We like to think that we both lead pretty balanced lifestyles. We exercise, eat well, socialise and it’s no secret that we like a G&T or two. So when the kind folk at Fever Tree contacted us to see if we would like to try their premium selection of mixers in some of our favourite cocktails, we clinked our glasses together and popped the gin on ice.
We were already familiar with Fever Tree’s exceptional Indian Tonic Water but unbeknownst to us, Fever Tree also produce a Mediterranean Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water, Lemon Tonic, Spring Soda Water, Sicilian Lemonade, Ginger Ale and – possibly my favourite – Ginger Beer. Oh and there’s also their Naturally Light range of mixers for those of us watching our figures for…oh I don’t know – upcoming weddings!
We figured that with such a selection of mixers to try, it was the perfect opportunity to put together some easy nibbles and have a lovely afternoon. So that’s exactly what we did.
To ease ourselves into day drinking we started with Expresso Lemonade. Yup, it sounds totally wrong but boy is it delicious and refreshing! We used Coast Cold Press Coffee with Fever Tree’s Sicilian Lemonade, a teeny bit of gin and a dash of lime and boy was it a surprising crowd pleaser. The cold press coffee gave the drink almost a chocolatey flavour, when combined with the lemonade and lime. It was a great combination!
We followed this with a Plymouth Gin and Tonic – although we didn’t use Navy Strength gin for ours! This was a really simple receipt – just muddle a couple of strawberries with 1 shot gin, 4 shots tonic – we used the Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic – add ice and a pinch of pepper. Voila! We served ours in Champagne Coupes because why not.This was a really delicious gin cocktail. The floral notes of the Mediterranean Tonic really worked well with the sweetness of the strawberries and the sharpness of the pepper. We will definitely be making this one again – it tastes great and looked super pretty.
Finally we finished up with our version of a Lemon Lavender Fizz. Which should really just be called a Lemon Fizz because where the heck can you find Lavender? We made this with 1 shot gin, the juice of a lemon, 1/2 shot of sugar syrup (not infused with lavender obviously) then topped up with Fever Tree Spring Soda Water. This was the perfect drink for a hot summer’s day and if you have no lemon’s you would easily be able to create this drink with Fever Tree’s Lemon Tonic.
Overall, all the drinks we made with Fever Tree mixers were great and we found them to be a little less ‘sweet’ than many of the other supermarket brands. The 200ml size is also a great size for making individual drinks, with minimal wastage.
Disclaimer: We were provided with Beverages courtesy of Fever Tree, however all opinions are genuine and our own.