The Christmas party season is upon us, and with it comes the inevitable fear of running out of mixer drinks at festive get-togethers. In fact, research reveals a third (32%) of people run out of mixer at Christmas house parties. In answer to this widespread British problem, iconic mixer brand Schweppes has launched its very own Mixer Hotline delivering bottled bubbles direct to peoples’ doors – all absolutely free.

The brand has teamed-up with chef and food writer, Gizzi Erskine, to launch the service, helping to deliver the refreshing taste of Schweppes to Christmas revellers. All party-goers have to do is call the dedicated hotline number to claim six bottles of Schweppes mixers including Tonic Water, Slimline Tonic Water, Soda Water, Bitter Lemon, Lemonade and Canada Dry Ginger Ale.

In a nationwide survey commissioned by Schweppes, 48% of Britons said that mixer drinks are one of the most important items on their shopping list during the Christmas party season and that a third 32% have run out of them in the last 12 months. Half (51%) also said parties run dry before 10pm.

Gizzi Erskine, chef and food writer, says, “I’m ashamed to say I’ve definitely been one of the unlucky people who has run out of mixers at many a Christmas party – so it made me smile to think I could help others avoid this common festive pitfall, and do it on a Vespa too. Here’s to a mixer-filled Christmas!”

Kristine Humphreys, Senior Brand Manager at Schweppes GB says, “When our research revealed just how many people in the UK run out of our products at parties, it made us even more determined to try and help their Christmas shin-digs go off without a hitch. We’re so excited to launch our Mixer Hotline delivery service in London this week. Merry Christmas from Schweppes!”

The Mixer Hotline opens at 5pm on Friday 9th December 2016, and will close at 10pm to people living in central London – cocktail-lovers should call 0203 455 7171 to get their hands on their batch of free Schweppes mixer to enjoy this Christmas. Terms and Conditions apply[iii]

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About Schweppes

Schweppes has over 200 years of experience creating premium tonic waters and mixers. In 1783, Jacob Schweppes created the first carbonated tonic water and since then the brand has introduced a variety of mixers including Bitter Lemon, Soda Water, Russchian and Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Schweppes is the #1 branded product for tonic water. Based on Nielsen volume and value MAT 01.10.16

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Schweppes is the #1 branded product for tonic water. Based on Nielsen volume and value MAT 01.10.16

ii Survey commissioned by Schweppes Methodology

Schweppes conducted the survey to research the UK public attitudes to mixer drinks around the Christmas party season. There were a total 2000 UK nationwide respondents, aged over 21. The survey ran on 05/12/2016.

iii Mixer Hotline – Terms and Conditions

Deliveries will be available from 18:00 – 22:00 on Friday 09 December 2016 for London postcodes covering N / E / SE / SW / W / NW / WC / EC. Each delivery will comprise of one six-litre bottle of Schweppes mixer for the following: Tonic Water, Slimline Tonic, Lemonade, Bitter Lemon, Soda Water and Dry Canadian Ginger Ale. Deliveries will be made as fast as possible and aim to be completed within 2 hours of ordering, but this may not always be possible. There will be no re-deliveries of the mixer if for whatever reason the caller is not available when the package is first delivered