Night Train mocktail

The Night Train. A mocktail to warm and comfort you.

The Night Train mocktail was born during a Candian winter night. We had just made a batch of delicious ginger syrup, a snowstorm was blowing outside and somebody had lit a fresh fire in the wood burner.

It was time for a drink, a non-alcoholic cocktail to be precise. We felt like something new and started mixing and experimenting with what we had on hand in the kitchen.

Mixing ginger with chaga turned out to be a genius idea. The ginger adds warmth and a gentle bite, a dash of bitters brightens everything up and aids the digestion and chaga – well chaga makes everything better in our books.

Try this mocktail the next time you’re looking for something delicious, warming and comforting.

The Night Train
The Night Train is a delicious, warming mocktail crafted from ginger, chaga botanical tonic and bitters.
Check out this recipe
Night Train mocktail

The Night Train

The Night Train is a delicious, warming mocktail crafted from ginger, chaga botanical tonic and bitters.
Prep Time2 mins
Course: Drinks


  • 1 tbsp Ginger Syrup Available in specialist stores, or make your own.
  • 1 sprig fresh mint
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters


  • In a glass tumbler, add ice.
  • Our over the ginger syrup.
  • Fill up with Lively Chaga Black botanical tonic.
    Lively Chaga Black botanical tonic
  • Add a mint leaf and serve.


Bruise the mint leaf slightly before adding it to the drink, to release the aromatic oils. 

Three drinks to enhance your life

The energetic​ one

What's in it?

Sustainably foraged adaptogenic and energizing chaga from Northern Canada, distilled spruce tips and blueberries.  

What does it taste like?

Refreshingly herbaceous, hints of fruit and gently carbonated. If you like coffee spritzers or Italian bitters you’ll love this drink. 

When to drink it?

Anytime you need to energize but don’t want jitters. For brunch, it makes a sensational coffee spritzer, on its own with a dash of lemon it makes for a fantastic alternative to artificial energy drinks. 

The focused one

What's in it?

We brew this tonic with real nootropic focusing lion’s mane, confident juniper berries and and vibrant Canadian sumac. 

What does it taste like?

This is Mike’s favourite, citrus-forward, confidently herbal and resolutely upbeat. If you like a G&T, you’ll be a fan.

When to drink it?

In the days when we could still meet friends in bars, (they will return) this was our go-to after midnight drink, on the rocks or as a mixer. Now we use it to help us keep focused in Zoom meetings. 

The relaxed one

What's in it?

The perfect partner for unwinding and relaxing, brewed with adaptogenic reishi, elderberries and gentle birch. 

What does it taste like?

We call this our summer romance, complex and balanced, with subtle berry flavours. A dry rose on a sunny dock,  with bubbles. 

When to drink it?

From movie nights at home to relaxing on a dock on Lake Muskoka on a hot summer’s day, this gorgeously rose botanical tonic delivers all the chill that only reishi and elderberry can bring to the party. 

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