The Midweek Drink - TeeTotal Cuba Libre

Ahoy! Welcome to the 42nd edition of The Midweek Drink. The reason for why I’ve started this blog with a pirate greeting will all become clear, very soon.

So, we are now at the end of September, with Halloween lurking behind the corner, and “Four months of Snow” on the way…With the latter, I’ll believe it when I see it.

For today’s Midweek Drink, I have chosen to review an alcohol-free (0.5% ABV) Cuba Libre, made by The Temperance Spirit Company (You see now the connection of the pirate greeting?) So, arrrr! You ready for this review?

Brief facts on The Temperance Spirit Company

In 2015, three Yorkshire business men (Ian Ackroyd, who’s been in the licensed trade for over 20 years; Ian Jowett, a former doctor in Chemistry and Brendan Duckworth, an entrepreneur) had the same idea of producing a drink that was not too sweet, tasted like an alcoholic drink, contained no alcohol and was perfect for designated drivers.

Once they had the idea for their “adult soft drink”, they successfully produced Teetotal G ’n’ T (late 2015), using only naturally sourced ingredients and botanicals.

In 2016, Gillian Venning, who had a fantastic hospitality sales and marketing background, helped to promote the G ’n’ T. And now in 2018, consumers can now enjoy their new product: Teetotal Cuba Libre.

Three senses and a beverage

The Teetotal Cuba Libre comes in a 200ml bottle. The ingredients used are: Carbonated water, Cane sugar, Acid: Phosphoric acid, Natural Flavours, Natural Caramel Colouring.

The Teetotal Cuba Libre has a cola colour; a light, brown foamy head that dissipates quickly, and a smooth and steady stream of carbonated bubbles racing to the surface. The caption on the front of the bottle says “A superior blend of authentic Caribbean Flavours, Spices & Premium Cola” - and they were right! In both taste and aroma, does this Cuba Libre deliver the authenticity of a sweet and smooth blend that you would typically find in a traditional Rum & Cola.

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