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Here comes the sun. Make the most of the summer with our round up of drinks!
All about the fizz... Seltzers and Spritz 

For many consumers, this year's summer will be all about catching up with friends and family, and celebrating life post-COVID. Spritz and seltzers fit this space perfectly, whilst also being desirable to drinkers who are conscious of what they're putting in their body.

Hard seltzers are the talk of 2021, low in calories and sugar, and with an ABV of around 4%, they have exploded in the US and this is expected to be replicated here in the UK. Viper is completely new to the UK market and we've got it first!

Viper Hard Seltzers 

Sparkling water with a bite. Fresh to the UK market, Viper is a low-calorie and low-sugar alcoholic sparkling water flavoured with fruit.

A new generation of drink for fun-loving people who enjoy alcohol but want to make balanced choices to lead a healthier lifestyle. Just 96 calories per 33cl serve. No artificial sweeteners, colours, or preservatives.

Spritz it up!

 

Spritz style drinks are fantastic for consumers who feel more comfortable with the lower-ABV drink. Use the spritz to add easy summer interest to midweek, after work or day time drinking in the sun and create your own exciting serves.

 

Campari has always been a symbol of intrigue and pleasure. The intense aroma and inspiring flavour creates a captivating and unique drinking experience. A Campari Spritz is a refreshing cocktail, full of summer flavours enhanced by the sparkling aromatic notes of prosecco.

Add a twist this summer with The King's Ginger LiqueurA unique and revitalising spirit, The King's Ginger is inspired by the original spirit formulated in 1903 for His Majesty King Edward VII by Berry Bros. & Rudd, The King's Ginger is golden in colour and delightfully robust in flavour. Wonderfully adaptable and uplifting when enjoyed on its own and comes to life in many delicious cocktails, it's the perfect foundation for any occasion.

Sunshine is a key ingredient in Fever-Tree's Raspberry and Rose Soda. So whilst no one can't guarantee the weather, your consumers won't be disappointed with a Pink Spritz, using Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Liqueur - bright, fresh and best served with a raspberry or two!


       

 


Fresh and full of flavour, cocktails are the quintessential drink during summer months. Funkin believe that to shake the best cocktail, you have to use the best ingredients. That's why they use real fruit to create their purees, famous amongst the best bartenders all around the world and part of the original recipe of the most popular drink in the UK, 

 
The Pornstar Martini:
Cocktail sales are soaring as consumers celebrate being back in the pub, bar and restaurant. As cocktails are the hardest drink to replicate successfully at home, CGA data shows that like for like sales have rocketed by 61% compared to 2019!
 
Since being back in the on-trade, 33% of cocktail consumers are likely to drink them at food-led venues, 11% up since the start of the pandemic.

  


Ethical Demands

The issues of ethics and sustainability now touch every aspect of our lives and we need to understand what consumers want. There is a clear shift towards transparency, and information availability to make informed choices. 
 
Ethical brands garner a loyal and repetitive following, here's a selection of drinks whose focus is based around sustainability or have a charitable aim. Consumers of ethical and sustainable brands are willing to pay for their choices.

 

Good looking, great tasting, do gooding drinks. Good for our planet, Karma Drinks' growers, and as good for you as fizzy drinks can be. #DrinkNoEvil

The Karma Cola Foundation ensures the communities they work with benefit from every Karma drink sold. Karma is the ethos behind the drinks business - the more Karma sold the more good they can do!

 

Switch water, change lives.  

One Water are the UK's leading ethical drinks brand with every bottle funding clean water projects, so far raising over £20 million and changing 4 million people's lives with access to clean water and good sanitation. 
 
They care about people and our planet; they're a certified B-Corp and 1% for the Planet member, and also a proud signatory of the UN Global Compact.

 

Gosnells of London's passion is creating delicious, unique drinks made with honey, for people with adventurous tastes. They love bees and blending the amazing flavours they can produce, together with their own fresh ideas, to create a modern version of Mead, the oldest alcoholic drink in the world. Fermenting their drinks with 100% natural honey, responsibly sourced from the finest suppliers across the globe, Gosnells are doing what they can to make the world a better place.


