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| Victoria Banaszak

Pentire alcohol free spirit launches in Switzerland

With alcohol-free spirits gaining popularity around the world, it is time to introduce the fabulous Pentire to Switzerland. Created from natural ingredients found on the Cornish coast in England, Pentire is an embodiment of coastal living in a bottle. Soil, climate and air moisture combine to provide the ideal environment for key botanicals to thrive. These are lovingly gathered and distilled to make Pentire Adrift and Pentire Seaward. Healthy drinks for adventurous people who love the outdoors.

About Pentire

Alistair Frost, Pentire's founder, describes his desire to bottle the way of life he enjoys:

"Catching waves until dusk. Camping on cliff tops and foraging hedgerows for unexpected bounty. Sharing and experimenting with the flavours we found on the coast. We wanted to bottle that experience. And create a drink that harnesses the power, beauty and immense flavours of plants."

Pentire is distilled in the same way as gin, so it is a spirit. However, Pentire doesn't contain gin's main ingredients of ethanol or juniper. This allows it to have under 0.5% alcohol content, less than everyday staples like ripe bananas, bread or orange juice. It also has its own unique flavour and is free from sugar and sweeteners.

Pentire is a fantastic option for anybody who is looking to cut back on both alcohol and calories. Both Pentire Adrift and Pentire Seaward contain just 2 calories per 50 ml serving. It can be enjoyed with tonic or as part of a delicious, alcohol-free cocktail.

Both Adrift and Seaward are vegan, gluten free and contain none of the 14 recognised allergens.

The Flavour

Unique ingredients bring with them unique flavours. Both Seaward and Adrift have their own distinctive taste, the result of a collaboration between distillers and botanists with a vision to bottle the Cornish spirit.

Pentire Adrift is fresh, crisp and herbaceous. Its notes of lemon citrus couple with rock samphire, sage and Cornish sea salt to create a rounded, herbal finish.

Seaward is a newer offering from Pentire, created to be replenishing and invigorating. Its bright, citrus top notes come from zesty grapefruit. This is met with natural green tones from the Pentire plant blend, and harvested Cornish sea buckthorn brings a hint of natural berry.

Bottle of Pentire Seaward displayed next to a glass containing a clear drink garnished with a slice of pink grapefruit on a dark wooden table

Ethical Credentials

The very foundation of Pentire is based on love and appreciation for nature. This non-alcoholic spirit captures the immense flavour of plants, along with their power and beauty. Alcohol-free spirit consumption allows us to retain mental clarity and enjoy meaningful outdoor experiences. This in turn drives us all to protect the environment that allows us to live so well.

As a business, Pentire ensures its environmental footprint is as minimal as possible. They are constantly striving to do better and champion sustainability and change for the benefit of nature. It is a certified B Corporation, meaning that it must meet the highest environmental and social standards, balancing profit with the welfare of our planet and its people.

Ingredients

All ingredients are responsibly sourced. They are also organically certified, fair trade, naturally extracted and soil association accredited where possible. Their botanicals boast natural nutritional qualities, containing omega 3, fatty acids, antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids and an array of vitamins.

Packaging

All packaging is free from plastic. Their cardboard is 100% recycled and recyclable and the tape they use is kraft paper tape, which can also be recycled. Printing is carried out by Parklane Press using waterless technology to eliminate the consumption of water and release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

Delivery

Whilst delivery of any product will inevitably create a carbon footprint, Pentire offset every delivery using the carbon-neutral fleet offering from DPD. This is achieved by measuring and striving to reduce carbon emissions, and by offsetting any remaining emissions. Offsetting is achieved by financing clean and renewable energy production projects through the purchase of carbon credits.

Giving back to the community

To protect the environment and our oceans, Pentire pledges to give a percentage of their monthly sales to relevant organisations and charities. They are actively looking for new causes and charities to support.

How to serve Pentire

Both Adrift and Seaward can be served very simply with tonic. Add 50 ml of Pentire to a glass filled with ice, add 150 ml of tonic and add a garnish of your choice. They suggest garnishing Adrift with rosemary or lemon peel, and using pink grapefruit to garnish Seaward. You can also purchase Pentire and tonic in a can to enjoy anywhere. Alternatively, take a look at some of the non-alcoholic cocktail ideas below.

Two bottles of Pentire alcohol free spirits displayed by an oversized wine glass with greenery in the background and on a wooden outdoor table

Pentire Adrift Cocktail Recipes

As the original offering from Pentire, many tried and tested recipes incorporate Adrift. Check out the selection below, or try replacing gin with Adrift in your favourite cocktail recipe. We are sure you will be delighted with the result.

