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Silver Swift - Spirited Spritzers

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Come rain come shine, weekday or weekend there will always be time for a drink or two at The Amazing Blog. If it’s a celebration in the office, then we like to make life easy by finding a chilled spritzer style mixer stashed away in the fridge. In our search for this very type of tipple, we discovered Silver Swift Spirited Spritzers.

Rose Unwin, the founder of Silver Swift Spirited Spritzers, created this when she (like us) was looking for something quick, ready mixed and unique. In 2017, her mission was to make a delicious ready-to-drink spritzer for those wanting a sophisticated British made cocktail. Since then, Silver Swift has already gained recognition by being awarded a silver for the vodka-based spritzers in the Global Speciality Spirit Masters 2018 and shortlisted for the Great British Food 2018 and for ‘Best Newcomer 2018’ by Speciality Food Magazine.

Silver Swift Spirited Spritzers come in four vibrant flavoured cocktail combinations, and each contains a high-end distilled spirit. The first flavour we tried was Basil Blush Vodka which is a blend of sparkling water, award-winning Brittains Vodka (a Doncaster premium vodka), strawberries and fresh basil. The drink has a sweet pepperiness to the finish and beautiful blush tint in the glass.

Tipsy Iced Tea Vodka also contained Brittains Vodka it is light sparkling drink made of gooseberry, elderflower and earl grey. We like the twist with earl grey which gives it a subtle smoky taste and a tang of iced tea.  

Wild Rose Gin is composed Two Birds’ Old Tom Gin, sparkling water, blackberry and raspberry, rose and a dash of lemon. I think this was our favourite we liked the lingering floral rose flavour.

Lastly, Orchard Pear Gin Tonic is a new addition to the spritzers range. As the name suggests, it is made up of sparkling tonic water, a juicy pear and elderflower with a dash of lemon. The drinks are best served chilled or over ice with bits and pieces of real fruit and a slice of lemon. It reminded us of a classic ‘Gin Fizz’ with a shot of elderflower.

Make no mistake, these Silver Swift drinks are no ordinary spritzer drinks. The drinks are low in calories (from 85 to the highest of 98), they are made with country garden flavours, vegan free from gluten and other nasties and are made with Britain’s award-winning spirits. You’ll also be glad to know that each of their drinks only has a low alcoholic percentage of just 5% abv. These four drinks not only look pretty they are very palatable and unusual, we think they’re great for drinking alone or pairing with food. The bottles are 250ml  with a price point of £2.55 each, to purchase see here, Cheers!

 

 

Cawston Press – Sparkling Drinks

 

Here at The Amazing Blog, we love nothing more than sipping on a can of something fizzy. However so many of them are too sweet and sickly, leaving us with what feels like a layer of fur on our teeth. Not to mention the countless artificial ingredients that we unwittingly put into our bodies. We were therefore suitably excited when Cawston Press created their range of sparkling drinks.

Cawston Press has maintained their aim to make delicious soft drinks using only quality ingredients, the finest fruit is picked at harvest and the juice used is pressed rather than concentrated. This gives the sparkling drinks the freshness of flavour that is blended to perfection with other ingredients from their kitchen garden. The variation in colours, tastes, and textures of the apple makes it the staple ingredient in all of Cawston Press’ drinks, including their new sparkling variety.

We had the chance to try the Ginger Beer and Elderflower Lemonade, there are only a few ingredients used but Cawston Press do not compromise on taste. The Ginger Beer has a crisp, almost dry taste to it with the inclusion of fiery ginger extracts; on the other hand the Elderflower Lemonade is fairly sweet, light and extremely fragrant due to the infusion of elderflower. In comparison to other sparkling soft drinks, these are fairly low in sugar. Now there will be no guilty conscious after treating ourselves to a delicious and refreshing sparkling drink.

Make sure you treat yourself to a guilt-free soft drink; get yours here for 99p per can or £3.50 for 6.