Gift Guide: Alternative Cocktail Ingredients

No-ABV components that offer a good time

Interest in low- and no-ABV drinks is on the rise—and more people are making an effort to accommodate those looking for alternatives. There are plenty of ingredients on the market that abstain from alcohol but provide relaxation, alleviation or a good time. From THC- and CBD-infused components to a bottled euphoric and unexpectedly spicy salt, there’s bound to be a cocktail ingredient (a bubbly base, …

JuneShine’s Delicious, Organic Hard Kombucha

Probiotics, antioxidants and 6% alcohol per can

With the debut of hard kombucha producer JuneShine a little over a year ago, co-founders Greg Serrao and Forrest Dein didn’t just launch a product,  they brought an emerging category into the national spotlight. Now six flavors deep and with distribution growing outside of their San Diego base, Juneshine is gaining momentum for many reasons. First, there’s the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) …

Inside Sipsmith’s London Gin Distillery

Mad scientist experimentation blossoms from an international selection of premium botanicals

When setting out to open the first traditional copper pot gin distillery in London in 200 years, Sipsmith founders Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall and historian, author and master distiller Jared Brown quickly learned that their ambitious goal would require sacrifice and perseverance. Blocking their dream was The Gin Act of 1751 that outlawed small distilleries in London to curb crime in the city at …