Switchel

What's The Best Time to Drink a Remedy?

It's come to our attention at Remedy HQ that Remedy fans everywhere struggle to know when they are supposed to drink it. So, as self-proclaimed fermented beverage connoisseurs, we have climbed over mountains and sailed across seas to bring you the truth and finally answered the age-old question of when you should drink your bottle (or can) of Remedy!

And you know what? It would be easier to answer "when can't you drink it?!" and friends, the answer to that is never. It's always a good time to reach for a Remedy!

Our Remedy Kombucha doesn't have much caffeine compared to coffee (a wee 10mg per 100ml) and unlike our arch-nemesis - the soft drink - Remedy contains no sugar, for real. Instead of giving you that quick burst of energy followed by a sudden crash (we're looking at you, work birthday cake), Remedy Kombucha provides an all-natural pick me up. As for Remedy Switchel? It contains no caffeine at all. Hence why Remedy lovers are poppin' bottles and cracking cans at all hours of the day.

To offer some consolation for the uncertain sippers, we have compiled the ultimate list to guide you through which of our flavours have the right tannins and finish (fancy, right?) to complement each time of the day or special occasion.

 

Breakfast

Blood Orange Switchel. Cliché, we know, but you'll thank us when you can stop dry retching at the thought of downing a shot of straight apple cider vinegar and swap it out for a Switchel. The fiery ginger and fresh citrusy goodness can help to assist with digestion.

 

Morning tea

Raspberry Lemonade. Lip-smacking goodness — the perfect companion for a morning tea that calls for something a little fancier than the breakroom cookie jar.

 

Lunch

Ginger & Lemon. Best for those days when you forget to organise lunch and end up at the local sushi shop. It's hot and sour, fiery and tangy and adds oomph to even the simplest of lunches.

 

3 PM slump

Cherry Plum. We know you want to reach for a chocolate bar and the most caffeinated drink you can find, but you know you'll end up in a world of regret as you crash 30 minutes after. Instead, have a Cherry Plum Kombucha. It has all that flavour you're craving without the BS (sugar, chemicals, you know the guys).

 

Girls night/boys night

Wild Berry. The name says it all. Treat yourself and your tastebuds to this three-berry sensation. Throw in some gin, mint and fresh berries to really please the crowd.

 

Dinner with friends

Mango Passion. Still lots of passion but brewed with the euphoric feeling you get when tucking into a mango, this one is best shared around the table with friends.

 

All-nighter at work

Peach. It's fruity and sweet and will make you daydream about sitting on the beach with a Bellini in hand. Then you will remember that your job funds those Bellini's and kick back into gear.


What your Remedy Flavour Says About You

Forget about that Myers-Brigg personality assessment.

Words by Melissa Shedden

Attachment styles are cool and all, but if you really want to know what a person is like, pay attention to their drink flavour.

Yep, we live in a time where our drinks are more than just something to quench our thirst. They’re a status symbol – a way of life even. And that drink needs to match not only our Birkenstocks but our soul.

Can you imagine if a farmer walked into a bar and ordered an Aperol? That would be weird.

So when you select a Remedy Kombucha from the fridge, what vibe are you putting out to the world, really?

Behold, snap judgments of what yours says about you. (Best served with a pinch of live cultures and a heavy pour of good humour.)

 

Raspberry Lemonade Kombucha

You’re a classic extrovert gaining energy from others! And you love exclamation marks! You probably shouldn’t have any more kombucha but you just can’t help yourself! Yes, you’ve got a childlike wonder, curiosity, enthusiasm and persistence. (Note, childlike doesn’t mean childish.) Weirdly, you’re also wildly likeable. No one’s ever been disappointed with pink lemonade.

 

Blood Orange Switchel

You’re sophisticated, like still read paper books and write with a pen, sophisticated. You likely own those impressive cocktail sized silicon ice cube trays. You prefer small groups over large ones and are most content observing. You probably also use words like "bespoke" and "artisanal” with alarming regularity and love tastes that are smooth, yet tart.

