Haelu Non-alcoholic cocktails


Name – Haelu Havana Heat
Producer – Haelu
Type – non-alcoholic cocktail
Alcohol content – 0.0%
MyDryBar Rating – 78/100
Drink review – Haelu non-alcoholic cocktails are designed to enhance your mood without the use of alcohol. Full of vitamins, minerals and adaptogens this makes for an interesting tasting experience. Certainly a recommended drink if you have given up alcohol and looking for something different. 

Haelu is a new drink producer who have created a number of non-alcoholic drinks with added benefits.

Haelu was founded in 2020 by Stuart, Rod and Jamie from the UK. They wanted to collectively change their drinking habits by enhancing mood but avoiding alcohol. As such they spent over a year testing and trialing a number of combinations before coming up with two non-alcoholic cocktails were created – Salerno Spritz and the Havana Heat I tried today.

To trigger feelings of happiness and wellbeing each Haelu drink has a blend of 12 adaptogens and vitamins – the perfect boost for body and mind. Havana Heat itself is designed to be similar to a classic Dark and Stormy cocktail so expect warm and comforting rum flavours.

The question is is Haelu another flash in the pan or a long-term player in the alcohol-free sector. Well, you’ll just have to read my review below to find out.

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Is Haelu any good?


Haelu certainly had an interesting taste to it that is quite unique to anything I’ve tried before. Botanical flavours are certainly in the forefront and that’s likely due to the number of vitamins, minerals and adaptogens that are included. Personally, I don’t get too many rum notes from Havana Heat but there is a background chili taste which again adds to its uniqueness. Overall a pretty tasty and interesting alcohol-free cocktail. 

Aroma & Appearance

Warming, organic aromas fill the nose when you open a can of Haelu’s Havana Heat. In the glass as you can see it has a medium amber colour reminiscent of a rum and Coke. 

Bonus points

As expected, given their wellbeing credentials, Haelu is appropriate for most drinkers as its low calorie with no added sugar, gluten-free and vegan friendly. Your biggest challenge is going to be findin a can if you are outside the EU as its pretty hard to come by. 

Buy Haueno’s Havana Heat

If you live in the UK or Europe you can buy this non-alcoholic drink from the retailer below or check retailers on Haueno’s own site. 

uk customers

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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.

COST (at time of publication) – £2.89 per can


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Image courtesy of Haeludrinks.com

Key information

(per 100m; serving)

Type –  alcohol-free cocktail

Producer  – Haelu drinks

Calories – 30 kcal

Ingredients – Ashwagandha, Lemon Balm, L-Theanine, 5-HTP, Vitamin D3 (vegan), Vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, Iron & Magnesium.

Alcohol content – 0%

Vegan friendly? – yes

Gluten-free? – yes

Availability UK/ EU – medium

Availability US/ CAN – hard


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