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4 Caleño Non-alcoholic Cocktails and Food Pairings

We’re almost halfway through Dry January. Bodies are starting to feel better and minds clear and refreshed, yet this is where some people start to crack. To help keep avoid the January Blues, Caleño is here to help you shake things up. You’re doing so well, and we truly believe that staying sober for a whole month will really change your outlook on how you consume alcohol and when you consume it.  

So, to shake up things in your final couple of dry weeks, we want you to find a new way to enjoy your alcohol-free drinks, by pairing them with food! After all, drinking – whether it’s alcohol or alcohol – is all about enjoying the entire experience. We’ve been busy curating some delicious cocktails, made using exciting mixers from Double Dutch, and pairing them with some vibrant flavours like sweet pineapple, fresh watermelon, spicy chilli jelly, and fiery chocolate covered ginger.

Try serving the food as canapés, using these brilliant edible (and sustainable) spoons from Stroodles. They also make edible pasta straws, which we can’t get enough of. January is of course a time to try new things, and food and drink pairings aren’t about the alcohol, they are about how the flavours work together. 

Here are a few to get you started…

Caleño Bloody Zesty 

Pour Caleño Light And Zesty 40ml over ice in a shaker

Add Sugar Syrup 5ml, Lime Juice 15ml and 2 slices of chilli  

Top with Double Dutch Bloody Mary Soda with Pepper to top up  

Garnish with coriander leaf/spring, and a slice of red chilli

Snack for spoon: Chilli jelly 

Caleño Spice and all things nice 

Pour 50ml Caleño Dark & Spicy over ice

Add 15ml Yuzu Citrus Syrup and 10ml fresh lime juice

Top up with Double Dutch Ginger Beer

Snack for spoon: Pineapple chunk

New Year Spritz 

Fill a wine glass with ice and 50ml of Caleño Light & Zesty

Top up with Double Dutch Cucumber and Watermelon Mixer

Garnish with a Cucumber Ribbon

Snack for spoon: Watermelon cube

Winter Highball 

Pour 50cl Caleño Dark & Spicy over ice

Squeeze half a lime of lime juice

Top with Double Dutch Ginger Ale

Snack for spoon: Chocolate coated ginger

We love to see your creations, so if you give any of our cocktails a go, share the joy and tag us on Instagram @calenodrinks.