Monday, 17 March 2014

Laimon Fresh - cocktail recipes, a review & giveaway

I first spotted Laimon Fresh in the supermarkets a few months ago. It's a new sparkling soft drink is made from 100% natural ingredients and is available in both cans and bottles. I was intrigued by the sound of the flavour combination (lemon, lime and mint...hence the name!), but wasn't too sure whether to buy it or not.

I was lucky enough to be offered a sample to try, along with some cocktail ideas. On opening the can, the first smell was of fresh garden mint, followed by citrus fruits. As a soft drink, it's refreshing, but distinctly 'adult' in flavour (it would be great served over ice on a hot, summer day).

Both Miss O and Miss K tried it reluctantly, but weren't impressed! Mr O and I on the other hand were more than happy to try out a couple of Laimon Fresh cocktail recipes to see how it compared to other mixers. Served with white rum, it makes a quick and easy mojito. As it's citrus-y and not too sweet, it works as a good alternative to cola, ginger ale or tonic water. I also think it would also be a great mixer with Pimms or in citrus-based cocktails.

The Mojito
  • 50ml of white rum
  • Crushed ice
  • 330ml can of Laimon Fresh
Pour 50ml of white rum into a tall glass
Fill glass 2/3 of the way up with crushed ice
Pour a 330ml can of Laimon Fresh in to the glass and stir

Berry Fresh
  • 60ml vodka
  • 330ml can of Laimon Fresh
  • 4 blackberries
  • 4 blueberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup
Muddle two of each berry in the bottom of a shaker, add ice and everything except the Laimon Fresh.
Shake hard. Fine strain into glass over crushed ice. Top with Laimon Fresh.
Garnish with a blackberry and blueberry and a leaf of mint.

Laimon Fresh can be found in Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco Extra.
I have one case (12 cans) of Laimon Fresh to give away to one lucky reader. Simply enter on the Rafflecopter widget below. UK only. Closes midnight 27th March 2014.

Integrity Statement
I received complimentary samples of Laimon Fresh to review and to give away. I did not receive payment, and the views expressed are genuinely those of myself and my family.

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130 comments:

  1. I have a bottle of Bacardi in my fridge just waiting for this!

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  2. I have two favorites and they are Mojito and Pina colada

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  3. French martini!

    Ashleigh

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  4. Candy Floss Cocktail, yes it is as wonderful as it sounds ;-)

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  5. Margarita's are always my drink of choice!!!

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  6. mojitos are so nice in the sun! never thought i would like it

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  7. I love a Pimms on a hot day

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  8. I've always loved Black Russians

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  9. I love a Long Island Iced tea

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  10. limoncello, lemon juice and lemon vodka

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  11. Long Island ice tea!!! first Cocktail i tried when i went out for the first meal with my Fiance :-) and its been my fave ever since

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  12. Black Russians - only one though, they're lethal!

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  13. Strawberry Daiquri

    charlotte ingham

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  14. Had one the other week called 'purple rain' that was delish! :)

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  15. Cosmopolitan is the best for me yummmmmyyyy!!!! :)

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  16. Well, I've never really had one, so I'll just say a nice iced tea!

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  17. Strawberry Daiquiri mmmmmmm

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  18. A lovely Harvey Wallbanger!!

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  19. Strawberry shortcake from F&B

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  20. screwdriver...as that is the only one I have ever tried. Not much of a cocktail drinker :)

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  21. Mojito

    - Karis on rafflecopter

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  22. Lemonchello (sp) ..love how it twists my face up , i perfer sour drinks to sweet.

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  23. You can't beat a good Mojito :)

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  24. I like a Long Island Iced Tea :)

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  25. Brandy Alexander, brings back some great memories of a holiday in Crete - Sheila Reeves @CakeReev

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  26. Long Island iced tea mmmmm

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  27. Lemonchello..... gets the taste buds going.

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  28. Sex on the beach

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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