Who says not drinking has to be dull? A few sips of the zesty ranges from Soda Press Co and Sanpellegrino and you might renounce hangovers forever.
Keen to cut back on alcohol or give a teetotal lifestyle a try? Far from being boring, top-quality ingredients and gorgeous glassware make non-alcoholic drinks pure pleasure.
Forget the usual suspects. Soda Press Co’s New Zealand-made syrups are all organic, and their small-batch, slow-brewed process results in bold flavours with nearly 50% less sugar than your average mixers. Get the fizz factor by teaming them with Sanpellegrino’s sparkling fruit beverages, and you’re away.
LEMON GINGER SPARKLER
METHOD: Pour 2 teaspoons of Soda Press Co’s Ginger Ale Soda Syrup and ½oz of lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Add fresh mint leaves and muddle. Strain into a glass, fill up with ice, top with Sanpellegrino Limonata and stir to combine. Garnish with
a stick of lemongrass.
ROSEMARY LIME TONIC
METHOD: Pour 2 teaspoons of Soda Press Co’s Classic Indian Tonic Soda Syrup into a glass, add 3 slices of fresh lime and fill up with ice. Top with Sanpellegrino Pompelmo and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh rosemary.
COLA CUCUMBER COOLER
METHOD: Pour 2 teaspoons of Soda Press Co’s Blonde Cola Soda Syrup into a glass. Fill up with ice, top with soda water and stir well to combine. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.
Available at selected supermarkets and liquor stores. Distributed by Federal Merchants & Co, federalmerchants.co.nz