From haute couture collaborations to health-boosting shots and delectable pre-made cocktails, raise a glass (or a mug, whichever your pandemic preference) with The Wordrobe’s pick of the ten best drinks to keep your thirst quenched in style
1 Best for something glamorous: the Limited-Edition Dom Pérignon x Lady Gaga Collaboration
Ideal for fans of both bubbly and pop, Dom Pérignon has unveiled an exciting collaboration with Lady Gaga. The champagne house and the multi-talented artist have come together to celebrate creative freedom with a collaboration designed to act as a source of inspiration, power and force.
Dom Pérignon sees champagne as an act of creation that inspires emotions and elevates people and moments. Each vintage pursues a quest for an aesthetic ideal to create and reveal the harmony of an ever-changing nature and climate.
Lady Gaga is a woman of the 21st century, a modern woman at the heart of an exuberant creative universe. With her avant-garde creativity and her bold, powerful voice, she is an advocate for the LGBT+ community and has joined the fight against the pandemic, remaining at the forefront through her Born This Way Foundation.
This first creation is a harbinger of new adventures in the wondrous world of Dom Pérignon and Lady Gaga. Over the next two years they will announce further exciting outcomes of their collaboration.
Further details and prices to be announced soon.
2 Try a non-alcoholic STRYKK cocktail
Distilled and bottled in the UK, STRYKK™ is a London-based non-alcoholic spirits brand featuring an impressive range of the highest quality alternative-alcohol options. STRYKK™ was the first brand to mimic the mainstream spirits and was meticulously developed for over two years in collaboration with top bartenders.
After carefully reconstructing flavours of spiced rum, London dry gin and traditional vodka, the team created NOT G*N, NOT R*M and NOT VODKA, providing the best non-alcohol alternative without missing out on any of the flavour or notes and aroma’s. Think all the spirit – and none of the hangover.
The carefully crafted STRYKK™ distillation process is 100% natural with no sugar, no fat, no carbs and no artificial flavouring, yet fuelled with the unmissable vibrant and exciting taste you would expect from your traditional boozy drink of choice, making the switch from your favourite spirit to alcohol-free an easy one.
Available now from Tesco, Ocado, Amazon & STRYYK.com, from £18.
3 Best for something sustainable: Sea Change
As spring approaches, a renewal of hope is on the horizon with warmer days and new beginnings. Sea Change, the eco-conscious wine brand, is urging us all to raise a glass to the regeneration of our oceans.
By choosing a bottle of Sea Change Prosecco, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc you can do your bit to support the wide variety of sea animals that live in our amazing oceans. With every bottle sold Sea Change donates to marine conservation charities, working to protect the oceans from plastic pollution. What’s more, all of the wines have minimal packaging, with the unnecessary plastic wrap covering removed from the closure and its label is made, in-part, from natural grape pulp.
We recommend: The Fizz – Sea Change Prosecco (£13.99 RRP). This multi-award winning crisp fizz is suitable for vegans, and from the romantic Veneto region of North-Eastern Italy. Deliciously fruity and soft, this Prosecco is the ideal fizz to toast the start of spring with, and the fine bubbles are a perfect match with delicious Easter desserts and for those that aren’t vegan, it is ideal served with seafood starters
The full Sea Change range is available to buy online at seachangewine.com. For all the range, free local delivery is available within 5 miles of Effingham, Surrey. Free standard delivery to UK mainland is available on orders of £100 and over.
4 Best for health: Absolute Collagen’s new marine liquid collagen drinks
Softer skin is just a sip away. From humble beginnings in founder Maxine Laceby’s kitchen to an award-winning collagen supplement, it’s no surprise that Absolute Collagen has taken the health and beauty world by storm in recent years.
Now adding to their premium product range are two new choices of marine liquid collagen drinks, both bursting with flavour. Available in Raspberry and Mango & Mandarin, each supplement includes the same superstar ingredients and targeted benefits for the skin, hair, nails and joints as the much-loved original formula – just now available in 3 delicious flavours for extra choice.
Expertly infused with Vitamin C for maximum absorption, each nifty 10ml sachet contains 8,000mg of great-tasting hydrolysed marine collagen – the highest concentration in the smallest daily dose on the market.
In a consumer study undertaken by Absolute Collagen, 93% of participants noticed softer skin and 77% noticed increased skin firmness within 6 weeks of taking the collagen supplement.
All 3 fresh flavours – Raspberry, Mango & Mandarin and Original Lemon – are available as a one-time purchase for just £32.99 or at a subscription cost of £26.99, which includes 14 ready-mixed sachets and can be ordered via the Absolute Collagen website absolutecollagen.com.
