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An innovative range of non-alcoholic beverages based on fruit, spice, botanicals and a passion for their flavours, aromas and effects.
An innovative range of non-alcoholic beverages based on fruit, spice, botanicals and a passion for their flavours, aromas and effects.
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FANTASTICAL BOTANICAL DRINKS: Elixirs & Cocktail Mixers

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Capturing an era of eccentric apothecaries and avant-garde artistes these potions are pure, clean indulgence with a splash of playfulness. Imbibe as shots or fortify your cocktail to spice-up life, soothe strife and strengthen resolve.

  • Love Potion 'For Luscious Ladies & Frisky Fellows'

This intriguing mélange of botanicals is bound to arouse interest. It’s a dose of harmless fun, frivolity & flavour that goes down well at a party or out on a date. Dark chocolate, citrus, & blossom extracts blend with exotic fruit. The formula has been perfectly balanced to suit the male and female of the species.

  •  Vital Aperitif 'For Heavenly Bodies & Blithe Spirits'

A generous measure of our revitalising, refreshing, health-promoting herbal preparation will add dimension to your afternoon spree or evening jamboree. Drink neat, on the rocks or enhance your homemade cocktails. Delight in fruit serum, fragrant fronds, spice & all things nice - an elevating entrée into the realm of restorative drinks.

  • Uplifting Elixir ‘For Waltzers, Groovers & Enthusers'

This distinctive tasting drink is pert & piquant with herbs, spice & root extracts. A stimulating pick-me-up to see you waltzing through Friday night, incite Saturday's shenanigans and make Monday morning marvellous. With strengthening & enlivening effects stemming from an array of rare & rich plant derived ingredients.

An energising soft drinks option to bring back the verve & transform the way fizzy is served. Help yourself, your nearest & dearest, to our premium quality, unadulterated concentrates - just add aqua of the bubbling variety for a veritable delight! Super strength for extra value, flowing with fruit extracts, yummy with none of the nasties - your career as a creative, conscious consumer starts here! You'll be reluctant to part with our pretty pop-top flasks, designed for people with particularly good taste & perfect for all the family.

Range of 4 Nectar Concentrates
Range of 4 Nectar Concentrates
  • Nectar of Orange

A tribute to the King of citrus fruits, cultivated for centuries to whet the appetite with its vibrancy & tang. Aromatic essential oil & a hint of blood orange evoke the beauty of the fruit tree with its ripening booty. This tantalising take on a tabletop favourite will quash all idea of sipping elsewhere.

  • Nectar of Kola

A thirst-quencher to compete with the most celebrated. Laced with Kola nut to lightly lift the mood, potent plant extracts to promote wellbeing & real vanilla, the ultimate comforter. Sweet & guileless yet sharp served with a sliver & ice - truly original & naturally tasty.

  • Nectar of Lemon

The Brits may claim the gold cup for classic lemonade at the Cricket, sipped in the shade of an Olde Oak, yet the Italians surpass on sun-soaked citrus fruit & pleasures of the Palazzo. Here cultures coalesce, so be spontaneous – use our zesty treasure to create the ultimate refresher.

  • Nectar of Ginger

Fancy making an instant ginger bevvy to jazz-up your repertoire? Just toot your soda syphon for all the flavour of a traditionally brewed ginger beer, as baobab & pear blend with two types of spicy stem. Why buy pre-mixed when you can choose your ideal strength & cocktail length?

Inspired by traditional bitters but pepped-up with botanical bounty, a dash of our deliciously aromatic preparations will add extra flavour, potency and punch to the drink of the moment. Appealing to all palates, this trio captures the cream of diverse tastes and cultures. Cocktail essences for the true connoisseur, in guises never seen before.

Range of 3 Cocktail Essences
Range of 3 Cocktail Essences
  •  Essence of Serendip

A Jewel to crown your drinks cabinet: the opulence of a Maharaja's palace; the glamour of high-society from a bygone era; the savour of an endless summer; a passion for pungent seasoning - all are epitomized in this potion. Fiery ginger, turmeric & orange blend harmoniously with coriander & neroli. Create a cocktail to transcend time & place, creed & faith.

  • Essence of Albion

Picture a promenade with the ‘pommies’, a pause for refreshment framed by a rose-arbour. Cause a stir at Croquet on sunlit lawns, play to win at Piquet from dusk till dawn. Toast the toffs, then simply ‘quaff’ - be British yet chic, don’t be stiff: put some colour in your cheeks. Cheering spice and all things nice mingle with rose, lemon, liquorice & burdock. Feel at home in country pub or city hub with this interesting addition.

