Recently, NIX&KIX sent me 3 bottles of their Cayenne infused, naturally sweetened drinks to try. I was so excited to try these drinks, as I never really drink any flavoured drinks due to their high content of sugars and other artificial ingredients. So, I was really looking forward to thought of being able to enjoy something other than water or herbal tea during my day. Even though I love drinking both of water and tea, you do sometimes want to drink something else!
The range of drinks includes 3 flavours; Peach and Vanilla, Mango and Ginger, and Cucumber and Mint. Each drink is infused with Cayenne pepper, not only to enhance it’s flavour, but also to add an extra health kick. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which is known to boost your metabolism – and you can read more about it here. The drinks contain no fizz, artificial ingredients or refined sugars. So when you drink these, you get to enjoy something that tastes like a sweet treat, but is actually good for you!
the taste test
peach and vanilla
I think this flavour is my favourite out of the three. Growing up, I was obsessed with peach iced tea, and would always have some at hand. I haven’t actually had iced tea in years, but drinking this instantly reminded of how much I love the fruity flavour of peaches. The combination of peach and vanilla creates a really smooth blend of flavours, and a good level of natural sweetness – perfect for those of you with a sweet tooth like me. Then, just after the sweetness hits, your palette gets a cleanse from the subtle heat of cayenne, which also adds a nice warm feeling to the drink. I could happily sip on this all day!
mango and ginger
I love the combination of mango and ginger. Ginger itself adds such a nice warmth and flavour to things, and I am always adding it into my recipes. Out of all of the Nix&Kix drinks, this flavour has the strongest amount of heat. The blend of ginger and cayenne makes this so warming and delicious, and the mango complements the heat perfectly with it’s natural sweetness. The cayenne really enhances the flavour of ginger in the drink, and creates that lovely comforting feeling that ginger always has.
cucumber and mint
Lastly, this flavour really reminds me of a refreshing mojito. The cooling flavours of mint and cucumber are also combined with lime to create the classic taste of one of my favourite cocktails. The heat from the cayenne adds an amazing twist to the drink, creating a delicious balance between cooling cucumber, and warming chilli. You can really taste each of the individual ingredients in this drink, making it a delicious drink that’s bursting with an array of bold flavours.
To purchase their drinks, or more information about Nix&Kix, you can visit their website here: