Hands up who loves cocktails? If you asked me the same question, I can guarantee you that my hand would firmly be in the air. Back when I was at university we lived near some great cocktail bars, and would often spend all of our money on these fancy drinks. Now that my uni days are completely over (three years since I finished this year, sob), and I live back in good old central Bedfordshire, there aren’t many fancy cocktail bars near me, so I just have to put up with my local Wetherspoons variations.
Recently Flare Cocktails got in touch to ask if I’d like to try out a few of their cocktails at home, and of course the answer was a very strong yes. Flare Cocktails offer a range of premixed cocktails in a can, perfect if like me, you live nowhere near a cocktail bar, for you to enjoy at home. They currently offer three variations, Mojito, On The Beach, and Cosmo.
The Cosmo flavour is made up of vodka, cranberry, lime juice and orange flavours. I’d say out of the three this is the more sweeter tasting one, which I don’t mind, but I don’t think I could have more than one. To be honest I’m not a big cosmopolitan fan, but I can imagine this is lovely for someone who is.
Mojito’s are my favourite drink because not only is the word alone fun to say, but they are really refreshing and sweet. Like any classic mojito, this has been made up of white rum, lime juice, and garden mint extract. This was, naturally, my favourite out of the three drinks and I found it really refreshing served over ice with some additional mint.
On The Beach is a mix of peach schnapps, orange and cranberry flavours. On The Beach is another rather sweet tasting cocktail, but I didn’t find it as sweet as Cosmo. I found this one really easy to drink, and it was gorgeous on a sunny afternoon over ice.
All of the Flare Cocktails were lovely, and are only £1 each, making them a great substitute for buying an overpriced cocktail in a fancy bar. I think I’ll be stocking up on a few of these now the days are getting warmer, and I’m looking forward to sipping away on these sat on my balcony.