Introducing bottlegreen to hotel bars presents an opportunity to enhance the guest experience by offering a sophisticated range of premium soft drinks and versatile cordials. The brand, under SHS Drinks, is renowned for its high-quality beverages crafted from natural ingredients, appealing to discerning guests seeking refreshing and refined options. In this piece, we explore the brand and what it offers to both hotel bars and in-room mini-bars.

“Bottlegreen offers hotels two key things: flavour and versatility,” stated Sasha McNeilly, Brand Manager at SHS Drinks. “The range of flavours – across both cordials and sparkling pressés – is second to none and bar-staff know they can rely on our award-winning and highly versatile cordials to make an impact in cocktails, mocktails or long drinks.

“Bottlegreen is unashamedly premium; with looks fit to grace any setting and a range to suit any taste, the brand warrants being on every hotel’s ‘must-have’ list.” 

Bottlegreen cordials won five Bartenders’ Brand Awards 2024 medals, and five Great Taste award wins in 2023.

“But bottlegreen is about much more than flavour and versatility: Born in the picturesque Cotswolds 35 years ago, all products are made using a unique cold-filtration process traditionally employed by winemakers, water from our on-site spring, and high-quality ingredients.”

McNeilly continued: “Drinks menus evolve, so innovation is an ongoing focus as we refresh our offering with in-demand flavours. Amongst recent new cordials are Mango & Passionfruit and Lime & Mint. This year’s principal flavour innovation is delicate and fragrant Rose & Elderflower.

“Bottlegreen is ideally suited to both main bar and mini-bar, with our screw-top 275ml pressés and our new range of 5% ABV 250ml vodka spritzes perfect for in-room usage. We collaborated with English distiller Edwards 1902 to create a canned RTD in three flavours – Elderflower; Raspberry; and Lime & Mint.

“Our ‘Add a Dash of Extraordinary’ campaign employs witty lines such as ‘It’s like evening wear for water’ and ‘Put the pro in prosecco’ to profile bottlegreen’s ability to elevate drinkers’ experiences. The ads illustrate how incorporating vibrant bottlegreen flavours makes serves that bit more special.

“Taste and quality are central to all bottlegreen products. Our cordials are popular with bartenders who appreciate that a little goes a long way, and our pressés are perfect refreshing long drinks,” concluded McNeilly.

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The Elderflower Martini

Recipe by TV food and drink expert Andy Clarke.

The floral nature of elderflower is a lovely addition to the striking combination of vodka and dry white vermouth, creating a summery twist on the classic.

Ingredients (serves 2)

8 parts (200ml) Edwards Vodka

2 parts (50ml) bottlegreen Hand-Picked Elderflower Cordial

1 part (25ml) dry white vermouth

1 part (25ml) lime juice

Large handful of ice

Lime, to garnish

Method

Put ice in shaker, add all liquid ingredients. Shake for minimum 20 seconds. Strain into glasses and decorate with a twist of lime zest.