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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:22 pm

Where Seedlip led, Three Spirit follows, taking things a step further by not attempting to ape any spirit. Instead, it’s marketed as ‘botanical alchemy’ and a ‘social elixir’.

Tatiana Mercer, one of Three Spirit’s founders, tells me: ‘We wanted to create something that allowed you to feel good without alcohol, something that fills the gap between drinking and non-drinking and that’s why it’s called a “social elixir.” ’

Three Spirit is a blend of water, distilled botanicals and extracts: coconut vinegar, green tea, caraway seed, cacao and passion flower are the ingredients I have heard of. I had to Google Lion’s Mane (a fungus), Damiana (a yellow flowering shrub), Tulsi (a herb also known as ‘Holy Basil’) and Yerba Mate (a south American super herb).

I can’t pretend drinking cold tea and fungus lights my fire, but what have I got to lose? Certainly not my glasses on a train like the last time I drank too much.

Three Spirit is available online and in Harvey Nichols. My £24.99 heavy, dark green bottle arrived beautifully packaged.

The first test came when I removed the screw lid and inhaled the liquid. It smelt exactly like HP sauce, which was probably not the aroma they were going for. Luckily, I love HP sauce and poured myself a measure.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6921895/The-tipple-claims-booze-free-not-buzz-free.html

Had to share this both because I think it's interesting and because I love that line about the HP sauce.

Surely somebody out there can figure out a way to make a botanical-based non-booze beverage that gives you a buzz.

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Post by eddie on Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:14 pm

Ooh!

“Plant juice that gives you a boost!”

“Leaf the buzz in my head!”

Stop me...I have more!!
And they’re all crap.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:33 pm

eddie wrote:Ooh!

“Plant juice that gives you a boost!”

“Leaf the buzz in my head!”

Stop me...I have more!!
And they’re all crap.

More, more! I'll try a few as well:

"See the fun that stems from drinking this!"

"Lap up our twigs and berries!"

"Are you a boring guy? Drink this and be a fungi!"

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Post by 'Wolfie on Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:35 pm

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Green tea and cacao...

That drink's loaded with caffeine..

A strong mug of coffee may be just as effective  --   and probably a bit cheaper, if you don't pay for the extra markups and advertising hype  ?

(And, of course, the right choice of fungi could also further boost one's beverage, with that added infusion of some LSD-like substances into the brew..).

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Post by Cass on Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:02 pm

I hate HP to begin with so hard pass from me on this. Ick.

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