Kombucha

KOMBUWHA?! Kombucha my friends. Recently the motherload of booch magic landed on my doorstep, and I was an instant convert. Kombucha has been sweeping across the states, and of course, it’s now starting to take off here in the UK. What exactly is it? Well, essentially it is fermented tea. Tea is steeped in hot…

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Drinks event

We spend a lot of time planning networking events, receptions and corporate parties. They are generally pretty stressful. But one area that is often overlooked is the range of drinks on offer for those not drinking alcohol. We live in an alco-centric society – by default, a lot of time is spent deciding the quality…

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Caliente drinks

When we attended the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Strategy Congress in Barcelona, we also got to taste some continental drinks from Europe that are not available at home in the UK. There were two that we found particularly interesting: Caliente from Sweden and UmaiCha from Spain. They are different drinks, but with one important thing in common –…

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Low-alcohol beers

The North London CAMRA branch recently hosted the first ever competition with a focus on finding the UK’s best low alcohol beer under 3% ABV, and we were pretty excited to discover some new tipples for our mindful drinkers. We also got some great insights from some of the breweries involved in the competition, which…

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Guinness stout alternatives

Most of us will have at least one fond memory of a drunken St Patrick’s Day, downing pints of Guinness and donning a wonky cartoon-like top hat. Or perhaps you don’t remember any St Patrick’s Day parties because you just got too damn smashed (we’ve all been there). Either way, if you’re a fan of the…

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St Patricks Day off the booze in Ireland

With St Patrick’s Day imminently on the horizon, we spoke to our lovely Club Soda member Kathryn O’Sullivan, who is originally from Limerick, about putting together some great alternatives to alcohol which are available in Ireland (and nationwide). Kathryn is a Dublin based blogger who occasionally writes about Irish life on viewfromzanymountain.wordpress.com and has been…

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Teetotal GnT

Believe it or not, we are hastily moving towards spring, and crisp refreshing drinks will soon be in order. A firm favourite is always a G&T, chilled and beautifully garnished. But what if you’re not drinking? Worry not, we’ve found plenty of fantastic alcohol-free alternatives to the G&T, each still boasting mature botanical aromas and…

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Top 5 warming drinks for the festive season

Looking for something warming to sip on this winter? Chase away the cold with our festive favourites. Carl Jung Alcohol-Free Mulled Wine What: Made from an old (secret!) German recipe, Carl Jung’s alcohol-free mulled wine is spicy and warming in all the right ways. They blend cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg with a twist of citrus,…

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