 

Wild Berry Kombucha

Wild Berry people don't want subtlety. You like your coffee extra hot, your wine ice-cold, and your conversations direct. You’re impulsive, open to new experiences and feel generally happy yet dissatisfied at the same time. That might be why instead of choosing one berry, you choose three, because that’s your jam. Why deny yourself?

 

Pure Coconut Water Kefir

Logical and sensible, you’re a lifelong resident of the comfort zone and rate predictability. A restaurant is deemed good if the service is efficient. You have high expectations and if you’re drinking something other than water, it better be doing the most for your gut health and immunity.

 

Passionfruit Coconut Water Kefir

Your brazen in-your-face confidence is something to be applauded. You believe in astrology and mercury in retrograde. You’re a sucker for smells transporting you places and likely spritzed Britney Spears’ Fantasy silly back in the day. Most of all, you’re all about enjoying yourself. And brunch. You’re definitely here for brunch.

 

Cherry Plum Kombucha

You travel to feel alone, on purpose. Right now you’re reading this sitting solo at a cafe that has more milk options than it does egg dishes on the menu. You’ve never been to Europe on Contiki instead favouring far-flung places like Nicaragua, Kyoto and Sri Lanka (way back when). Content with your own company, you’re not about concrete plans for the week, let alone, the day

 

Peach Kombucha

Helpful and agreeable, you’re the person in the pre-Covid office everyone looks to when the photocopier runs out of toner. Your camera roll is filled with snaps of neighbourhood flowers and you’re always easily convinced to “go halfsies” in dessert – your dining companion’s choice because you’re happy with anything.

 

Mango Passion Kombucha

Most likely to have an account on TikTok and a serious case of FOMO, you’re great at giving advice about life, dating (like if your boyfriend isn’t treating you right, let that man-go, get it?) and whether or not you need those trainers (the answer is always yes). An enabler from way back, moderation isn’t your strong point. But, YOLO.

 

Apple Crisp Kombucha

You’re a creature of habit. Why experiment when you’ve found the one? You’re a serial monogamist and always choose the same spot in yoga class: second last row, furthest left. Nostalgia is your special power and you can remember not only what year, you and your mates went to your first movie marathon, but what flavour lip-balm you were rocking. Spoiler: it was apple.

 

Ginger Lemon Kombucha

Your parents raised you to be perfect – and it backfired. Like the brew, you’re pungent and lip-puckeringly spicy, delivering feisty sarcasm that can border on rude. That aside, you’re iCal is chockers with social engagements (IRL before Covid, then Zoom drinks) because if there’s one thing you are, it’s a guaranteed good time.


What is Remedy Switchel?!

Remedy Switchel is a refreshing reboot on an old school live cultured drink that is raw, unpasteurised and contains no sugar, naturally.

Back in the day, farmers believed it was the perfect thirst quencher to hydrate and keep them going.

Turns out, they weren’t wrong!

Fizzy, refreshing and a little fiery, Remedy Switchel is made raw organic apple cider vinegar (also known as ACV) and organic fresh ginger, combined with tasty natural ingredients.

Remedy Switchel is a mighty fine way to rehydrate after going hard, whether that’s after a gym, spin or yoga sesh or even a big night out!

Remedy Switchel is a super tasty, effortlessly easy way to get your daily fix of ACV and ginger and is a great swap for your regular, sugary soft drink.

Watch as Remedy Nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill explains just what Remedy Switchel is!

 



Five Fab Reasons to Feb Fast

Here at Remedy we’re BIG fans of giving booze a break. (Especially after the Christmas/New Years’ crazy!)

Wanna know our top five reasons to dodge the dranks for a month or two? Here they are!

You’ll sleep better

While alcohol may help you nod off, the quality of your sleep will be poorer. Try giving booze the flick and see whether it makes a difference to the quality of your kip!