  • Essence of Siam

For long exotic nights, as the full moon illuminates enchanted islets – evoke the essence of a tropical nirvana through this blend of neat, replete drops of jasmine, galangal & Thai basil with enlivening bursts of lime & lemongrass. So lush you will languish in a jungle haze, hear the waterfall & be transported to far-flung climes, sampling your freshly mixed cocktail laced with traditional tastes of Thailand.

They are what they say on the bottle. Since being introduced to Fantastical Botanicals some months ago I have become a big fan of these delicious alcohol-free cocktails. I’ve been conjuring up magic mixtures, full of natural herbs, which together create a delightful experience and feeling of well-being, combined with a kick to set you up for any party. I’m never entertaining without them.

I never drink from Sunday night through Friday night – so Fantastical Botanicals is amazing for making me feel like I’m enjoying a special tipple, without the alcohol. But on the other hand, the line-up is pretty darned fantastic for adding a little extra excitement to the weekend G&T, too!

Fantastical botanicals have been running the main bar by our biggest stage for the last three years. I feel Into the Wild wouldn’t be the same without these non-alcoholic cocktails and shots, which are, in my opinion, the best I have seen or tasted. They have added so much value to my festivals, and I’m really looking forward to seeing these products become available everywhere.

I recently discovered the delicious Fantastical Botanical cocktails and drinks at a festival and enjoyed sampling them; straight up and some with a splash of vodka. The Uplifting elixir shots came in handy for an extra boost of energy. With a steady influx of these amazing health-giving botanicals, fresh air, sunshine and good memories I left the festival feeling healthier than when I went in, I think largely due to Fantastical Botanicals..! I'm a huge fan! Thank you for creating a range of delicious, interesting and reviving drinks...

Fantastical Botanicals are simply amazing herbal drinks. I’m super impressed. Proper cocktails but with no alcohol and the most incredible blend of herbs ever! Obviously, alcohol could be put in I suppose but for the first time in over 15 years I get to drink what tastes like a proper cocktail but has no alcohol and is super good for you! I’m simply stunned.

“As a mum to two lively toddlers, I need to stay alert when taking them to festivals in case they run off. I tried a Fantastical Botanical Masala Mojito at the Elderflower Fields Festival and loved the intense taste that was almost like having an alcoholic cocktail. In fact, I couldn't believe it contained no alcohol and had to double check with the bartender! After a few minutes, I could really feel the energising effects."

Screen printed poster
Screen printed poster
£21 or £17 for Early Birds
£21 or £17 for Early Birds
£45
£45
£26 or £23 for Early Birds
£26 or £23 for Early Birds
£21 or £18 for Early Birds
£21 or £18 for Early Birds
£45 - Choice of 4 recipes - choose at the end of the campaign.
£45 - Choice of 4 recipes - choose at the end of the campaign.
£100 or £90 for Early Birds
£100 or £90 for Early Birds
£160
£160

Developing the Range 

The Nectars were first formulated in 2015, to fill a gap-in-the-market for botanically infused, super concentrated fruit cordials meant for mixing with carbonated water, delivered via a soda syphon for some extra panache, or from bottled mineral water. Picture the artisanal answer to retro favourite Soda Stream, but using pure, naturally sweet, low calorie, active ingredients, and eco-friendly flip-top bottles that can be replenished and re-used. The family-friendly foursome of Orange, Lemon, Ginger and Kola has universal appeal.

Honing of these products including perfection of the ingredients and design of Victorian inspired packaging started in earnest in 2016. Experiments with often complex, but always delicious flavours and aromas, and rich concoctions laced with herbs, spices and essential oils brought about the next step: the Elixirs range. These zero proof, potent liqueurs are available as a threesome: Uplifting Elixir, Love Potion & Vital Aperitif, all true to their names, with unique properties to raise the spirits, let romance bloom, and stimulate the chakras respectively!

But there was something missing - a trio of Essences, inspired by classic cocktail bitters, and each with a distinctive cultural character, came into being. Droplets of these highly concentrated, secret formula extracts add an extra dimension to the drink of the moment. They are ideal for finishing a fully fledged cocktail or just enhancing a botanical soda. Unique and previously unseen, Essence of Siam, Albion & Serendip are the jewels to crown any drinks cabinet or chic bar counter.

The Botanical Journey Evolves 

Our products are ready-to-go, our website is live, we just need that extra boost from our supporters on Kickstarter to ensure the company evolves to the next level and that we can continue supplying our customers with an abundant flow of uplifting, great-tasting and utterly unique drinks.

Funds will be directed towards up-scaling production and further improving packaging to make it even more durable. We also plan to create a deluxe version of the Fantastical Botanical bar-in-a-box to include mixological accoutrements and branded, vintage-style soda syphon. We will ensure stock availability and increase our distribution channels and visibility.

