- Title: Frozen cocktails, Berlin's new summer trend to fight high temperatures
- Date: 22nd June 2017
- Summary: ICE-COCKTAIL MAKER SCHLECK DRUFF MARKETING DIRECTOR FELIX RIEDERER (LEFT) HANDING OUT ICE-COCKTAILS AT 'FETE DE LA MUSIQUE' PEOPLE DANCING (SOUNDBITE) (German) ICE-COCKTAIL MAKER SCHLECK DRUFF MARKETING DIRECTOR, FELIX RIEDERER, SAYING: "Currently we have six flavours with up to 11 percent alcohol. It's all popsicles. We work with fresh fruit, we have strawberry daiquiri, mango daiquiri ... or gin and tonic, Moscow mule... And it is all quite all right." (SOUNDBITE) (German) PARTY-GOER ALEX, SAYING: "I have gin and tonic. It is small but effective. It is good and funny, how could it not be with gin, tonic and ice."
- Embargoed: 6th July 2017 12:38
- Keywords: ice cream cocktails high temperatures heat Germany
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0026MD0BQ1
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- Story Text: Amid thousands of people dancing to techno music at Berlin's 'Fete de la Musique', a man walks through the crowd carrying a hand-made tray full of what could become the new trend in the German capital: ice-cocktails.
They look like simple popsicles but contain 11 percent alcohol, and its makers hope they can achieve a break-through with their product as temperatures in Germany are expected to remain high over the summer.
In past weeks temperatures in the capital have reached 30 degrees Celsius (86 F).
Aimed at private and street parties, many discovered the ice-cocktails while bands and musicians performed in Berlin.
So far there are six flavours and among them are some of the most popular inspired by international long drinks concentrated into 36 ml (1.21 U.S. fluid ounces) popsicles.
Its makers, a small German company based in Berlin, says it only uses fresh products.
"We work with fresh fruit, we have strawberry daiquiri, mango daiquiri ... or gin and tonic, Moscow mule... And it is all quite all right," Felix Riederer, marketing director for Schleck Druff told Reuters during one of the largest music festivals in the city.
Fifteen popsicles cost around 45 euros on the company's website.
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