5 Non-Alcoholic Brunch Drinks to Start Your Day

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5 Non-Alcoholic Brunch Drinks To Start Your Day

Aplós, August 15th, 2023

The world slows down as the first tendrils of sunlight curl into the quiet corners of the morning. The table is set, an homage to companionship, aglow with soft light reflecting off crystal glassware. There's an enchantment to these shared moments, a charm born from the allure of unhurried mornings and the magic of togetherness.

As the day unfolds its bright canvas, aromas of freshly baked scones mingle with the earthy scent of brewing coffee. Laughter and lively conversation punctuate the air as we engage in the midmorning joys of brunch.

There's a shared understanding that these moments, so often underscored by the clinking of alcoholic beverages, are part of the social fabric that connects us all. Yet, nestled in this familiar scenario, a fresh opportunity presents itself. A chance to savor the experience of brunch, not under the heavy influence of alcohol, but with the soft balance offered by functional, non-alcoholic drinks.

Rich with natural flavors and enhanced by far-reaching benefits, these beverages offer an elevated and refined experience to your morning gatherings. So, lean in and journey with us into this sensory awakening as we reveal our favorite non-alcoholic drinks.

Understanding the Rise of Functional Beverages

In the midst of this bustling banquet of tastes and textures, a new sensory delight is stirring. A quiet revolution is bubbling in our glasses, transforming the way we perceive, appreciate, and experience our beverages. Functional drinks, non-alcoholic concoctions brimming with beneficial botanicals and innovative ingredients, are slowly stealing the show.

Gone are the days when drinks were merely the supporting cast to the main culinary spectacle. Today, they claim center stage, offering more than just thirst-quenching relief. They engage our senses, tantalize our taste buds, and weave a symphony of flavors that soothe, stimulate, and satisfy.

Functional beverages are a testament to the harmony of science and nature. They capture the power of plants, the wisdom of ancient traditions, and the precision of modern extraction techniques to deliver drinks that nourish and enliven without the regretful aftermath of alcoholic hangovers.

With the sea of functional spirits broadening, there are two unique forms of functional spirits worthy of the (the non-alcoholic) buzz: hemp-infused spirits and adaptogen-infused spirits.

What Are the Benefits of Hemp-Infused Drinks?

Hemp's history as a beneficial plant ingredient stretches back centuries. So, what makes hemp-infused drinks so magical?

The Calm in Chaos

In the tumultuous tides of life, there emerges a need for a gentle retreat, a solace that hemp-infused drinks can offer. These beverages are not just about quenching thirst but about fostering a sense of calm in the face of everyday stresses.

By engaging with the body’s endocannabinoid system and our own naturally-made endocannabinoids, the non-intoxicating phytocannabinoids found in our broad-spectrum hemp extract can help support the body’s stress response. This is the key that allows our drinks to aid in maintaining serenity amid the chaos.

An Uplifting Embrace

With its range of soothing cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, hemp carries a unique disposition, one that can provide an uplifting embrace in the form of a beverage. The infusion of hemp in our drinks might just be the gentle nudge we need to navigate the day, helping us maintain an elevated mood with its botanical compounds.

Soothing Comfort

Beyond the daily hustles, our bodies yearn for a soothing touch. Hemp-infused drinks may offer just that, providing a way to help soothe tension and discomfort. Like a lullaby for the weary, these beverages may offer the comfort we seek.

As a non-alcoholic spirit beautifully infused with broad-spectrum hemp extract, Aplós Calme offers a symphony of citrus and herbal botanicals as a testament to how hemp can elegantly uplift a beverage experience.

What Are the Benefits of Adaptogen-Infused Drinks?

Another star shines brightly in the wellness universe — adaptogens. But what exactly are these botanical wonders?

Plants known for their unique balancing properties, adaptogens are believed to help support our bodies in maintaining healthy responses to stress.

Resilience in a Glass

Adaptogen-infused beverages are like resilience served in a glass. Their active ingredients can support our bodies in maintaining a healthy response to stress. Amid the hustle and bustle, a sip of an adaptogen-infused drink may just be the balance we need.

An Adaptogenic Balance

In a world that constantly pushes us to our limits, adaptogens like ginseng, ashwagandha, and rhodiola can offer a balancing touch. These unique botanicals can help us maintain our natural equilibrium, providing a comforting steadiness that is most welcome in our fast-paced lives.

Vitality in Every Sip

There is a certain vitality that comes with sipping on an adaptogen-infused beverage. A botanical source of energy that can aid in maintaining our zest for life, adaptogens can help fuel us through the highs and lows with their botanical goodness.

One such elixir that harnesses the power of adaptogens is Arise, our non-alcoholic spirit with a proprietary blend of these unique botanicals. An earthy blend of citrus and herbal notes, it's a tribute to how adaptogens can elevate a beverage, making it not just a drink but a truly functional companion for our daily journey.

Why Choose Non-Alcoholic Drinks For Brunch?

Embracing a new day with a non-alcoholic beverage is more than a trend; it's a conscious choice, a decision to prioritize well-being while basking in the delights of shared meals. The choice of non-alcoholic drinks for brunch transforms the mundane into the memorable. It is savoring a citrusy, herbal concoction that captures the essence of a dew-kissed meadow or indulging in an earthy blend that evokes the whispers of a forest at dawn.

