Eceaux re-imagines café culture for the modern age of wellness.
In nineteenth century Europe, the artistic movement was accompanied by revelry and over indulgence. Often the celebratory nature of the artist's world masked a darker side of dangerous hedonism and self-destruction.
Instead of relying on alcohol to fuel the creative spirit, Eceaux takes stimulating, restorative or relaxant plant-based ingredients to produce sensual ‘Loqueurs’.
Eceaux’s drinks use classic herbs and botanical mixes of the past, reformulated to focus on the healthier side of hedonism, without straying into the excessive elements of the nineteenth century tipples.
The first liqueurs were often medicines in disguise. Plants and herbs with beneficial properties weren’t always the most palatable. The great monasteries of France were centres of healing and pioneered the use of distillation for plant extraction.
Herbal Liqueurs like Chartreuse, Benedictine and absinthe were concocted as fortifying tonics and mixed for pleasure as much as function.
They are staggeringly complex mixes with up to 130 ingredients. A liqueur has to have at least 15% alcohol by definition but we’ve pioneered the Loqueur, a modern low or non-alcoholic version of classic liqueurs retaining complex flavour profiles and replacing the functional effects of alcohol with the restorative power of herbs, spices and botanical adaptogens.
We’d like to think of it as creating a new period of conviviality and creativity
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