and juice when you don’t want to imbibe, but would like something a little bit more festive.
Designed to be mixed rather than drunk straight (it has a slightly odd taste on its own), it has a heady mix of floral and herbaceous notes that make it great for mixing with a wealth of different flavour combinations. If you're not sure what to mix it with, it's recommended to use it as a base for mocktails you would typically enjoy with either vodka or gin. Bursting with citrus and spice, we think it works really well as a base for citrus flavoured mocktail recipes.
We served our Borrago with fresh grapefruit juice, which was fabulous and would make a refreshing summertime drink. Other alternatives if grapefruit's not your vibe, include Borrago and tonic, (their signature serve is 25ml Borrago with 200ml tonic), or their ‘Windfall’ mocktail, a blend of Borrago, lemon juice, elderflower syrup and cloudy apple juice. With so many options to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to discovering your favourite Borrago concoction.
Borrago is available from www.borrago.com for £19.99 (500ml bottle).