Even More Pink! 

Consumers haven't dampened their appetite for pink drinks, whether it's pink gin, pink soft drinks, cider or sparkling wine and rosé, Britain's love affair with all drinks pink is expanding. Here's a collection from across the portfolio to brighten up your bar for summer.
 
It's a blush all round for that moment in the sun.

There's no secret about what makes Cornish Orchards cider so good. Only West Country apples are used, sourced from dedicated apple farmers across the South West. Fresh from the trees for maximum taste, all apples are hand graded and pressed each Autumn on the farm in Duloe - ready for the year ahead. After a long maturation period - typically 8 months - the team of expert cider-makers hand blend each batch, to achieve that crisp and fresh Cornish Orchards taste.

The Rosé Revolution...  Pink wine has not only shaken off its female-only associations, it is proving to be one of the success stories of the pandemic with its fun and indulgent personality.

Bolney Estate's story began in 1972 when owners Janet and Rodney planted three acres of vines to create what was then the 6th commercial vineyard in England. The Estate specialises in producing premium red, white, rosé and sparkling English wines that have won numerous awards, and gained lots of fans, all over the world. 

Their Cuvée Rosé is an elegant and delicate, single vintage, traditional method sparkling wine. Salmon pink colour in the glass full of lots of tiny bubbles. 

Other fantastic options from the portfolio include: Gabry Rosé Sparkling Brut, Domaine Durand Sancerre Rosé, Furleigh Estate Brut Rosé, Trumpeter Malbec Rosé and Le Versant Grenache Rosé Magnum


Gin and Mixers

Gin is here to stay and doesn't show any signsof slowing. Growth in the category will continue through flavour differentiation; consumers are looking for enhanced drinks this summer so make sure you have a fantastic selection on your back bar.

Don't forget your premium mixer selection, in order to elevate gin further!

Nowhere encapsulates the spirit of Italy quite like the Amalfi Coast.In this stylish, sun-soaked enclave, life moves at a different pace...Inspired by this Amalfi lifestyle, Malfy Gin embodies the essence of 'La Dolce Vita' and sit back and enjoy with every sip.

Passion, Precision, Perfection. It took Berry Bros. & Rudd (London's oldest wine and spirit merchant, established in 1698) and a team of spirit specialists 730 days to painstakingly refine and create the World's Best Gin - No. 3 Gin. The only gin in the world to be awarded 'World's Best Gin' four times, and the only gin ever to win Supreme Champion Spirit.

Ealing Gin is lovingly hand-crafted in small batches, Ealing Gin is a seriously stylish spirit. Gin-loving clientele will enjoy its distinctive deep flavour and smooth fresh finish. Fantastic in a long, summery G&T or a stunning classic cocktail.

A journey through the four seasons with six Japanese botanicals that produces a meticulous balance of flavours, Roku Gin is the spirit of east.

     

Naturally bursting with flavour, it's all in the Chase. The quality of Chase gins isn't by chance. It takes meticulous dedication, craftsmanship and passion from the team. This approach, entirely from field to bottle, really makes Chase different and it is something you can taste in their spirits. 

Be colourful with BoŽ. BoŽ Gin is lovingly created in small batches, in the village of Throsk, near Stirling, under the watchful eye of their Master Distiller. Rare handpicked botanicals and spices are infused in the finest neutral grain spirit, liberating the full flavour of this triple filtered high class gin, characteristically citrus with extraordinary balance and smoothness.

Premium Mixers
 
The go-to premium mixer brand who lead the way in sodas as well as their world-renown tonics; Fever-Tree create mixers that do justice to the world's finest spirits. Have you taken advantage of their menu service yet? Ideal for outdoor venues this summer, simply visit fever-tree.com/en_GB/menus to find out more.
 
Fentimans has a cracking range of flavoured mixers that will bring variety to, and elevate serves. A solid all rounder their traditional soft drinks such as Rose Lemonade and Ginger Beer are just as successful when paired with spirits as they are as a soft drink. Diversify and drive rate of sale whilst being efficient in your fridge with the Fentimans range.
 
 
      

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