It's Bottlegreen O'clock12:18:00
days as a student have long swam passed me, I'm now 28 and it was 9
years ago I first started out at University. When I look back and think
of my daily routine, most social activities (whatever happened) ended up
with some sort of drinking. Don't get my wrong, I never drank loads but
I certainly cannot handle what I did drink, and I definitely cannot cope
with too many late nights! I'm happy to admit that yes I am old and yes, I
would rather stay in with a good film than drink myself numb!
Thing is over the last two years I tried so hard to prove to myself I could still do it. By getting up at 7am going to work, going home then heading out on a Friday night and crawling in at silly o'clock. The next day would always be horrendous, and many time like nothing I'd ever felt before.
I decided enough was enough, I figured it really wasn't worth it and started by doing everything in moderation. I do go through major anti drinking phases, but can feel extremely left out when friends would be drinking and I wasn't. Wasting money on alcohol? I'd always tell myself I'd rather buy more handbags and shoes - at least they don't make me feel bad in the morning...but what about being social? Where does that fit in?
When I made the decision to not drink very much I did some research into what I could replace it with, that way I wouldn't always miss out on seeing friends. I have a bit of a funny relationship with water, I quite possibly don't drink enough but by the same token I get very bored of it. I made it my mission to find other good drinks to have that were non alcoholic to consume at home & when being social. Browsing the aisles of various supermarkets I was initially bombarded with many child aimed bottles of squash, which was off putting and were all full of sugar. Something I didn't want to start consuming tons of, but after my Mum bought Bottlegreen Elderflower cordial I decided to try some for myself. Elderflower is extremely light, and is simply delicate in flavour and the perfect drink for any time of day. I knew I was truly onto a winner with this company, the packaging didn't make me feel like I was drinking a childs juice - It was adult squash! Winner!
For me when I want warmth I head for something spiced, so the Bottlegreen Spiced Berry cordial was the obvious choice. An extremely rich toned drink that isn't just ideal for the colder months but perfect for the festive season that draws closer.
Okay, so they have a wide range of products for you to try, but what if you don't just want hot or cold, one flavour drinks? My friend and I were having a quiet girls night in, doing face masks and a complete pamper session. We were both absolutely shattered from a hard weeks work, we both sighed and said a cocktail would be perfect. We knew cocktails and tiredness don't work well together so I suggested we tried out the Bottlegreen cocktails. What are the Bottle green cocktails you say? Well read below...