Pink Grapefruit Cooler Mocktail

Mocktail: Pink Grapefruit Cooler This recipe relies on the natural tartness of grapefruit to make a cool refreshing long drink. Ingredients 80ml juice from a ripe pink grapefruit Juice of half an orange Splash of lemon juice 20ml sugar 20ml water 100ml soda water 2 sprigs of mint, plus more to garnish Slice of grapefruit…

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Laura with Kombucha

Favourites: Laura – Kombucha I have to confess, it took me a while to discover Kombucha (despite many great adventures with new drinks since quitting) and now I am hooked! For me it’s the nearest I have come to a scrumpy cider. I used to give people a pretty withering look when in response to…

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cordials

Cordials I’d like to start today’s suggestion with a lecture on etymology. I was going to start it with a pun but I got distracted. Both meanings of cordial come from cordialis ‘of or for the heart,’ from Latin cor (genitive cordis) ‘heart’. I don’t know that I would consider ‘cordial’ and ‘heartfelt’ synonyms but…

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Tonic water

Top Tonics Summerhouse Drinks A 200ml bottle is around £1.50, you can buy it online from the Fresh Food Express farm shop. Summerhouse Drinks were mentioned in our Scotland feature. They have recently introduced tonics to their range making them Scotland’s first tonic producer. Their ‘Walter Gregor’ tonic is named after a famous local figure…

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Elderflower

Elderflower: Five of the Best Elderflower is everywhere. Look up any of the drinks producers I’ve mentioned so far and I pretty much guarantee there will be something with elderflower, I’ve been trying to limit how much I actually talk about it. I mean yes, elderflower fizz does look a bit like champagne but that…

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Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Ginger Beer: 5 of the Best Ginger Beer is a pretty ubiquitous non-alcoholic option. Its spicy kick balances out the sweetness of a fizzy drink, particularly when paired with a kick of lime. However not all ginger beers are created equal, we prefer ours with more spice than sugar. So here are five of the…

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Root Beer

Root Beers: 4 of the Best Today we’re taking some transatlantic inspiration and looking at root beers. Root beer was originally flavoured with Sassafras roots and some traditional root beers still use it, however it was banned from commercially mass-produced food in 1960 for causing liver damage and cancer in lab animals. Proving that natural…

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Beer Pumps at Beer Festival

At a beer festival The Great British Beer Festival is an annual event, held at the Olympia conference centre in west London. This year, there are approximately 900 beers and ciders on offer for tasting, on tap and in bottles, from all over the world, and in numerous different styles and flavours. Our beer expert…

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Club Soda Beer Tasting Part 2

After a successful first Low/No Alcohol Beer Tasting back in April, we held our second on Monday June 22nd. Hosted by Club Soda member Dani, about 15 people came together in The Duke of Wellington in Dalston to try 20 different brews: some of which we loved, some of which we hated, and some of which…

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