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Oat Fizz

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

25ml fresh lemon juice

20ml sugar syrup (flavoured or plain)

50ml Oatly Barrista

1 egg white or 25ml aquafaba

Ice Tonic water

Mint leaf and nigella flower to garnish

Method

1. Place all ingredients except for the tonic into a cocktail shaker and shake hard for a couple of minutes

2. Strain the cocktail and shake again without ice

3. Strain the cocktail using a hawthorn strainer into a ceramic cup and wait for around 10 seconds for the foam to sit

4. Top with tonic, the foam should rise in one solid column as the bubbles raise the foam

5. Garnish with a mint leaf and nigella flower to serve

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Forest Spritz

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

25ml green syrup of your choice

Soda to top

Scots Pine to garnish

Method

1. Place Pentire and syrup together into a wine glass and stir

2. Add plenty of ice and top with soda

3. Garnish with the fresh scots pine before serving

Male in light coloured shirt with Pentire Forest Spritz cocktail in each hand the one in the hand nearest to him is in a tall glass and he is handing one in a wine glass to someone in his other hand

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Dirty Martini

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

3 Nocellara olives in brine

5ml maple syrup

5ml olive brine

3 black pepper corns

Slice of fresh grapefruit

Green olive to garnish

Method

1. Chill a glass.

2. Remove stones from the centre of the olives

3. Add olives and Pentire to a shaker and mix together

4. Add the remaining ingredients and mix

5. Squeeze the grapefruit slice skin side down to release its oils and add to the shaker

6. Top up the shaker with ice until two-thirds full and shake hard for a few seconds

7. Strain the mixture into the chilled glass and serve over a large ice cube garnished with an olive

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free ACV

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

15ml unpasteurised cider vinegar

15ml honey

150ml soda

Slice of fresh turmeric

Fresh fennel leaves

Slice of fresh turmeric and fresh fennel leaves to garnish

Method

1. Combine the Pentire, cider vinegar and honey in a highball glass and stir

2. Fill the glass with ice

3. Top with tonic

4. Garnish with the slice of turmeric and fennel leaves to serve

Two Pentire ACV cocktails each in a tall glass filled with ice cubes and garnished with fresh fennel leaves

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Sea Sour

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adift

25ml fresh lemon juice

20ml Lapsang Souchong tea syrup (see below for instructions to make your own)

1 Egg white or 25ml aquafaba

2 bay leaves Single bay leaf to garnish

Method

1. Combine all ingredients including 2 bay leaves in a cocktail shaker and shake hard

2. Add ice and shake hard again

3. Strain with a hawthorn strainer into a chilled glass

4. Garnish with the remaining bay leaf to serve

To make your own Lapsang Souchong tea syrup:

Ingredients

400g caster sugar

200ml Lapsang Souchong tea made using 2 tea bags

Method

1. Combine the caster sugar and tea in a pan and set over a gentle heat being careful not to allow it to simmer

2. Stir gently until the sugar dissolves and the syrup clarifies

3. Remove from the heat and store in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Fireside Collins

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

25ml charred lemon syrup (see below for how to make this yourself)

Soda to taste

2 charred lemon wheels to garnish (to char: place slices of fresh lemon face down in the hot dry frying pan and flip over once they begin to char)

Method

1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes

2. Add the Pentire and charred lemon syrup

3. Top up with soda and stir

4. Garnish with the thin wheels of charred lemon to serve

To make your own charred lemon syrup:

Ingredients

1kg caster sugar

800g water

3 unwaxed charred lemons, zest and juice

4 tsp of citric acid

Method

1. Bring the water to a simmer then remove from the heat

2. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved

3. Add the citric acid

4. Zest the lemons before cutting them in half and placing them face down on the medium heat of a wood fired grill to char and slightly caramelise

5. Juice the charred lemons into the cooling syrup

6. Stir well then cover and allow to cool

7. Straining into a sealed sterile container

8. Store in the fridge and use within two weeks

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Bay Martini

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

Fresh bay leaf

Ice Bay leaf to garnish

Method

1. Chill your chosen glass.

2. Add the Pentire, a bay leaf and some ice to a mixing glass and stir

3. Strain into the chilled glass.

4. Serve over a large ice cube with a fresh bay leaf to garnish

Bottle of Pentire displayed on a white table next to a Pentire Bay Martini in a very small glass with a block of ice garnished with a single bay leaf

