If you need a break from months spent making mixed drinks at home, this is the gallery for you. Ready-to-drink cocktails take the spotlight here, including a collaboration between Reed’s and Full Sail Brewing Co., a new seltzer with a tequila twist and an approachable sake-in-a-can, while there’s also notable spirits releases in SVEDKA’s Pure Infusions collection and limited time offerings from Crystal Head and Bombay Sapphire.
Timed for a summer release, San Diego-based Cutwater Spirits has released Rum Mint, a canned cocktail made with white rum, mint, lime, cane sugar and soda water. Rum Mint is now available through select retailers exclusively in California, Florida and New York with an SRP of $9.99 per 4-pack and an ABV of 5.9%.
This special release, Bombay Sapphire’s first ever artist-designed bottle in North America, is a collaboration with Chicago-based contemporary artist Hebru Brantley, who is recognized as one of the preeminent figures in Black culture. The Bombay Sapphire Hebru Brantley Limited Edition has an ABV of 47% and is available now in select states for a suggested retail price of $22.99.
Made in collaboration with Oregon-based brewer Full Sail Brewing Co., Reed’s Zero Sugar Classic Mule is a ready-to-drink Moscow mule made with fresh ginger. The line is available at retailers nationwide for $10.99 per 4-pack.
Designed with the goal of making sake more approachable and fun, WESAKE is a ready-to-drink sake drink with a dry, light flavor profile and 13% ABV. The product is available to New York residents now through the company’s website wesake.co and comes in 6-packs, 12-packs and 24-packs.
Crystal Head Vodka
Crystal Head Vodka has released a limited-edition bottle to celebrate Pride which will be available in select U.S. markets, Canada and Europe through July 2020. The 750 mL bottle has an SRP of $49.99. The company plans to release this bottle annually.
Debuting this month, Volley is a tequila-based seltzer with 100-110 calories and 5.25% ABV per 12 oz. can. The line is available in four flavors — Zesty Lime, Spicy Ginger, Sharp Grapefruit and Tropical Mango and is sold in New York, New Jersey and Florida in 4-packs for $11.99 and in single cans for $3.
SVEDKA’s latest vodka expressions in its zero-sugar Pure Infusions collection — Strawberry Guava, Ginger Lime and Dragonfruit Melon — launched in June. The new flavors are available nationwide in 750ml bottles ($14.99) and 1L bottles ($15.99).