You may not have come across the ISH group before. If not let me introduce you to this Danish drinks company based in Copenhagen who, for the past four years have been creating exciting non-alcoholic, cocktails, spirits and wine. Today I tried their alcohol-free cocktail ‘Spritz ISH‘ drink which is one of three different cocktails on offer (the others being a daiquiri and a gin offering).
Made from an exotic blend of natural ingredients including cinnamon, gentian root and quassia (yep I had to look it up too) the ISH team have developed a complex and refreshing drink – perfect for a summer evening or a night out on the town. No need to add mixers to this premade cocktail, I just flipped the lid and poured it into a glass.
So was this award-winning alcohol-free spritz cocktail a Danish treat or one to be forgotten? Well, you’ll just need to read the review to find out.
Is Spritz Ish any good?
Well, I can see why it is award-winning … and that’s because it’s super tasty. This is just the type of drink I go for – that blend of bitter and sweet. To me, it tasted like a slightly subtler negroni and wasn’t a million miles from Lyre’s Italian Spritz. You certainly get a mouthful of sweet fruit, I picked out lemons, oranges and tangerines which is closely followed by the warming cinnamon and bitter quassia. Great stuff.
Aroma & Appearance
Spritz Ish had a pretty citrusy and bitter smell to it (reminiscent of the taste). When poured into the glass over ice, it gave a colourful and enticing amber colour.
As a premixed cocktail Spritz ISH is going to be suitable for most drinkers given it’s both gluten-free, vegan friendly and just 30 kcals per 100 ml. The most frustrating thing about this drink is the fact it’s so hard to find. I’ve not yet seen it on supermarket shelves but I do know it can be purchased from online specialists.
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