These are beverages crafted with the sophistication of fine spirits but void of their detrimental impacts. They uplift the spirit without weighing down the body.

They invigorate the senses and awaken the mind, setting the stage for a day filled with vitality and clarity. So, as you gather around the brunch table, consider a drink that contributes not just to the palate, but also to a greater sense of health and wellness.

Five Non-Alcoholic Brunch Drinks To Try

Each dawn unravels a new tale, and what better way to navigate through its labyrinth than with the company of thoughtfully crafted beverages? Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscape of non-alcoholic brunch drinks that are not just about sipping but about creating memorable moments, fostering connection, and reveling in the magic of shared experiences.

An Unhurried Afternoon

The first sip brings a pause, a tranquil respite from the incessant march of time. Picture an unhurried afternoon where sunlight filters through the curtains, casting a warm, dappled glow on your glass.

A refreshing infusion of Calme, soda water, honey, and muddled lemons takes you to a moment where time ceases to exist, where we ask nothing of ourselves except — simply — to exist.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Calme
  • 3 oz. Soda water
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • Lemon wedges cut in quarters

Instructions: Muddle lemons with honey. Add Calme and ice. Shake and strain into a glass of your choice. Top with soda water and garnish with a sprig of your favorite herb.

A Fizzy Affair

A symphony of sparkling water, cranberry cordial, and lemon juice, anchored by the adaptogenic energy of Arise. The result? A Fizzy Affair, indeed — a tribute to the pursuit of magic, a toast to shared moments of laughter and liveliness.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Arise
  • 1 oz. Cranberry cordial
  • ½ oz. Lemon juice
  • 2 oz. Sparkling water

Instructions: Combine Arise, lemon, and cordial in a shaker. Shake and strain into a coupe or flute. Add sparkling water. Garnish with an orange twist.

The Day After

Embrace the allure of a morning where the echoes of laughter still resound, but the usual burdens of indulgence are absent. The Day After unravels the clear-headed joy of savoring a brunch free from the fuzziness of hangovers.

Featuring rejuvenating Arise, Worcestershire sauce for depth, horseradish for an earthy kick, a pinch of celery seed for a touch of warmth, and a hint of cayenne for that gentle spark, this new take on a classic brunch concoction is a reflection of serenity and clarity.


  • 1 oz. Aplós Arise
  • 2 oz. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Horseradish
  • A pinch of Celery seed
  • A pinch of Cayenne
  • Pitted black olives
  • Pickled onion

Instructions: Simply combine ingredients, and garnish with olives and a pickled onion. We recommend adding a sprig of fresh fennel for a savory finish.

The Green Mary

To the eye keen on shades of vibrancy, the Green Mary offers a spectacle. This recipe features a fusion of Calme, cucumber juice, pressed greens, apple juice, and celery juice, sprinkled with a touch of lemon and kosher salt.

This tantalizing symphony of flavors makes it the quintessential brunch companion; a harmony of revitalizing ingredients that replenishes the senses, framing your morning in the rich tapestry of healthful indulgence and invigorating the spirit for the leisurely hours ahead.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Calme
  • 2 oz. Cucumber juice
  • 2 oz. Pressed kale or other greens
  • 1 oz. Pressed apple juice
  • 1 oz. Celery juice
  • ½ tsp. Lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt

Instructions: In a highball glass with ice, combine the green mix, lemon juice, and Calme. Stir to mix, and garnish with a few exotic mushrooms, if desired.

Thawing Out

Imagine the sensation of Thawing Out, the awakening of nature from its winter slumber, mirroring the rejuvenating serenity of your soul. A homage to the endearing chaos of spring, with all of its colors and fragrances, life emerging, growing everywhere, this drink is a delicate blend that encapsulates the essence of this transformation.

So savor this moment shared with friends, where the internal and external merge in perfect harmony, everything blooming in a quiet nod to the constant, comforting ebb and flow of seasons.


  • 2 oz. Aplós Calme
  • ½ oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz. Honey syrup
  • 2 oz. Sakura cherry blossom tea, steeped

Instructions: Place honey, Calme, lemon, and tea in a shaker with 2 ice cubes. Shake and strain into a tall glass with fresh ice. Garnish with cherry blossoms and lemon twists.

Enrich Your Mornings With Aplós

The magic of mornings isn't just about the rising sun but about the shared experiences, the delicate balance of time, and the profound sense of togetherness it brings. It's about creating spaces of warmth and connection, spaces that linger long after the brunch plates have been cleared, reverberating in our memories and our hearts.

Uplift your next mid-morning gathering with Aplós and discover the freedom of a day that isn't obligated to the whims of alcohol, a mind that isn't clouded but is clear and open, ready to engage, ready to feel.

We invite you to bask in the allure of slow mornings and allow Aplós to guide you toward an elevated understanding of the simple joy that comes from just simply being.


The endocannabinoid system: Essential and mysterious | Harvard Health

The Effects of Cannabidiol, a Non-Intoxicating Compound of Cannabis, on the Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease | PMC

What are Adaptogens & Types | Cleveland Clinic

No level of alcohol consumption is safe for our health | WHO

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