The first non-alcoholic spirit and functional drink review here at Evidence-Based Health and we have the Mockingbird Spirit.
Mockingbird Spirit is an authentic Blue Weber Agave based, tequila inspired, alcohol free spirit.
Mockingbird Spirit describe their functional drink as:
Embodying the spirit of the Mockingbird, humbly mimicking the taste of Tequila by using authentic Mexican Blue Weber Agave, allowing you to have all the margaritas with none of the migraines.
A functional & adaptogenic, passionately produced Alcoternative™, made with all vegan ingredients to support health and happiness.
Feat. Pure Ashwagandha, an adaptogen that benefits mental and physical wellbeing by responding to stress and balancing the mind.
Another close up picture of the Mockingbird Spirit served neat
Evidence-Based Health Review
Firstly I would just like to start the review off by once again saying many thanks to Mockingbird Spirit for kindly gifting us a bottle of their delicious drink for reviewing here at Evidence-Based Health.
To the best of my knowledge I think the Mockingbird Spirit might even be the first non-alcoholic spirit I have tried to date, although I have sampled lots of different healthy functional drinks over the years.
Alcohol free alternatives and non-alcoholic spirits are becoming more and more popular recently as consumers search for healthier drinks.
So I had recently been on abit of a mission searching for healthy non-alcoholic drink brands and functional beverages to review on our website, when I stumbled upon Mockingbird Spirit and noticed that it contained one of my favorite adaptogen herbs in Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha is a very important herb in the Ayurvedic system of medicine and has a long history of use as a tonic for boosting health and vitality.
Taste & Flavour:
I decided I would try the Mockingbird Spirit neat first to get a good judge of the taste, before adding a mixer or other beverages.
However, I ended up falling in love with the taste of the Mockingbird Spirit so much that I ended up virtually polishing off the entire bottle neat, other than one glass with a mixer of lemonade, which was really nice too.
The flavour of the Mockingbird Spirit is very unique, you get the sweetness of the Blue Weber Agave and then you get notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper and lemon coming through also.
You get a nice little kick from the inclusion of the Habanero Chilli too, which gives the Mockingbird Spirit a very similar sensation to a real alcoholic spirit on the palate and throat.
It’s an extremely pleasant spirit to just drink straight and great taste/flavours overall, really enjoyed it.
The adaptogenic nature of the Mockingbird Spirit really gives it the edge over other non-alcoholic spirits and functional beverages due the inclusion of Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha is one of my favorite adaptogen herbs and helps to increase the bodies resistance to stress. Ashwagandha also has GABA-mimetic properties and a mild relaxing tranquilizing effect.
As such I found a glass of the Mockingbird Spirit to produce a really nice pleasant feeling of well-being.
Great for relaxing, chilling out, reducing anxiety and stress.
Overall I am a massive fan of the Mockingbird Spirit, everything from the taste/flavour to the effect was amazing.
The addition of pure Ashwagandha really seals the deal here with the Mockingbird Spirt for me.
I am really pleased to see some of my favorite herbs and botanicals such as the adaptogen herbs now being added to functional drinks like this and the great effect it can provide on well-being.
I would highly recommend anyone interested in healthy non-alcoholic spirits and functional beverages to give the Mockingbird Spirit a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.
£22.99 per 70cl bottle.
Water, Natural Botanical Distillates and Extracts including Blue Weber Agave, Ashwagandha, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Pepper, Lemon, Habanero Chilli, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate.
0% Alcohol & 100% Organic Mexican Blue Weber Agave.
Where To Purchase
For more information or to purchase check out Mockingbird Spirit official website at: Mockingbird Spirit