Fancy a drink? Whether it’s a G&T, vodka on the rocks, or straight-up freshly pressed apple juice, you’ll have a favourite tipple. Being creatures of habit, it’s easy to get stuck-in-a-drink-rut! Maybe it’s time to try something new?
The past year has brought many changes to our lives, which includes the way we drink. 46% of people in the UK claim they’re drinking the same amount of alcohol as they were before the pandemic.(1) With pubs and restaurants closed, we’re now enjoying our cans and cocktails at home.
The future might feel uncertain, but you can still get high-quality, jazz bar-standard drinks in the comfort of your living room!
This is where Sweet Drinks comes in. We bring trendy, delicious local drinks straight to your doorstep. Whether you like vodka, gin, rum, wine, cider, or a simply delicious blackcurrant tonic, we’ve got you covered.
And the best thing? By shopping local you support local businesses and get drinks that are a little bit special.
Ready to try something new? Let me take you on a journey of delicious drinks across South West England...
Sip on Road Green Wines from the heart of the Cotswolds...
If you love dry white wine, you’re in for a huge treat. This is a local South West wine that is as crisp as a spring morning. Road Green Wines make their delicious drinks using 4 grape varieties: Siegerrebe, Siolaris, Phoenix, and Orion. You’ll definitely find a new favourite for the dining table!
From the rolling Cotswold hills where the family nurtures their gorgeous white grapes straight to your wine glass. Fancy a zesty dry white to go with some fish? Perhaps, a sparkling white or rosé tickles your fancy?
For free local delivery you can buy directly from Road Green Wines. If you live further away, order through us on the Sweet Drinks website and we’ll get it to your doorstep in no time!
Try Lovely Drinks from Bristol...
Lovely Drinks is a Great Taste award-winning family-run business. They’re based on the outskirts of Bristol. Their specialty? Top-quality presses and juices. Absolutely delicious and perfect for all the family!
If you’re looking for natural, non-alcoholic options like their raspberry lemonade, or incredible mixers, like a rhubarb tonic water or elderflower presse, then Lovely Drinks is your answer.
One of the best bits? Lovely Drinks ensure their products are free-from preservatives, colourings, and artificial sweeteners, so you don’t have to worry about any nasties!
You can get their fresh tonics directly from us or pop over to their website.
Next door in Bath, get sweet on Honey’s Cider...
The Honeys have an orchard on the outskirts of Bath. Here the family grow and pick the tastiest Somerset apple varieties to make you delicious cider.
Whether you prefer sparkling cider, cider with a haze, or a poky Stoney Bonk (it’s blended with ginger), you’ll love this local cider. It’s ideal on a summer’s day, but they also have a mulled cider option for cold winter nights in front of the fire (or by the radiator)!
Are you ready to try local cider? Honey’s Cider is even endorsed by Louie Gribble from The Wurzels! You can’t get a higher recommendation than that!
They deliver on Fridays, so get your order in here at the start of the week!
Down to Devon’s Gorgeous Gotland Gin...
Named after a herd of Gotland sheep that roam the hills of Devon, this tipple is special! If you’re a gin connoisseur, or quite simply a gin lover, Gotland Gin is probably going to become a sophisticated staple in your drinks cabinet...
Using both traditional and exciting new botanicals, Gotland Gin brings you the delectable flavours of green cardamon, hibiscus, lingonberries, and pink peppercorns. It’s lovely on its own, or teamed up with a Clementine tonic from Lovely Drinks!
Interesting fact: 48 million bottles of traditional gin were sold in the UK, in the year leading up to October 2020!(2)
Join the “ginaissance” by trying Gotland Gin here!
Finally? Let’s stop for a G&Tea in Cornwall!
In beautiful Cornwall, there’s a very unique gin company who make “brew-tea-ful” gin. How? By infusing the delicate flavours of whole leaf teas, herbs, and fruits into their signature craft gins. G&Tea are cool. And totally charming for all the Britishness!
There are three distinct flavours to add to your cabinet for future shindigs and the online parties you’re probably having with your family and friends at the moment:
- The Great Earl, infused with Ceylon tea.
- Cornish Cream tea, blended with strawberries, hibiscus, and rose hips.
- Eight-Tea Days which tastes of Gala apples and rose petals.
If you like tea with a twist, fill your teacup with a trendy G&Tea here!
At Sweet Drinks we’re really passionate about supporting small local companies who make great tasting drinks. We also love to introduce our customers to these delicious drinks through hosting virtual tasting experiences for you and your friends, family, or work colleagues. If you’re ready to enjoy tasty, trendy new drinks, shop for them here!
Author: Karla Neblett
Photography @richardbudd www.richardbudd.co.uk