With a baby on board I’ve been more aware now than ever of the number of tasty non-alcoholic drinks there is out there. Before when I had been driving I’d be happy with a soda and lime or orange but now when I’m constantly searching for non-alcoholic alternatives I’m discovering that there is a great range of options whether you’re simply just staying in at home or out for a nice meal. Below are a few of our favourites.
Bon Accord have been making fantastic soft drinks since 1909 and are proud to be Scottish. You can be sure that what you’re drinking is 100% natural as they are sweetened with honey, coconut nectar and lots of tasty fruit juice. Currently they make cloudy lemonade, sparkling rhubarb, ginger beer and tonic water. Our favourite from their range is the sparkling rhubarb. It’s the perfect refreshing option on a warm evening and makes you want to keep drinking it.
Fentimans have long been a favourite of ours. We first discovered their cherry cola and then swiftly moved on to a number of their other flavours. Mr E is a big fan of the ginger beer. They pride themselves in producing drinks which are brewed using a time-honoured technique of making superior quality beverages using a combination of infusion, skillful blending and fermentation of natural ingredients. I’m very thankful they are widely available in shops and in many bars. They beat drinking plain coke or lemonade any day.
Kitsch drinks started out in a kitchen after Craig, the founder, became fed up with boring and bland soft drink options. A man after my own heart! The first flavour to get the thumbs up was their rhubarb & Thai basil soda. I absolutely love this flavour. Again they use only the best natural ingredients in theirsodas, no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives. You can immediately smell the basil, then you taste the sharpness of the rhubarb before finishing with a rhubarb juice. It’s a great option if you’re out for the night and you can easily drink quite a few. You may want to try their other flavour cucumber and fennel which is equally as refreshing and tasty. Again the cucumber smell is the first thing you notice and taste but then a nice aniseed flavour finishes it off.
Roots Soda Co. are born and bred in Edinburgh. I stumbled across them one day when I was marching along Queen Street and it was toasting. Thank goodness you can find them in Fortitude Coffee. I opted for their fruit soda. I find it hard to say no to anything citrus based and was intrigued by the beetroot and rose combination. Again their drinks are all natural made from carbonated water, freshly squeezed whole fruit juice, raw cane sugar and with infused flavour from herbs, spices, and petals. You won’t find any artificial sweeteners, colourings, flavourings, preservatives or caffeine.
That’s a quick round up of our favourite drinks so be sure to let us know if you check any of them out and if you already have, who is your favourite.