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How to make a ‘one unit’ cocktail

By Britvic

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One unit cocktail advice from Britvic

Related tags Low to no Soft drinks Branding + marketing

Last month, we asked our Sensational Drink users what they wanted to know about low and no options on drinks menus.

We spoke to Dan Crowther and Jonathan Lee​, owners of Hedonist Drinks​, a Leeds-based bar who have pioneered low and no alcohol cocktails at their venue, to answer the most asked questions. 

What are your tips for making low and no drinks?

There are so many ways to start building no and low drinks for your menu. Our methodology starts with our Project One movement – which was the UK’s first “one unit” cocktail menu, created to capitalise on the trend of healthy eating, healthy drinking and a general increase of self-awareness of personal health.

To start, challenge your team to create drinks with the sole requirement of only containing one unit of alcohol. The team can use any products they like, and then the ABV level can be measured. If the alcohol level is too high, at this point the recipe can be changed and adapted to bring it down.

How many low alcohol drinks should you have on your menu?

As many as you want! You can include as many low alcohol drinks on your menu that you feel works for your establishment.

Continue reading on the Sensational Drinks website​ to discover the best non-alcohol spirits, how popular low and no drinks are at Hedonist’s city-centre location and recommendations on what to call your creative cocktails. 

Latest launches from Britvic

Britvic Raspberry Pink Tonic

In March, Britvic launched its Pink Raspberry Tonic following the success of its first flavoured tonic launch – Elderflower – in Spring 2021. Exclusively launched into the licensed channel, the new flavour, with crisp tones and fresh citrus cues, will continue to help operators elevate experiences for consumers when it comes to selecting their mixers out of home. Over the past year, flavoured tonics have experienced exceptional growth, as consumers who buy flavoured tonics spend more than those who opt for non-flavoured[1]​. The 200ml bottles are available now in packs of 24.

[1]​ Kantar Worldpanel, Take-home panel, Cross-purchase analysis, based on households, Britvic-defined Flavoured/unflavoured Mixers, 52we 26th Dec 2021

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