New beverage company Batch & Co has launched a range of non-alcoholic cocktail mixers which are bottled in Australia.
Batch & Co is the brainchild of Swedish-born, Melbourne-based bartender Thomas Kiltorp who wanted to give consumers the chance to make cocktails at home "without the hassle”.
Kiltorp is the former winner of The Age Good Food Guide Bartender of the Year, and has been a bartender for more than 20 years.
Batch & Co has launched in time for summer with two mixers: Guava, Strawberry, Vanilla & Shrub, and Spiced Pear & Fig.
"A great cocktail has a balance of sweet and sour, mouthfeel and viscosity," Kiltorp says.
"Achieving that balance was what I focused on for Batch & Co; to get the hint of fig, to get the pear, to get the spices to come through in the after-palate, not full of sugar.
"It took me 18 months just to create the two launch flavours.”
Recommended retail price is $14.95 per bottle.