Hands up if you are going through the January blues at the moment. I am sitting with all the blankets on, the heating cranked up and dreaming of summer holidays and sunshine. For many of us, it’s a time to detox, you may have read my Dry January post. However, if you are looking for a little winter pick me up, may I suggest Pago Juices.
I was recently sent a crate of Pago Mango Juice to try out and I thought I’d share with you my thoughts. Initially, I wanted to use the juices to make a series of exotic cocktails, with my favorite tipple gin. However, after tasting the juice drinks they are really tasty and flavourful so would overpower instead of compliment gin. It does, however, work as a little splash into prosecco; an Exotic Bucks Fizz if you will! It would be nice over ice with Rum or Vodka too. You can check out the many mocktail, cocktail and other recipes that can be made using the juices on the Pago website.
The juice is available in many flavours including Pear and Rhubarb, Strawberry and Peach. most flavors are available from Amazon, the Pago Website, and DrinkSupermarket; although you will mostly find them in premium cafes, restaurants and hotels. It works out roughly at less than £1 for a bottle. Although I have seen some packs of 12 available on Amazon for less than £5 so worth keeping your eye out for.
We especially enjoyed the drinks as a morning pick me up on the way out the door to work. It is extremely smooth to drink and is a nice pleasant way to start the morning. Pago is made from natural fruit juices and has no additives, although I would warn you it does look like it has a lot of sugar in it; although it’s probably a much healthier alternative to my bottle of Lucozade that often features on my breakfast menu.