What’s in the name? The name BOTONIQUE combines its botanical ingredients with the great feeling you get from drinking it
Botonique was created by a modern-day alchemist - a food and fun loving wine merchant Hilary – drawing on a happy childhood helping her family make hedgerow wines and elixirs. It combines years of professional wine tasting experience with traditional herbal wisdom and modern nutritional science.
After years of partying as well as professional wine tasting, Hilary knew she had to look after her liver and longer-term health. Cutting down was the obvious approach but no satisfactory alternatives to a glass of wine were found. Most soft drinks are just too sweet and lacking in complexity, and don’t enhance food at all – until Botonique. Finding alcohol free wine to be a frustrating shadow of the drink she loves, she decided to take a completely different approach.
A Labour of Love
After months of extracting the flavour and goodness from a host of herbs, spices and other beneficial botanicals in the privacy of her kitchen, then meticulous experimentation with different combinations, then waiting to see how different combinations evolve over time, the distinctive, intriguing and captivating taste of Botonique was eventually born.
But Hilary had no intention of stopping drinking altogether, and if you drink alcohol at all, it uses up a great many nutrients – nutrients needed for other jobs also – which causes health problems in the short and long term. So as well as drawing on relevantly-beneficial botanicals in creating the flavour, such as milk thistle seed and panax ginseng, she incorporated PRELIXIR®, a nutritious blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to replace those usedup in dealing with alcohol.
So every time someone replaces a glass of wine - or any alcoholic drink - with a glass of Botonique, they’ll be doing their body a doubly good turn!
Find out more about Prelixir at PRELIXIRNUTRIENT.COM
HOW IT'S MADE
Botonique is entirely made and sourced in the UK, except for certain botanicals and vitamins which can only be sourced from overseas. It combines years of professional wine tasting experience with traditional herbal wisdom and modern nutritional science.
The steps behind the production of each bottle are as follows:
WHAT WE DON'T ADD
We don't add any SUGAR, or ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, FLAVOURS OR PRESERVATIVES.
The whole process takes immense care, expertise and patience. Your average soft drink bares no comparison!
The result is a deliciously dry, refreshingly crisp and intriguingly complex drink, with just 14 calories per 100 ml (less than a sixth the calories of most wines), and just 2.1 g total sugars (from the pear juice). This compares with a Sauvignon Blanc, for example, which would typically have around 1g total residual sugars on the one hand, and something like apple juice which typically has 10g sugars, or coke with 11g, on the other.