A fresh spin on the classic dry aperitif - functional, alcohol free and layered with fragrance, colour and a hint of bittersweet.
Serve as a spritz, on chilled sparkling water, before or after meals or whenever you crave an uplifting digestive.
What does it do?
Carminative herbs relieve bloating, cramping and stomach upsets.
Bitters stimulate bile flow, improve digestion and support liver function.
Demulcents soothe and heal inflammation.
Plant enzymes from fresh papaya leaf and raw apple cider vinegar stimulate digestion and improve GORD.
Prebiotics from Jerusalem artichoke feed good gut bacteria and contribute to balanced bowel function.
200ml makes 7 to 13 drinks.
What is an aperitif?
An aperitif is a drink taken before meals with the intention of stimulating the appetite and supporting digestion and detoxification. They are dry, sometimes tart, delightfully bitter, and served cold. Inspired by the flavours of these traditional aperitifs Pyewackets Flora Cider is a non-alcoholic version blended by our naturopath to bring digestive function to the front.
How to use it
Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of Flora Cider in a glass of cold sparkling water with ice. Enjoy before or after meals, or any time you need an elegant digestive boost. It can also be enjoyed in still water, room temperature or hot water - see what works best for you.
Ingredients: raw apple cider vinegar with mother*, fresh papaya leaf, globe artichoke leaf*, marshmallow root, chamomile*, peppermint*, lemon grass*, lemon balm, vervain, raw local honey, inulin (Jerusalem artichoke), pea flower*, orange blossom water
*denotes certified organic - All herbs are organic* , homegrown or ethically foraged.
Fermented papaya leaf -
Contains papain a digestive enzyme which helps to break down proteins. This supports the stomach, reducing bloating, burping, heartburn and GORD symptoms.
Globe Articoke leaf-
Another stomach support, known as a cholagogue - this class of herbs stimulates bile flow, supporting fat digestion and helps to move the bowels. It also is a major liver detox herb.
The whole gang of your favourite aromatics to relive wind, cramping, bloating and indigestion are here- Peppermint, chamomile, vervain, lemon balm & lemon grass. Settles the tummy and leaves you feeling light.
A herb from the category called demulcents, used to sooth inflammation and provide healing polysaccharides to areas that are irritated from dietary and lifestyle aggravations.
A soluable fibre and polysaccharide know as a fructan. These sugars aren’t absorbed by our body/ but instead feed the good bugs in our gut. Think of it like fertilising the garden. Feeding your own endogenous beneficial bugs is superior to adding in new bugs in the form of probiotics (but by all means do both!) Our inulin is derived from Jerusalem artichoke.
Apple cider vinegar-
While the benefits of our favourite medium are many, in digestion we know that it’s excellent we promoting stomach function, relieving bloating, heartburn and indigestion. It’s also important in promoting specific muscular actions in the small intestine- helping food move along and preventing SIBO (keeping the right bugs in the right spots) Our raw unpasteurised ACV contains beneficial bacteria and promotes a healthy microbiome. It also supports healthy blood sugar and promotes a sensation of fullness and satisfaction, which eases cravings and prevents over eating.
To make Flora even more perfect, it is infused with Butterfly pea flower to create the most delightful shade of mauve, orange blossom water to fill out the top end of the flavour profile, and a dot of raw local honey to soften. She is dry, floral, tangy and bittersweet.