Yeah, times are tough right now and if there was ever a season to enjoy a tipple (in moderation, of course), it’s while in self-isolation.
However, if you’re like me and wary of the calories-to-couch ratio, an every evening beverage is something I simply must avoid. At least for five out of seven days ending in ‘y’.
Self-iso and working from home means snacking has never been easier and boy oh boy, I’m a sucker for a snack and cheeky bev. Nonetheless, I’m hoping to come out of iso hotter than ever so have to admit, I’m trying to keep one eye on the calories while the other is searching for more snacks.
Which brings me to this: the announcement of all announcements (life is getting boring). The Swedish cider gods have produced the holy grail of alcohol with a new Rekorderlig range labelled Botanicals. Fancy, huh?
With only 80 calories per serve (that's less than 100 for all my journo friends out there), Rekorderlig Cider has combined a herb-infused savoury alcohol with delicate and gentle fruit flavours, producing two blends: Peach-Basil and Grapefruit-Rosemary, making Zoom cocktail catch-ups better than ever.
Peach-Basil is said to be quite, well, peachy and basil-y in all the right ways. Think: tangy flavour from the basil with the subtle sweetness of the peach.
I think I got it right the first time. The Grapefruit-Rosemary aptly represents the taste of grapefruit and rosemary. The citrus from the g-fruit mixed with fresh rosemary notes, deliver a complex yet crisp cider. And I'll have them both with Jatz and Mersey Valley cheese, thanks.
Elle Lewis, Brand Manager says, “Our new Botanicals range has been designed to complement the existing range with 70% of Rekorderlig drinkers expressing interest in the new range in addition to what they usually buy*. The new 250ml slim line can format, which is also lower in sugar, speaks to the Australian consumer’s desire when it comes to alcoholic beverages.”
I’ll drink to that