Soft Options

If the effects of New Year’s Eve are lingering, I’ve found Holland & Barrett’s Juicy Jelly Beans to have a revitalising effect, hence my nickname for them: ‘magic beans’. Cutting back on booze in January is understandable, and while I recommend drinking less but better throughout the year, in these first days, soft drinks fit the bill. I prefer those that don’t rely on heaps of sugar and also do something worthwhile, such as using wonky fruit or supporting Fairtrade. Failing that, Alka-Seltzer and magic beans should do the trick. Happy New Year!

M&S Fizzier Rosé (75cl), £3.90, Ocado. Great value for a pink sparkling tea with sumptuous summer fruit flavours. Serve cool and relax.

Dash Water Peaches, £4 for 4 x 330ml, Waitrose. Light and spritzy, zero calories, this is infused with ‘wonky’ peaches to cut back on food waste.

Jarr Kombucha £26.99 for 12 x 240ml, I love the vitality of this sour high-impact drink served over ice with an apple slice.

Karma Drinks Too Damn Hot Ginger Ale, £29.99 for 24 x 300ml, Very hot! Profits fight the climate crisis, it’s vegan and supports Fairtrade. Great stuff.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 2nd January 2022 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

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