Let us introduce you to something that makes a mindful drinking choice exceedingly easy; GIMBER, the organic alternative to alcohol with a healthy kick! Turn water into gold by simply mixing 30ml GIMBER with sparkling water and your garnish of choice. Just be warned, it’s a good habit that just might stick.
No alcohol, all kick
GIMBER founder, Dimitri Oosterlynck, is no stranger to how tough it can be to go low or no alcohol. It was his search for a sophisticated alternative to alcohol, one with character and kick but no booze, that led him to create a drink with a delicate blend and unparalleled bite. It all started in the summer of 2017 when he came across a ginger concentrate at a market in France. “It was disgusting. It was awful to drink but when I tasted this for the first time I just said, ‘fuck, this is (…) something that gives me a kick’. You don't [often] find that when you're not drinking alcohol.” Dimitri says about his discovery. Back home in Belgium, he had dreaded attending yet another event serving cheap wine or sugary soft drinks. He realised that the power of ginger was the answer to his search for an alcohol-free, yet premium, drinking experience with a bite.
A product of its time
After a few months of experimenting with ginger, lemon, herbs and spices, Dimitri, found the perfect balance. Family and friends who tried it loved the taste and Dimitri quickly realised that this was something people had been looking for. “We shared the same problem,” he says. The problem was a lack of genuine alternatives to alcohol, as opposed to replacements. While other options recreate the taste of alcohol, GIMBER is an alternative all-together. A non-alcoholic spirit, for example, is perfect when recreating certain cocktails but not necessarily something we crave with breakfast. GIMBER, on the other hand, can be enjoyed throughout the day in a variety of ways; it’s great as a morning pick-me-up or as a sumptuous evening mocktail. If the mood strikes, by all means add your spirit of choice, experiment with cocktails, drink it hot or use it to spice up your cooking. That versatility, and the mindful lifestyle around it, is key. “We were looking for something else and I hope that GIMBER will be that product. A product of its time. A time where people are looking for something in balance, where they take control of their health.”
A root to be reckoned with
Incorporating mindful choices into a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable is GIMBER’s raison d'être and took Dimitri on a journey into the wondrous world of ginger. GIMBER contains more than 38% certified-organic ginger, a high concentration that not only adds to the unique warmth and flavour but also has numerous restorative properties.
Some of the health benefits linked to the powerful ginger root, or rather to gingerol (its main bioactive compound) include:
- anti-inflammation (great for muscle soreness)
- reducing stress
- relieving nausea
- boosting the immune system
- pain relief
- supports digestion
GIMBER fans have found that the best way of sticking to a balanced lifestyle is by having something to hand that makes those healthier choices easy. “I don’t want to impose it [an alcohol-free lifestyle] on people (…) but I want us to be examples that inspire people.” Moving towards better choices because they are tasty and make us feel fantastic, rather than restricting ourselves, are exactly the good vibes GIMBER wants to spread. With 0% alcohol, 100% taste and 200% bite, we can confidently say that the future of mindful drinking is here.
GIMBER is made of organic and high-quality ginger, lemons, cane sugar, herbs and spices, creating a powerful drink. The exact recipe is a top secret that the founder only shares with his mother and twelve-year-old son. GIMBER i’s delicious in mocktails, cocktails, topped with sparkling water, tonic, served hot and even in cooking and baking. It’s probably the most versatile drink in the world!
- 100% natural & certified-organic
- No preservatives
- More than 38% ginger
- Vegan & gluten-free
- Bottles are made of recycled glass (makes a great vase when empty)
RANGE: 200ml, 500ml & 700ml
TIP: Try your hand at a homemade ‘ginger beer’ by mixing 30ml GIMBER with 200ml sparkling water – check out the website for more
The GIMBER giftbox is the ultimate present for someone who loves a fiery kick! Sustainably packaged in a unique box, this is a gift that makes a statement. Enjoy a GIMBER in style with 2 crystal glasses and re-usable straws. The giftbox includes:
- 1 x 500ml GIMBER
- 2 x glasses
- 2 x 20ml GIMBER (excellent travel size)
- 2 x glass straws
Who will you surprise with this powerhouse of a giftpack?