There is so much going on this Saturday 4th July, starting with the fact that it’s Independence Day in the USA, plus parts of the UK are re-opening pubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels post-lockdown.
So, if you are thinking of raising a glass this weekend then we have compiled a list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you to enjoy at home.
Independence Day Wines
We couldn’t put a listicle together and not include some wines from the United States of America. Our first wine is from Kendall-Jackson® and the Jackson Estate® in California. Our second wine is from La Crema’s winery, also located in California.
Kendall-Jackson®, Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2017
For over three decades, Kendall-Jackson has remained relentlessly committed to producing only the finest quality wines from grapes grown in California’s cool, coastal vineyards. They carefully match climates and soil types for each grape variety, and then guide each vineyard throughout the entire winemaking process.
The Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay offers tropical flavours including pineapple, mango and papaya alongside citrus notes, plus vanilla, honey, toasted oak and butter – giving a velvety texture and a creamy flavour.
Priced at £19.95, from winedirect.co.uk
La Crema, Monterey 2017 Pinot Noir
The family-owned and operated winery focuses exclusively on cool-climate appellations. A long valley, both pastoral and austere. On one end, the Monterey Bay is dramatically deep, and unusually cold. On the other, Central California, rich in history and agriculture. Throughout, a brisk, ever-present breeze that rises from the ocean and cools both fields of produce and expansive, rolling vineyards. This is Monterey; rocky, windswept and unrestrained.
La Crema, Monterey Pinot Noir has aromas of black plum, cherry and rhubarb along with hints of earth. The flavours include red plum, raspberry and blood orange, which sit alongside savoury umami and riverstone minerals. This wine is richly textured with a juicy yet balanced acidity and a toasty barrel spice.
Priced at £22.95, from winedirect.co.uk
This exciting new brand Halo Drinks was created by couple Ben Hodges and Christina Kimeze, who through Halo wanted to bring fun to the consumer at home in these challenging times.
There are 9 bottles to choose from, and we are loving Rosé All Day – A playful summery cocktail which packs a punch. Refreshing and balanced, this is our top tipple when the sun is shining. The pre-made cocktail bottle boasts Rosé, Rum, Cointreau, Pomegranate Liqueur, Rhubarb Bitters, and Lemon.
Priced at £29 (50cl), from halo-drinks.co.uk
Little Rick, CBD Cans
This high strength CBD drink offers all natural and low calorie/low sugar options in tasty cocktail inspired flavours: Raspberry Coconut, Lime & Mint, and Piña as well seasonal flavours such as limited edition Cola, that will be launching soon.
With no hemp flavour and all natural fruit, Little Rick drinks aim to take the edge off your day so you can enjoy the little things in life. Designed to be relaxing and stress relieving, Little Rick’s customers have celebrated health benefits such as help with pain, sleep, anxiety, and depression. They also make a great mixer or replacement for alcohol.
Priced at £14.49 (for 6), £24.99 (for 12), or £44.99 (for 24), from littlerick.co.uk
DRGN Turmeric Superdrink
DRGN Turmeric Superdrink is a natural energy and wellness drink that is free from caffeine and artificial ingredients, with 60% less sugar than standard soft drinks. DRGN is packed with 15 health- boosting pan-Asian ingredients – ‘superfoods’, vitamins and minerals – blended with Austrian spring water into a refreshing citrus drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, at only 53 calories per serve. DRGN is also vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Priced at £19.99 (for 12), or £36.99 (for 24), from drgndrink.com