Thank god it's Friday. After another hectic work week the weekend is finally here, and yes of course we have a curation of gorgeous goodies from the week for you to have a nosey at. Now that we have stepped into Spring the festivities are in full swing and the Remix team are always looking for new and exciting ways to drink (in moderation). This weeks Friday Favourites bring you a variety of the latest alcoholic beverages, foody gems and scents to fill the spring air. These selections are perfect for the warmer evenings to come so get reading!
Heineken Celebration Magnum
With the rugby world cup kick starting in just a weeks time, Heiniken, one of New Zealand's most cherished beer brands, and the official partner of the highly anticipated tournament, are launching new limited edition bottles. The fittingly flag-inspired bottle designs celebrate diversity as they represent the 20 countries participating in the tournament. The beers can be purchased in 12, 15 and 24 packs, however for those watching the tournament at home who are keen for a draught beer experience, Heineken will also be offering limited edition 5-litre mini kegs with the same flag-inspired designs. No matter what team you’re supporting, there are bound to be many iconic moments to celebrate this season with a cold beer in hand.
The Mountaineer Wine
Remix believe that it is only appropriate to have a glass (or three) of your chosen vino when the weekend rolls around. Lucky for us, The Mountaineer Wine brand are launching their debut collection consisting of three quality artisan wines including an inaugural Pinot Rose, a delectable Pinot Gris and a beautiful second vintage Pinot Noir. The small and passionate team launched their first Pinot Noir last winter, which exceeded all expectations, leading to the expansion of the two beautiful blends. Carefully hand-picked and crafted from Central Otago fruits, the exquisite selection are full with a variety of unique yet beautifully blended aromas from intense strawberries, spiced plums and zesty grapefruit - All the flavours we like to see for those warm Summer nights!
I'm not sure about you but nothing screams Christmas more than the smell of fresh pine trees, the cherished fragrance funnels memories of long summer days spent lounging by the pool and entertaining the BBQ. Ecoya’s Christmas collection celebrates the antipodean Summer season with two key fragrances, Fresh Pine and Wild Strawberry Frose. The Fresh Pine fragrance is back again for its eighth successful year as the crowd favourite, filling your home with that authentic Christmas feel. While the Wild Strawberry Frose fragrance brings a fruity, uplifting aroma, the holiday candle that will inspire your summer cocktail of choice.
Jumping Goat Cocktail Recipes
If there was a hierarchy within the world of drink, coffee and alcohol would undoubtedly take top spot. The combination of both however is a whole new ball game. For those of you who haven't indulged on a delicious espresso martini, then you really must give it a try. Lucky for us, kiwi-made liquor brand Jumping Goat has created coffee-infused alcohol elixirs and easy to follow recipes so that you can create your very own coffee cocktails at home. Coming in two varietals, pure New Zealand vodka and Scotch whisky, the liquors are bound to have you KIDDING around. Not only does Jumping Goat provide quality organic coffee drinks but has also partnered with international NGO Farm Africa to donate 10% of profits in support of Farm Africa’s women-lead goat rearing programme. The organisation helps empower women in rural communities and also helps Ethiopian families in the South Omo region forge new livelihoods. We kid you not, getting tipsy on an alcoholic coffee beverage this weekend will help better a community the other side of the world.
Lovers of a classic vodka, lime and soda will appreciate something deliciously familiar in the Smirnoff Pure Classic Lime & Soda. Made simply, using only natural ingredients and vodka, these classic cocktails are the perfect pre-made accompaniment on a night out. For a more fruity avour, try the Passionfruit, Lime & Soda. It’s the ideal choice for those looking for a beverage that’s lower in sugar, but doesn’t compromise on taste. Whichever avour you choose, you can rest assured you’ll nd a light, refreshing drink in a bottle of Smirnoff Pure.
Regal Marlborough King Salmon
If you’re a salmon fanatic but dont have the time to collect the fillet and spend your evening cooking it, then we have good news for you. Regal Marlborough King Salmon have launched Regal Oven Ready dinner kits that will make cooking yourself dinner easy and exciting. Each pack provides two salmon fillets served in a recyclable oven tray that only need to be drizzled in glaze and popped in the oven. After baking for 15 minutes your delicious salmon fillets are ready to serve and ready to devour.
Jackfruit - Upton's Natural
As the majority of us endure busy weekly schedules it is almost essential to carry an on-the-go snack, and why not make it healthy? After kick starting the jackfruit trend in America, Upton’s Naturals have brought their deliciously healthy snack to New Zealand. The independently owned vegan company are the first to make pre-seasoned, heat-and-serve, jackfruit and boy they are tasty. With over a quarter of New Zealanders being vegetarian or vegan this meat substitute snack is a perfect alternative. Made from simple and recognisable ingredients, the 100% vegan jackfruits are a brilliant source of fibre. You can pick up a box of these meaty (but not meaty) treats in a variety of flavours, Bar-B-Que, Thai Curry, Chilli Lime and Unseasoned Original.
I don't know about you, but I am always searching near and far for the ‘perfect’ foundation. To me, that includes a foundation that does not only give me an even complexion, but is also light on the skin and can last a full day of wear and tear. Lucky for us, Shiseido has launched their Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing collection which has a core focus on complexion and flawless skin. In the beauty game for almost 150 years, Shiseido’s trademark of ActiveForce technology allows these second-skin formulas to resist humidity, respond to heat, absorb oil and diffuse light for a more flawless and ‘just-applied’ finish. A seamless fusion between science and makeup, Shiseido has drawn on from their extensive skincare knowledge to create a collection of products that have broken new ground in the foundation category.