Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Drink: Fentiman's Rose Spritz

Fentiman's Rose Lemonade is one of my favourite soft drinks; I always want it if I see it. It's such a delightfully grown up drink, a little sweet but with a hint of rose. The rose oil comes from Bulgarian roses and makes for a pretty beverage.

Somehow I've never considered trying it as a mixer in a cocktail. Luckily, Fentiman's have done the hard work for me. They got in touch to let me know about their new Rose Spritz serve. Officially for Valentine's Day, I know I'll be sipping this all through the spring and summer.

Simply pour 125ml of Fentiman's Rose Lemonade into a large chilled glass (I popped mine in the freezer first) with 125ml of prosecco. Make sure you've got plenty of ice in there to keep your drink cool and refreshing.

I garnished with the recommended blueberries and rosemary but imagine how splendid it would be with strawberries or raspberries in the summer too! If you can get hold of rose petals for a garnish, it would look so pretty.

The joy of this drink is that it can be adapted so easily too. For those who don't drink, the lemonade is lovely on its own, with plenty of ice and the same garnish, but you could lengthen it with soda too. I'm also pondering how this would be with an additional splash of gin...?

I'm feeling really happy to have rediscovered Fentiman's Rose Lemonade as a mixer for alcohol and look forward to drinking the Rose Spritz throughout the spring and summer months.

Photos by Helen

The liquid ingredients and the glass were complimentary. 

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