About Drinks Kitchen
I have worked in the drinks industry for most of my career; initially managing wine shops and then in marketing and new product development. I have always wanted to create my own drinks brand and 2020 gave me the opportunity to give it a go. I couldn’t have done it without my great friend Neil (more about him below).
My love of wine began with my first job running a wine shop. But in the last few years I have found it doesn’t love me back so I started looking for non-alcoholic options! After trying lots of non-alcoholic alternatives, many of which were imitating alcohol, the Drinks Kitchen brand was created. The core range was created to deliver great flavours using the great wealth of ingredients nature has given us. I really hope you like them.
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I think it’s essential to make an effort with your non-alcoholic drinks. I like to mix up the glasses I serve my drinks, depending on the occasion, but I always add ice and, at the very least, some herbs from the garden. If I have friends coming round or I am making a nice meal, I use fruit or edible flowers. Let’s look at ideas to make your drinks look and, more importantly, feel special.
Cooking has been a passion of mine since secondary school when I took home economics for one of my options and during those early teenage years, I had a few favourites recipes; cheese souffle, lemon meringue pie & donuts. Note the odd one out there? Where did cheese souffle come from? Even at 13, I had highfalutin ideas!
This is my friend Neil. He started Drinks Kitchen with me. He is a fantastic innovator in drinks and has the most amazing talent for creating great tasting drinks….and food.
He and I spent many months in the kitchen creating our recipes and winning the Taste of the West awards recently has made us both very proud.
Anyway, he also loves building things and he has decided that this is now his priority but he will be keeping a close eye on my recipe development – he is the master!