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5 Low-Calorie Drinks That Are Non-Alcoholic

Aplós, September 1st, 2023

In the quiet embrace of nature, where time seems to stretch and the world feels limitless, there exists a space for rare experiences. Much like the allure of a forest's hidden grove or the whispered secrets of the ocean waves, we find ourselves drawn to moments of luxurious simplicity.

Here, we uncover the realm of non-alcoholic, low-calorie beverages — a world where savoring is more than just a fleeting act but a profound journey. As society's tastes evolve, so does the thirst for these refined beverages that offer both resplendent flavors and mindful nourishment.

So, how do we craft a wellness-supporting drink that matches the magic of the moment? Let’s explore this realm together.

The Evolution of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

From the first ancient sip of water from nature's springs, beverages have been a portal to explore sensory realms. With every new concoction, humans sought to craft experiences that tantalize the palate yet remain rooted in the very essence of nature.

Over time, this quest has matured into a sophisticated desire — a longing for a drink that remains authentic to its ingredients while evoking an elevated sensorial awakening. This evolution mirrors a broader shift. As the world races ahead, we yearn for ways to remain present, to hold onto the essence of the moment without veering off course.

And what better way to achieve this than through beverages that tantalize the senses and nourish the body? The modern drinker, after all, is discerning, not just in taste but in health, understanding the powerful interplay of ingredients and their impact on one's being.

Ingredients To Seek Out in Low-Calorie Drinks

In this verdant tapestry of beverages, the magic lies in the natural wonders they encapsulate. Think of each drink as a bottled or glass-cascaded moment, capturing the essence of the land, the spirit of the breeze, and the soul of the sun. Ingredients matter; when chosen with care, they elevate the drink from mere refreshment to an ethereal experience.

Here, nature offers a canvas rich with hues and flavors. Botanical-derived ingredients plucked at their prime caress our senses with tales of timeless terrains and intimate whispers of blooming meadows.

Consider botanical-derived nectar, a golden embrace that not only sweetens but introduces a symphony of floral notes and a trove of vitamins and minerals to harmonize within the body, unlike the one-dimensional sweetness of artificial sugars. Immune-supporting fresh grapefruit juice, aromatic rosewater, and the delicate floral presence of edible flower sprigs are all messengers of nature's bounty, presenting an array of nutrients and delight in every sip.

What Are the Benefits of Functional Spirits?

Journeying away from the haze of alcohol, one encounters landscapes of clearer vistas where the essence is pure and untainted. Alcohol, while an ancient companion to human revelry, carries its shadows — moments lost in blurs, mornings marred with heaviness, and the quiet toll it takes on our body and spirit.

Contrast this with the luminous presence of our functional spirits at Aplós: Calme and Arise.

Calme, flowing with the serenity of broad-spectrum hemp, is a gentle embrace, offering solace and stillness. Its radiant blend of citrus and herbal botanicals resonates with the soft murmurs of ancient fields, letting you sail on waves of tranquility.

And Arise, robust and earthy with its ensemble of adaptogens, invites revelry. This bold spirit stands tall like the first rays of dawn, ushering in vitality and exuberance. Its story is of earth's resilience, roots diving deep, and herbs braving the elements.

These aren't mere drinks. They're vessels of botanical wellness, each sip laden with intention, drawing us closer to the heartbeats of the world around us and teaching us the art of being truly, deeply present.

5 Low-Calorie, Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Try

Within life's ever-shifting dance, our moments of pause and breath become ever more precious. Each glass we raise is a silent toast to these moments, an embodiment of nature's bounty and artistry.

Dive deep into this curated journey, with each wellness-supporting drink painting a vibrant tapestry of flavor, essence, and experience.

1. After the Beach

Sun-soaked days are a serenade to our senses: the mirthful laughter of waves, the playful dance of sunbeams on our skin, and the intricate ballet of seashells beneath our toes. As the tide retreats, leaving behind a glittering canvas of salt on our skin, we retreat to our sanctuaries.

And there, we find solace in a glass echoing our day at the beach — refreshing, invigorating, and purely ethereal. Here, Aplós Calme blends seamlessly with the rich antioxidants of grapefruit and lime, evoking memories of the seashore.


