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How to spend your bank holiday weekend

May is a great month. The weather starts warming up (ok, this year we had about six days of sunshine before it was ripped away from us and replaced with April showers but we’re staying positive), and there are not one but two bank holidays – hooray for long weekends. Even better, the forecast for this weekend is looking good: a mix of sun and cloud, and a comfortable 18-21 degrees celsius – we’ll take that. 

Usually, everyone would be making plans for the long weekend weeks in advance but this year things definitely feel a little different. Restaurants and pubs are finally open (inside and outside), we can go to people’s houses, visit family and friends… So, why aren’t our diaries totally crammed? Apparently, we’re still adjusting. Just the same as we had to adjust to our new, ‘locked down’ life, we’re slowly working our way back to normality. 

Our Caleño team is a sociable bunch; they love meeting friends or going on adventures. But they’ve also learnt to appreciate a slightly slower lifestyle, dedicating a bit more time to what they want to do. We asked each team member what they’re doing this weekend, to hopefully give you a little inspiration. Pubs are great, but they’re not the only way to spend your bank holiday.

Ellie – Founder

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday?
Holed away in a cottage in Wales, exploring the Brecon Beacons and hopefully doing some wild swimming if it’s warm enough!

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday?
Sunshine!

What will be your bank holiday drink of choice?
Caleño Dark & Spicy, with ginger ale & fresh lime is my FAV right now!

Ollie – Commercial Director

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday?
Away with Friends in the countryside and getting out walking/exploring.

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday?
Hopefully some amazing weather!


What will be your bank holiday drink of choice? Tropi-Cali Caleño Light and Zesty with some pineapple juice and fresh lemon.


Christie – Operations Manager

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday?
I’m going to the Brecon Beacons with my family and of course, the dogs.

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday?
I love taking the longer weekend as a chance to explore new places.

What will be your bank holiday drink of choice?
Tropical sunset, which is Caleño Dark & Spicy, ginger, pineapple and lime.

Juliet – Marketing Director

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday? 
Taking my dog to a ‘Sight Hound Birthday Party’. Exclusively for whippets and greyhounds with a peanut butter, carrot & duck cake on the menu. Bonkers. I’m also going to my first (and quite possibly my last) pottery class.


What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday? Just what a lovely mood it seems to put everyone in!

What will be your bank holiday drink of choice? Menta Fresh. Caleño Light & Zesty with lemon juice, soda and fresh mint… simple but somewhat sophisticated.

Amber – Social Media & Content Manager

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday? A beach BBQ on the Jurassic Coast and I’ll definitely get a swim in too.

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday?
An extra day for a bit of self care.

What will be your bank holiday drink of choice?
Ricky Marti-no! A deliciously Caleñofied version of an Espresso Martini.

Robyn – Customer Support

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday?
If the weather cooperates we’ll be having a BBQ/good old South African braai. 

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday?
It’s a mini holiday from everyday life, even if you’re not doing anything super special, so that’s always nice to look forward to.


What will be your bank holiday drink of choice?
I don’t really drink due to health issues, so I never really had a drink of choice. But I can tell you that I have swiftly made my way through a bottle of Caleño Dark & Spicy (with spicy ginger beer). Otherwise Sangria!

Becki – Brand Partnerships Manager

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday?
Mostly studying, but hopefully out for a lovely long walk around Bristol harbour in the sunshine (fingers crossed!).

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday?
Just having that extra day makes such a difference on a Sunday evening when you realise you have one more day off. Also, just having longer to make plans with friends, now that we can!

What will be your bank holiday drink of choice?
It’s got to be Caleño Dark & Spicy with ginger ale and LOTS of fresh lime if I’m not drinking, but maybe a deliciously cold pint of Club Tropicana if out and about.

Rich – Finance and Operations Director

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday?
Weather permitting, a day trip to the Gower peninsula followed by my first pub visit of the year!

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday? It normally takes me a couple days to switch off so the extra day is bliss.

What will be your bank holiday drink of choice? Ginger Spice – Caleño Dark & Spicy, lemon & agave, apple juice, topped with ginger beer. Best served in a chilled highball over large ice.

Beth – Marketing Assistant

How will you be spending the Spring bank holiday? Unwinding with friends, food and Caleño after a long week of university deadlines!

What do you most look forward to about a bank holiday? Either being able to enjoy a long weekend away seeing friends and family, or simply not having the pressure of cramming weekend activities into two days – being able to take it easy.

What will be your bank holiday drink of choice? Caleño Dark & Spicy with Ginger beer and LOTS of lime.