Happy New Year! 2020 is finally here and I couldn't be more excited! There's nothing like the start of a brand new year to make you focus on your health and wellness. While there are plenty of resolutions that will help you lead a more balanced lifestyle, I'm particularly fond of Dry January. One of the biggest reasons why is because I've teamed up with Seedlip Drinks to create cocktail recipes that have plenty of taste without the alcohol!
As a Chef, I know that a beverage's taste is just as important as the food's. The flavor combinations between a dish and a beverage are endless and key. Seedlip truly pioneered the non alcoholic spirit space and I’m so proud to be part of the journey!
I actually had my first non alcoholic cocktail with Seedlip at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry when my wife and I took a break from drinking. I couldn’t believe its perfect flavor, smell and just how delicious the pairing was with my food. I finally had my sophisticated and complex solution for an adult alternative.
Seedlip makes distilled non alcoholic spirits so that you can enjoy cocktails without the booze. They sell three spirits, each infused with their own unique spices and herbs. As soon as I tried them, my brain instantly got to work on creating recipes that would highlight each of their distinct flavors.
I have a very busy work schedule, a lot of people depending on me and 6 super fun kids. I need to be and want to be as present as possible. As you can imagine, I love the distinctive and exquisite flavor of a spirit but at those moments I want it without the buzz. This brand blows my mind! Their recipes are simple and fun too!
Since we're all staying at home, it's the perfect time for me to connect with y'all as much as possible. With the help of my kids and my wonderful wife, I started a new series on Instagram, called CORA-ntine Cuisine. Everyday at 5 pm PST, I'll be cooking my favorite recipes. Be sure to tune in!