Mockingbird is the UK’s first non-alcoholic Tequila alternative, set out from day one to do justice to the famed Mexican spirit. Founder Fern McCoy created it for people that love a good time but, for one reason or another, can’t or choose not to drink alcohol on their journey through life.
Tequila is traditionally made by fermenting the sugars of the Blue Agave, a spiky, mineral coloured plant native to South America. It’s the Blue Agave plant that gives Tequila that distinctive flavour profile, so creating the alternative alcohol-free option was the beginning. Mockingbird searched for quality, quantity and a healthy dose of expertise to get the perfect choice. Their chosen Blue Agave comes right from the source in the town of Tequila, Mexico. Its full name is Agave Tequilana Blue Weber – Ol’ Blue for short.
Once the Blue Agave was sourced, the next challenge was to accurately mimic the taste of Tequila without the input of alcohol. For several months they dialled up the spice, heightened the heat and tinkered with the smokiness until 100% happy that they had a drink that mimicked the taste of Tequila.
The authorities in Mexico have given Ol’ Blue the seal of approval, officially recognising it as 100% organic Blue Agave. That means Mockingbird has exactly the same quality that you’d find in any worthy Tequila.
Despite successfully recreating Tequila without the alcohol, something felt unfinished about Mockingbird and they wanted to give drinkers a natural boost as well, so chose to add Ashwagandha to the mix.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that helps your mind and body manage stress and anxiety. Basically, the exact opposite to what alcohol does. Ashwagandha was decided as the hero ingredient due to its immune boosting benefits to both the mental and physical aspects of our human physiology. Where booze brings you down, our 100% organic Ashwagandha lifts you up, naturally helping you to feel more productive.
Getting that clean, earthy flavour without alcohol was always going to be a challenge, but after much experimenting, they added vanilla pods for sweetening; lemon to bring out the citrus notes when mixed; a dash of habanero to imitate the spicy, smokiness; and a sprinkling of cinnamon to complete the taste palate.
Every ingredient used to create Mockingbird is authentic, quality and natural. Check out their website for special offer.