Fentimans were generous enough to send me some bottles of their new Sparkling Lime and Jasmine Botanical Drink* in preparation for it launching as a new flavour in March. I was really excited to try this as it was described as a 'alternative to alcohol' by Fentimans. Sometimes I don't feel like drinking alcohol, and it would definitely be nice to have something a bit fancier than lemonade to drink when other people are cradling cocktails and wine.

They sent me a big box in lovely packaging complete with a sweet letter which looked like it was straight from a movie. I love the aesthetic of the bottles and website as it's very countryside and vintage inspired, which I adore. The whole brand has a great 'look' to it, which is ideal for achieving that fancy-feeling. More importantly - how does it taste?

At first taste, the lime is quite strong, but it opens to a delicate sweet aftertaste. It is rather dry, which does remind me a little of a white wine. I also really like that it's sparkling without feeling acidic. It's sophisticated and refreshing, which makes it perfect for summer evenings.

It has a distinctive botanical scent and flavour, different to anything I've tried before. I'm a long-time fan of Fentimans Rose Lemonade and Lime and Jasmine brings the same gentle and layered flavour I've come to adore. It's 100% natural and comes in a glass bottle too, making it gentle on you and the planet. 

As for if it stands up next to alcohol? It definitely does - it has a mature taste and conjures that 'special occassion' feeling, bringing thoughts of summer barbecues and date nights. 

Fun fact - the dog on the bottle belonged to the original founder of Fentimans, and his name is Fearless. Little details and special touches are what makes a brand special. 

If you've tried any of Fentimans' botanical beverages, what did you think? 

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  1. As someone who doesn't drink, this is perfect for me - it's nice to have a fancy drink whilst your friends drink alcohol like you say x


    1. Yeah definitely! I do worry when I'm say there with lemonade or a J20 that people will see me as a bit childish so these are such a good idea! xxx