…OK strictly speaking, they’re Fever Tree’s Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer and Naturally Light Ginger Beer (made with natural fruit sugars, 42% fewer calories).
We downed a few Ginger Beers while glued to the Djokovic-Baghdatis match yesterday (best match so far?) and with the today predicted to be the hottest in the UK so far this year, it’s safe to say the summer drinking season has officially begun. So, how about some”mixer” doubles at Wimbledon this week?
Charles and Tim, who founded Fever Tree, named their range of premium natural mixers after the Cinchona tree, aka the Fever tree, and we think their pioneering spirit makes them “Best of British”. They’ve given cheap lemon aromatics, artificial sweeteners and sodium benzoate the elbow and substituted good, natural stuff, instead.
The range, on sale almost everywhere (including major supermarkets) includes: Tonic Water (made with botanical oils and spring water), Lemon Tonic (real lemon extracts here) and Lemonade (with Sfumatrice extracts of Sicilian lemons).
There’s also the intriguing-sounding new Mediterranean Tonic (which we haven’t tasted yet) which sounds like it should be sipped at sunset on a yacht in St. Tropez. With hints of thyme, fresh citrus and rosemary it does sound very “Provencale” – and it’s highly carbonated meaning it’s big on tiny champagne-style bubbles so your G&T stays fizzy longer.
But back to our three Ginger “Beers”. First, the Ginger Ale is light and very drinkable, without that sometimes too-sharp ginger hit that grabs you by the throat. There’s also the award-winning Ginger Beer, a blend of three gingers from Nigeria, Cochin and the Ivory Coast, and last but not least a very calorie-friendly Naturally Light Ginger Beer; this one’s the lighter, “slimmer” version of its cousin and goes down perfectly with rum or vodka or is happy on its own.
Glastonbury, Strawberries, Wimbledon and G&Ts. Here comes summer…
To read the Fever Tree stories and how they source their natural ingredients, visit: www.fever-tree.com