Clearly's favourites: Booze


By Morwenna Kearns

Far be it for us to suggest you might be drinking over the forthcoming sunshine-heavy three-day-long Bank Holiday weekend (what are we, Radio 2?) but, supposing you are, here are some our our favourite ways to raise a glass.

Kombucha cocktail

Kombucha cocktails

We won't say these cocktails are healthy per se, but these recipes for Raspberry and Elderflower Kombucha Mojito, Orange Berry Kombucha Fancy, Kombucha Libre and more offer a kick of fermented goodness and a serving of fruit. Not quite a WKD Blue then.

Asda Brew York

Brew York gets out of Yorkshire

Supermarkets are well into craft beers rn, which is good news for Yorkshire microbrewery Brew York – three of its beers are now stocked in Asda. Brew York Brew York (American Pale Ale), Little Eagle (Session IPA) and Viking DNA (Smoked Porter) are all vegetarian-friendly.

Booze Aldi

Aldi sparkles with English wine

Aldi has seriously upped its game with quality food and drink in recent years and last October introduced its first English sparkling wine, following feedback from customers. Local produce is there if we ask for it, guys.

Poptails Bloody Russian Martini


A grown-up with an ice lolly is a thing of joy and these ice pops from new book Ice Kitchen: Poptails are definitely not for children. This Bloody Russian Martini poptail combines beetroot and other healthy stuff with vodka, the very thing to delight BBQ guests this weekend.

Benromoch whisky

An organic nightcap?

Our reviewer is quite the whisky fan, but his socks were well and truly blown off by this certified-organic whisky from family-run distillery Benromach. It's sweet and malty with notes of toffee and oak, and even a hint of cocoa when mixed with a splash of water.

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