5 Best for CBD lovers: OTO CBD Bitters
Whilst the benefits of CBD often remain a mystery, luxe beauty brand OTO is determined to change the misunderstanding. Through the brand’s unique curation process of “otosynthesis”, it sources essential oils, scents and flavours from around the globe and blends them with pure CBD.
Take these bitters: made to amplify and add herbaceous, citrus and with a hint of floral notes to tonics, juices and cocktails, it’s a functional and flavourful alternative to alcohol. Drink up!
£89.99, shop via selfridges.com
6 Best for something sin-free: Virtue Drinks
Sip something angelic with Virtue Drinks, the multi-award winning brand specialising in clean energy drinks with zero sugar, zero calories and no artificial ingredients. Available globally, the brand is disrupting the current energy drink category by tapping into the demand for a healthier, natural and sugar free energy drink alternative to those currently available on the market.
Available in two ranges, Virtue Clean Energy and Virtue Yerba Mate, the products are delicious clean alternatives to traditional energy drinks and feature the same amount of natural caffeine (80mg) as other leading energy drink or coffee brands.
Using caffeine from green coffee beans in Virtue Clean Energy and Yerba Mate – a product native to South America in Virtue Yerba Mate, each drink gives consumers a sugar-free pick me up with multiple added benefits and vitamins including B-vitamins, all without compromising on calories and sugar intake.
We thoroughly recommend Virtue Yerba Mate in peach & raspberry flavour for the ideal antioxidant-packed tipple.
Cost: Virtue Yerba Mate, 250ml can, RRP £1.50, case of 12x cans, RRP £15.49 Virtue Clean Energy, 250ml can, RRP £1.45, case of 12x cans, RRP £14.98
Find it in Sainsbury’s, Whole Foods Market, Holland & Barrett, Ocado and Planet Organic across the UK.
7 Best for a protein fix: Grounded’s plant-based protein milkshakes
Get your milkshake fix without the milk – with a hefty dose of protein thrown in too. Grounded’s plant-based protein milkshakes are entirely dairy-free, but each shake still has 20 grams of protein from plants. They’re also also gluten-, GMO-, nut- and soy-free, making them a flexible protein shake option for many different lifestyles.
Made with organic cocoa powder and creamy coconut milk, these vegan drinks have the same indulgent taste as traditional creamy serves without the added nasties – and we love the chic packaging too.
Available via the GROUNDED shop, RRP £2.99 per 490ml carton. Find instore and online at Planet Organic. Also available at Selfridges, Gymbox & Soho House.
8 Best for a gin glug: Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin
Say hello to spring with the nation’s favourite spirit. Wonderfully revitalising and thirst-quenching, Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin is a zesty tongue-tingler. Made by giving Chase’s juniper-driven and award-winning GB Gin an extra hit of tart pink grapefruit and tangy pomelo, creating a dry, summery and spectacular pink gin.
Combine with a premium tonic and a slice of pink grapefruit, or create a unique gin fizz with sugar syrup, pink grapefruit juice, egg white or aquafaba, and a dash of soda water or sparkling wine. Now that’s the spirit.
£32.00, purchase via harveynichols.com
9 Best for an immunity-boost: BumbleZest Detox & Defend: Apple CV, Milk Thistle and Charcoal Shot
Hailing one of the hottest health ingredients around, this charcoal-packed shot is a warming citrusy cleanser and detoxer with a natural black activated agent. Designed to aid digestion and metabolism, it can help remove toxins, stimulate metabolism and even sort your blood sugar out. Bottom’s up!
£2.79, purchase via planetorganic.com
10 Best for Prosecco poise: Pink Gold Prosecco Doc Rosé
Think pink with this chic new Prosecco. Pink Gold is a Prosecco Doc Rosé Brut, created by Bottega to offer consumers a premium version of the new Prosecco rosé. It is an intriguing sparkling wine that fully meets the female taste, made from a blend of Glera and Pinot Noir grapes from the Prosecco DOC area, which are cultivated according to classic and traditional techniques which have maintained their quality and typicality unchanged over the years.
Contained in a sophisticated bottle with a sinuous shape, the glitter that covers the label and the capsule give the bottle an even more glamorous touch.
The sparkling wine, fresh, complex and fruity, is enhanced by the elegant bottle – serve in flute glasses at a temperature of 5/6° C for the optimum experience.
Starting from £23.99 from select GP brands.