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We create recipes using natural distillates & extracts from ingredients you use in your kitchen like orange, thyme, chilli & mint.

REVIEW: "Drinks Kitchen Aperitifs? Delicious Cool Ambrosia!"

“These beautifully and sustainably packaged bottles each deliver their own unique grown-up flavour experience.  Orange Cinchona is my non-alcoholic amber nectar; made long with sparkling water, it’s refreshingly satisfying with layers of flavour so unusual yet moreish, it’s hard to resist a second. Spiced Rhubarb & tonic with ice and a slice is refined sophistication and with notes of aromatic juniper, it’s hard to believe its not a G&T.  Herb Verde with Mediterranean tonic is the taste of holidays for me.  A cool glass of this immediately transports me to a beach-side bar in the Balearics – just heavenly.

Do yourself a flavour favour and give Drinks Kitchen a try”.

Rachael. Bradford On Avon


“We have been offering DK non-alcoholic aperitif in our restaurant for over 6 months now and our customers love it. It offers something a little bit different and special to our non-drinking customers. There is something for everyone in terms of flavour. The sweet Rhubarb, The bitter Orange and the Green herb. In their unusual ceramic bottles they look great too!”

Caroline @ Chefs Table


“I was introduced to this non-alcoholic drink at a festival and fell in love with the design of the bottle, so different to so many on the market already. Then I tried the product and the passion from Alli was obvious and it tastes great! I’ve had it on my back bar for some time now and it sells really well.”

Mary Galer, Miller of Mansfield, Goring


“We have tried all 3 of the non-alcoholic aperitifs and can highly recommend them all.  They were fabulous as an early evening drink, an alternative to the ‘gin & tonic’ and so delicious that it felt like a real treat. We enjoyed ours with sparkling water, this allowed the flavours of the aperitif to shine through.

My absolute favourite is the Orange Cinchona – I’m such a Negroni fan, it really has that vibe and my partner loved the Herb Verde which has a fresh and herby G&T taste”.

Helena A, Bristol

  • Orange Cinchona non-alcoholic Aperitif 70cl

  • Spiced Rhubarb non-alcoholic Aperitif 70cl

  • Herb Verde non-alcoholic Aperitif 70cl

  • Non alcoholic aperitif Herb Verde Champion

    Herb Verde non-alcoholic Aperitif 50cl

  • Award winning Non-alcoholic Aperitif

    Spiced Rhubarb non-alcoholic Aperitif 50cl

  • Non Alcoholic Aperitif

    Orange Cinchona non-alcoholic Aperitif 50cl



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Drinks Kitchen Aperitif are something special for you to enjoy without alcohol. The recipes use distillates and extracts from fruits, herbs, spices & bitters blended to make a drinks kitchen aperitif packed with flavour.
The goal is delicious flavours from beginning to end. Handmade by Alli in Weston Super Mare, Somerset.

"These drinks help me make that transition from work to relaxing in the evening. In the past, I would have a glass of wine but I really wanted to cut down and change that habit because I felt my alcohol consumption was unhealthy." Alli.

New customers ask whether or not it's a Non Alcoholic Gin or Spirit.  How you use it is similar but you can just use sparkling water for your mixer as it's  packed with flavour and perfectly balanced without the need for tonic - but of-course, mix to suit your preference.

Spiced rhubarb

The fragrance & flavour of Rhubarb gives big impact in this recipe followed by aromatic juniper and ginger. A gentle chilli heat warms on the finish – Not overpowering but you know its there.

How to Serve
A 25ml measure of Spiced Rhubarb to 175ml of sparkling water, soda or tonic creates the perfect serve.

herb verde

The aroma of fresh mint and herbs sing in our Herb Verde.  The initial burst is of refreshing Mint together with the pea pod notes of Gentian, followed by  more subtle herby notes of Rosemary & Thyme.

How to Serve
A 25ml measure of Herb Verde to 175ml of sparkling water, soda, tonic or chilled green tea creates the perfect serve.

orange cinchona

Gentle woody notes from Cinchona & fruity Orange are the initial flavours followed by more zesty peel and herbaceous notes of quassia & oregano. Orange Cinchona has a gentle bitter sweet finish.

How to Serve
A 25ml measure of Orange Cinchona to 175ml of sparkling water or soda creates the perfect serve.

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Delivery in the UK is Free. Order online & we’ll post your Aperitif for you to enjoy in a few days.



We use distillates & extracts made from best quality ingredients. All Vegan & Gluten free.


We have concentrated our recipes so that a 70cl bottle makes 28 drinks. It’s also perfect with sparkling water.

