Look, we get it…
People love Tequila. The UK in particular has developed a fondness for the spirit recently and it isn’t hard to see why. Not only does it taste heavenly, but it pairs well with all sorts of food and sets the tone for every occasion.
The thing is, while we can’t get enough of Tequila, most of us could probably do without the hangover. Mockingbird is the UK’s first non-alcoholic Tequila alternative, set out from day one to do justice to the famed Mexican spirit. Our founder, Fern McCoy, created it for people that love a good time but, for one reason or another, can’t or choose not to drink alcohol on their journey through life. It’s that simple.
That’s the spirit
Our Blue Agave comes right from the source in the town of Tequila, Mexico. Its full name is Agave Tequilana Blue Weber, but we prefer Ol’ Blue for short.
The authorities in Mexico have given Ol’ Blue the seal of approval, officially recognising it as 100% organic Blue Agave. That means Mockingbird has exactly the same quality that you’d find in any worthy Tequila.
By choosing the best quality Blue Agave, our hope is that we can bring a little bit of that vibrant Mexican culture across the Atlantic Ocean and ramp up the flavour for people in the UK.
Mockingbird wasn’t invented to trash Tequila, but rather to champion it. We were committed to ending the routine cycle of hangovers, but we weren’t willing to sacrifice the taste. By using the exact same plant that’s used in traditional Tequila, the Blue Weber Agave, we have carefully concocted the closest thing to Tequila you will try, but without the alcohol. It’s of course not actually Tequila, but it’s just as delicious.
Every bottle of Mockingbird is also made with an ingredient called ‘Ashwagandha’ , an “adaptogen” brimming with health benefits. It literally has the opposite effects of a hangover. Adaptogens encourage balance in the body in a variety of different ways meaning a swig of Mockingbird will reduce your stress levels, while boosting brain function, productivity and creativity.
We’ll drink to that
At Mockingbird, we are all about enjoying life and doing what makes you happy. If you want to drink alcohol, go for it. If you don’t want to drink alcohol, it shouldn’t be so hard to find an alternative.
With our “alcoternative” you can still enjoy your usual favourites *winks at margaritas* without worrying that you’re missing out. Repel the all too common “aren’t you drinking?” with a spirit that looks and acts just like a traditional Tequila. Do what you need to do, venture bravely and fearlessly into your evening ahead, but do it with the knowledge you’ll feel great the next morning. That’s real harmony.