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The Sparkling range of Elderflower beverages offer a distinctive alternative to more traditional bubbles, add to your favourite cocktail/spirit for that point of difference. Serve chilled.
Sparkling Elderflower (Rose)
Addmore Sparkling Elderflower Rose combines the essence of Addmore Sparkling Original with fruity aromas of unfermented mid-summer grapes. The soft-pink hue and millions of tiny bubbles make this a very special beverage perfect for celebrations or to simply enjoy.
Available in 330ml and 750ml bottles
I will start by noting that although the info says to drink this chilled, I far prefer most of my drinks at room temperature, especially in the middle of winter, but I still found this to be a lovely tasting drink. The bottle has the same lovely design that we've come to expect of the brand and it taught me a new word, Verjuice, which is the unfermented Cabernet Sauvignon grape juice. The label also give the suggestion of being used in a cocktail however I would have like a suggestion or two as to exactly what would be a good addition to this, and thus I didn't really want to experiment without any sort of idea.
This one bottle states it does one serving, however, wanting a second opinion I split this in half with my mum and it still left me with a decent drink. I also like that the lid screws on, just in case you don't finish it, then you can save the fizz in this for another day. My mum thought that it has a nice taste with a nice aftertaste and something that she would drink again. I thought it tasted rather nice, a delicate drink with just the right mix of flavours. I found myself drinking this rather slowly, as I would a similar sized alcoholic drink, so in that regards it would last me a decent time while watching a movie or catching up on some tv. Tastes great and perfect for a nice drink or for when you want something that tastes good but without the alcohol.
I grew up in Southern Wales and elderflower wine was something I had regularly at my grandparents farm. As a young child me and my older sister used to walk up the country hill with a basket collecting the flowers and berries to take home for my nana to make us up the sweet drink. I remember the excitement I would feel as my nana made up her special wine to this day. I know you can get alcoholic versions but although my nana called hers wine it was non alcoholic like these drink from Addmore.
I was so excited to see these pop up on the KIWIreviews site and was stoked to be chosen to review a couple of the varieties. I hadn't had an elderflower drink in a long long time i'd almost forgotten how it tasted. I chilled this bottle of the sparkling rose and drunk it the same night, I am not an alcohol drinker but served it in a wine glass and if you were to attend a party it could easily be passed off as a fancy sparkling wine. I would be keen to buy some as an alternative to sparkling grape juice at christmas time!
I could smell the familiar scent of the elderflower as soon as I poured my glass and taking my first sip all those memories flooded back of just how much I enjoyed my nana's elderflower wine as a girl. I was glad that with the children in bed I did not have to share as I thoroughly enjoyed the sparkling rose and found it such an easy task to drink the small bottle. For $5 for a 330ml bottle I would be quite happy to pay the price as it is a drink I thoroughly enjoyed but would also be likely to buy a larger bottle for sharing.
It is definitely packaged in a way that you feel you are getting a real quality product and like I already said it would not look out of place among wine bottles at a party as a fancy non alcoholic wine. I loved the sparkling rose and will definitely be buying it again!
I was intrigued to hear of a drink containing Elderflower as I always find it odd to hear of food and drink items which contain 'flowers'. However as I researched Elderflowers a bit more I decided that this could infact be a drink that I may enjoy and so decided to review it to be certain, after all you will never know if you like something until you try it! During my research I was amazed to see just how many different products are out there containing Elderflower candy, sauces, cordials to name a few, perhaps it really does taste good?
Reading the list of ingredients on the bottle I was interested to see that both filtered water and Elderflower infusion were 2 of the main ingredients, this made me feel like I was going to get a real taste of ELderflower which I was interested to try. The bottle of lightly pink coloured liquid was easy to open, I had no problems unscrewing the cap. I took a sip of the sparkling drink and I have to say it was delightful it reminded me of one of my favourite non-alcoholic drinks, sparkling grape juice I loved it. Not only did it remind me a lot of sparkling grape juice, but it had a lovely hint of flavours which reminded me slightly of honey and flowers, this taste I am guessing is the taste of the Elderflower, as neither honey nor flowers are listed as ingredients.
Although I drank this bottle on it's own whilst sharing it with Miss 4 who also loved it straight from the fridge, I can certainly see that it would be great mixed with alcohol to make a very tasty alcohol. This is something I would certainly try again if I was wanting something non-alcoholic to take to a dinner or BBQ, to many people the look of the bottle and drink would probably suggest to others that you were drinking a fancy wine. I look forward to trying other drinks in the Elderflower range.
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