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Apple & Thyme

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

50ml fresh organic apple juice

Tsp raw honey

Lemon wedge

Sprig of thyme

Splash of soda water

Slice of apple and a sprig of thyme to garnish

Method

1. Pour the Pentire Adrift, apple juice and honey into a glass

2. Squeeze and drop in the lemon wedge

3. Stir

4. Add ice and a splash of soda

5. Garnish with a thin slice of apple and a sprig of thyme to serve

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Pentire Gimlet

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Adrift

25ml fresh lime juice

Bar spoon of Maple Syrup

2 bay leaves

Extra bay leaf to garnish

Method

1. Chill a glass in the freezer

2. Add the Pentire, lime juice, maple syrup and 2 bay leaves to a mixing glass with ice and stir

3. Strain into the chilled glass

4. Garnish with a fresh bay leaf to serve

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Lemon Collins

Ingredients 50ml Pentire Adrift

25ml Lemon Syrup

Soda to taste

2 lemon wheels to garnish

Method

1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes and add the Pentire and lemon syrup

2. Top with soda

3. Stir

4. Garnish with the thin wheels of lemon to serve

To make your own lemon syrup:

Ingredients

200g fresh lemon juice

400g caster sugar

Method

1. Strain the lemon juice into a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer

2. Add the sugar and remove from the heat

3. Stir until the sugar dissolves

4. Leave to cool

5. Bottle in a clean container, refrigerate and use within 2 weeks

Pentire Adrift Alcohol-Free Pentire x HOLM Rhubarb Gimlet

Ingredients 50ml Pentire Adrift

25ml Rhubarb, lemon & rosemary syrup

Sprig of Rosemary

Dehydrated rhubarb to garnish

Method

1. Chill a glass in the freezer

2. Add Pentire, rhubarb syrup, a sprig of rosemary and some ice to a cocktail shaker and shake hard

3. Strain into the chilled glass

4. Garnish with a shard of dehydrated rhubarb to serve

How to make the Rhubarb, lemon & rosemary syrup:

Ingredients:

200g Fresh lemon juice

400g Caster sugar

Half a stem of Rhubarb, roughly chopped

Method

1. Strain lemon juice into a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer

2. Add sugar and remove from the heat

3. Stir to dissolve the sugar

4. Add half a stem of rhubarb (roughly chopped) and blend

5. Fine strain and leave to cool

6. Bottle in a clean container, refrigerate and use within 2 weeks

Pentire Seaward Cocktail Recipes

As a newer addition to the Pentire family, Seaward brings a citrusy, fruity flavour to your drink. Check out these recipes or add Seaward to your favourite alcohol-free cocktail or punch recipe.  

Pentire Seaward Alcohol-Free Paloma

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Seaward

25ml Grapefruit syrup

25ml Lime juice

25ml Fresh grapefruit juice

Soda to taste

Pinch of Cornish sea salt

Slice of grapefruit to garnish

Method

1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes and add Pentire, grapefruit syrup, grapefruit juice, lime juice and a pinch of salt

2. Top up with soda and stir

3. Garnish with a grapefruit slice to serve

To make your own grapefruit syrup:

Ingredients

400g Caster sugar

200ml Fresh grapefruit juice, strained

Method

1. Put the sugar and juice in a pan and set over a gentle heat making sure the mixture doesn’t simmer

2. Stir gently until the sugar dissolves and the syrup clarifies

3. Remove from the heat

4. Store in the fridge for up to 2–3 weeks

Pentire Seaward Alcohol-Free Sea Spritz

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Seaward

50ml fresh grapefruit juice

1 tsp of honey

Glug of soda water

Sprig of rosemary or a bay leaf to garnish

Method

1. Combine Pentire Seaward, grapefruit juice and honey in a glass and stir

2. Fill the glass with ice and top then stir again

3. Garnish with a fresh sprig of rosemary or a bay leaf to serve

Pentire Sea Spritz alcohol-free cocktail in a tall glass with ice garnished with a single bay leaf with bottle of Pentire blurred in background and papers on the wooden table set by a window

Pentire Seaward Alcohol-Free Pentire Americano

Ingredients

50ml Pentire Seaward

25ml Æcorn bitter

Bar spoon of maple syrup

Wedge of fresh grapefruit

Charred Grapefruit to garnish

Method

1. Combine the Pentire Seaward, Æcorn bitter, maple syrup and ice cubes in a chilled mixing glass and stir

2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes

3. Garnish with the charred grapefruit to serve