Fentimans botanically brewed beverages are the perfect soft drinks for the summer. Find out more about the range and how you can support the Big Cycle.
Recent years have seen an upsurge in gin as a drink. Most cities now have a gin bar and often gin festivals in the summer. Fentimans have a lovely range of tonics that are perfect with ice and a gin. If gin is not your thing they are also lovely on their own or with another alcoholic beverage.
Everyone is familiar with Indian tonic water. The original drink contains quinine and it was often used to help prevent malaria. It can be a bitter drink but Fentimans Indian tonic has a lovely flavour. It contains lemongrass which is really refreshing. The light tonic water is a lovely drink on its own with ice. Connoisseurs tonic water is a lovely blend with a slightly floral taste. It would complement a gin.
I really like the range of flavoured tonic waters, Valencian orange, pink grapefruit and botanical tonic water. These would create a great base for a cocktail and I am going to have to experiment with some recipes. They are really unusual and make a change from plain tonic water. If you are looking for some soft drinks for the summer you will definitely find something in the Fentimans range.
Starting on the 29th June, The Big Cycle is an epic 7 day 300 mile cycle which is aiming to raise money and awareness for The Rainbow Trust. Two drinks companies, Hanover Dairies and Fentimans are teaming up to raise funds for the charity. They will cycle the distance from Hanover Head office in Blaydon On Tyne to Rainbow Trust Head Office in Leatherhead, Surrey.
The cycle will take on some of the most challening national parks and countryside across the UK. It starts in Kielder Forest, goes to Lake Windermere and then from Kendal to Preson Lancaster Canal, the Peak District, Cannock Forest Trails, the Forest of Dean and then it finally finishes at the Rainbow Trust HQ in Surrey. The team hope to raise over £20,000 for the Rainbow Trust.
The Rainbow Trust is a national charity which offers emotional and practical support for the whole family when a child is diagnosed with a serious illness. Can you imagine what it must be like to have to deal with a seriously ill child? It must be so difficult. The Rainbow Trust is there to support the whole family from diagnosis, during treatment and, if needed, through bereavement. It relies on voluntary donations and the money raised will help the charity support over 2,300 families throughout England.
To support ‘The Big Cycle’ and make an online donation visit:
The text message giving code to donate via text is: MILK73 to 70070
Why not help this great cause?
I was sent some samples of drinks to try for the purposes of this post. My opinions are honest and my own.