The party season is upon us, and no doubt many of us will be going to parties, dinners, inviting people round and gathering with friends and family. There will always be a drink on hand or offered whether that be of the alcoholic variety or non alcoholic, so I thought I would share some of the different drinks I sampled and perhaps drank more than my share of some of them during the blogger’s night in.
Shloer have just launched a fizzy variety to their range. Non alcoholic fizz, a great way to toast the festive season.
Eisburg do a range of non alcoholic wines including a popular rose, chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are looking for something that looks like wine and tastes almost like wine then this is your drink without the alcohol included. It’s quite a sweet drink, but not at all unpleasant for a change.
Something different that I tasted not really thinking I would like it, let alone enjoy it enough to purchase since trying it, is a flavoured tonic water from Bottle Green. A pomegranate and elderflower flavour that is sweet yet has the bitterness of tonic water. I thought this drink was lovely all on it’s own and didn’t need the alcoholic shot to make it a drink.
If you’re looking for something different with a bit of a kick, you could do worse than trying some cocktails. I sampled a very tangy, citrusy Margherita from MyCocktail which was served frozen and I have to admit I fell in love with it.
We served them up in these rather groovy Pirate themed party wear which we had in honour of a friend who couldn’t attend.
Aldi do a great range of drinks that are cheaper than branded versions. A nice fizzy chardonnay, rose, and Sauvignon blanc, an amber spirit which I’m afraid I didn’t drink but passed to one of the ladies to enjoy, and some Aldi version of Baileys.
We served the fizz with some mixers from Funkin Cocktails to make Peach Belinis (thanks Red Rose Mummy for that gem of an idea). This worked well as a toast when we all arrived, and the fizz was supplemented with the Shloer for the non drinkers in the group.
Something a little away from your average wine, why not try a Funkin cocktail with the help of a pre mixed mixer. Just add your own alcohol such as Vodka and enjoy a fruity, flavoursome drink. We didn’t have any spirits suitable during the blogger’s night in, so I brought mine home to enjoy with Hubby.
Carling have a new Zest flavour of winter berries out for the colder season. We have reviewed this separately here, but they are a nice alternative to wine or cocktails, and are low alcohol volume.
Last but not least in my Festive drinks guide is I Heart Wines. Seven different varieties on offer from Rose, Shiraz, Merlot, Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
A big thanks to all the companies mentioned above as we were lucky enough to be able to try all of these on our blogger’s night in. I hope you have a lovely party season and enjoy your drinks responsibly should they contain alcohol.