Non-alcoholic Drinks for Adults is a paid collaboration with Robinsons Fruit Creations. I am not really a drinker, in fact, I am often found to be cradling a cup of tea rather than an alcoholic one at parties, but that is due to the fact that I am not a fizzy pop girl and often there is no alternative. This is where Robinsons Fruit Creations come to the rescue. Fruit Creations is the grown-up squash for adults and contains twice the fruit of Robinsons single concentrate and designed for the adult palate.
So with Christmas coming, I have been putting the Apple and Elderflower flavoured Fruit Creations to the test and come up with a couple of fabulous festive recipes for non-alcoholic drinks suitable for adults. Firstly I love it with just water in and it is delicious and refreshing without being too sweet (which I often find ordinary squash to be). Oh, and if you are counting calories it has no more than 10 calories per serving.
Apple and Elderflower Spiced Winter Warmer
This is inspired by spiced cider that we had in America (where cider is actually non-alcoholic). It is perfect for cradling on cold winter days or for popping in a flask.
- Apple and Elderflower Fruit Creations
- 2 Cinamon Sticks
- Dried Apple
- Dried Cranberry
- Star Annise
- Cardamon Pods
- Brown Sugar
Add your spice mixture to a liter of boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes before adding to the apple and elderflower to taste. I used approximately 200 ml to a litre of water. If you do not have all the ingredients then keep an eye out in the supermarket for mulled wine or spiced cider sachets.
Apple, elderflower & mint sparkle
This refreshing drink feels really grown up and decadent, but is super easy to make, especially as we have a SodaStream and keep bottles of cold water in the fridge!
- 75ml Apple and Elderflower Fruit Creations
- 1 litre sparkling water
- Handful of mint leaves, roughly chopped
It really is as simple as mixing all the ingredients together and serving in a tall glass. Garnish with apple slices on the glass rim.
I love that I have found a grown-up drink that isn’t soda and that I love the taste of. It is delicious and a great addition to my weekly shop. Robinsons have also launched a second new range, Fruit Cordials. Robinsons new Fruit Cordial was created to offer a sophisticated twist to squash through combinations of real fruit and botanicals flavours. Contained in a glass bottle the cordial is a new more concentrated way to bring a burst of Robinsons’ flavour to the dinner table.