Risks and challenges

We hope to get everyone's rewards to them in the month of July, starting dispatch soon after the production run is complete. We will keep our Kickstarter customers updated and informed of the status of their order at all times. We are happy to ship anywhere in the world, but whilst we will make every effort to ensure prompt delivery, there may be slight delays if your location is far from our UK base. We will always use reliable couriers and tracking details will be supplied. We pledge to do everything we can to ensure that your parcel arrives safely and swiftly. We will respond quickly to queries regarding delivery and work towards a timely resolution of delivery issues.

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    Hand printed Poster or Tea Towel

    Choose between one of our screen-printed Posters or a single colour classic screen-printed Tea Towels. And be part of the most exciting botanical drinks company in the World.

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    One Elixir 500ml - Early Bird Special

    One Fantastical Botanical Elixir Bottle 500ml. Choose between Love Potion, Uplifting Elixir or Vital Aperitif.

    RRP £24.95 (32% off).

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    Three Essences - Early Bird Special

    All three Essences in the range. Includes one 40ml each of Albion, Siam and Serendip.

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    Four Nectars - Early Bird Special

    All 4 Nectars in the range. Includes 500ml each of Kola, Ginger, Orange and Lemon. Dilute 1:7 ratio with sparkling water. Comes in reusable glass flip-top bottles.

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    One Elixir 500ml

    One Fantastical Botanical Elixir Bottle 500ml. Choose between Love Potion, Uplifting Elixir or Vital Aperitif.

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    3 Essences

    All three Essences in the range. Includes one 40ml each of Essences of Albion, Siam and Serendip.

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    Four Nectars

    All 4 Nectars in the range. Includes 500ml each of Kola, Ginger, Orange and Lemon. Dilute 1:7 ratio with sparkling water.

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    The FB Cocktail Miniature Box

    A sample selection box containing all three Elixirs (50ml), four Nectars (50ml) & three Essences (10ml dropper). Includes key card & recipe suggestions,

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    Single Cocktail Box

    Two Nectars, One Elixir and one Essence with one recipe card.

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    "Love You Long Thai" containing Kola and Lemon Nectars, Uplifting Elixir and Essence of Siam.
    "Summerfields Cup" - Contains Orange and Lemon Nectar, Vital Aperitif and Essence of Albion
    "Lovers Chocofrolic" - Contains Orange and Ginger Nectar, Love Potion and Essence of Serendip

    RRP £52.80 (18.5% off). Free shipping to the UK

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    Three Elixirs

    All three Elixirs in the range. Includes one 500ml each of Love Potion, Uplifting Elixir & Vital Aperitif.

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    The FB Cocktail Box - Early Bird

    All 3 Elixirs, 4 Nectars and 3 Essences. With 4 Cocktail recipe cards.

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    The FB Cocktail Box

    The Fantastical Botanical Cocktail Box containing all three Elixirs, four Nectars and three Essences, with equipment recipe cards.

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    Cocktail Box with Soda Syphon

    A Fantastical Botanicals Cocktail Box with cocktail equipment and a soda syphon.
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    3 x The FB Cocktail Box - Early Bird

    Three times The Fantastical Botanical Cocktail Box containing all three Elixirs, four Nectars and three Essences, with equipment recipe cards.

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    3 x The FB Cocktail Box

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    The FB trade bundle- Small

    A case (6 bottles) of each product in the range, a total of 60 bottles.
    Hand printed Fantastical Botanical Poster
    Hand printed Fantastical Botanical tea towel
    RRP £663.80 - (54% off) Free Delivery

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    The FB trade bundle- medium

    One Fantastical Botanical Cocktail Box.
    A case (6 bottles) of each product in the range.
    A bulk refill pack of each product in the range (Nectar 5000ml, Elixir 3000ml, Essence 750ml).
    2 Hand printed Fantastical Botanical Posters
    2 Hand printed Fantastical Botanical tea towels

    RRP £1529.80 - (54%) Free Delivery

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    15 x The FB Cocktail Box

    Fifteen times The Fantastical Botanical Cocktail Box containing all three Elixirs, four Nectars and three Essences, with equipment & recipe cards.
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    The FB trade bundle- Large

    3 x Fantastical Botanical Cocktail Boxes.
    3 case (6 bottles) of each product in the range.
    3 bulk refill packs of each product in the range (Nectar 5000ml, Elixir 3000ml, Essence 750ml).
    3 Hand printed Fantastical Botanical Posters
    3 Hand printed Fantastical Botanical tea towels

    RRP £4589.40 - (60% off) Free Delivery

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Funding period

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