Caliente Beverages are proud to announce the launch of this summer’s most exciting non-alcoholic still drink – Caliente Plum Rosemary Chili – developed in collaboration with local Malmö Chef Titti Qvarnström.
–The options without alcohol are still very limited, and a great majority is either boring or unhealthy; sugary sodas, juices, water, and of course the sad non-alcoholic versions of wine. We try to do something totally different, by replacing the taste and effect of alcohol with chili heat – Capsaicin. And we’re so happy Titti wanted to help us come up with tasty and unexpected flavor combinations! founder Thomas Adner says.
Plum Rosemary Chili is great to sip on its own on warm summer days. But it has also been developed specifically to go well with a wide variety of foods. Both when it comes to the heat level, which is balanced, and flavors.
– Unlike what many think, a moderate chili heat doesn’t “kill your taste buds”. Instead (just like alcohol) it brings out other flavors, creating a whole new dining experience. We’re used to enjoying spicy foods with a cold beer, but letting the heat come from the drink is something entirely new, says Erika Ollén, the marketing director.
In practice it also means sugar content can be kept at just 5,9%, without the need to add sweeteners – a big no-no for the Swedish drink start-up.
Titti Qvarnström normally houses at Bloom in the Park in Malmö – a restaurant serving innovative and local fare – one of few Swedish restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star in 2016. This is the second flavor in which she’s been involved. Blueberry Lemongrass Chili was launched earlier this year and is already on export to Europe and beyond.
– Plum Rosemary Chili is a fresh; light and fruity drink with a moderate chili heat level. It’s great paired with a variety of foods, in particular European and earthy flavors, such as duck and wild meats, but also to mushrooms and nuts.
All Caliente flavours are bottled in Småland, Sweden, of 100% natural and certified organic ingredients.