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Biarritz Drink

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Biarritz is a long forgotten and short lived 70s drink that came in a little bottle and had a bitter orange taste.


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Do You Remember Biarritz Drink?

Do You Remember Biarritz Drink?

  • Anonymous user
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    I worked for Watney Mann Isleworth St john's road . Seen a lot of Biarritz 4 pallets high . I remember when it first hit the warehouse everybody tried it but most including me were not that keen on it. But one guy loved it so much he got the nickname Charlie Biarritz. Happy 7 years there. They knocked it down I noticed on Google maps. Shame. It came in I think yellow or orange creates. Any one got one ?
  • Anonymous user
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    My mum was in the TV adverts in the early 70's for Biarritz - where she turned round and said the immortal line "I don't know what it is , but I just like it!" It was shown during the break in Coronation Street, but as I was a small kid then, so I don't remember much else. Would love to get a copy of the ad to show my mum now.
  • Anonymous user
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    I found this site because I googled Biarritz drink to see what came up! I was beginning to think I'd imagined it! I loved it! There was another drink around for a similar length of time back then whose name I can't remember, with a similar target market.
  • sallymusksally2013
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    Lovely drink by Watneys why discontinued 1981
  • Anonymous user
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    lovely drink of malt liquor and orange wine. please bring it back.
  • Anonymous user
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    Lovely drink - anyone remember the ingredients? I'd love to taste this again - I think sparkling wine, brandy and orange cocktail - any other ideas?
  • Anonymous user
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    Nice it's remembered. I worked on the launch as assistant brand manager. Not many pubs had cold shelves - it was best cold - but I liked it all the same. Joseph
    • SPotter
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      Joseph, Perhaps you can give us some idea of how to reproduce it. For example:- For Primary fermentation: Young's Barley Wine brewing kit + 2 lbs dark spray malt, using a 'Champagne' yeast (e.g.Lallemand Lalvin EC1118); then, for secondary fermentation, add 2 litres of orange juice (not from concentrate, no pulp). Let it finish; prime bottles and let it condition for several months, and enjoy. :-)
  • Anonymous user
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    Arrived on Royal Enfield Interceptor at The Goat, Forty Hill, Enfield: Biarritz with slice of orange, please. And the brewery did some special glasses - you had to drink something like 20 bottles (wasn't difficult!) and soak the labels off. The drink was really popular, damn pub kept running out and that's why I only managed two 'free' glasses.
  • Anonymous user
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    Great to see some people that remember it so fondly ! What I'd give for a few of them later today !!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I was a student and then working in London at the time. There was a massive advertising campaign for Biarritz. Every tube station seemed to have a huge poster headlining their slogan "Biarritz the Unusual". I never tried the drink, perhaps because it was one of those alcopops that appealed primarily to young women rather than to real ale-swilling young men like me. On the other hand, I wonder how many people would have wanted to try the drink based on a slogan like that! Perhaps the slogan was why the drink did not last the distance.