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Our Favourite Non-Alcoholic Holiday Drinks for 2011: Sip Soda and Quench Cordial Test

The holidays are often a time of indulgence and libations. However, many colleagues, friends or family members might be choosing to avoid alcohol during their holiday festivities. At Saul Good Gift Co., we think that everyone deserves to celebrate with a classy beverage full of unique flavours and nutritious ingredients. Alcohol alternatives don’t have to suck. Forget about excessive sugar, artificial flavours and juices that give you flashbacks to your childhood. Non-alcoholic drinks have been upgraded.

After searching far and wide, we have selected 2 beverages from local BC businesses that are deliciously unique. From spiced fruits to infused botanicals, these beverages carry the complexities that a refined palette desires. In addition to enjoying the nutrients and flavours, you can also pair these drinks with your favourite holiday meals.

Quench Cordial

quench_logoSpiced Fruits by Quench Cordial makes a perfect holiday drink. This heavy-bodied beverage includes black cherries, pomegranates, cranberries, elderberries, apples and oranges. The folks at Quench Cordial gather local BC fruits and then carefully formulate their product, in order to deliver the highest level of antioxidants. The Spiced Fruits cordial is enhanced with slight hints of saigon cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cane sugar. Cordials are versatile drinks that can be served hot or cold. You can also get creative and incorporate cordial into food recipes!

SIP Soda

Holiday-Office-Party-Gift-BasketThis line of soda facilitates an experience that is fun and sophisticated. SIP stands for “Simple, Infused, Pairings of Botanicals and Fruit”. Each flavour is light and unique. The SIP soda company was founded by local Food Scientist and Fine Water Connoisseur, Jennifer Martin. Each flavour is subtle and can be enjoyed throughout the entire evening. Out of these 3 flavours, we think that Rosemary Lime is the best for savory holiday dishes. Coriander Orange pairs nicely with spicy food and Lavender Lemon Peel is excellent with deserts or sipped slowly on it’s own.

You can find Quench Cordial and SIP Soda in our Office Party – Holiday Edition series gift baskets.