Making your drinks look attractive helps makes them feel special - you don't need to spend much money on expensive garnishes.  I try to use a mix of glasses to create a bit more interest, herbs from the garden and I always have citrus fruits on hand as they are so versatile in recipes. 
You can also grow some flowers in pots if you like flowers in your drinks - I'll do a post on that soon as it will soon be time to get planting!

Did the weekend make you feel like Spring is coming. 
It did me.
For some reason it makes me want to focus a bit more on my health, inside and out. 
This image captures how I feel - renew, grow and hopefully lift my face to the sun.
I am Alli, the maker of Drinks Kitchen Non-Alcoholic Aperitif. I am a mum of 3 boys and 2 step-daughters, married to Darren, dog mother to Olive and Percy. I love cooking and making drinks - I am passionate about flavour and I think I have got a pretty good palate.
What lead me to being here?  Well, I used to consume a lot of wine.  It was my wind down from work drink, my celebration or commiserations drink.  I only realised a few years ago that I drank too much after meeting my husband Darren in 2014 - he does not really drink at all, and it really began to make me THINK! 
So here I am sharing my drinks with you and you are helping me keep on track and be part of a community that wants to moderate, cut down or not drink at all.
Thank you for joining in, telling me your stories and making me feel it's worth the early starts, the low wages and hoicking very heavy boxes about.

Happy Mother’s Day from me and my mum!
One enjoying Chardonnay and one with Orange Cinchona. 
Cheers 🥂 ❤️
My range of Non-Alcoholic Aperitif are just perfect with sparkling water.  Sometimes though I love to add tonic because I love bitter flavours.  If you do to, its a really great pairing for all the range. This is a double serve as these gin glasses are like a bucket!
The Arrowmill is an amazing pub and hotel just opposite Ragley Hall park and gardens. It's a Brunning & Price venue and I totally recommend  any of their pubs - they are some of the best  I have ever visited.
The Arrowmill is no exception - its set in lovely grounds and was a working flour mill until 1962. 
It serves delicious food throughout the day as well as afternoon tea's.  It also has 9 bedrooms and it's a great location to explore the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon etc.
Check out @arrowmill 
There is also a really interesting download about the Arrowmill's history on their website.

Herb Verde Non=Alcoholic Aperitif won the Champion's Award for Best cold drink last year.
It was a proud moment for me and especially as this variant is perhaps less typical for an aperitif. Although it contains Gentian which is often an aperitif ingredient, the others; Mint, Rosemary and Thyme are perhaps not so.
If you are a herb lover like me then I think you will love this recipe.

Send your mum a lovely Non-Alcoholic Aperitif for Mothers Day.  I'll pop in a free copper stirring spoon with every order received until Saturday (worth £5).

My mum's favourite is Orange Cinchona which she enjoys most lunchtimes before watching her current favourite 'Pie in the Sky' on afternoon TV.

To all you amazing women out there! Give yourself a pat on the back today. Be kind to yourself. You are fabulous. You’ve got this. You are a female powerhouse! ❤️ 
First market of the year. 
It was a shock getting up so early this morning! 

#fromeindependent #somersetfarmersmarket 
Just a little advert I pulled together. Not sure it will look quite right on reels but hey ho. 

For a while anyway.....Price still £22 and Free Delivery.
28 drinks of deliciousness.
Friends of mine always said ‘eyes’ instead of cheers and looked intently at each other. I never really understood why.
It turns out though that many European countries believe that eye contact must be maintained during the toast or you’ll suffer 7 years of bad sex! 👀 

A working farm, a newly opened in 2022 farm shop & a 70 seater restaurant.  Rich's Cider in Watchfield, is worth a day out to come and visit.  Established in 1954 by Gordan Rich, this family owned business produce an delicious range of traditional farmhouse cider as well as some fruit ciders and perry. 
Check out @richsciderfarm

Like a Spring day in the garden.
Big fragrance of Mint and herbs, fresh tasting mint with a gentle pea pod bitterness from gentian and Rosemary and Thyme to finish.


The Art of Aperitivo


In Italy, Aperitivo is so much more than just a drink, it’s an inherent part of the culture.  Between 6-9pm, bars are packed with families and friends socialising and catching up for a few hours over a drink and with a light snack before heading off to dinner.

What a great way to start the evening!  By enjoying a non-alcoholic Italian aperitif, we can make it an regular occurrence and drive home safely.

I think after 2020, we are all going to appreciate spending time with those we love even more and what better way, than with a glass of our aperitif in your hand.

award winning non-alcoholic aperitif from Somerset

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Join our Drinks Kitchen Subscription club and come on the flavour journey with us.  We’d love your feedback on our seasonal recipes too….it might be that some of these become part of the core favourites over time.

If you don’t want to join our club, you can pre-order  our limited editions for a time, but when they’re gone, they’re gone!