Founder Ellie was on an alcohol-free night out with friends, getting down to some Latin funk. But something was bugging her. Why should not drinking mean not having fun? She felt uninspired by the alcohol-free drinks on offer and decided it was time to bring some joy to not drinking.Caleño first came to life in Ellie's kitchen, but it was 5,000 miles later on trip back to Colombia when she felt re-inspired by her Latin roots. After soaking up the vibrant colours, tropical flavours and Latin beats of her family's homeland, she returned home to bottle it.
Fuelled by that Latin positivity, Ellie set out to infuse the sun-drenched flavours of Colombia with her non-alcoholic spirits. The result? Caleño. Non-alcoholic spirits, for anyone, anytime, anywhere.
The range currently consists of two delicious and award-winning iterations; Light and Zesty is a tropical blend of Inca berry, citrus and spice botanicals and master winner of The Spirits Master Low & No Masters 2021. Whilst Dark and Spicy - IWSC Gold 2021 and highly commended at the Great British Food Awards, is a warming infusion of dark tropical pineapple notes with ginger and kola nut spices.
No and low alcoholic spirits are continuing to rise in popularity...
Did you know, according to research by the IWSR 58% of global no and low consumers say they often switch between no and low and full-strength alcohol products on the same occasion?!
Mocktails are a great way to showcase the versatility of non-alcoholic spirits. Caleño has a great range of alcohol-free cocktail recipes to suit all tastes and mixing abilities, watch these short videos to find out more:
Enjoy them, and the vibrancy of Colombia here.