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Absolut, a brand of Pernod Ricard USA, added a variety inspired by San Francisco to its lineup of limited-edition, city-inspired flavors. Absolut SF features a blend of grape, dragon fruit and papaya flavors inspired by the cultures, ethnicities and cuisine of San Francisco.
Slovenia’s Laško Club, regarded as one of the finest beers in central Europe, is now available in the United States. An award-winning beer in Europe, Laško Club is a light-bodied pale golden lager with a subtle hop aroma and full flavored malty depth on the palate, the company says.
Pangea Water introduced a product of the same name made from Italian natural spring water. The water qualifies as a light mineral water because of its balance of mineral salts, sodium and scarce fixed residue.
Oak Beverages announced the release of a summer seasonal beer from Canadian brewery Unibroue. The brewery’s Ephemere Cassis is a seasonal white ale brewed with black currant.
Nestlé USA introduced three aguas frescas-style drinks in select markets across the United States. Based on the traditional Hispanic beverages, Nestlé Aguas Frescas are 100 percent natural and are available in three flavors: Jamaica, made with hibiscus flowers; Tamarindo, which is made from tamarind puree; and Horchata, which is made from rice and cinnamon.
Reed’s Inc. launched a Dr. Better flavor under its Virgil’s Premium Soda Label. The caffeine-free flavor is created with all-natural ingredients and sweetened with raw cane sugar, the company says.
Svedka Vodka added a grape variety to its line of flavored vodkas. The sixth variety in the Swedish vodka’s portfolio, Svedka Grape is made with West Coast concord grapes and Svedka’s five-times distilled vodka that is made from winter wheat.
R&A Bailey Co., a subsidiary of Diageo plc, introduced Baileys Mudslide ready-to-serve cocktail. Featuring the flavor of Baileys Irish Cream, Baileys Mudslide can be blended with ice for a summer cocktail.
Heaven Hill Distillery added a Whipped Cream flavor to its Burnett’s vodka line. The all-natural flavor line includes a total 24 flavors. Burnett’s Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka is available 50-ml., 750-ml., 1-liter and 1.75-liter bottles.
In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)
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