It's important to keep hydrated but sometimes it can be difficult when you're out and about to know whether the drink you choose is vegan friendly or not. Here we have the best vegan drinks on the market right now so you're not in any doubt when grabbing a thirst quencher in the shop. 

Keep hydrated in the sun

Keep hydrated in the sun

Phrooti 

Launched by a small, innovative company, PHROOTI aims to give consumers a conscience-free soft drink that is not only refreshing and delicious, but also 100% natural with no added sugar or sweeteners (in fact it contains just 1.4g of fruit sugar per 100ml!).

It is available in three delicious flavours: Raspberries & Strawberries, Blackcurrants & Blueberries and Apricots & Mangoes in 330ml glass bottles. It is currently available from delis, farm shops and cafes nationwide.

Sour Oasis 

Oasis is launching a brand spanking new sour range available in two zingy flavours: Apple Cherry Sour and Kiwi Apple Sour. Yes, that’s right. Sour. Now read on…

With only 4 calories and 0.6g of sugar in per 100 ml, Sour Oasis is low in calories but high in flavour and packs a puckering punch in every bottle. The mind-blowing, jaw tingling new drinks are perfect with lunch, without lunch, in the car, at home, on the go, at your desk, up in the club – you get the picture. They don’t call us the UK’s number one on-the-go juice drink consumed with food for nothing (Kantar Worldpanel: 2015).

They’re the first sour juice drinks to hit the shelves in the UK*. They join the rest of the Oasis and Oasis Zero family in stockists nationwide now.

Franklin & Sons

Franklin & Sons, a range of hand-crafted premium tonics, mixers and soft drinks, is releasing two new deliciously different soft drinks. Ready for summer, Franklin & Sons Sicilian Lemonade & English Elderflower with Crushed Juniper will be available in shareable 750ml bottles from Tesco and ASDA stores at the RRP of £3.00.

Franklin & Sons Sicilian Lemonade & English Elderflower with Crushed Juniper presents a refreshing twist on a summer classic. Together, the fresh British elderflowers and hand-selected lemons from Sicily result in an impressive and elegant serve, which opens with a burst of citrus and is balanced with a hint of juniper that subtly and gently fades to the refreshing, floral tones of elderflower.

Franklin & Sons 1886 Cola will be available in shareable 750ml bottles at the RRP of £3.00 from Sainsbury’s stores nationwide and online at the RRP of £3.00.

Franklin & Sons 1886 Cola combines more than 10 different herbs and spices from Britain and beyond with green Colombian coffee beans and the finest West African kola nut to offer a unique cola taste that is refreshing with a spicy-sweet, yet dark flavour profile.

Shloer

Sun-drenched with a chance of sudden drenching’s, dollops of suntan lotion, chasing down the ice cream van: the British summer puts plenty on your plate. Which is why you need a sidekick that’s just as sparkling as the sunshine…it’s a Shloer thing. 

Whatever your thing this summer, whether its picnics or family BBQs, Shloer is there to make it a sparkling success, even if you can’t rely on the sun showing up. Pressure off, volume up, party started, you can be sure that Shloer will add a touch of sparkle to the occasion!

With a fresh new look and ‘no added sugar’ recipe, the Shloer range boasts 11 flavours for every palate – so you can feel confident that every guest is happy and well cared for.

Trusted for more than 80 years, Shloer remains centre of the table thanks to its timeless recipe, whilst continuing to innovate and inspire with new and delicious ways to enjoy this sparkling juice drink. Whether it’s a cheeky bubbly, a guilt-free ‘light’ option or one of the exciting fruit flavours, every bottle of Shloer is made with real fruit juice and is sure to put a smile on your guests faces this summer.

Sparkling all summer long…

Pop goes the cork! – Everyone loves a glass of bubbly in the sunshine and with two delicious and fruity options from Shloer you can be sure to add some sparkle to your occasion; why not pop the cork on either White Bubbly or Pink Bubbly flavoured sparkling juice drinks this summer!

Feeling Fruity? With Tropical Mango & Passion Fruit, Orchard Apple & Grape and Wild Elderflower & Grape to choose from, there’s a summery fruity blend to tantalise all taste buds. Now you can give your guests even more choice, or really mix-up your party drinks. 

Time for some sparkle… Our classic range is for those who enjoy the simple taste of real grape juice, with Red Grape, White Grape and Rose adding some extra sparkle to the party you can be sure that your guests are well cared for.

Need a light touch? – Shloer’s lighter range offers the perfect alternative for those who want all the taste with less guilt…the great flavours of White Grape and Red Grape along with our new Crisp Cranberry and Raspberry means you don’t have to miss out on Shloer’s delicious sparkle. 

