If you are planning a party over Christmas and New Year spare a thought for those who are driving or who aren’t drinking for other reasons. Often the non-drinkers are overlooked at parties and get left to drink something fairly uninspiring: orange juice or a lemonade perhaps.Looking ahead to January you might want to get some nice soft drinks in if you are cutting back on alcohol.
So this year we have been trying out the seasonal selection from Heartsease Farm. We’ve tried their sparkling pressès before and very much enjoyed their fresh tastes. First up for sampling was Fiery Ginger Beer which is just the thing for a cold winter’s evening. This ginger beer really packs a punch and makes you feel warm to the pit of your stomach. Apple and Rhubarb is a lovely refreshing drink with a hint of tartness from the apple and the rhubarb, a great combination. Spiced Winter Cranberry is exactly as it sounds. It’s almost a mulled wine taste with all those Christmassy spices. The cranberry stops it from being over sweet and it’s a lovely red colour. Very much recommended for something a little bit different.