4 Local Ferment Co. mocktail recipes that won’t disappoint

As the wellness culture train gathers speed across India, here are 4 mocktail recipes by Local Ferment Co. for you to explore!

The non-alcoholic drinks segment in India continues to see massive growth. Sodas just aren’t cutting it for the crowd anymore, what with the shift to a wellness based diet. And here’s where Local Ferment Co. comes in.

The micro-brewery and kitchen is making waves when it comes to all things probiotic! Founded in 2019 by Akash Devaraju, the company embodies modern design with an age-old fermentation technique to create a truly sensory experience.

Sick of the same old drinks, the brand seeks to provide people with a fun non-alcoholic option with their meals or at parties! Through experimenting with local flavors and natural ingredients, they’ve developed an impressive range of nonalcoholic cocktails. 

Local Ferment Co. offers a selection of premium fermented beverages like Kombucha, Jun, Ginger Beer, Shrub Soda, and more. Additionally, they also offer some interesting new fermented food options. 

Paired with Zero Percent’s zero proof rumISH/ginISH/IPA or Chardonnay, these mocktails are a match made in wellness beverage heaven. Alongside their exclusive range of shrub (cocktail mixers) flavors and other ferments to top your mocktails with, here are some exciting non-alcoholic versions sure to pique your interest! 

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The Sipper

Style: Stirred | Straight Up

The sipper: this mocktail is for lovers of classic flavours!
This mocktail is for lovers of classic flavours!

Ingredients

  • 60ml rumISH
  • 60ml LFC Kaffir Lime Ginger Beer

Method

  • Take a rocks glass, add a block of ice (clear ice preferably).
  • Take 60ml of chilled rumISH.
  • Take 60ml of LFC Kaffir Lime Ginger Beer and stir it.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Cherry Buck/ Mule

Style: Shaken | Straight Up

Cherry buck/ mule: a buck is a cocktail made with either ginger beer or ginger ale, citrus juice, and any number of base liquors. This mocktail combines flavours for the right kick!
A buck is a cocktail made with either ginger beer or ginger ale, citrus juice, and any number of base liquors. This mocktail combines flavours for the right kick!

Ingredients

  • 60ml rumISH
  • 45ml LFC Cherry Shrub
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 251ml LFC Ginger Beer

Method

  • Add the lemon juice, LFC shrub and rumISH in a shaker with ice. Shake it until chilled.
  • Strain it into a rocks glass with ice.
  • Top it with Kaffir Lime infused Ginger Beer.
  • Garnish it with a dried lemon wheel or a patted kaffir lime leaf.

The Shandy

Style: Straight Up

The shandy: this bittersweet mocktail is the brands' nod to the traditional shandy.
This bittersweet mocktail is the brands’ nod to the traditional Shandy.

Ingredients

  • 325ml Coast Co IPA (0% abv)
  • 60ml LFC Raspberry, Ginger, and Orange Shrub
  • 45ml lemon juice

Method

  • Add lemon juice and Raspberry, Ginger, and Orange Shrub to a beer glass. Stir it well.
  • Add ice, if preferred. Top it with Coast Co IPA.
  • Garnish it with a dried orange wheel or apple slice.

The Gimlet

Style: Sour | Shaken

The gimlet: generally the drink equivalent of your morning coffee, this mocktail is just a healthier version of a gimlet.
Generally the drink equivalent of your morning coffee, this mocktail is just a healthier version of a Gimlet.

Ingredients

  • 60ml ginISH
  • 45ml LFC Asian Shrub
  • 15ml lemon juice

Method

  • Add the ginISH, lemon juice, and LFC’s Asian Shrub in a shaker with ice. Shake it until chilled. Remember, any cocktail that has citrus always needs to be shaken.
  • Keep a coupe or a rocks glass chilled. Strain it into the glass.
  • Garnish it with a fresh or dried lime wheel.

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