Modern guests want it all. Abstain and indulge in equal measures. Thoughtful yet flexible menus they can further adjust to preference. Multisensory food and drinks experiences but with the ability to control ingredients to match their individual needs, occasion or diet. Yes, guests want to have their cake and eat it too.
UK soft drinks manufacturer Kolibri believes that bespoke is the future and launched the world’s first bottled drinks which allow consumers to control the amount of sugar in their drink. All are alcohol free, adventurous creations with distinctive botanical notes and sweetness adjusted to taste. Shortlisted for four industry awards, including the prestigious 2018 Luxury Packaging Award, Kolibri Drinks are an exquisite choice for discerning customers who like things their way while abstaining in style.
This new category is a game-changer for consumers who want healthy, great tasting and indulgent options but also new experiences, engaging ritual and theatre. Co-creation of drinks and focus on customisation are prevalent in many categories such as coffee or cocktails but packaged soft drinks have never explored this territory. Kolibri was created to ensure that now guests can enjoy crafting their own bespoke drink and customising the sweetness to preference.
Kolibri Drinks come in three different flavours: Elderflower & Lime, Cardamom & Chilli and Strawberry & Basil. These botanical drinks don’t contain sugar, but the cap on top is filled with an amber Agave blend which is naturally sweet. The nectar can be released into the drink to create a dash of sweetness with a hint of caramel and zesty tang of lemons.
Co-founder and creator Kamila Sitwell says that Kolibri is set to shake up the soft drinks category within the hospitality sector, believing the major suppliers have become complacent offering short-sighted and inadequate solutions to the sugar challenge such as artificial sweeteners, diluted recipes and smaller packaging. “Sea of sameness out there with different flavours at best! Sugar, like any natural ingredient, is only a problem when it’s over-engineered in recipes. Kolibri Drinks are designed to give discerning guests complete control over their drinks’ taste and the sugar content. And the best part, the ‘twist in the cap’, is that Kolibri has no more than 40 Kcal per bottle even when all the Kolibri Drops are used. Indulgence with a clear conscience, don’t you agree?!”
The taste of these drinks has been praised by Douglas Blyde, the renowned gastronomy advisor and drinks critic. ‘I like the liberation of being able to accurately adjust the level of sweetness in my Kolibri according to mood or even the richness of an accompanying dish. This ‘dosage’ is comparable, believe it or not, to Champagne, where a base wine is finished with a ‘liqueur d’expédition’ which determines whether the formerly bone dry sparkling wine becomes Brut, Extra Sec, Extra Dry, Demi-Sec or Doux…
Taste an array of finely tuned botanical notes, brought forth in a new way with each measure of the carefully designed Kolibri drops. A theatre of flavours blended by you ensures a multi-sensory drinking experience.’
If you would like your guests to experience Kolibri drinks, please explore our website www.kolibridrinks.co.uk and contact us for more information.