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5 Ways to sweeten your drink

5 WAYS TO SWEETEN YOUR DRINK

Why does your Arkay Alcohol Free Whisky Flavored Drinks not taste as good as the one you ordered last night? 

The answer may be an important but too-often-misunderstood mixological ingredient: 

The Sweetener

To break down how different sweeteners behave in cocktails, we turned to Reynald Vito Grattagliano, who knows a lot about food science. At Arkay beverages’ founder he is responsible for Arkay formulation and teaching aspiring chefs the principles and techniques of cocktails made without the alcohol better known as Mocktails.

Today, he’s bringing his special expertise to the world of bartending, using centrifuges, vacuum machines, liquid nitrogen and more to create stunningly original concoctions at New York’s cutting-edge Arkay Lab.

Here’s his advice on working with the five major sweetener categories paired with a few of Arkay delicious drink recipes

Cheers!

LIQUID WHITE SUGAR CANE

This most basic of sweeteners is composed entirely of sucrose, giving it “a very pure sugar taste,” Reynald says. It adds only sweetness and not flavor, so it should be used to complement to complement all kind of zero proof drinks. It’s often made into simple syrup, equal parts sugar and water by weight. Reynald likes to utilize a blender instead of the stove. Just don’t use powdered sugar—this contains cornstarch and will ruin a drink’s texture and flavor.

This is perfect for Arkay alcohol Free Rum Flavored Drink.

BROWN SUGAR

Brown sugar is simply refined white sugar with a bit of molasses mixed in (as opposed to unrefined sugars, which taste similar but are made differently). The rich flavor from the molasses matches well with other complex, earthy ingredients, such as coffee or an herbal sour.

AGAVE NECTAR

The sweetness of agave nectar comes mainly from fructose, which operates a bit differently on the tongue than sucrose. “Fructose sweetness hits fast and decays fast,” Reynald says. “Use agave where you don’t want the sweetness to linger,” as in a citrusy drink like the Tequila, Margarita, Mojito.

HONEY

“The taste of honey varies dramatically depending on the species of flower the bees were visiting,” Reynald says, ranging from mild and delicate orange-blossom and clover honeys to the bold and almost medicinal eucalyptus honey. One interesting characteristic: Honey contains protein, which increases the foaminess of shaken drinks in a similar way to an egg white. Use honey to sweeten your Arkay alcohol free whisky flavored drinks.

MAPLE SYRUP

Everybody’s favorite pancake topper is as good in drinks as on French toast. “It goes great with lemon—duh—and brown liquors,” Reynald says. Maple syrup is exactly one-and-a-half times sweeter than simple syrup, which means you can replace an ounce of simple with two-thirds of an ounce of maple in just about any drink.

Preparation

For each 1.5 FL OZ (50 ml) of Arkay drink add 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite sweetener, stir or shake and then drink…

 

ADDING SUGAR TO YOUR DRINK IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND MAY BE PROHIBITED BY YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU ARE DIABETIC OR SUFFERING FROM SUGAR DESEASE RELATED.

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How Arkay Alcohol Free Spirits are shaking up the Market

How Arkay Alcohol Free Spirits are shaking up the Market

ArKay’s founder interview featured on national television by Fox Business News

The market of zero proof is booming

meaning it’s never been easier to serve sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks.

The recent success of Arkay, a non-alcoholic spirit launched by Reynald Vito Grattagliano height years ago, the drink is now on offer in over 10,000 bars, restaurants and hotels around the world.

"Society is now at the beginning of a giant shift in the role drinks play in our lives and the bigger cultural forces at work mean the need for quality, adult no-alcoholic options has certainly never been more pertinent"
Arkay's Founder
Reynald Grattagliano

Since 2011 Arkay sales worldwide are exponential and we anticipate that over 27 million Arkay bottles of alcohol free spirits will be sold across the globe by 2021 reaching $1 billion in revenues.

Since 2011 ArKay is the pioneer in the brave new alcohol free spirit world with a collection of thirty six different varieties of alcohol free spirits such as Whisky, Vodka, Brandy, Rum, Coffee Liquor, Brandy, Orange Napoleon, Amaretto, Gin, Bourbon, Canadian Whisky, Japanese Whisky, American Whisky , Tequila and still counting.

Reynald Vito Grattagliano said "We are proud to be leading the way in the 120 international markets Arkay is now available in"

Arkay contains 0 % alcohol, no side effects, no sugar, no fat, no calories, no addiction and no hangover guaranteed

Arkay is Halal and SFDA approved and very successful in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Halal has become a big business for Arkay

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Reynald Vito Grattagliano is the creator of the world’s first 0% ABV non-alcoholic spirit.