Lovely Summery Soft Drinks from Luscombe.
At this time of year, we all yearn to be on the beach. Or, at least in the countryside, in verdant fields lush with summer flowers. Picnics, barbeques and al-fresco suppers are the perfect way to relax. Summer drinks should reflect an English summer. I love sipping on Luscombe Wild Elderflower Bubbly – a classic English non-alcoholic drink that is just a mouthful of sunshine. With Luscombe though, there are so many more flavours to try.
How about Luscombe Damascene Rose Bubbly – it’s made with Damascene rose petals with Muscat grapes and Sicilian lemon juice. An excellent alternative to a Rosé wine, it’s gently fizzy and perfect served on its own as an aperitif or paired with canapés or seafood. It sounds grown-up and tastes utterly delicious.
I’m already a big fan of the Luscombe Sicilian Lemonade, a grown-up citrus burst that pairs beautifully with all kinds of summer dishes – and I particularly enjoy with tarragon chicken. I’ve got a large pot of Lemon Verbena which makes the idea garnish for a glass of this on ice – and fools everyone into thinking I’m enjoying a rather special cocktail.
There are more flavours of course – raspberry crush, rhubarb crush, two types of ginger beer (hot and cool), several different apple-juice based drinks, orange juice and St Clements. I’ve yet to find one I don’t like – and I’m still trying them myself. They make perfect mocktails with just a garnish or with one of those alcohol-free spirit drinks. And, they are all organic, vegan and gluten-free too.
Luscombe has been a farm since as early as 1087 and like many farms in the West Country, made cider on-site since the 12th century. Workers on the farm were paid in part in cider right up to the 1970s. The current owner Julian David rejuvenated Luscombe’s cider pressing heritage to such an extent that in 1983 Luscombe cider earned first prize and the Reserve Champion Award at the Devon County Show. But it was the return of Julian’s sone Gabriel from Sicily that marked the start of the production of classic English soft drinks and juices from organic ingredients. Making drinks free from concentrates, additives, preservatives, colourings, artificial flavourings or enhancers, Gabriel won a number of awards and now distributes to more than 12 countries, producing in excess of 9.5 million bottles a year!
I’ve always loved Luscombe drinks but as I don’t drive I rely on picking up the occasional bottle when I’m shopping. Now, I’m thrilled to discover their new online shop which offers free delivery! It’s perfect for me, especially as they also now produce a range of tonics and mixers that I’m planning to use for cocktails!
I’m sure every London-Unattached reader would love to try some of their drinks and I’m delighted that Luscombe has offered a mixed selection of 12 bottles of their drinks which would retail for just over £20. All you need to do if you’d like a chance to win, is follow the Rafflecopter through, remembering to answer the mandatory question.
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