Tenzing 

  • It features six ingredients for the perfect natural energy hit - green coffee, guarana, beet sugar, Himalayan rock salt, green tea and lemon juice  
  • The recipe was inspired by a traditional Himalayan energising brew and is named in honour of the late Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two men to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
  • The brand was the brainchild of Huib Van Bockel, who after spending eight years as Marketing Director for Red Bull in the UK and Europe, realised there was a need for an all-natural, low sugar energy drink
  • Today Huib still works with the TENZING family and a percentage of the profits fund environmental projects in the Himalayas 
  • To create the drink, Huib worked with a sport medicine expert to identify the ideal blend of natural ingredients and also the correct sugar level for the drink - this is 5%, the same amount that is naturally found in your blood

Zeo 

Containing a maximum of 10-12 calories/100ml, 75% spring water, 25% natural fruit juice and nothing artificial, Zeo is the perfect healthy choice for when you’re feeling a bit fruity.

With the new no added sugar Zeo, you don’t have to compromise, It’s got NO sugar, LOW calories and NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS. It’s one of the few soft drinks that makes it OK to #cheatonwater

Cloudy Lemon (330ml can; 750ml bottle)

Sharp, crisp & refreshing. Zeo Cloudy Lemon brings traditional lemonades back to life and is ideal for a summer refresher.

Cranberry & Raspberry (330ml can; 750ml bottle)

Tart cranberries blended with sweet summer berries. Zeo Cranberry & Raspberry is a fabulously British flavour. Low calorie and no added sugar means you can sip all day long!

Peach & Grapefruit (330ml can; 750ml bottle)

Inspired by the famous Bellini cocktail, Zeo Peach & Grapefruit delicately balances the sweet juice of pears with the sharpness of grapefruit.

Orange & Mango (330ml can)

Real orange juice is given a tropical twist with Alphonso mango juice! Imagine lounging around in the sun with a chilled glass of Orange & Mango… heaven really does exist!

The new range is available across Tesco, Sainsbury and Nisa countrywide. RRP 750ml (in store at JS and Tesco) £2 and 330ml £1.19

Califa Farms Almond Milks & Cold Brew Coffees

Califa Farms Almond Milks & Cold Brew Coffees; a premium nut-milk based product. Califia Farms use Californian almonds to produce these products and are the 3rd largest brand in the US with a strong Californian heritage. The range is vegan friendly and these products are exclusive to Sainsbury’s*.

Juice Burst 

This Spring, JUICEBURST is launching its brand new breakfast range, bursting with real fruit goodness. The Apple and Orange variants provide a refreshing start to the day as well as containing one of your five-a-day.

RRP is £1. 

Simplee Aloe

With demanding schedules and a lack of ‘me’ time, Simplee Aloe has made it easier than ever to keep healthy and beautiful by introducing the first all-natural Aloe Vera liquid supplement - literally beauty in a shot glass! Kept in a glass bottle in the fridge, a daily 45ml – 90ml shot can be taken neat or added to a nutritious smoothie, and will not only promote beautiful skin but soothe any digestive or gut complaints.

A historic and natural remedy used for over 5,000 years – counting even Cleopatra as a fan, we continue to learn of its countless benefits to this day, but few know it promotes beauty inside and out.

The new supplement is available in Original with a dash of organic lemon juice or Cranberry, 500ml bottle, RRP: £9.99, and available from Planet Organic, Revital and www.simpleealoe.com. 

CanO Water 

Eco-friendly drinks brand CanO Water is thrilled to announce  their products are now available to purchase from the award-winning online supermarket, Ocado.

Filtered through the foothills of the Austrian Alps, CanO Water is  teaming with vital nutrients, minerals and electrolytes.

Besides keeping you hydrated, CanO Water was created in response to the detrimental impact plastic bottles have on the environment. With approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic ending up in the ocean each year, CanO Water offers a fully recyclable alternative.

“Ocado provides us with the platform to offer a sustainable alternative to plastic water bottles across the country. Using their superb distribution, we can now service the whole country and educate them about the benefits of using more sustainable alternatives to protect the future of our planet.” 

CanO Water is made from aluminum which has the highest recycling rate of any drink on the market. These cans provide long shelf life by protecting water from light, oxygen and other factors which can affect not only the taste but the safety of the product.

The brand’s entourage of celebrity fans includes Jordan Dunn, David Gandy and Ellie Goulding, who credits CanO Water as a potential disrupter to the drinks market.

CanO Water is available to purchase from www.ocado.com

Sparkling Ice 

With summer just around the corner and yellow set to be the new ‘it’ colour, Sparkling Ice, the winner of Product of the Year 2017, is excited to introduce its refreshing Cloudy Lemon flavour to the UK and Ireland.

Standing as the ultimate sunny season beverage, Sparkling Ice contains just 12 calories and zero sugar per bottle. Not only is it a thirst quencher, bursting with real fruit flavours, but the lightly carbonated drink also provides added vitamins.

