Last year I spent a lot of time in my garden enjoying long hot summer days. It’s nice to have a long, cool drink to help you through. I don’t always like to drink alcoholic drinks, so it’s ice to have a grown up drink to enjoy without the booze.
So I was interested to try out the Mother Root I’d been sent. I served it with sparkling water (with a hint of lemon), but I think you could easily try it with normal sparkling water, tonic water or soda water. It has a tangy taste and certainly you can feel the kick on your taste buds. I’d recommend stirring it before drinking and also having the mixer on hand for a top up as necessary. It might take a bit of experiment to get the perfect proportions for your palette (a guide is given on the bottle).
One of the things I like about Mother Root is that it is full of good things, so you can feel quite virtuous as you sip away. There’s pressed ginger juice, blossom honey, organic apple cider vinegar and capsicum. The ginger and the chilli (capsicum) certainly give the drink that little bit of heat. I really enjoyed it and I can see myself buying another bottle soon.
Mother Root is available at www.motherroot.london and from quality independent retailers nationwide. Priced from £19.00 (480 ml- 20 serves) or £8.90 (120 ml – 5 serves). For recipe inspiration visit https://www.motherroot.london/recipes.
Enter our competition to win a Mother Root Ginger Spritz bundle from non-alcoholic neo- aperitif brand Mother Root and London Essence, makers of refined and elegant low calorie tonics and sodas.
This fantastic prize includes:
- 1x 480 ml Mother Root Ginger Switchel
- 1x fridge pack of London Essence Grapefruit and Rosemary Tonic (6x 150ml cans)
Always alcohol-free, Mother Root seeks to marry both flavour and function. Described by Yotam Ottolenghi as ‘beautiful’, this bold drink features organic apple cider vinegar as its hero ingredient, which enhances flavour and adds complexity, but also balances your mood, as it’s known to help regulate blood sugar levels and aid digestion. Mother Root also includes pressed ginger juice, blossom honey, organic apple cider vinegar and a hint of chilli for a bit of a kick!
Mother Root is the perfect drink for people who want a drink that provides a sense of occasion and an uplifting experience – without the inclusion of alcohol. Mother Root Ginger Switchel is best enjoyed as a pre-dinner aperitif. Serve over ice with sparkling water or a light tonic, add a slice of orange and a fragrant sprig of rosemary, and you have everything you need to feel invigorated rather than intoxicated. Give your midweek evenings and Sunday Brunches a boost of flavour and goodness with this warming and revitalising aperitif. Time for a drink, doesn’t mean time for an alcoholic drink.
To make a Mother Root Ginger Spritz, fill your wine glass with ice, mix together one part Mother Root with five parts London Essence Grapefruit and Rosemary. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of thyme. And enjoy!
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