June is well and truly upon us. The sizzling sun is making its presence known as it mercilessly beats down on our backs, making us crave the refreshing reprieve of a cool, tropical drink. But where, oh where will we find it? I’ll tell you where. Fever-Tree.
Contrary to what the name suggests, their new flavours, Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Mexican Lime, are the perfect cure to this heat wave that’s been hitting us since May.
And the best part? These drinks contain just 19kcal and 16kcal respectively, with no additional fat, salt, artificial sweeteners or colouring, and contain high-quality and premium ingredients. Each 200ml bottle is also gluten-free and non-GMO certified. So you get a fizz-tastic, delectable sip that chases the thirst away while feeling absolutely conscious-free!
Not only is this amazing for the wellness-conscious (or those of us who try to be), these taste incredible too. You can have these sodas on their own on a hot day or as a mixer to concoct your own cocktails and mocktails to spruce up your drink! I know it sounds too good to be true, but the perfect drink does exist!
First of all, behold the Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Soda! Right off the bat, the burst of fresh grapefruit fills your mouth with a fizzy twist. The soda balances it all out and gives you an addictive combination of salty and sweet. As mentioned, there are no artificial sweeteners, so the sweetness you get is purely from that scrumptious, juicy grapefruit handpicked from Florida.
If you want to take this up a notch, you’ll be pleased to hear that the perfect levels of carbonation and real juice content provide the ultimate base which complements your favourite tequilas and vodkas.
In fact, I got to concoct my own drink with Fever-Tree’s Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Soda, and I refuse to gatekeep this simple but divine recipe. So here it is!
- Pour about 50ml of your favourite tequila and load it up with as much ice as your heart desires.
- Then top that up with 200ml of the Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Soda
- Garnish with a juicy grapefruit wedge.
This makes for such a delightful drink while masking the potent taste of tequila, which makes this an excellent drink for beginners or light drinkers.
Then comes the Mexican Lime Soda, which has definitely become my new favourite! For a blend of lime and yuzu, this was not too sour at all. The tartness of the lime was intelligently paired with the sweetness of the yuzu in a mind-blowing marriage. The layered taste of saltiness with the sour tang transports you to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Whether you love or hate sour flavours, this drink is an instant hit!
But let’s take it to the next level. Put your mad scientist skills to the test and create a delicious elixir of your own with some vodka or 100%-agave tequila. And since all good things must be shared, here’s a super simple mad scientist recipe I tried:
- Take 50ml of your favourite vodka, top it up with ice,
- Pour 200ml of the Mexican Lime Soda,
- And of course, garnish with a slice of lime.
The way this works with vodka is absolutely to die for, but even with tequila, it’s like a match made in heaven, reminiscent of a Tequila Highball. The Mexican Lime Soda is so versatile and makes your drink no less than perfect.
But of course, to make a mocktail instead, either omit the spirit or let your creativity shine and replace it with a non-alcoholic equivalent.
These new kids on the block are clearly not to be messed with. And you can make them yours on Cellarbration, now at a promotional price of just S$39.90 for 24x200ml. You can also find them at selected F&B outlets – catch the Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Soda at W Hotel, Tapas Club, 1880 and Jigger & Pony. The Mexican Lime Soda is only available at 1880 at the moment, but fingers crossed, we’ll see this take over the drinks menu of more F&B establishments in the future!
These Fever-Tree drinks are a fever dream of thirst-quenching indulgence and a sweet paradise you don’t want to miss. It’s the secret to beating the heat, so don’t say we didn’t share! Happy hour has only just begun.
Visuals courtesy of Fever-Tree.