Writer Jo Aspin rounds up the latest alcoholic products launching this month including the rise of the 'drink in a can', a rose for summer nights and the rise of mead.
Off Piste Gin
Here’s a beautifully bottled new gin for your cabinet. Off Piste Gin (produced in
collaboration with the Sibling Distillery based in the Cotswolds) has taken inspiration
from all things alpine.
Created from a pure cane sugar base spirit and made by using carbon-filtered spring water from a natural spring on the distillery’s farm, this gin is triple-distilled in small batches and vapour-infused with classic and alpine-inspired botanicals including juniper, cardamom and lemon zest along with mountain ash berries, alpine cornflowers and Saaz hops.
Available from: Off Piste Gin Shop
Tia Maria Iced Coffee Frappe
Booze in a can seems to be the thing of the moment.
Now Tia Maria’s got involved with the launch of their iced coffee frappe. The ready-to-drink cocktail fuses 100% Arabica coffee, milk and Tia Maria, plus the nitro technology means a frappe foam is created when the can is first opened for that extra creamy taste. The colourful packaging has been created in collaboration with street artist Karski from the Netherlands.
Available from: Sainsbury's
Price: £1.89 per 250ml can
Loxwood Pure Mead
Previously associated with all things medieval, it seems a penchant for drinking
mead is on the up too.
New from Loxwood Meadworks is Pure Mead, a modern honey wine made with English wildflower honey. It’s produced in small batches, fermented dry then back sweetened with the honey for a natural delicate flavour.
Plus 10% of all profits go to bee charities.
Available from: Loxwood Pure Mead
Leftfield Hawkes Bay Rosé 2019
Tis’ the season, to drink rose and here’s a new one for those summer nights. This Leftfield Hawkes Bay Rose from New Zealand has been fermented at lower temperatures, which helps it to keep its bright fruit aromas.
Blended from white wine of Arneis together with Merlot and Pinotage Rose,́ you’ll get citrus and floral notes to the wine, along with strawberry, cranberry and crunchy raspberry notes.
Available from: Waitrose
2020 marks the rise of the hard seltzers and here’s another new one to add to the pile.
Served low calorie and low ABV boozy sparkling water (from Staffordshire) is infused with wonky, sustainably sourced fruit (from Scotland’s Strathmere valley) that would have otherwise gone to waste resulting in a totally pure spirit. Choose from lime or raspberry flavours.
Price: £10 for 4
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Chatting Food Contributor Jo Aspin
Half American / half (born and bred) Londoner, Jo Aspin is a food writer and established freelance food, drink and lifestyle PR. She’ll be reporting on all the latest restaurant openings and news from the capital. When she’s not eating her way around London, she’s planning her next trip abroad.