Welcome to the spring issue of Beasley Journal:
The spring issue of Beasley Journal has landed and it’s available to read, for free, online.
Beasley Journal is a quarterly nature newspaper inspired by the ethos of @beasley_farm, a soon-to-be centre of excellence for the non-alcoholic category & home to the Seedlip portfolio.
Our favourite online drink retailers we love to order from right now:
Many retailers are still delivering nationwide & it’s a great opportunity to support businesses who can’t open their usual brick & mortar stores.
Take a look through this list of our favourite online retailers we love to order from right now, you might find something special for the weekend.
Nerdy on Nature: Apps that will help you discover more about the natural world through a virtual lens
Escaping into nature is still possible, even if it’s within the confines of our own homes and through a screen.
This list of apps is designed to help you discover more about the natural world through a virtual lens. Some have been recommended by the Seedlip team, including our founder Ben Branson who loves using the PictureThis to identify plants on his daily walk.
Bring wildlife into your garden: The best plants to sow now to attract pollinators into your garden this summer.
One of the simplest pleasures of gardening, is seeing Butterflies, Hoverflies and Bees flying between blooms in a flower bed.
Here we offer some advice on the types of plants that will help bring wildlife into the garden, plus the best plants to sow now to have a pollinator-friendly garden this summer.
Growing vegetables in small spaces: recommended reading to help you learn to grow edible plants at home.
To celebrate National Gardening Week, we’re asking some green-fingered experts to share advice and tips for growing at home, both indoors and out.
First up is Kew-trained horticulturalist, Charlie Harpur. He has shared the books he's been reading & podcasts he's been listening to, which have helped him learn useful skills for growing vegetables in small spaces.
What Nature Means to Us: How the Seedlip Team Protects Our Planet
Nature is inherent and integral to Seedlip. It is where we source the ingredients with which we distill our spirits and is our source of inspiration. We know the road to living sustainably is a long one, and it’s small steps taken each and every day that amount to leaps and bounds of progress over time. Read more about how our global team is helping to protect the planet– on Earth Day and every day.
Tools of the trade: an essential list of barware tools for making cocktails at home
Take a look through our guide to the tools of the trade, the items you see bartenders using in your favourite cocktail bar, to discover which pieces of barware equipment we feel are essential for making the best non-alcoholic cocktails at home.
Why connecting with nature is good for your health: mind, body & soul
Spending time outside and connecting to nature has been proven to improve our health and wellbeing.
It’s not always about grand outdoor adventures – although we do think they’re great – it can be as simple as having a few houseplants around the house to gaze at, or a collection of plants on a windowsill to nurture.
How to cut a world-class garnish: Tips & tricks for adding the best garnish to your non-alcoholic cocktails.
A garnish on a drink is a final flourish. It adds an element of theatre and fun, and will enhance the drinking experience by awakening other senses such as sight and smell before taste comes into play.
This mini guide to cutting garnishes will help ensure you’re getting the most out of the plants that we use most in our drinks, in five simple steps.
Six with Seedlip: Matt Collins
In this month’s Six w/ Seedlip we chat to Matt Collins, head gardener for the Garden Museum in Lambeth, London. The garden Matt looks after at the museum is a green oasis within the city. Here, he tells us all about the history & plants hidden within the museum walls & gives his advice for creating a garden in a small space.
Nature & Chill: The best nature documentaries to watch on Netflix right now
Netflix have brought some incredible stories from the natural world to our screens. It’s become the easiest form of escapism; a way to press the refresh button in your brain without leaving the comfort of the couch. Choosing is the tricky part but hopefully our list below will make it easier for you.
How to celebrate Mother’s Day with Seedlip non-alcoholic spirits: A guide to Mother’s Day gifting.
Mothering Sunday takes place on the 22nd March 2020 in the UK and, apart from the traditional card and flowers, we wanted to share how you can really show your appreciation for the matriarchal force in your life with the gift of Seedlip.
International Women’s Day: A snapshot of the amazing women at Seedlip & Æcorn
60% of Seedlip Co employees are women and we inspire, challenge and support each other every day. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked a few of our employees around the globe to tell us what inspires them and what they love to do outside of work.
Perfect drink pairings for pancake day: A non-alcoholic brunch menu to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
Find our recommendations for drink pairings for some of the most popular Pancake Day fillings including Lemon and sugar to Maple syrup. If you want to go big this year, we hope these ideas will help you create a bottomless non-alcoholic brunch menu for Shrove Tuesday that’s quick, easy and entertaining.
Future Proof: A night out at The Box w/ Seedlip x Sober & Social
An exciting venue, good company and great music are three must-haves for a fun night out. Alcohol can be involved too but we don’t think it’s the key to calling a night a success. So we teamed up with Sober & Social to host a sober night out at The Box.
Six with Seedlip: Monica Berg
Winner of the 2019 Bartender’s Bartender award at the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards, Monica Berg is a highly regarded name in the drinks industry. We put six questions to Monica to find out more about the bar, how she keeps herself inspired and what excites her most about 2020 & a new decade.
Recommended podcasts: what we’ve been listening to in 2019
We love podcasts at Seedlip HQ, so we thought we’d share with you a list of some of our favourites from the last year, including a few stand-out episodes that started conversations in the office.
The list includes a wide range of topics from fun trivia to in-depth interviews. We hope you enjoy them as much we do.
Festive Non-Alcoholic cocktails: five drinks to make for Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Party season has arrived, and we have some fun, festive ideas for non-alcoholic Christmas cocktail recipes.
Take a look at our top five seasonal cocktails to make at home, plus pre-mixed drinks to take to party if the host has asked guests to BYO. From Christmas punch to a non-alcoholic alternative to Champagne, Seedlip has you covered.
Seasonal highlights to look out for this Autumn:
Sunlight filtering through morning fog, colour-rich tree canopies and spiderwebs covered in dew. All moments that remind us why Autumn is so spectacular. If you’re out walking this month, keep your eyes peeled for some of the season’s best bits. Find out more here.
Where to buy a NOgroni in London: a Non-Alcoholic Negroni made with Æcorn Aperitifs & Seedlip Drinks
We’ve pulled together a list of some our favourite bars in London where you can buy a NOgroni and find out what our twist on a classic Negroni tastes like. Here’s a round-up of where to buy a NOgroni in London.
What's on: London Cocktail Week 2019
London Cocktail Week brings together the best bars and bartenders in the business to celebrate the unbeatable experience of sipping on a perfectly mixed drink.
Seedlip, will be one of the few bars to offer a sophisticated non-alcoholic option. Take a look at what else is on!
10 things you probably didn’t know about the history of Mercedes Benz Motorsport:
The German Grand Prix in Hockenheim this Sunday marks 125 years of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
To mark the occasion and our partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, we picked out 10 facts about Mercedes-Benz motorsport ahead of the race this weekend.