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New socially conscious cocktail brand goes postal

D&D Drinks UK, a new London brand which only launched in March 2020, had to put its plans for a pop-up cocktail bar on ice during the lockdown, and decided to move to a mail order model.

All four ready-to-drink signature drinks from the Unspoken range are now available online for delivery. All orders are accompanied with tailored garnishes.

The name 'Unspoken' means that the flavours speak for themselves. The four cocktails in the range are named after song titles, which fit both the mood and history of the drinks:
> Escape - a light, fresh take on a classic pina colada, with coconut-infused Bacardi Carta Blanca and Bacardi Ocho, Pineapple, Peach, Orange. 2 serves.

> Say A Little Prayer - a summery take on the classic Negroni, with raspberry-infused Bombay Sapphire Gin, Campari, Punt e Mes, Ailsa Bay. Perfectly balanced and simple, but fragrant and rich. 3 serves.

> Somebody That I Used To Know - an older classic drink brought bang up to date, with rich orange and a Sherry tang. This modern take on the cobbler comprises citrus-infused Manzanilla Sherry, mango-infused Amontillado Sherry, Campari and orange. 2 serves.

> Unwritten - a tropical silky fizz with the mellow sweetness of vanilla and honey, with honeycomb-infused organic Abelha Cachaça, vanilla and tonic. 2 serves.

The brand is totally committed to their sustainability values, opting to serve their drinks in recyclable glass bottles (all 250ml), with recycled paper labels.

D&D Drinks UK only work with brands that source their spirit sustainably, such as organic abelha cachaça, and have a commitment to the local communities that produce the spirits. All perishables are also used completely, for example for infusions or garnishes, minimising waste.

Currently supporting Reyka Runners, the London-based bartender running group, D&D Drinks UK will donate 10% of ‘Unspoken’ sales to the hospitality industry Covid support fund.

Looking to the future, the brand is already working on their next creation, which features Reyka Vodka.

Dominykas Smagurauskas, Unspoken Co-Creator and Mixologist, said, “We never anticipated that our launch would be impacted like this, just as we were trying to get our business off the ground. However, we’ve been able to reach our customers through moving to a mail order model.

'Our ready-to-drink cocktails are to be savoured and sipped, so they can prove a focal point and something to look forward to.

'We’re remain committed to our colleagues in the hospitality industry and are delighted to be able to donate 10% of ‘Unspoken’ sales to help them at this tough time.'

Smagurauskas concluded, 'It’s just the beginning of our adventure and, when the capital opens up again, we will be back with our pop up!”