AG Barr has announced it will relaunch its Tizer soft drink brand in the UK this Spring.

The UK-based company, which also owns Irn Bru, confirmed late last week that the drink will be backed by a marketing campaign in the country, having returned to a recipe closer to the original version of Tizer and containing 10% fruit juice.

"Tizer offers a unique taste thanks to a mouth-watering mix of citrus and red fruits," said Steven Downham, Tizer's brand manager. "It's something different and original, and we'll be aiming this message at our target audiences of both teenagers and core shoppers.

"We're aware of parents' needs today and understand that they are looking for a simpler kind of soft drink. We've gone back to the roots of what Tizer is all about and believe that this will encourage purchase by parents."

As part of the relaunch, Barr said it will run a GBP1m (US$1.96m) national advertising campaign. Specific details on what form this campaign will take were not revealed.

The new-look Tizer will be available in the UK from March in 330ml cans, 500ml PET bottles and two-litre bottles.