Something Tasty for the Weekend!

Something Tasty for the Weekend!

Something Tasty for the Weekend! – Seedlip – Original Non-Alcoholic Spirit, BBQ Ribs and Slaw

I am getting more and more excited with the unique selection of non-alcoholic alternatives on the market today.

People make non-alcoholic alternatives for various reasons, including personal preference, health concerns, cultural or religious beliefs, as well as lifestyle choices. Personally, as in many cases, it just might be down to the great flavour.

Seedlip offers an exceptional taste experience and has three distinctive flavour profiles to choose from:

Garden 108 – A floral blend of peas & hay, with traditional herb distillates in celebration of the English countryside. Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside with sophisticated top notes of peas & hay with a complex herbal base character of spearmint, rosemary, and thyme.

Spice 94 – An aromatic & complex blend of allspice, bark & citrus distillates. Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic with warm spice notes (allspice berries & cardamom) & citrus (lemon & grapefruit peel) top notes & a long bitter finish from the highest quality barks (oak & cascarilla).

Grove 42 – A zesty and warm blend of orange, lemongrass & ginger. Seedlip Grove 42 is a complex, citrus-forward blend of lemon and three types of orange (bitter orange, mandarin & blood orange) and uplifting spice distillates (ginger & lemongrass).

Made from six carefully selected botanicals and spices, sourced from around the world and individually distilled. These distillates are then blended in a unique process to create a complex multidimensional taste profile. The liquid is then blended with water, filtered, and bottled.

Seedlip began in 2013 when founder Ben Branson was experimenting with distillation using home-grown herbs, a small copper still and a copy of an old herbal remedy book called The Art of Distillation.

Passionate about nature and determined to continue his family’s 300-year legacy of working with the land, the experiments at home grew into something greater. He spent two years working with botanists, distillers, and historians to take his new idea literally from Seed to Lip.

With summer in full swing, it has been recommended that the best way to enjoy Seedlip Grove 42 in a non-alcoholic cocktail is a Grove Margarita or, simply serve with tonic, ice, and garnish with an orange twist.

Grove 42 Classic Cocktail


Seedlip Grove 42: 50ml

Indian Tonic: 125ml

Glass & Garnish


Garnish with orange peel


Build in Highball over cubed ice.

Something Tasty for the Weekend!

Pair this with James Strawbridge’s BBQ Pork Ribs & Slaw

 Sweet and smokey, melt-off-the-bone BBQ pork ribs and a zingy, Asian-style slaw a match made in heaven.

Serves 4


800g BBQ pork ribs

1 tbsp hoisin sauce (optional)

For the slaw:

2 carrots, peeled into ribbons.

¼ red cabbage shredded

½ fennel bulb, finely sliced

½ red chilli deseeded and finely diced

1 tbsp root ginger, grated.

2 tbsp sauerkraut

2 tbsp hot lemon sauce

2 tbsp chopped coriander

Something Tasty for the Weekend!


To cook the pork ribs, wrap them in tin foil and bake them in the oven at 150˚C for 1-1.5 hours, or if you have a BBQ, use that! Remove them from the tin foil and increase the temperature of your grill to 200˚C. Grill for 15-20 mins, basting regularly with the remaining BBQ marinade (and hoisin sauce if you’re using it).

To prepare the slaw, peel your carrots into ribbons and toss them in a large bowl with the shredded red cabbage, finely sliced fennel, and sauerkraut. Add in the grated root ginger, chopped red chilli and coriander.

Instead of mayonnaise, try adding hot lemon sauce to your slaw for a zingy, spiced version. Mix well and season to taste, then serve alongside your BBQ ribs.


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