It’s always fun to discover new drinks, especially ones that are perfect for a summer happy hour. The Amazing Blog is excited to announce a new find, the UK drinks company, So Drinks. What we love is that this company only uses fresh and natural ingredients in their spirit distilling process, making sure that everything is concentrate-free. As a family owned and farm-based company, the founding pair Annie & Phillip adore the countryside and their mission is to conserve nature and natural resources wherever possible. The secret to their delicious So Drinks and is that they don’t rush the distilling process. As they put it, they allow the spirits 'to tell us when the product is ready'. What we like is that they use handpicked berries and blooms from the farm to give the spirits that extra bit of oomph. They have many delicious liqueurs all of which we were curious to try: Sloe Gin, Heather Honey infused Sloe Gin, Elderflower Gin, Rhubarb Gin, Christmas Pudding Gin, Cranberry Vodka, and their award-winning Sloe Sherry and Chilli Sherry.
So Drinks were kind enough to send us a selection of five of their different full-bodied spirits to try. Their Sloe Gin is made from handpicked sloes from their farm, which are then soaked in London Dry Gin. Next, we tried the Elderflower Gin Liqueur which has a light, sweet taste, thanks to the fresh elderflower blossom all from So Drinks’ farm hedgerows. This is a great cocktail staple. Their 2017 Great Taste Award winner Sloe Sherry is a sweet mix of handpicked sloe berries, added to premium dry sherry. This combination when chilled, made for the most perfect light-tasting summer aperitif. The Cranberry Vodka Liqueur has more of a full flavour due to the freshness of the cranberries that have been bathed in vodka, excellent over ice or in a cocktail. Finally, we tickled our taste buds with our favourite of the five, their Rhubarb Gin Liqueur all made from home-grown rhubarb; we found this spirit to have a gentle, sweet yet tangy taste. All you need to do is to add the champagne! We think So Drinks is one of our best recent #amazingfinds for spirits. Not only do they make a special gift for those that have everything, but are also a great staple to zhuzh up any drinks cabinet. All of So Drinks’ spirits are available in three sizes: 5cl for £4.95, 20cl for £12.95, and 50cl £24.95. Or you could try their Mixed Gift Box of all five 5cl gins here for £24.95. We hope you have as much fun drinking these as us - 'bottoms up'!