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Product Review: Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverages

Frisa Black Currant and Elderflower Bottles
All Photos By Gail

Healthy Soda: it is a Thing. You might recall my awesome event recap from the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show, where I met This Handsome Guy at the booth for Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverages, and was compelled to stop and learn more about this delicious drink. Because, healthy soda; I’m all about it.

Frisa Elderflower 4 Pack

I found out that Frisa sparkling botanical beverages are 100% natural, GMO free, gluten free, caffeine free, and are made from the finest ingredients including European spring water sourced exclusively from the Pyrenees (which are a range of mountains in Europe – learning!). But when discussing Frisa’s different flavors, I admit they had me at Elderflower: which is my single favorite ingredient in any cocktail. To sip an elderflower-enhanced, natural sparkling soft drink, surely this was too much goodness for me to resist. I agreed to receive samples of Frisa to try at home and review for this blog. Here are my findings.

Frisa Black Currant 4 Pack

Frisa sparkling botanical beverages are newly available in single serving four packs, as seen above, and each 8.45 oz bottle is the ideal size not only for enjoying chilled straight from the bottle, or poured over ice, but also as a base to create a totally kick ass cocktail when mixed with your favorite vodka! Your friends will think you went to a fancy mixology school, or something. And you can lie and say that you did. I’ll never tell.

Frisa Elderflower

Frisa beverages are lightly sweetened with a hint of natural cane sugar, and the Elderflower showcases the aromatic, honey-scented flavors of this natural ingredient. This sparkling beverage combines the finest ingredients to embolden the natural subtleties of elderflower — which is the flower of the European elderberry plant, in case you did not know. Its taste is really one of a kind, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Frisa Black Currant

I also received a four-pack of the Black Currant Rosehip variety, which offers a unique flavor profile and combines the boldness of black currant with the botanical notes of rosehip. The result is a beverage unlike any other: light and refreshing with the complexity of its unique ingredients. It tastes like you made it fresh yourself! And look at the gorgeous, ruby-red color: just look at it! You could make cocktails with this uniquely delicious beverage at the holidays and blow people minds.

Frisa Sparkling Botanical Beverages are truly delicious and it is my pleasure to recommend that you also try them for yourself. Find out more about Frisa products, including their latest flavor variety, Ginger Hibiscus, at Frisa Beverages Dot Com!

Product Review: Bundaberg Brewed Soft Drinks!

Bundaberg Beverages
All Photos By Gail

Summer may be freshly behind us, but you can still drink like it’s summer — whether you prefer cocktails or mocktails — with the delicious variety of real ingredient, non-alcoholic beverages from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. A family-owned brewery in business for generations (based in their home town of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia) Bundaberg soft drinks are now available in the states. This is cause for celebration!

Bundaberg Brewed Drinks are best-known for their world-renowned Ginger Beer (Regular and Diet), and their other sparkling craft beverages in flavors like Lemon Lime & Bitters, Root Beer, Pink Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Passionfruit, Peach, Pineapple & Coconut and Guava, just to name few. We received samples of the Lemon Lime & Bitters, Peach, and Pink Grapefruit, and here is our report!


Do you like Vodka? I sure do. Vodka has a quality I appreciate, in that it tastes delicious with virtually any mixer. If you want to make a killer Pink Greyhound, try using Bundaberg Pink Grapefruit as your alternative to fresh juice, and tell me if you can even taste the difference — because I could not. It tastes sweet and tart like fresh grapefruit juice with a light effervescence. This is my new go-to drink!

Lemon Lime and Bitters

A good friend of mine (who served as the attractive ‘hand model’ for the above photo) does not drink alcohol, but she loves to order a “Seltzer with lots of Bitters” whenever we go out, and she absolutely flipped over the Lemon Lime & Bitters flavor. She compared the taste to natural Ginger Ale. While I am not fan of bitters, I tried a sip and it was truly tasty and refereshing!

Bundaberg Sparkling Peach

Nothing says summer like the taste of a fresh, ripe and juicy Peach, amiright? Bundaberg’s Premium Peach Sparkling Brew (you can even see the tiny bubbles on the glass) tastes like a fresh peach in soda form! We love these soft drinks and can’t wait try other flavors

The Worley Gig Gives Bundaberg Brewed Drinks a Grade of A+!

Please visit This Link to learn more about Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, to find a store that sells them in your area, and also to get some amazing cocktail recipes!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Bling Mixer!

Hot Pink Blinged Out Mixer
Photo By Anne Raso

This Hot Pink Blinged Out Cake Mixer sits in the front display window at Georgetown Cupcake on Prince Street in New York City. We heard that it was a gift to one of the owners (they are a pair of sisters,  so we are not sure which one owns this awesome thing) from her husband. Wow, nothing says Love to me like the gift of a Hot Pink Swarovski Crystal-studded Cake Mixer. Happy Love! Happy Valentines Day!