After the whirring buzz of a long work day or at the shy start of an intimate gathering where the night ahead is still an infinite stretch of possibility, enter a realm where the art of drinking transcends mere taste and evolves into a sensory journey with Aplós.
We weave together the wisdom of nature and the sophistication of spirits, crafting hemp-infused, non-alcoholic cocktails that dispel the tired notion that alcohol is a prerequisite for social gatherings. Each sip invites you into a mystic dance of flavors and experiences.
Immerse yourself in our five hand-picked cocktails, and let every moment savored become a unique narrative awaiting your exploration.
As more research reveals the harms of consuming even low amounts of alcohol, the non-alcoholic spirits market continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. One category that is particularly drawing attention is functional spirits. These beverages carry not just the essence of traditional spirits but also contain added functional ingredients that can enhance overall wellness.
Functional spirits are a testament to the innovation and creative reimagining of traditional drink formulas. The popularity of this category is fueled by the desire for a healthier lifestyle and the pursuit of unique sensory exploration.
Our use of hemp demonstrates our commitment to using natural ingredients that add a new dimension to the drinking experience. In this blend of science and nature, we create spirits that offer more than just taste — they bring balance, rejuvenation, and calm.
The incorporation of hemp into our functional spirits adds a blossoming layer of wellness and clarity to the act of drinking. It fills your spirit without requiring the sacrifice of tomorrow in return. Of course, there are many other benefits as well.
A Mellow Margarita
The simple act of running a lime wedge around the outside rim of a glass and rolling the rim in salt can make all the festive difference to a drink, and, also, to your mood.
Orange flower water
Run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of the glass then roll the rim in salt. Add all the ingredients with ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake & strain over fresh cubes of ice into a tumbler. With a peeler cut an orange twist. Garnish with a lime wheel and add your layer of desired heat!
The Lovely Loneliness of Washing Dishes
The introverts among us know that the loveliest job at a dinner party is washing up. You won’t get the praise bestowed upon the cook, that is true. Cooking requires creative flair. Your job is to return things to how they were. The work of the best washer-upper-er may be invisible, but it is no less useful. Surely, there is no nicer alone than being alone in the company of others. Hearing, over the sound of running water, a distant conversation which you, thank god, need not contribute to. And then there is the immediate satisfaction that comes from cleaning dirty plates. First, they are dirty, and suddenly, you have made them clean. If only the same instant success could be applied to your day job. No, there is nothing better than this noble task—and, equally, nothing worse than the inevitable and disappointing appearance of a polite tea-towel-bearing guest who has come to help dry up.
Garnish with celery leaves
For the celery syrup, add equal parts celery juice to ½ tsp superfine organic sugar.
The muck you lived through this past week can be washed away – or so says the detergent, ever reassuring. Is it indulgent to give each sock its own peg? They do seem to have an appetite for independence. Meanwhile, it’s best not to lose your temper with wet sheets when they inevitably reach toward dust or dirt or refuse to hang evenly on the line. Forgive the shirt that will not relinquish its stains. The underpants that take flight next door. Could there be a lovelier loneliness than a day spent in the company of drying clothes?
Aplós Calme or Arise
Combine ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add 1 tablespoon of dried culinary lavender and steep for 12 minutes. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Cool completely for about 10 minutes.
With a muddler, mash cucumber in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add Aplós and ½ oz of the lavender simple syrup. Shake and strain into a high ball. Add soda water and stir. Garnish with a cucumber slice or fresh wild lavender, if desired.
Love in Low Light
Eternal love might be overrated, or at any cost, an unlikely outcome for the great majority of us – but it’s no lesser destiny to partake in a series of smaller love stories: for instance, the fleeting love we feel for the sun on an unusually warm January morning, or the burst of admiration we have for an un-chipped shell given to us by the tide, or for a stranger who delivers a line of urgent wisdom before disappearing into the low light of an afternoon. In lieu of loving one thing eternally, perhaps it’s good enough to love many things on and off - with just as much intensity.
Fresh rosemary sprig
In a shaker, combine Aplós Calme, lychee juice, ginger juice, lemon juice, and ice. Shake and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a fresh lychee and rosemary sprig.
A Few Good Things
Bad habits make us feel better—at first. But they have a backlash of their own, and soon we can find ourselves each day more run down than the last. Relief can be found on a short trip to the vegetable patch, or its modern equivalent: the produce aisle. Seek out the stunted, the ugly, battered and the blemished fruits and vegetables. Like people, produce is all the more palatable when it’s not perfect.
Fresh lime juice
Imbibing our spirits is more than a sensory experience — it's an immersion into a meticulously crafted philosophy of enjoyment. Each drink is a symphony of flavors meant to align with the rhythm of your life and accentuate your state of being.
Our spirits are an invitation to explore, personalize, and truly own your drinking experience. Let these recipes serve as your guide and inspiration, and prepare to transcend the ordinary as you reveal the subtle magic of being – here, in this moment – with every savoring sip.
Aplós non-alcoholic spirits are infused with functional botanical ingredients that help you unwind and relax.