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Welch's names the winner of our blogger cocktail challenge

We recently challenged a selection of top food, drink and lifestyle bloggers to create their own Welch’s Temperance Cocktail recipe (a cocktail, but without the alcohol), based on those created for us by expert mixologist Dre Masso. After lots of taste testing at Welch’s HQ, Denise Grayson of The Swelle Life (www.theswellelife.com) has been named the lucky winner.

Denise’s Perfumed Grape & Raspberry Limeade mixes Welch’s White Grape & Raspberry with rose water and lime to create a beautifully sweet and delicate flavour. Served in a martini glass with a rose petal garnish, the finished cocktail looks as good as it tastes.

Ingredients

  • 100ml Welch's White Grape & Raspberry
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp rose water
  • sparkling mineral water

Glass: Martini

Method: Shake fresh lime juice with White Grape & Raspberry over ice. Strain into glass. Top with sparkling water and drizzle with rose water.

On creating the Perfumed Grape & Raspberry Limeade Denise says, “First, the sweetness of the white grape balances the tartness of raspberry and lime so added sugar isn't necessary; second, the rose water adds a delicate flavour to the blend and lightly scents the drink. A martini glass was chosen to deliver the perfume and to show it at its best.  This cocktail is also delicious as a still version - just omit the sparkling water and increase the Welch's to 150ml.”

We love the recipe and hope you manage to give it a try. Let us know what you think on Facebook (www.facebook.com/welchsuk)  and Twitter (www.twitter.com/Welchs_UK)!

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Welch's Purple Grape Juice gains seal of approval from HEART UK

H•E•A•R•T UK, a leading cholesterol charity, has officially recognised Welch's Purple Grape Juice for its abundant antioxidant properties and role in promoting heart health. It is the first time a 100% pure and unsweetened juice has received the coveted H•E•A•R•T UK approval.

The recognition by H•E•A•R•T UK follows review of the growing body of data on Welch's Purple Grape Juice which shows many potential health benefits. Research supports drinking American Concord Purple Grape Juice to help promote a healthy heart and healthy arteries. Preliminary research suggests it promotes heart and arterial health in part by protecting LDL, or ‘bad', cholesterol from harmful interaction with free radicals to slow oxidation . Many researchers believe this oxidation of LDL cholesterol contributes to the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Research supports the fact that Welch's Purple Grape Juice not only has potent antioxidant capacity in vivo but in the body as well.

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