Now when I was offered the opportunity to try Caleño, I just couldn't pass on the opportunity. Now don't get me wrong I love a bit of alcohol every now and then, but most of the time I'm happy with just a plain old soft drink. But Caleño truly is the perfect answer to jazzing up your non alcoholic Friday night drink. 

Now what is Caleño you're probably thinking? Well it's described as a non alcoholic free spirit with notes of Juniper and Inca berry... and spoiler alert, you'll love it. But if you want the full fancy description here it is:

"Caleño's Juniper and Inca Berry is a tropical infusion of juniper, citrus and spice botanicals, steam distilled in stainless steel drums. Beating at its heart is the golden South American Inca berry; Sweet, yet tangy, with pineapple, Mango and citrus fruit flavours. Founded by Ellie inspired by the energetic culture of her Columbian heartland."

When I was sent over this little package it included everything you'd need for the perfect Caleño cocktail night:

  • Tote bag
  • Gold stirrer
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Bar blade
  • 200m Caleño bottle
  • Tonic water
  • Cocktail menu

The first thing I definitely noticed was the branding. I'm the kind of person that will buy something that I don't really need, but will simply buy it because it's aesthetically pleasing. And this collection is definitely that. The tote bag, the bar blade and bottle are created with such attention to detail and to a really lovely quality finish. They've really hit the nail on the head with really showing off those Colombian vibes, and I am quite honestly obsessed. 

Before I go into detail I just wanted to quickly mention where you can grab this for yourselves. It comes in at £24 per bottle (70cl) and you can find it here directly on the Caleño website, and you'll find it stocked on Amazon, or at your local Sainsbury's.

Second of all the taste, now I won't be able to convince you fully until you try it for yourselves, but if you are looking for a little substitute for alcohol then this is the one. Sugar free, Sweetener free and no artificial flavours. It has a really beautiful light taste, and will definitely get you hooked on wanting more.

There are many cocktails that you can create with this spirit, including those within the Caleño cocktail menu, but the classic Caleño & Tonic is as simple as it sounds. Fill your glass with plenty of ice, add a double shot of Caleño, add 20ml of tonic water and if you're feeling extra fancy garnish with an Inca berry. And there you go, a really simple friday night drink, or a week day of course who cares when its alcohol free!