We’re not talking gardening here, but one of this year’s hottest drinks trends. A shrub is a drinking vinegar, usually made by preserving fruit syrup with vinegar, and we’re seeing new ones on the market, including Soupologie’s Viva la Vinegar range (£1.95, Sainsbury’s) and Nonsuch shrubs (£3.75, planetorganic.com).
After many teabag manufacturers hit the headlines last year for using polypropelene (a type of sealing plastic) in their teabags, several companies, are now making the move towards plasticfree teabags. Clipper Teas has just launched bags made from natural, plant-based materials. Someone get the kettle on!
As we continue to appreciate the importance of gut health, probiotic and fermented foods are becoming increasingly popular.
Kefir is a cultured, fermented milk drink and it’s hit the mainstream, with new kefir products on the market incuding kefir yogurts from Yeo Valley and The Collective and drinks from Bio-tiful Dairy.
Is South American brandy, pisco, the hot new drink for 2019? According to bartenders at last year’s London Cocktail Week, there’s been a 30% rise in the number of bars serving it, and we reckon this is set to keep growing.