The zesty Cloudy Lemon is the ideal beverage for alfresco dining. Whether it’s served on its own or mixed to create fruity cocktails and mocktails, it is sure to bring the sunshine whatever the weather. 

Cloudy Lemon joins the market with the other delicious variants: Black Raspberry, Orange Mango, Peach Nectarine and Kiwi Strawberry - the flavoured sparkling water range continues to expand. Sparkling Ice is available in leading supermarkets and high street retailers, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Superdrug and WH Smith stores. It can also be purchased in a number of local independent retailers, priced at £1.49.

Limited Edition Orangina 

Fans of the distinctive, zesty taste of Orangina will not be disappointed as the much-loved drink bursts back onto the scene to shake up summer in a new guise, dressed in limited edition holiday outfits.

The unmistakable bottle shape has been given a whole new personality as temperatures rise in the UK – sporting colourful beach-wear and stripes inspired by the brand's French roots. The nostalgic feel pays homage to summertime memories and trips to the seaside, and is sure to get Brits in the mood for another fun-filled summer with Orangina.

The new designs will be hitting the shelves from the 1st May on the Original Orangina and Orangina Light bottles and packs; Orangina Light is the perfect choice for those looking for a lower-calorie option without having to compromise on taste.

The 420ml bottles will be available for just £1.19 (RSP) at all major retailers and independent outlets near you, meaning the citrusy taste of Orangina is never far away!

Rebel Kitchen Coconut Water 

At Rebel Kitchen our coconut mylks, yogurts and water are 100% organic, vegan friendly and contain no refined sugar, additives or preservatives. 

RRP (£1.99) 250ml 

Avaiable at Waitrose 

Califia Farms 

Specialists in creating plant-powered beverages, including cold brew coffee and dairy-free nut milks, Califia Farms launched into the UK this April 2017. A welcome addition to the UK’s coffee loving market are two of the brand’s most popular products – Califia Farms Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Cold Brew Coffee and Barista Blend Almondmilk, which will be the first of a many products launching this year.

Known for their commitment to supporting healthy living, sustainable sourcing and mindful nourishment, Califia Farms is one of the fastest growing natural beverage companies in the US. It’s Almondmilk and Cold Brew Coffees are top sellers in the natural channel and now, the new duo of Cold Brew Coffee and Barista Blend Almondmilk are set to awaken the UK’s coffee-guzzling taste buds, thanks to their unique offerings.

The Coffee

Cold brewing has long been on the radar of coffee connoisseurs, not only for its full flavour and smooth texture, but also for the added health benefits it can provide. As innovators in the art of cold brew coffee, Califia Farms’ proprietary process uses only 100% Arabica beans, sourced from Columbia and Central America, which it steeps in cold water until all the complex flavours are released. The result is not only a superior taste that is less acidic than hot-brewed coffee, but a cup that offers more antioxidants than its hot-brewed equals.

Califia Farms Concentrated Cold Brew can be enjoyed alone or mixed with the brand’s Barista Blend Almondmilk for a truly exceptional taste.

The Almondmilk

A big hit with speciality Baristas, thanks to its “stretch factor” (which creates better latte art), Califia Farms Barista Blend Almondmilk will also win the hearts of the home barista - unlike other brands that roast their almonds, Califia’s artisanal approach means that only freshly ground blanched almonds are used to deliver a creamy goodness, without artificial extras. This also prevents the bitter taste that can occur when roasted coffee beans are mixed with industrially produced roasted nut milk – the flavour of blanched almonds, like those found in Califia Farms Barista Blend Almondmilk does not interfere with the smooth taste of Cold Brew Coffee, allowing its flavour to shine through.

Soy-free, gluten-free, kosher and vegan, Califia Farms Barista Blend Almondmilk is also free from carrageenan, making it the ideal choice for anyone seeking a tasty and dairy-free nut milk. The perfect accompaniment to Califia Farms Cold Brew Coffee, Barista Blend Almondmilk can also be enjoyed alone or in other drinks/recipes, at only 70 calories per serving. 

True Nopal Cactus Water 

For centuries the people of the Sonoran Desert, have benefitted from the goodness of the nopal cactus, a superfood that thrives in one of the hottest locations on Earth.  Growing on it are unique fruits commonly known as the prickly pear.  Believed to be the only known source of all 24 betalains (antioxidants)(1) and naturally rich in nutrients such as vitamins C, electrolytes (magnesium, calcium & potassium) and its even high in dietary fibre (2).  

One of the most popular uses is to help relieve a hangover, where it has been used to reduce headaches associated with too much alcohol (3).  The cactus plant is loaded with nutrients, resulting in many folk law preparations to alleviate an upset digestion, irritation, cuts and bruises and even cold symptoms (3).

Our roots are based in Arizona, but we believe the goodness of the prickly pear deserves to be shared with the world, so we are letting you in on our secret……true nopal cactus water, the first cactus water to be sold in the UK.

