Don’t call them mocktails: #spiritfree and #placebo drinks are a growing wellness trend
It gathered speed last year with Sober October before the holiday rush. After ringing in 2020, the trend was undeniable: #Dryuary was in full swing on social media and in the bars and living rooms of the nation, as the so-called sober curious or mindful drinking movement reached a new level of maturity.
With a few aromatic tweaks, the Donnelly Group’s Trevor Kallies has updated the classic cocktail created by Walter Chell in 1969. If you prefer it zero proof, he suggests substituting Seedlip non-alcoholic spirit for the vodka.
• 2 oz Absolut vodka OR Seedlip Garden 108 • 1 dash Tabasco hot sauce • 1 dash Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce • Top with Walter Caesar Mix
Garnish: • Celery salt rim • Skewer of Castelvetrano olive, pickled onion and cucumber spear • 1 lime wedge • Sprig of rosemary and thyme