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The Newport Bottling & Canning Workshop / Beverage Development  / Botanical Drinks: What Are They?
22 Sep

Botanical Drinks: What Are They?

The Increasing Popularity of Botanical Drinks

With consumers’ preferences shifting to a desire for healthier functional beverages, the demand for botanical drinks has increased in recent years. At the time of this writing, the global botanical-infused beverage industry is valued at $328.4 million, according to a report from GLOBE NEWSWIRE. By 2033, the global botanical beverage market is predicted to reach a sales volume of nearly $608 million. 

What Is a Botanical Drink? 

Botanicals have been rooted in nature for centuries. Many cultures throughout history have incorporated natural botanicals into medicinal and culinary applications, including beverages. A botanical drink is a beverage that is composed of plant-derived ingredients, such as roots, fruits, flowers, and herbs. These botanical-infused drinks boast complex flavor profiles, natural ingredients, and potential health benefits. 

The Ingredients That Make up Botanical Beverages

In botanical drinks, ingredients like flowers, herbs, roots, and plants lend not only their aroma and flavor to the beverages but also their health properties. Some popular flowers that are used to comprise botanical drinks include rose, lavender, and hibiscus. The floral notes add an appealing aroma and a light, refreshing taste to the botanical-infused beverage. In addition, herbs like basil, mint, and chamomile give botanical drinks bold flavors, while spices like ginger and cinnamon add to the overall flavor profile. 

Potential Health Benefits of Botanical Ingredients

Since many natural botanical ingredients have associated health properties, when they are infused into beverages, botanicals can potentially impact overall health. Some botanicals contain antioxidants, which can be great for supporting your immune system. Other herbs and plant-sourced ingredients promote relaxation and aid in relieving anxiety and stress. Still, other natural botanical ingredients can boost digestion and soothe upset stomachs, and others can promote sleep. Due to these plant-derived ingredients, many botanical-infused drinks are marketed with a holistic approach to wellness. 

It’s important to remember that while many claims are made about botanical-infused beverages boosting overall health, more research is needed to support these claims.

Types of Botanical-Infused Drinks

As the botanical beverage market continues to grow, drink manufacturers are adding botanical ingredients to a variety of beverages, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic. Some of the most popular types of botanical drinks include teas, flavored waters, kombucha, cocktails, and sodas. Botanical ingredients can be added to beverages through the process of infusion or distillation. Many of these botanical drinks are healthier alternatives to their beverage counterparts, without the added sugars and additives. For instance, carbonated botanical sodas with probiotics and other healthy nutrients have been a recent trend in the beverage industry.

Integrate Botanical Drinks Into Your Daily Routine

With a focus on healthy drinks and an increase in beverage influencers promoting botanical-infused beverages on social media, these plant-sourced drinks are being weaved into people’s daily lives. Many consumers incorporate their favorite botanical beverages and detox drinks into their morning routine to kick-start their day. Some add these types of botanical-infused drinks into self-care rituals or when they are winding down in the evening. 

Partner With Newport Bottling & Canning

If you have a botanical drink flavor idea, set up a meeting with our beverage consultants. We have the ability to assist you in developing a working botanical beverage formula through our beverage formulation process. When you work with our beverage experts, you get the benefit of having hundreds of organic and natural flavorings at your disposal, thanks to our in-house flavor partner, Nature’s Flavors. This allows you to have the flexibility to experiment with beverage flavoring as you develop your botanical-infused drink. When you have perfected the botanical drink formula, our beverage canning and bottling line will ensure that your innovative drink production can begin.

Where to Find Botanical Drinks

After bottling or canning your botanical beverages, you’re ready for our co-packing service and, ultimately, distribution. We know how important it is for you to see your newly developed botanical drink on store shelves, in local cafes, or sold online. Our team of beverage specialists is here to help from start to finish as you create your dream botanical-infused beverage. Contact us to get started formulating and developing your botanical drink formula today!

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