MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)—Phillips Distilling Company today introduced its newest flavor innovation: UV Sangria. The first Sangria-flavored vodka to market, UV Sangria is made with all natural flavors and features notes of citrus and exotic fruit, perfect for cocktails during outdoor entertaining season and get-togethers with friends and family. A quintessential summer cocktail, making Sangria the UV way can be as simple as three easy steps – UV Sangria, lemon lime soda and fresh fruit of your choice!
The Sangria category has seen double-digit growth for the last several years as consumers have become more familiar with the classic Spanish drink and its refreshing flavor profile. Distilled four times to ensure premium quality and taste, UV Sangria offers the perfect blend of citrus with a light zest in the background, finishing with an exotic character that lingers slightly on the palate.
“UV Vodka is known for launching first-to-market flavored vodkas that are in line with current trends and consumer demand,” said Jason Connelly, Phillips Vice President of Sales. “With the rapid growth and increasing popularity of Sangria, the timing was perfectly aligned for the brand to introduce UV Sangria, making it easier for both consumers and bartenders to create sangria cocktails.”
UV Vodka offers a diverse portfolio of over 20 fun, colorful flavored vodkas. The company recently introduced UV Ruby Red Grapefruit as well as UV Sriracha, which remains one of today’s hottest ingredient trends. The lineup also includes UV Blue Raspberry, Pink Lemonade, Sugar Crush, Cherry, Apple, Salty Watermelon, Coconut, Grape, Orange, Citrus, and UV’s straight vodkas UV Vodka and UV 103, as well as popular dessert-flavored vodkas UV Cake, UV Chocolate Cake, UV Whipped and UV Candy Bar.
UV Sangria is available nationally and can be purchased at select liquor stores, grocers, restaurants and bars with a suggested retail price of $12.99 for a one liter bottle, $11.99 for a 750ml bottle and 99 cents for 50ml bottle. Visit www.uvvodka.com for additional information and recipes.
Recommended UV Sangria Recipes:
1 part UV Sangria
3 parts lemon lime soda
Serve in a pitcher or as a cocktail over ice. Add sliced fruit.
1 part UV Sangria
3 parts orange juice
1 splash grenadine syrup
Pour over ice and garnish with orange slice.
Sangria Long Island
1 part UV Sangria
½ part brandy
1 splash orange juice
Combine UV Sangria and brandy in lowball glass. Top with orange juice; garnish with orange slice.
About UV Vodka
UV Vodka is a fifth-generation, family-owned company that makes award-winning vodkas that are thoughtfully and carefully crafted in the U.S. On a mission to bring great-tasting, approachable vodka, made with all-natural ingredients to everyone, their portfolio of colorful, yet affordable spirits is distilled four times to ensure maximum mixability and great taste. The UV Vodka portfolio includes over 20 innovative flavors. From UV Blue Raspberry, naturally flavored with vine-ripened raspberries, to UV Sriracha, incorporating today’s hottest ingredient trend, UV Vodka offers a line-up of smooth, approachable vodkas that are easily mixable in cocktails or poured over ice for a simple yet enjoyable drink. For more information, please visit www.uvvodka.com or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Phillips Distilling Company
Phillips Distilling Company (Phillips) is one of the most innovative and enduring distilled spirits companies in the U.S. Over 100 years in the making, Phillips continues to produce high-quality products using only the finest ingredients, sourced from around the globe. From America’s first schnapps in the 1930s, to flavored vodka in the 1950s, to flavored whiskey in the 2000s, Phillips is consistently a pioneer in the spirits industry. The Phillips portfolio includes UV Vodka flavored vodkas, Prairie Organic Spirits, Revel Stoke Whiskies , Phillips Spirits and SourPuss Liqueurs. Phillips Distilling Company is a subsidiary of United States Distilled Products. The company is based in Minneapolis. www.phillipsdistilling.com