Summer is here and after two years of cancellations, we’re excited to make the most of the good vibes this year. And what could make the celebrations this summer sweeter than a gorgeous beverage in hand? From energy drinks and coffee to cocktails and more, we’ve rounded up this summer’s must-have drinks.
Crave Drinks are a healthy, natural energy drink that versatile as it is tasty, from a morning wakeup call to a pre-workout energy boost or an alcohol-free buzz on a night out. They use a unique mix of high-quality natural ingredients with energy derived from organic green coffee beans, and B and C vitamins to boost daily energy levels and support the immune system. They come in three mouthwatering flavours too, based on cocktail classics: Mint & Lime (Mojito), Passionfruit & Vanilla (Pornstar Martini) and Pineapple & Coconut (Piña Colada).
The Krafty Braumeister
Suffolk-based brewery The Krafty Braumeister has built on its award-winning success by winning two medals at the London Beer Competition 2022. Wheat beer Blau & Weiss was awarded a Silver medal with 89 points, making it top of the Silver medal listing, and Kölsch-style Rut & Wiess was awarded a Bronze medal with 73 points. Winning a medal at the London Beer Competition is the ultimate seal of approval within the global beer industry, which is why this tops our list for beer lovers this summer. The Krafty Braumeister handcraft beers in small batches using traditional German brewing
techniques. Krafty follows Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law of brewing, meaning that the only ingredients they use are malted grains, hops, yeast and water. Krafty sell six core beers, all of which are vegan friendly and free from added sugars and supplements.
Bullards Pineapple, Ginger & Lime
Luxury sustainable British gin brand, Bullards has announced its latest gin, Pineapple, Ginger & Lime, to add to its impressive selection of unique spirits. Bullards pineapple gin is a decadent harmony of flavours, combining juicy roasted pineapple with feisty ginger warmth and citrusy lime leaf. This gin is steeped in tradition and will guarantee to bring something totally tropical and never tasted before to the UK. Your taste buds will love it too, transporting you to tropical climates this summer.
illy E.S.E. Coffee Machine
Ranked as one of 2022’s most ethical companies in the world, B-corp registered illycaffè is focused on providing a world of coffee lovers with the highest quality coffee that is good for the planet. illy coffee is sustainable at each stage of production, from the beans to the final product. The E.S.E (easy serving espresso) Coffee Machine offers a dual setting with an easy and intuitive user experience, with a system that’s been developed by illy to preserve the freshness of the coffee, leading to a perfect result in the drink as well as reducing the amount of energy that goes into making your daily cup. The E.S.E. pods are fully compostable and can be collected in green waste collection, too.
Fine artisanal sake that is full of character, Akashi-Tai sakes are handmade in small batches by Toji (Sake Master) Kimio Yonezawa, using traditional methods. They only use the highest quality, locally produced ingredients, including the king of sake rice, Yamadanishiki. They aspire to bring to life the unique terroir and flavour of the Akashi region with every bottle – a must try this summer.
Mossburn Signature Cask Series
Cask Bill No. 1 in this Mossburn Signature Cask series is a brilliant whiskey displaying a seductive potpourri, reminiscent of the signature Island coastal smoke and spice on the nose, with a touch of tannin spice on first sip, mellowing to heathery pepper with a dry, fiery kick. Cask Bill No. 2, meanwhile, has a nose that presents clean, light sherry and oaky spices with heathery vanilla, progressing to a rich but not overly-sweet palate with light-citrusy spice, white pepper and a touch of exotic fruits.
ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto
Reinterpreting the almost forgotten Italian category of Rosolio, ITALICUS is lightly citrusy on the nose, with hints of rose and lavender. The palate progresses to delicate spices and zesty bergamot and citrus. It’s floral and zesty on the finish – the perfect cocktail for those who want a sweeter alternative to an aperol spritz that’s incredibly refreshing. Saluti!