The Spirit of Milano is herby and citrusy, with just the right amount of bitter and a bit of red pepper, which gives it the warming sensation you get when you drink alcohol.
I really enjoy the merriment between the spice and the bitter elements- it’s captured in a subtle and sexy way
Michael Mina Group
I like how the capsicum melds in perfectly with the body- creates a very pleasant drinking experience... it’s really crushable - it’s pretty - I would drink this all the time - it’s still light, but you don’t have to search for the flavors - wild strawberries stand out
SF Spirits Competition Judge
I really like the spice and the bitter. I really feel like that can carry a cocktail
The Progress, San Francisco
The Negroni is one of the world's most-loved cocktails and also one of the simplest, consisting of equal parts of just three ingredients. Traditionally made made with Gin, Campari and Vermouth Rosso, our low-proof Negroni uses sweet vermouth, The Spirit of Gin and as a non-alcoholic Campari alternative, The Spirit of Milano.
- 1.5 oz The Spirit of Milano
- 1.5 oz The Spirit of Gin
- 1.5 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
Combine, strain over ice into a rocks glass & garnish with an orange twist. Salute!
*For a Non-Alcoholic Negroni, simply replace the Vermouth with 1.5 oz of Tonic Water.
Sure, the same way that you know it's not really Tom Cruise jumping out of the helicopter into the burning building. But there you are, gripping the arm rest of your chair, enjoying the heck out of the action.
Use Free Spirits the way you’d use a traditional spirit. We're big believers that a great cocktail needs to have the warming burn and bite that is typically associated with alcohol. So each one of the Free Spirits are blended to balance flavor with bite. That said, if you drink it straight, like any spirit, it'll leave some teeth marks. But when mixed into your fav cocktail, we think it creates the perfect nibble for a slow-drinking cocktail.
Through a process called Distillate Reconstruction, each one of the Free Spirits is crafted by identifying that spirit's unique fingerprint (all of the raw materials, flavors and interactions that give a traditional spirit its unique flavor profile). Then we source those ingredients (like Blue Agave, White Oak and Juniper Berries) and distill them into natural flavors, extracts and botanicals. We then reconstruct that spirit, to form something much bigger than the sum of its parts. And, instead of a fermentation process that generates alcohol, we simply infuse the source liquid with nutrients like B Vitamins and energy to help enhance your mood, the social experience, and your spirit.
Part of any great cocktail experience is the way it makes you FEEL. So we started the Company with the question, “what if a cocktail made you happier AND healthier?”. So, instead of Alcohol, we infuse each of our products with vitamins B3, B6 and natural Aminos like Taurine that your body naturally produces to aid in all kinds of good stuff, including helping your overall mood.
Nope - just one that involves more choice and balance. The truth is that we’ve gone through our ups and downs with alcohol. We love a great cocktail. We love going out with friends. And we love having a cocktail in hand that is this magical mix of crafted ingredients that come together, all for you in that moment. But what we have learned is that it’s not always the alcohol that makes the moment and that there are times when alcohol is right and times where it’s not. Free Spirits is for those who value choice without sacrificing the quality of their cocktail experience.
Yep. All our products are gluten free and vegan. And, we don’t test on animals because have you ever seen a pig with a cocktail? It’s ridiculous. Oh, and we’re not a fan of cages. Free Spirits helps you break free from anything that may be holding you back to be your best self.
Since environments vary, we encourage you to store your Free Spirits in the refrigerator for longest shelf life.
We love a good cocktail. We love the ceremony of making it - or having a professional thoughtfully make it for us! The weight of the glass, the cut of the ice, the slow-drinking bite and the richness of the ingredients as they mingle with one another to form totally new flavors. And, if you’re anything like us, you’ve figured out that it’s not always the alcohol you crave. It’s the ceremony. The social interaction. And it’s knowing that what's in your glass has been painstakingly crafted from sources around the world by passionate people, all for the moment you’re in right now.
You may also notice that we don’t use the word “mocktail”. It’s no big deal but, for us, it conjures-up images of those overly sweet, syrupy, imposters, posing in a hurricane glass and wearing a whipped cream hat. Mocktails are missing something. They’re “less than”. Cocktails made with Free Spirits lift you up. They are “more than” your traditional cocktail.
The Spirit of Milano has 15 Calories per serving.
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Total Sugars: 4g
Includes 4g Added Sugars
Vitamin B6: 0.51mg
Ingredients: Water, Sugar, Natural Flavor, Fruit & Vegetable Juice (for color), Taurine, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6
- JAJanet A.Verified Buyer3 weeks agoRated 5 out of 5 starsMilano with ginger beer
Yum. Reminiscent of Campari..
- KWKatherine W.Verified Buyer2 months agoRated 4 out of 5 starsI like it!
Could be stronger in bite for me but I do enjoy it as an aperitif.
- PSPeter S.Verified Buyer3 months agoRated 4 out of 5 starsLove Free Spirits
Very nice…..first sip tasted like fruit juice but that went away quickly.
I made no alc Negronis. I think the recipe should be half n half gin and spirit of Milano
With a splash of carbonated water and a piece of orange peel…..will try that tonite
- VSVanessa S.Verified Buyer4 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsTastes Amazing
Refreshing and not too sweet. Gives a nice burst of energy.
- DTDavid T.Verified Reviewer4 months agoRated 5 out of 5 starsHead and shoulders above!
I have tried the entire Free Spirits line and I loved them all, but the The Spirit of Milano is far and away my favorite.
As a former bourbon and gin drinker, I didn't expect much but wow was I surprised to enjoy this bottle more than the others.
The complexity of the flavors is astonishing and it is delicious with a splash of mineral water alone.
- MMaryVerified Reviewer4 months agoRated 4 out of 5 starsWonderful grown-up mixer for an alcohol free cocktail
I love the flavors and that it's so versatile in what it can be paired with.
However, two things that knocked a star from this review, and they're both about packaging and not the product.
First, I've been finding the cork stopper extremely difficult to pull from the bottle. I've tried gripper bands and more, but I alway resort to the back of a knife or some other item handy in the kitchen to pry it free from the bottle top.
Second, as I was putting the bottle back into the fridge right now (since it says to keep it refrigerated after opening) I discovered that the pretty blue letters and images on the label are sliding all over the glass and coming off on my hand. That will be great when I want to clean the bottle once it's empty. But I don't expect the labeling to disintegrate within days of opening the product. Hmmmm...