We drink a wide range of beverages. Many of these beverages have become cultural institutions in the UK. Even though these beverages have a long history rooted in tradition it may just be time for us to explore new items on the market that give our classic cuppas, pints, and martinis a new lift. Sometimes reinvention is the key to being able to enjoy the classics for generations to come. Tradition will always be very important but often the way that traditions are passed down by each generation is through change and modification. So let us look at some of the ways that our cuppas, pints, and martinis are being moved into the centuries to come.
Leveling Up Your Tea
Drinking tea is deeply rooted in our culture. It is hard to imagine what we would be like if we did not regularly drink our tea or have our afternoon teas. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what part of society you are part of, you likely already have a deep relationship with tea. We might wonder why we should mess with our favorite cuppa? Our tea has been constant for generations. Why should we consider changing it? While tradition is very important there are some amazing new products on the market such as CBD energy tea which combine the classic tea we know with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and CBD, to help create the perfect way to relax and improve our mood and help our body feel rejuvenated. These teas also travel well and are great for moments when it is simply impossible for us to brew up our favorite cup of tea. It may be time for us to consider taking our cuppa to the next level.
Leveling Up Your Pint
We all enjoy having a pint with mates while watching a game on TV. While we each have our regular, it might be time to expand our tastes and try some of the interesting craft beers which have become popular recently. Some of the reasons craft beers have become a new trend include these beers being a status symbol, they allow us to represent our personality, they help us support local businesses, and maybe most important Craft beers are made in smaller batches and therefore tend to be of a high quality. Why should we not have the best pint every time we go out? If we are willing to try something new we may just find the beer that lets us always walk it in.
Leveling Up Your Martini
For many people the Martini is seen as a classic british drink. In part this is because of James Bond’s obsession with his shaken not stirred version. But even this tradition has been repeatedly reinvented here in the UK. For example the the Vesper Martini is said to have been created by writer Ian Fleming and was influenced by his trips to Dukes Bar at Dukes hotel in St James’s in the 1950s, the Espresso Martini was created by famous mixologist Dick Bradsell while he was working at the Soho Brasserie in the 1980s and the breakfast Martini was invented by cocktail legend Salvatore Calabrese while he was working at the Library Bar at The Lanesborough hotel in London in the 1990s. There are so many ways to fix a martini that there is one appropriate for any occasion. So the next time you fix yourself one consider what you could add which might become the next trendy martini that will be known world wide.
A cuppa, a pint, and a martini are three beverages that have gotten us through good times and bad times. While the deep roots these traditions have in our culture is amazing it may just be time to consider how we can reinvent these traditions so that they stay relevant for generations to come. This reinvention is what is going to keep the next generation reaching for the same drinks we have always had, the same drinks previous generations have always reached for. So let us continue to enjoy these traditional drinks while also being open to trying some of the new imaginative offerings that are being dreamed up.