We’ve harnessed the power of the cactus to bring you a great tasting drink with a wonderful crisp and refreshing fruity taste. true nopal is 100% natural and contains only 29 calories, thats half the calories of leading coconut water brands, not bad for something that grows in the dessert.

A truly refreshing drink, true nopal is on hand to help support your active and healthy lifestyle, with no fat, no added sugars, no sodium, no preservatives and its even gluten-free.

Available in Waitrose, Ocado Booths, As Nature Intended, Fitness First, Nuffield gyms and many independent health food stores & at www.truenopal.co.uk. Price £1.69 (330ml) & £3.49 (1L)

AQUA Carpatica 

AQUA Carpatica (www.aquacarpatica.co.uk) is nature’s most perfect mineral water. The first of its kind in the UK, it is naturally Nitrate-free and has the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth.

It is also naturally functional, and supports overall health and wellbeing, being the ideal water choice for the most demanding health conscious people, pregnant women, organic food lovers and those with active lifestyles.

AQUA Carpatica offers natural mineral waters of the highest quality, from the untouched springs within the Carpathian Mountains, available in three varieties: Still Natural Mineral Water, Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water and Forte Intensely Sparkling Mineral Water.

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative 

Made with “never from concentrate” coconut water from Vita Coco and coconut cream, Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative will ensure you kick-start your day the way you intend. Vita Coco Coconut Milk is perfect in your healthy morning cereals (hot or cold), delicious on its own or added to a home-made smoothie, and has the flavour and proper consistency to easily complement your daily coffee and tea. 

Vita Coco Coconut Milk Alternative can be found in the chilled, dairy-free aisle of major supermarkets. Available in an iconic 1L PET bottle designed format with a recommended retail of £2.99.

Deeside Mineral Water 

Deeside Mineral Water have done clinical trials on their water to prove that the properties in their natural water encourage efficient operation in the human body.  The water molecules join together in smaller clusters meaning it is more quickly absorbed by cells to keep hydration up.  The increased hydration helps maintain healthy skin and vitality.

The water is stocked in Waitrose throughout the UK and all Scottish supermarkets.  The spring is in Ballater (next to Balmoral).  

www.deesidewater.co.uk

Robinsons Refresh'd

This summer Robinsons is introducing new Refresh’d to help the nation quench their thirst whilst on the go.   A mix of spring water and real fruit, Robinsons Refresh’d contains 100% naturally sourced ingredients, for those looking for a new and enjoyable way to stay refreshed. 

The three variants have been developed with 100% naturally sourced ingredients delivering a refreshing flavour. Refresh’d contains simply real fruit, spring water and naturally sourced stevia leaf extract.

Refresh’d retails at £1.29 for a 500ml bottle. It will be stocked in major retailers nationwide from early April, with full distribution by July. As part of Britvic’s longstanding history of healthy innovation, full sugar Robinsons variants were removed from the market in 2015. New Refresh’d forms part of Britvic’s ongoing commitment to leading the industry in helping people make healthier choices.

Apple & Kiwi

Flavoured with high intensity green apple and juicy kiwi, Apple & Kiwi Refresh’d is mouth-wateringly refreshing.

Apple & Raspberry

Combines juicy raspberry and subtle red apple notes delivering a delicate balance of subtle tastes.

Orange and Lime

With the delicious and fresh taste of juicy orange and zingy lime, Orange & Lime Refresh’d leaves a soft fruity aftertaste.

Share your first thoughts on the different fruity flavours using Robinsons #Refreshd @DrinkRobinsons on twitter, and @Robinsons_uk on Instagram.

Rocks Sparkling Elderflower 

New Sparkling Elderflower, a blooming delicious drink from Rocks in Devon is sure to put a spring in your step when you need refreshments on the go.

This brand new sparkling blend of Elderflower and Rocks Drinks’ own Devonshire spring water is a sophisticated pick-me-up that’s deliciously tasty on its own or perfect as a mixer.

Delicately bubbly and offering a delightful flavour, Rocks’ Elderflower comes in a handy 250ml bottle that can be enjoyed at home or when you’re out and about.  Keep chilled in the fridge for a classy drink when friends come round or just as easily pop it in your handbag, or picnic basket for a refreshing drink. 

Full of natural energy, teens and adults will love its refined taste while those wanting something more spirited can enjoy Sparkling Elderflower with Prosecco, in cocktails and added to many other tipples.

Using traditional methods, Rocks Drinks has been making squashes, cordials and soft drinks for over 30 years and is known for using a simple process and absolutely no nasties.   

Rocks Drinks Sparkling Elderflower is available in independent retailers, farm shop, delis, restaurants, pubs and online at shop.rocksdrinks.co.uk priced at £1.99 per bottle. 


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