Air New Zealand is now offering passengers a range of
new inflight cocktails featuring New Zealand's first artisan
distilled, alcohol-free gin.
The alcohol-free cocktails, made with spirits
from Ecology & Co, are currently available to Business Premier
passengers on flights between Auckland and San
Francisco throughout July.
Air New Zealand's Senior Manager
Customer Experience Niki Chave said, "Indulging with a delicious
drink is a travel ritual many customers enjoy, but 11% of
our customers tell us they don't drink alcohol and around 10% say they enjoy spirits but would never drink spirits in the
air, as they want to avoid becoming dehydrated or feeling sluggish
at their destination. There's also a rising global interest in
'cleaner' drink choices to complement the growing clean eating
movement, while many customers just want to hit the ground
running. Like Ecology & Co, we want to give customers fresh flavours so we're very excited to be able to add its Asian Spice
and London Dry distilled spirits to our cocktail selection."
Ecology & Co co-founder Di Miller says there's been tremendous
interest in the sugar, carbohydrate and alcohol-free spirits since
they launched in October 2018.
"Unlike traditional gins
which use alcohol to preserve taste, our spirits are made
exclusively of distilled botanicals and spices which we hand blend
to create our unique flavours. The result is a sophisticated,
adult drink, without the hangover. We could only have dreamed
of the global exposure our Air New Zealand partnership will give
Ecology & Co. It's a brilliant showcase for a Kiwi product that
literally began in our garden shed and we can't wait to see how it
goes down onboard," Di Miller said.
Air New Zealand will serve the Muriwai Mule
with Ecology & Co Asian Spice and the Tahi Rua Tonic with Ecology
& Co London Dry on NZ7 and NZ8 until 31 July. The alcohol-free
spirit will also be available with soda and ice for those wanting
a zero-sugar beverage.
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