Belvoir Fruit Farms is looking forward to chillier nights and festive frivolities with the return of five popular seasonal drinks, all hand made using honest ingredients you can trust and which are free from artificial sweeteners, preservatives, flavourings or colourings. Most important of all – they’re delicious!
Honey, Lemon & Ginger Cordial (50cl bottle) – this lovely warming drink is made from freshly pressed lemons and blended with real blossom honey. The spicy kick comes from the fresh ginger that Belvoir cooks on the Farm and is just the thing to keep out the winter chill. Enjoy it hot or cold but perhaps try a splash of whisky for a delicious hot toddy – perfect for soothing a sore throat or simply to warm up. RRP around £3.29 per bottle
Mulled Winter Cordial (50cl bottle) is a rich dark red colour and bursting with flavour. It is an intense fruity blend of cranberry and orange juices complemented with warming winter spices. The cranberry is the dominant flavour, balanced by the sharpness of the orange, fruity blackcurrant and a touch of lime with cinnamon and nutmeg. The cranberry adds a slightly tart, mouthdrying note. Designed to be drunk with gently warmed water, it’s equally delicious blended with cold, and for a truly festive touch, try it as a warming hot toddy with a dash of rum or vodka. RRP £4.90 per bottle
Ruby red Belvoir Festive Fruit Punch (75cl bottle) offers a mouth-wateringcombination of the rich, fruity taste of real cranberry and orange juices, with a splash of blackcurrant and lime juice and the lingering hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, all blended with natural spring water so it’s ready to drink. It’s fabulous served warm as a non-alcoholic festive punch for drivers or simply if you fancy a more flavoursome alternative to fruit tea – just pour and heat through in a pan for 3-4 minutes at a medium heat and serve in a strong glass or mug. Of course, for a party tipple there’s nothing easier than warming up a larger volume of Festive Fruit Punch and adding a good glug of vodka for instant festive cheer. RRP £3.50 per bottle.
Belvoir’s ready to pour Mulled Winter Punch (75cl bottle) is the indispensable ally for every discerning host. When gently heated its combined flavours of nutmeg oil, mixed spice extracts and juices of blackcurrant, red grape, elderberry and orange exude a merry essence; an excellent alcohol-free alternative to mulled wine. You can always add a glug of red wine if you’re hankering after a little more yuletide spirit. RRP £3.50 per bottle.
Spiced Ginger Punch (75cl bottle) is made with cooked fresh ginger for a satisfyingly fiery bite, mingled enticingly with the mouth-watering sharpness of orange and lemon juices, plus real exotic spices for a finishing warmth on the tongue. It is delicious simply poured into a mug and heated in a pan or the microwave to be drunk warm as a non-alcoholic winter punch. But, for those seeking even more of a kick, try adding a splash of whisky for a warming, spicy alcoholic treat, or mix with white wine for a lighter, mulled white wine punch. RRP £3.50 per bottle.
Belvoir’s Festive drinks will be available from most major supermarkets nationwide, good quality farm shops and delis, and garden centres from October 2019.