Mockingbird Spirit

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A review of Mockingbird Spirit - made from blue agave, vanilla, lemon and habanero peppers.



ABV: 0%
Calories per 100ml: 24

Mockingbird founder Fern McCoy is a big fan of Mexican food and drink, including tequila. But, as she says, not everyone wants to drink alcohol all the time. And so she set out to create a decent non-alcoholic alternative.

Just like traditional tequila, Mockingbird Spirit is made from blue agave from Mexico, along with vanilla, lemon, and spicy, smoky habanero peppers. There’s also a fruit called ashwagandha, which is used in traditional Indian medicine.

So, have the creators of Mockingbird Spirit succeeded in their aim of creating “a spirit that looks and acts just like a traditional Tequila” – just like the mockingbird mimics other birds? The first thing to say is that it’s a really nice drink. It’s got a lovely agave flavour and a bit of a spicy punch, and it’s a really useful cocktail ingredient. We didn’t find it very much like a tequila but it’s certainly worth a try.

Mockingbird have also collaborated with Fortitude drinks in Essex to create a tequila-infused beer, which we liked a bit more, to be honest.

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