Better mood

If you feel a bit down in the dumps or sad, alcohol can make you feel worse because it affects your brain chemistry. Alcohol is a depressant which means it upsets and disrupts the balance of our brains. Give Feb Fast a go and keep a mood diary to see if booting the booze makes a difference.

More energy

Alcohol can mess with your immune system making it harder to fight off bugs which is the last thing you need heading into the colder months! Because booze also affects your sleep and mood it can leave you feeling sluggish. Give booze a break and see if you notice a difference in your energy levels.

Better skin

Alcohol is dehydrating so swap out booze for something more healthy, tasty and hydrating like Remedy Kombucha or Remedy Coconut Water Kefir. Get your glow on girlfriend!

Cut the calories

Booze is FULL of empty calories! Just one beer can contain the same amount of calories as a small block of chocolate and to work off the calories in a glass of white wine, you’d need to walk for just over 2.5km. Yikes! We’re down for exercise but 2.5kms for a vino? Probably not!

Keep posted for our tasty mocktail recipes to get you through February – they’re so tasty you may even make it through to Dry July without an alcoholic bevvie passing your lips!

Remedy summer cocktail countdown!

It’s warming up, the sun’s still high in the sky come knock offs and we’re heading into party and festive season…that can only mean one thing! Cocktails! As per usual, Remedy’s got your back with a few cheeky bevvie ideas to keep you swinging all the way through summer.

Let’s start with our Remedy Pimped Pimms! 

Remedy Ginger Lemon Pimped Pimms

Remedy Kombucha Ginger Lemon Pimms Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 330ml Remedy Kombucha Ginger Lemon
  • 110ml Pimm’s
  • Fresh fruit, cucumber and fresh mint
  • Ice

Combine all ingredients in a jug and give it a good stir. Pour into two glasses and serve!

Go Troppo

Gettin’ ready for an island escape and feeling those tropical vibes? Stir it up (little darling) with this not so typical tropical little number.

Remedy Switchel Tropical Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 330ml Remedy Switchel Tropical
  • 2 shots of white rum
  • Pineapple wedges if you fancy
  • ?Ice

Take two glasses, fill with ice, pour a shot of rum in each glass, top with Remedy Switchel Tropical and garnish with pineapple wedges if you’re trying to impress someone.

Pure Pina

Do you like Pina Coladas? Gettin’ caught in the rain? Nuh. Us neither. What we DO like is a Pina Colada made with a cheeky Remedy Coconut Water Kefir.

Remedy Coconut Water Kefir Pure Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 330ml Coconut Water Kefir Pure
  • 1 shot Malibu
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • ½ cup ice

Whack all ingredients in a blender and turn that dial UP! Once smooth, pour into two glasses, put on your sunglasses and take a trip to pure paradise.

The BOSS (The Blood Orange Switchel Swirl)

Need a cocktail that’s going to wake up your taste buds and give you a bit of a smack upside the head? (figuratively speaking of course!) The BOSS is that loud one that shouts ‘RISE AND SHINE’ right in your ear.

Remedy Switchel Blood Orange Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 330ml Remedy Switchel Blood Orange
  • 2 shots of vodka
  • Ice

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in two shots of vodka and top with Remedy Switchel Blood Orange, stir to combine and pour into two glasses. Garnish with a lemon twist or slice of citrus. Drink! Wake up and get ready to get down!

Peach Bellini

Summer = peaches. Peaches = Bellinis. Simples. Here’s Remedy’s take on the Harry’s Bar classic.

Remedy Kombucha Peach Bellini

Ingredients

  • 1 330ml bottle of Remedy Kombucha Peach
  • Prosecco

Pour chilled Remedy Kombucha Peach into two glasses and top with prosecco. Feelin’ fancy? Add a peach slice garnish. Even fancier? Top with Persian fairy floss AKA pashmak! Oooh get you!