Drink: What’s trending? We ask Grub Club Cambridge
The Grub Club Cambridge crew know their food - and drink. Whether you’re continuing Dry January or celebrating its end, they’ve rounded up some top tipples
Saragusta Spirits Co. Knot Garden Gin, £37 for 70cl, saragusta.com
Saragusta launched its flagship gin, a riff on the traditional London Dry, in November and the first batch was a swift sell-out. Based in Buckden, the brand took the walled garden at nearby Buckden Towers - the 12th century fortified house best known for holding Henry VIII's first Queen, Katherine of Aragon - as inspiration, with sweet briar rose, pomegranate and almond all key botanicals. The result is delicious!
Highball Alcohol-Free Cocktails, £1.99 each, highballcocktails.com
Coming in six classic flavours - Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Ginger Dram, Pink G&T, Classic G&T and Italian Spritz - these pre-mixed booze-free cocktails taste as good as the real thing, but without the alcohol. We’ll raise a glass to that.
Warner’s 0% Botanic Garden Spirits, £18 for 50cl, warnersdistillery.com
Here’s another option if you’re looking for a drink that’s alcohol-free but still tastes seriously special. Warner’s, famed for its gins, has created two 0% spirits and both have already won awards - Juniper Double Dry earned a coveted Masters Medal while Pink Berry took Gold. Made with 100% natural ingredients, 90% of which come from the Warner’s home farm, both are light, refreshing and full of flavour.
Remedy Drinks, £29.99 for 24 cans, remedydrinks.com/uk
Promising drinks which are naturally sugar-free and “chock-full of all the right stuff: live cultures, organic acids and antioxidants”, Remedy produces a whole rainbow of flavours, spanning kombuchas (Apple Crisp, Cherry Plum, Raspberry Lemonade, Ginger Lemon), coconut water kefirs (Pure, Passion Fruit) and switchels (Blood Orange, Tropical). Perfect for putting some pep into your glass.
Norlo Coffee, from £9 for a 200g tube, norlo.co.uk
Described as “the UK’s lightest roast”, Norlo’s coffee is Scandi in style. Coming in incredibly chic packaging, expect “organic arabica coffee bursting with bold aromas and natural goodness”, very lightly roasted to preserve more of its “raw antioxidants, nutrients and natural minerals”. With various levels of caffeination available, it’s perfect for all times of the day.
Grub Club Cambridge is a professional food and drink networking group – see grubclubcambridge.co.uk for details.
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