It’s summertime in Nelson and with Christmas and New Year celebrations just around the corner, it’s time to think about parties and entertaining. If you have a Christmas celebration planned it’s time to look after the non-drinker or sober driver… Lack lustre lemonade, retrieved from the back of the larder, just doesn’t cut it! Thankfully at Fresh Choice Nelson you’ll find our shelves are stacked full of fresh juices, coconut waters, cordials and non-alcoholic beverages to delight and refresh your guests; our extensive selection includes those from the NZ Food Awards finalist, Soda Press Co.
Don’t forget to have plenty of ice and fresh fruit from the produce aisle on hand… Adding a slice or two of fresh, local strawberry goodness to your juices and cordials, is a sure fire way to enhance all your summer quenchers for the sober driver.
We figured some of you might like to get a little adventurous with your non-alcoholic offerings… Time to get your Tom Cruise on? We asked our good friend Nick Widley, renowned mixologist, and owner of Nelson’s Cod & Lobster Brasserie, seafood restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of Nelson, for some fabulous mocktail recipes utilising the stunning syrups from the Soda Press Co. Here’s what he came up with…
Ginger Lime Cooler
Using Press co Ginger Ale Syrup, mix 45ml with 30ml of fresh lime juice, stir together in a glass tall glass filled with ice.
In a soda stream, fizz up some coconut water and then pour in over the ice (about 250ml). Stir with the syrup and serve with a straw.
Straight Up Citrus
Using the Old Fashioned Lemonade Syrup, add 45ml of syrup and 30 fresh lime juice, stir together in a tall glass filled with ice. Top up with 100ml of cold fruit tea (I use pomegranate tea) and 100ml of cranberry juice.
So don’t forget to pop down to Fresh Choice Nelson and pick up supplies, your guests will thank you for it!