Summer is here at last.
Temperatures have peaked this week as the UK records its hottest day of the year so far.
Normality is slowly returning as people venture away from their gardens to enjoy the sunshine in parks, on the beach and in a beer garden or two!
Given the heat, it’s no surprise shoppers are running to the supermarkets to restock their BBQs and beer supplies.
But what if you don’t want an alcoholic drink in the sun?
Not all of us are always up for a glass of wine or cocktail in the sun…
There’s nothing worse than a hazy head from all of the booze and too much of the sunshine’s Vitamin D.
If you are looking for a drink that’s popular with the crowd but won’t give you a nasty hangover the next day then Belvoir Farm has got your back.
Belvoir Farm lies deep in the Leicestershire countryside, and is a family-run farm which produces natural drinks with a wide range of flavours.
Over the years, the company has expanded its drinks range and now produces more than 40 products, many of which have won multiple awards.
I tried some of their drinks over the bank holiday weekend.
I love lemonade, I have it in my gin (when I am feeling up for a drink) and I love it on a hot, sunny day.
So I couldn’t wait to try Belvoir Farm’s Raspberry Lemonade!
The 100% natural drink is made with real pressed lemon and raspberry juices blended with spring water for a refreshingly fruity alternative to traditional lemonade.
It comes in a handy can and is served best over ice.
For me…it was too good to waste time and pour into a glass over ice.
The refreshing drink quenched my thirst and was a perfect addition to a BBQ in the garden. You could really taste the raspberry which made it an enticing twist on the classic lemonade.
It also didn’t feel too heavy either because too much fizzy drinks often leave me feeling bloated, this little can didn’t though.
If you are not wanting to feel left out on your mates getting the Martini’s in you can try Belvoir Farm’s non-alcoholic version.
Their Non-Alcoholic Passionfruit Martini is made with real tropical fruit juices and Madagascan vanilla extract for an exotic alternative to the classic passionfruit and vanilla cocktail.
For me it was too sweet, and the passion fruit was a little on the strong side – I couldn’t have a large glass of the drink – but if you like sweet drinks this one will be for you!
Their Strawberry, Lime and Mint fizzy drink was a winner in our house.
The subtle hints of mint helped defuse the sweetness of the strawberry ever so slightly which allowed the lime to also come through – again a great alternative to a glass of cider!
Belvoir Farm is doing great work here using natural ingredients to make some tasty and delicious alternatives to the classic alcoholic drinks.
Their products are available in most supermarkets and they also offer a number of recipes on their websites.