Caleno Light and Zesty

If you missed it I recently reviewed Caleño’s Dark and Spicy which was an alcohol-free alternative to rum. Overall it scored well and made for a very refreshing cocktail. This time round I have tried out Caleno premixed Light and Zesty cocktail.

Just as a quick reminder Caleño is an alcohol-free spirits company that takes its inspiration from South America. The Dark and Spicy was very reminiscent of a pina colada so was curious to know what the Light and Zesty would be like.

It is marketed by Caleño as an alternative to gin with a blend of exotic ingredients including pineapple, papaya, coriander, lemon peel and of course juniper berries (the classic gin ingredient). The cocktail is already mixed with a natural light tonic to create an alcohol-free gin and tonic.

So was Light and Zesty as tasty and refreshing as Dark and Spicy? Well, you’ll just need to read the review below to find out.

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Is Caleno Light and Zesty any good?

Taste

Again, this was another tasty cocktail from Caleño. I have tried a number of different alcohol-free gins before and this had the similar juniper flavours you expect to get. along with an edge of bitter citrus in the background. Although it was slightly bitter I did find this drink to be a bit sweet though. The tongue’s tonic was lively and complimented the Light and Zesty spirit. Overall a great way to experience an alcohol-free Gn T.

Aroma & Appearance

As soon as it poured into the glass you immediately smelt the juniper along with lemon and pineapple. In the glass, it had a refreshingly clean look and fizzed away nicely when ice was added. 

Bonus points

Just like its dark counterpart, Light and Zesty is suitable for most people as it has no alcohol, zero sugar and is suitable for both vegans and those who are gluten-free. You can pick this up in a number of supermarkets as well as alcohol-free online specialists.

Buy Caleno Light and Zesty

You can find this at the likes of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose check out the following online specialists who stock it too.

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UK

If you are located in the UK or EU then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.

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master of malt

When it comes to alcohol-free spirits, Masters Of Malt have a  great selection on offer. Choose from premade cocktails as well as bottles of non-alcoholic spirits.

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The Dry Drinker is a great allrounder when it comes to alcohol-free drinks with a great range of wines, beers and spirits.

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Wise Bartender
is a very well-respected alcohol-free retailer with a great selection of booze-free drinks and an easy-to-use site.

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If you are located in the USA or CANADA then check out the following online alcohol-free specialists. At the time of writing, you could purchase this drink from these companies but make sure you check availability and price.

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drizly

Drizly is one of the USA’s leading online alcohol retailers with a burgeoning number of alcohol-free products to choose from. If you’re after drinks delivered to your door within 60 minutes then this is for you.

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Key information

– per 100ml 

CreatorsCaleño

Country – UK

Alcohol content – 0%

Calories – 39

Ingredients
Water, Glycerine, Botanical Extracts and Distillates including South American Inca Berry, Pineapple & Papaya, Acid: Citric, Natural Flavourings, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability – easy/medium

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