  • Aplós Calme: 2 oz
  • Soda water: 2 oz
  • Lime juice: ½ oz
  • Agave nectar: ½ oz
  • Pink grapefruit juice: 1 oz
  • Rosewater: 2 dashes

Combine all ingredients, except soda water, in an ice-filled shaker and shake. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and pink salt on the rim.

2. Aplós Negroni

As the golden hours of a long weekend fade, we find solace in the embrace of a citrus-infused drink. The Aplós Negroni is a testament to this allure. The Arise, filled with nature's best and antioxidant-rich blood orange bitters, offers a sophisticated touch to the palette, each sip a canvas of the weekend's memoirs.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Blood orange bitters: 3 oz
  • Simple syrup: ¼ oz
  • Fresh orange slice

Serve in a glass over a large ice cube garnished with a slice of orange.

3. Summer in the Garden

Amidst nature’s embrace, when even the flowers seem to lean into the lingering warmth, Summer in the Garden captures the essence of relaxation. Aplós Calme, with the vibrant richness of grapefruit and the calming touch of lavender, paints a vivid picture of tranquility. Paired with the antioxidants in grapefruit, it's a perfect ode to the luxuriance of summer.


  • Aplós Calme: 2 oz
  • Fresh grapefruit juice: 3 oz
  • Lavender syrup: 3/4 oz
  • Chilled sparkling water: 2 oz
  • Fresh edible flower sprigs: 3

Combine Aplós, grapefruit juice, and lavender syrup in a shaker. Shake and strain into a glass with ice. Add sparkling water and garnish with flower sprigs.

4. Aplós Mojito

Weekends are a symphony of moments, some loud, others whispered. In its gentle embrace, the Aplós Mojito sings the song of freshness. Mint, teeming with vitamins and antioxidants, melds with the zest of lime, cradling the deep undertones of Aplós Arise. It’s an invitation to revel in the weekend a little longer.


  • Aplós Arise: 2 oz
  • Sugar: 1 tbsp
  • Fresh mint
  • Lime juice: 2 oz
  • Soda water: 2 oz

Combine Aplós Arise, sugar, lime juice, and ice in a shaker. Shake and strain into a highball glass. Add soda water and garnish with fresh mint.

5. Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Do

In the eloquent silence of a free evening, the Nowhere to Go, Nothing to Do becomes the protagonist. Aplós Calme marries the refreshing burst of watermelon and the zesty kiss of lemon, creating a sensory voyage. The antioxidants from watermelon and lemon nourish the body and caress the soul.


  • Aplós Calme: 2 oz
  • Fresh watermelon juice: 3 oz
  • Agave nectar: 2 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice: 1/2 oz

Mix all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish as desired.

Integrating Aplós Elixirs Into a Balanced Lifestyle

Serenity and joy aren't found in the grand gestures but in the minute, delicate moments where the heart, mind, and soul align. Integrating these non-alcoholic wonders into one's life isn't just about savoring a drink. It's about intentional pauses, allowing nature's essences to seep into our being.

Imagine clinking your glasses with dear ones under a canopy of stars, every sip resonating with the music of the cosmos — without the clouds of alcohol sitting heavy within.

Envision a break from spirited dances, where each elixir restores and refreshes, letting energies and endorphins flow unhindered. Through these choices, we resonate with the universe, ensuring our wellness choices are holistic, beautiful, and true.

Embrace Elevated Wellness With Aplós

In the vast expanse of existence, our moments are fleeting yet profound. With Aplós functional spirits, these moments take on a deeper, more resonant meaning. It beckons to recalibrate, find allure in the mundane, and lose oneself in every sip's poetic allure.

As we journey through life, let the magic of these drinks be our compass, guiding us to uncharted territories of taste and experience.


Agave Syrup: Chemical Analysis and Nutritional Profile, Applications in the Food Industry and Health Impacts | PMC

Grapefruit Benefits | Johns Hopkins Medicine

Alcohol's Effects on the Body | NIAAA

What are Adaptogens & Types | Cleveland Clinic

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