Cocktail Club – Seedlip X Green Shoots

This week we have a cocktail you can enjoy every day of the week. As the art of gardening continues its pandemic-induced renaissance, Seedlip has partnered with local guided gardening brand Green Shoots to offer green-fingered Kiwis a new growing project for spring. Huge fans and friends of both brands we could not think of a better match!

Seedlip is a nature company on a mission to change the way the world drinks by solving the ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’ dilemma with the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits. They have an incredible story, which we at Together Journal have followed closely since it burst onto the scene back in 2015.

British founder Ben Branson launched Seedlip Spice into Selfridges in London and it was taken up with gusto! So much so that initially he could not make it fast enough to satisfy the insatiable hunger of the new Seedlip fan. His first handmade 1,000 bottles sold out within three weeks, the second thousand in three days, and the third in 30 minutes online. Since then Seedlip has only grown in popularity and can now be found in the most reputable bars and restaurants around the world. We encourage you to read their story.

Seedlip is distributed by Nick Brown and Rebecca Caughey of Cook & Nelson here in New Zealand, the pair immediately fell in love with the Green Shoots Guided Gardening Kits when they found them online. 

Seedlip views itself first and foremost as a nature company, so we’re really excited to partner with Green Shoots. We love Katie’s vision and that she can help so many novice, time-poor gardeners and mums teaching young kids by making this as easy as possible,” Rebecca Caughey founder Cook & Nelson

Green Shoots is the brainchild of Katie Jacobs, who inherited her passion for gardening from her mother and grandmother. Jacobs launched her Guided Gardening business in 2020, with Garden Seedling Kits and other select gardening products as a way to offer people  hassle-free gardening solutions, regardless of the space and skills they have. 

She describes the kits as “almost a complete garden in a box”, with other options available, including the Fragrant Herbs & Salad Seedlings Kit, a Pick & Mix Seedlings Kit, the Leafy Green Lovers Seedlings Kit, and the Vegetable Medley Seedlings Kit. 

See below the all inclusive Green Shoots X Seedlip Cocktail Garden Kit:

The simple four-step process – prep the soil, plant the seedlings, fertilise, then water – means people can start gently harvest their herbs and flowers three weeks later. 

The kits which we think are the perfect antidote to the lockdown blues, minus the hangover, are available for Auckland delivery only and can be ordered via They retail at $99.99 plus $10 delivery for 1 x bottle of Seedlip, 18 seedlings, 18 plant markers, fertiliser and the guided gardening instructions and recipes. For more information on Seedlip, see or To learn more see

Now onto the collaboration cocktails, there are actually five cocktails which are included in the recipe release. We are going to start you off with two which we think compliment each other perfectly and we will be bring you the remaining three over the coming weeks – by which time you will have no doubt perfected the first two.

First up we have the Coriander Slinger which is our editors favourite.

“I love the refreshing and unique combination of the citrus notes from Seedlip Grove and the fresh coriander. Something about the way oranges and coriander work together in an unusual yet delightful way appeals immensely.” Greta Kenyon – Together Journal Editor


You will want to make this in a large batch it is so delicious! The green coriander dances beautifully in your mouth with the lime, chilli & citrus notes of Seedlip Grove 42.


60ml Seedlip Grove 42
30ml Lime Juice
20ml Agave Syrup
Handful of Coriander Leaves 2 Slices of Red Chilli (If you desire)
Coriander leaf to garnish One red chilli to garnish.

Add all ingredients including coriander and chilli into a cocktail shaker.
Fill shaker with ice, seal and shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled glass to collect all small pieces of herbs and chilli. Garnish with a coriander leaf and red chilli.

And if you are feeling like changing gears and adding a little alcohol for your Friday night or weekend you can try the below modification:

LOW ABV: Substitute 60ml Seedlip Grove 42 for 40ml Seedlip Grove 42 & 20ml Tequila Blanco.


This is one of the most popular Seedlip Garden 108 cocktails globally. The Garden Sour is a complex herbal based non- alcoholic cocktail with hints of Apple, Lemon and Rosemary.


50ml Seedlip Garden 108
35ml Cloudy Apple Juice
10ml Lemon Juice
20ml Sugar Syrup
30ml Egg White or Aquafaba
5ml Apple Cider Vinegar
Sprig of Rosemary
Sprig of Thyme
Viola Flowers.


Measure and pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add in the rosemary and thyme. Add ice, seal and shake. Double strain into coupe glass. Garnish with a Viola flower or two!

Felling cheeky and like you might like to give it a little alcoholic kick? Try the below:

LOW ABV: Substitute 50ml Seedlip Garden for 30ml Seedlip Garden & 20ml Gin.

Customers can then create their own cocktails from seed to lip, and while Seedlip is a distilled non-alcoholic spirit, the kits also include a couple of low alcohol recipe ideas.

The kits are available for Auckland delivery only and can be ordered via They retail at $99.99 plus $10 delivery for 1 x bottle of Seedlip, 18 seedlings, 18 plant markers, fertiliser and the guided gardening instructions and recipes. For more information on Seedlip, see or For more information on Green Shoots, see