Spreading a Little Love this February
- Author: Roberta Nilerud
- Date: February 11, 2022
Valentine's Day approaches and as the world needs more love, we are marking February with a cheeky little wink to Valentine's Day in this month’s Pourwell box. This month’s non-alcoholic cocktail serves up sultry flavours of spiced rum, with pomegranate and peach - yep folks it’s a Love Potion and our February box is packed with ❤️ to you, from us!!
Alcohol Free Love Potion Recipe
- Glass: Rocks
- 50ml: Marie Laveau Rum
- 50ml: Pomegranate Juice
- 5ml of Peach Syrup
- Splash of Tonic
- Garnish: Edible Rose Buds
Fill shaker with ice, rum, pomegranate juice, peach syrup and shake until cold
Pour and top with tonic to taste, add rose bud garnish and serve
Spirit Of the Month
Our non-alcoholic spirit of the month is the mysterious and free-spirited MARIE LAVEAU, a smooth blend of sweet vanilla, with a warm and spicy finish. Named after the legendary Marie Laveau the New Orleans Voodoo Queen - a spiritual healer, mystic and herbalist. This rum is handmade with spices and botanicals that are individually extracted, then distilled in small batches. The brand was lovingly created by Craig Hutchison and Maria Sehlstrom, the founders of CEDER’S a gorgeous alcohol free gin and Celtic Soul a non-alcoholic whiskey.
Maria and Craig believe that consumers who choose non-alcoholic drinks should have as much choice and variety as alcohol consumers do - and we wholeheartedly agree!!
With Marie Laveau “We wanted to create this brand to celebrate freedom of expression and equality, Hutchison explains. Marie Laveau was a remarkable, inspiring and strong woman of her time. Someone who dared to follow her own path and be different. Folks from all backgrounds travelled for miles to seek her council. She still has much to teach us, especially about diversity, and so we would love to tell her story."
So far this is the Pourwell Taste Panel's favourite white rum on the market, with it’s deep flavour and complex mouth feel. Packaged in a dramatic bottle that not only looks gorgeous on our bar cart but also evokes a little of New Orleans Mardi Gras at home - we are so there! 🎭
We have a special discount code for Pourwell customers this month on Maria & Craig's other products - so use ‘POUR20’ for an awesome 20% off Celtic Soul and Maria & Craig’s CBD Spirit. Plus, if you can’t get enough of Marie Laveau and those Love Potion's and want to order another bottle you can get £5 off by using code POUR14.
For mixers we have paired The Berry Company Pomegranate juice with Aronia and Rosehip which lends some extra complexity of flavour to the cocktail. It’s also high in antioxidants, helps fight free-radicals and promotes a healthy heart - seeing as it’s all about the ❤️ this month.
For the tonic top, which will just neutralise the sweetness a little, we are featuring a brand we love - Double Dutch Indian and Skinny tonics. Founded by Dutch twin sisters dubbed the “Tonic Twins”. Double Dutch offers a range of 19 delicious tonic and sodas with some innovative flavour pairings. If you are making your Love Potion for a group you can add extra tonic to taste, as some like sweet and some neutral or slightly bitter.
In addition, in this month’s box we are featuring some really fun vegan snacks. On the savoury side is Purely Plantain Nice and Spicy chips. Plantain is an amazing source of vitamin A and K and this brand also uses no Palm Oil. That ‘Nice and Spicy’ flavour will complement the vanilla & spices of the rum and the sweetness from the peach.
On the sweet side we have fun double treats of vegan gummie's with Biona Organic Pomegranate Hearts which are yummy, vegan and gluten free. And Love Bears from Jealous Sweets, these are shamelessly tasty with Pineapple and Grapefruit flavours, 100% sugar-free,100% plant-based and made with real fruit juices.
With Love from Pourwell 🌹
Valentine's day would not be complete without sending Red Roses to those you love and seeing as we love all of our customers, we’ve incorporated these into this month's garnish with edible Red Rose buds for a touch of decadence. All in all a beautiful and potent drink, this Valentine's which is ideal for sharing with that special someone or as a part of your self care routine as a treat for yourself!