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ORGANIC cucumber vodka may sound like something that Tom and Barbara might have brewed up in The Good Life but it's actually a seriously sophisticated drink.

This vegetable spirit infusion blends homegrown organic cucumber and organically distilled English vodka. It's great drunk as a chilled shot or added to a cocktail.

If rhubarb is more your thing, try organic rhubarb vodka liqueur. Drink it over ice or mix with some English sparkling wine. Organic Cucumber Vodka, priced from pounds 6.40/100ml, and Organic Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur, from pounds 4.10/100ml, are both available from Demijohn (

WANT a non-alcoholic alternative to British wine? It's hard to go past the subtle floral scent and refreshing taste of bottlegreen's award-winning Elderflower Cordial. If you're already a fan, try bottlegreen's new Pomegranate & Elderflower Cordial for an added burst of summery fruit. Serve them on their own, diluted with still or sparkling water, or add them to cocktails.

Elderflower and Pomegranate & Elderflower cordials from bottlegreen are available at Waitrose and Tesco, priced from pounds 2.69 for a 50cl bottle.

DON'T let your beer-drinking habits add to your carbon footprint - Adnams have come to the rescue with East Green, Britain's first zero-carbon beer. The golden beer, with its citrus and grassy hop aromas, is produced in an eco-efficient brewery in Southwold. East Green, priced pounds 1.79, is available in Tesco stores.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 31, 2008
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