21 June 2011

Bottle Green Ginger & Lemongrass / Pomegranate & Elderflower [@bottlegreen] [By @Cinabar]

Bottle Green has brought out a couple of new drinks for the summer which are also raising breast cancer awareness. The drinks are supporting the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign and have beautifully styled Limited Edition bottles to display this. The designs are very smart, and would make a perfect drink to share with friends.

Pomegranate & Elderflower
The first thing I noticed with this drink was that it wasn’t overly fizzy. The drink is sparkling, but isn’t as fizzy as children’s pop, which gives it a mature edge. The drink is really refreshing with the fruit taste of pomegranate being mellowed by the almost citrusy nature of the elderflower. It is a well blended taste, that allows both flavours to shine. The combination is a lovely drink that almost shouts summer at you while you sip it!

Ginger & Lemongrass
I have a strange aversion to lemongrass, so wasn’t completely looking forward to trying this drink! When I did brave it I was actually rather surprised by the taste. The drink has the same delicate fizz as the Pomegranate & Elderflower but the flavour is a lot more full on. This reminds me of a ginger beer, and it even leaves a warm spicy tingle on the taste buds after each sip. It isn’t a fiery drink, but it does have some heat. The lemongrass flavour is very subtle, and just adds a non offensive hint of lemon at the end of each taste, so I actually rather liked it. It’s a warming drink perfect for ginger ale fans.

Both of these drinks are lovely, but very different. The Pomegranate & Elderflower is refreshing and fruity, and perfect for the warm weather. The Ginger & Lemongrass on the other hand is spicy and better for an evening in. Both drinks are nicely put together offering an alcohol free alternative which still looks like it is made for the grownups.
By Cinabar

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