Drink up summer style

Refreshment is the key to a baking hot summer’s day, and what better way to seek it out, with this little lot.

Drink up summer style

Refreshment is the key to a baking hot summer’s day, and what better way to seek it out, with this little lot. If you fancy adding an adult hit of alcohol, there’s plenty of fun to be had with mixing up a cocktail or too, but these soft drinks are good enough to be guzzled down on their own. Just fill up a pitcher with ice, slice up a handful of lemons and limes and add your favourite cordial or tonic.

Fever Tree

Now available in larger 500ml bottle sizes, this all-natural range of mixers is a favourite with mixologists. Fever Tree is already famous for its single serve glass bottles of premium mixer drinks – made with no artificial sweeteners, colourings, flavours or preservatives and made using all material ingredients. The company’s Premium Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water, Ginger Ale, and Clear Lemonade are all now available in the new 500ml size, so you can stock up aplenty. For more information, visit:

Belvoir Fruit Farm cordials

These cordials conjure up childhood memories of picnics, fruit cages and guzzling something refreshing on a hot, hot day. Quintessentially English, Belvoir’s range of cordials includes the likes of Raspberry & Rose, Gooseberry & Mint, Blood Orange & Mandarin, Elderflower and Ginger. A glassful of Belvoir’s cordials will ease you gently into a sense of summer, even if the weather is still refusing to serve up constant sunshine. To read iLoveMyGrub’s full reviews, visit:


Handcrafted in the heart of the Cotswolds, the bottlegreen range has been created with a clutch of natural ingredients, blended together to leave a distinctive impression on the palate. The delicate flavours of the company’s range of cordials and pressés also work brilliantly when paired with spirits, juices and champagne for a cocktail with something a little different. For more information, visit:

Duchy Originals

Now you can quaff a glass of Duchy Originals cordial whilst you stuff your face with some of their moreish biscuits. The company’s cordial range, which includes ginger and elderflower is perfect for adding some grown up zing to soft drink options. For more information, visit:

Firefly Tonics

Set up by two school friends, Firefly Tonics is a range of all-natural soft drinks with 2.5g of unique herbal extracts in every bottle and no added sugar. They are great as a natural hangover pick-me-up, but taste great without a hangover too! Serve up their ‘De-tox’ drink boasting lemon, lime, ginger, sarsparilla and angelica, with a scoop of crushed ice, and a slice of ginger. For more information, visit:

Watergull Orchards

If you love your apple juice, this is the company to go for. Watergull Orchards produce over 20 varieties of English apple juice made from apples, which have been grown in Cambridgeshire in their own orchards. You’ll be truly spoilt for choice. For more information, visit: