The Naturalist American Gin

Still Austin, a craft producer located in South Austin, has unveiled a full packaging rebrand for The Naturalist American Gin.  This rye gin is made from 70% Brasetto Rye and 30% non-GMO white corn provided by Texas farmers. Botanicals in the recipe include organic juniper berries, coriander seeds, cinnamon, citrus peels, elderflowers and allspice berries. Bottled at 90 proof, this gin has an initial brightness, creamy mouthfeel, soft floral and citrus notes, an earthy character, rye…

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Kinky Fruit Punch

The latest new release in the Kinky Beverages line of vodka-based liqueurs and ready-to-drink cocktails is Kinky Fruit Punch. A fusion of cherry, pineapple and orange, this flavor comes in both a liqueur made with vodka, and a ready-to-drink cocktail. “Creating products that bring some fun to the lives of our Kinky Squad is our top priority,” says Kelly Tomek, Kinky Beverages brand manager at Prestige Beverage Group. “With this latest flavor, our goal is…

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Social Hour Canned Cocktails

Social Hour comes from two of the country’s better-known bartenders: cocktail culture pioneer, Julie Reiner, and Clover Club’s Tom Macy. This line of three cocktails include the G&T, a version of the classic; the Pacific Spritz, an Aperitivo-style refresher made with rosé from the Fingerlakes; and the Whiskey Mule, a spicy iteration made with New York Distilling Company’s Ragtime Rye.  The suggested retail price is $19.95 for a 4-pack. Social Hour is available nationwide. The…

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Neon Zebra

PepsiCo has launched Neon Zebra, a new line of non-alcoholic cocktail mixers. Each 7.5-oz. mini-can of Neon Zebra, mixed with 3 oz. of your spirit of choice, makes two cocktails. Neon Zebra contains real juice and no artificial sweeteners. These mixers come in four flavors: Margarita Mix, Strawberry Daiquiri Mix, Mojito Mix and Whiskey Sour Mix.  “With at-home cocktail consumption on the rise, we saw an opportunity to build and disrupt this fast-growing category with…

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Ménage à Trois Sweet Collection

Ménage à Trois Sweet Collection is a new lineup of sweet, semi-sparkling California wines. Launching with Dolce Sweet Red Blend and Moscato Sweet White Blend, the collection is the first new line from the brand since the sparkling collection debuted in 2014. “As longtime leaders in the red blend space, we pride ourselves on understanding the category’s consumer,” says Mark Dunlea, vice president, marketing for Ménage à Trois wines. “Our research has confirmed what we’ve long…

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