It’s been pretty full on since we launched ZEO’s first non-alcoholic spirit this September. We’ve seen ZEO cocktails pop up in world-class bars like The Connaught and Chiltern Firehouse. We’re even on the cusp of being stocked by a legendary online retailer. And now, our television debut. That’s right, on 8th November 2020 we were featured on Sunday Brunch.
That’s right, Camille Vidal, founder of La Maison Wellness, showcased ZEO in her segment on botanical gins. Camille is both a drink expert and wellness specialist. With a love for mixology and a desire to cut down on alcohol, she’s made combining the two her mission. Each cocktail she mixes shows that making a cocktail delicious needn’t rely on the amount of alcohol in the glass. We really are cut from the same cloth.
Not only did Camille explain how to make a non-alcoholic East London Dry cocktail, but the Sunday Brunch guests also got to taste it from their socially distanced spots in the studio. We reckon it was much nicer than the pre-11am cocktails they normally have to drink. And, we don’t want to blow our own trumpet, but Ariyon Bakare said it was his favourite of the three cocktails he tried. Plus, presenters Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer looked pretty happy with their taste too. But, with flavour like ours, what’s not to love?
We get that alcohol-free spirits are a new concept to lots of people. So, we’re really excited for this opportunity to showcase just what makes us special, and on live television of all places!
If you just discovered ZEO after having watched Sunday Brunch, then let us take the chance to introduce ourselves.
East London Dry cocktail
Developed by Camille Vidal specially for Sunday Brunch. This non-alcoholic South Side cocktail replaces the traditional gin with out Botanical Dry spirit. Intrigued? Try it yourself using the method below.
60ml ZEO Botanical Dry
20ml Fresh Lime
20ml Honey Water
3 dashes of Lemon Bitters
2 slice of Cucumber
1 sprig of Rosemary
Top up with your favourite Tonic Water
To make your own alcohol-free East London Dry cocktail muddle two slices of cucumber with a sprig of rosemary. Next, add the cucumber and rosemary to your cocktail shaker along with all the other ingredients, minus the tonic water. Give it a quick shake and strain the drink into a coupe glass. Top it up with a dash of tonic water and use sliced cucumber or rosemary as the final flourish.
Now, all that's left to do is enjoy.
What is ZEO?
ZEO is a non-alcoholic spirit that really tastes like alcohol. If you’ve tried other alcohol-free drinks, then you’ll know how difficult this is to achieve. We rare incredibly proud of the drink we’ve created and can’t wait for you to try it.
You wouldn’t know it, but it actually took us three long years to get to this point. We worked alongside world-class bartenders, invested in the latest technology and explored unique flavours and botanicals. So, you can be sure that the ZEO you see before you is the best of the best.
How can I drink ZEO?
There’s no right or wrong way to drink ZEO. In fact, it goes pretty well with lots of mixers and in lots of cocktails. We have a few signature serves that we love to make, but Camille’s alcohol-free South Side might just be our new favourite.
If you don’t agree, perhaps you’d like to try a Botanical Dry & Tonic? A great alternative to gin and tonics, simply mix 50ml of ZEO Botanical Dry with 125ml of premium tonic water. For an added flourish, garnish your glass with a lemon twist.
If that doesn’t quite float your boat then how about a non-alcoholic martini? This cocktail is super easy to make. Just pour 50ml of chilled ZEO into your glass and garnish with a lemon twist. If you’re extra prepared, chill your martini glass first.