Not Your Granddad’s Shirley Temple
The rise of Alcohol Alternatives is more than just a trend, and Sentia sits at the top of the alcohol-free food chain.
This could be because Sentia has a unique, botanical taste that blends well with a variety of flavors. Or it could be because, unlike others, Sentia actually mimics the effects of alcohol. Backed by GABA science, Sentia Mocktails offer that delightfully social “tipsy” feeling with each glass.
Whatever the reason, there’s a Sentia Mocktail for every taste and occasion. Safe and Healthier than their boozy namesake (but just as enjoyable), here are our four favorite Sentia Mocktail recipes:
The Margarita is a summertime staple and has many variations.
Some margaritas are frozen, some are infused with spicy jalapenos, and some don’t even require tequila. Spoiler alert: The Sentia’Rita is in the non-tequila category.
Ingredients: 25ml Sentia, 50ml Apple juice, 7.5ml Lemon juice
This delicious drink is made with Apple juice and lemon juice. For best results, the lemon juice should be freshly squeezed. However, bottled lemon juice can be used when necessary. Our recipe calls for 1 part Sentia to 2 parts apple juice, but if it’s Friday (or Saturday, or any day ending in Y) you can double up on the Sentia.
Along with 1 or shots of Sentia, and 2 shots of Apple Juice, this recipe calls for the juice from ¼ of a lemon. Garnished with lemon zest, the Sentia’Rita can be dressed up in a cocktail glass or splashed into a highball.
Combine Sentia, Apple juice and Lemon juice in a shaker. Top with ice, and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest.
After summer, must come fall. And then winter. And the colder the weather, the hotter the drinks!
The Gluh-Sentia is a jazzy take on the Swedish classic Glogg, often called mulled wine.
Ingredients: 75ml apple juice, 35ml lemon juice, 30ml orange juice, 1 star anise
Like all hot-drinks, the Gluh-Sentia begins on the stovetop, where the juice and star of anise are warmed together in a pan to just below a simmer. Once warmed, the juice concoction is poured over two shots of Sentia. Mugs or Irish coffee glasses can be used. Finally, garnish with orange peels or simply serve directly!
Combine apple juice, lemon juice (fresh squeezed, if possible), and orange juice with the star of anise in small pot or pan. Warm over low to medium-low heat to 65C, or just below a simmer, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, fill two mugs or Irish coffee glasses with two shots of sentia a piece. Once warmed, distribute the juice into the glasses, being careful to keep the star of anise in the pan. Garnish with orange peels, orange slices, or serve as-is.
Whiskey Sours have been a barroom staple since the 1800s. Combining citrus, sugar, and spirits, early whiskey sours frequently included egg whites as well, which produce froth when shaken.
Ingredients: 25ml Sentia, 20ml Lemon juice, 10ml Agave (or similar)
Sentia Sour Preparation
We’ve decided to forgo the salmonella risk of raw egg whites. In addition, this recipe uses the healthier Agave Nectar in place of simple syrup, and lemon juice over lime juice.
(We prefer pairing Sentia with lemon, but limes and lime juice can be used as well.) Shaken vigorously and served in a Martini glass, a dash of nutmeg completes this alternative, high-class affair.
Combine 1 to 2 shots Sentia, agave nectar, and lemon juice in a shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg (optional) and serve immediately.
Purists might consider this a cocktail rather than a mocktail because it includes some alcohol, but you can call it whatever you want. What’s most important is that you try it. The Sentia Kiss is one of our favorite ways to enjoy Sentia.
Ingredients: 25ml Sentia, 25ml Amaretto
Sentia Kiss Preparation
Blending old and new, it is simple, straightforward, elegant, pleasing, and unique. Sentia tends to remind people of things they like—black teas, garden smells, fond memories, just to name a few—but while a mudslide might taste like a chocolate milkshake, Sentia mocktails always taste like Sentia mocktails. This is absolutely not a bad thing.
The Sentia Kiss is quick to make and easy to sip over the course of an hour. Combining equal parts Sentia and Amaretto (though you can double up on the Sentia if you wish), it is shaken and served over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and there you have it.
Combine 1 shot of Sentia and three shots of Amaretto liqueur in a shaker. Top with ice, and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange slice and serve immediately.