Feragaia reveal finalists in 'ultimate driver's cocktail' competition - here's how to vote

The non alcoholic spirit is looking for customers to vote for the ultimate driver's cocktail, with two finalists chosen from bartenders across the country.

Published 1st Feb 2022
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

In association with Scotland's ever-popular North Coast 500, founders of Feragaia, Jamie and Bill, asked UK bartenders to create a cocktail using their alcohol free spirit, so that drivers exploring the North Coast 500 can enjoy a drink and still drive.

In January a panel of judges whittled the final eight cocktails down to two finalists, with the winner being decided by a public vote.

The final two cocktails are Seven Seas, created by Lara Tosatto from London's Mandarin Oriental and Gaia's Nectar, created by Kevin Durand from Russacks St Andrews.

The Seven Seas has coffee infused Feragaia, cardamom cordial and an orange cloud garnish and the Gaia's Nectar is made with Feragaia, cloudy apple, ginger syrup, lemon and an edible flower garnish.

Co-founder Jamie said: "It was incredible for us to see our Ultimate Driver’s Cocktail Competition attracting bartender talent from across the UK.

"It all came together with our experienced and dynamic judging panel, who chose two deserving finalists in Lara and Kevin.

"As we look to the year ahead with partners North Coast 500 and Highland Coast Hotels we eagerly look forward to introducing the winning serve to drivers up and down the country."

To vote for your favourite cocktail, check out Feragaia's social media where you can comment.

The winner will be announced on Valentine's Day.

Meaning wild earth, the alcohol-free spirit, which has an amber hue, is distilled, blended and bottled in the Scottish Lowlands.

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Feragaia (fer-a-guy-a) has a complex but clean taste and warming finish, which is best enjoyed over ice or with a light tonic.

Made to reflect the changing drinking culture - with many people now choosing no or low alcohol brands - the spirit has been created to offer a premium and satisfying alternative to an alcoholic drink.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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