Elfie. Grown-up drinks from the countryside

Elfie® is a new brand of grown-up drinks from the Countryside. Traditional soft drinks with a twist of secret Botanicals and enchanting herbal extracts, for an adult palate.

With flavours like Raspberry, Rhubarb, and Gooseberry, our recipes also include some surprising folklore favourites you may not instantly recognise.  As complex as a glass of wine, with a floral nose and a long dry finish – we love our Elfie,  and we’re confident you’ll love it too.

Grown-up drinks with Great Taste Award

100% Natural, No Alcohol, No added sugar.

We’ve all been there. That moment when you really fancy a glass of dry wine, or perhaps a beer, but you’re driving, or have to go back to work, or are simply avoiding alcohol at the moment. The choices are usually pretty Desperate,- Full of gas and sugar, or so artificially sweetened that they set your teeth on edge; so you go end up with that old desperation purchase: – “Lime and Soda”.

We wanted to create a natural unsweetened drink which is a bit more complex, a bit more adult, with a long subtle finish that leaves you looking forward to the next.

Elfie Drinks on a mossy branch

Healthy Herbs and Folklore Remedies?

The name “Elfie” comes from the use of folklore ingredients.  It didn’t come from the pun with healthy, but at only 45-55 calories a bottle, (- less than half the calories of a glass of wine*),  no alcohol, no fizzy gas, no added sugar and no artificial anything; Elfie is certainly a healthier choice.

Elfie’s recipes come from an innocent time when people roamed the Woodlands, Moors and Meadows of Ancient Britain, and everyone believed in the power of herbs, spices and perhaps a little bit of Elven magic too.

We can’t promise that the botanicals and herbal extracts in Elfie’s recipes will make you live longer; or that the Meadowsweet extract will cure your hangover (apparently it was the original source of aspirin!).  You’ll certainly recognise the taste of some of them, and that’s why we’ve chosen them, but we’re not going to tell you which, so you probably won’t be quite able to put your finger on it.

Even today, magical stories like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones carry a special place in our hearts.  And when you walk in the countryside, it’s easy to catch a fleeting glimpse or scent of Elfie – just out of the corner of your eye, the rustle of leaves,  a breath of fresh air,  perhaps a hint of spice – or is that just your imagination playing tricks on you ?

Do you believe in Elfie?

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*A standard 175ml glass of wine contains 126kCal. Source= NHS.UK\Livewell

Foraged from Hedgerows – Our Story

My name is Chris, from Newdigate, a small village surrounded by woodlands on the edges of Surrey and West Sussex;   and Elfie is my baby.

Chris and his mum in the Raspberry field ©C Collis 2018I was raised on home-made Bramble jelly,  hedgerow-lemonade and, (later!) my mum’s deceptively alcoholic Apple and Plum wine,
–  all made from fruits, herbs, hips and flowers foraged from our trees and hedgerows of Surrey and Sussex.

Of course, my mum never wrote down her recipes. To be fair, I think she made up most of them as she went along – depending on  available ingredients; so it’s been a bit of a detective story to rediscover some of her folklore recipes, and to develop a new range of drinks inspired by her ..um “creativity” in the kitchen.

After 25 years working as a Marketer, in some very well known international food and drinks companies, I realised that the only way to launch my perfect adult-soft-drink; – 100% natural, with no alcohol or added sugar -, was to do it myself.

Time for a grown-up drink

Picture: Chris Collis and Jackie Collis Grown-up drinks and campervan

Jackie and I knew we wanted a grown-up drink, something for those moments when you’re not drinking alcohol.  “Sharing the driving” shouldn’t have to mean compromising.

With a little help from our friends, a copy of Nicholas Culpeper’s 1653 complete herbal, and quite a lot of trial and error, we launched  our first two drinks in 2018*.

They’re not sweet or fizzy, but complex and multi-layered, with a floral nose and a long dry finish.

They’re about feeling like an adult on those occasions  when you’re avoiding alcohol, which is why we call Elfie drinks “Grown-up  drinks from the countryside”.

We hope you’ll love them as much as we do.

Grown-up drinks Elfie Drinks Pack shot on table by hedgerow

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*Of course, to launch a drink in the 21st century, we can’t rely on foraging in our local woodland, – it would be stripped bare in weeks;  so we use professionally and ethically farmed juices, botanicals and herbal extracts; and we have our drinks blended and bottled in an independent  UK bottling facility which has passed all of the correct Health and Safety audits [SALSA]

Win a Limited Edition Designer Yoga Mat

It’s Midsummer! Time to get out into the garden or the park for a little gentle exercise and relaxation with our 100% natural zero-alcohol drinks.

We’ve teamed up with local designer Maisie, the name behind @maridesignworld, and are giving away a fabulous limited edition MARI Yoga mat in our midsummer prize draw.

Click on the picture to see our competition on facebook…

No purchase necessary. Closing date: 31st July 2019

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Foraged from Hedgerows – Our Story

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About Elfie

Launched in 2018, Elfie is a new range of grown-up drinks from the countryside.
100% Natural, 0% Alcohol, No added sugar
with secret botanicals and enchanting herbal extracts.

We may be small, but we know what we’re doing, and we have
big plans for the future.

For more on Elfie~Drinks, or just to follow our progress as we take this leap into the big wide world of grown-up drinks, then please enter your details onto the contact form above…  or feel free to get in touch:

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email:-            Elfie@elfiedrinks.co.uk

We hope you’ll love Elfie as much as we do.

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