The readers of Beverage Industry were bubbling over with excitement for the Readers’ Choice New Product of the Month poll as smartwater sparkling emerged as the winner for the December contest.

Garnering 39 percent of the votes, smartwater sparkling, a brand of The Coca-Cola Co., is designed to deliver a taste that is fresh, crisp and delicious, the company says. The new beverage utilizes vapor distillation in combination with electrolytes for taste and light carbonation.

Also resonating with voters were Inko’s Organic Energy and Unique Energy Drink, which tied for second by achieving 8 percent of the vote.

Kaua ‘I Coffee Rum (7 percent) came in at No. 4 while Birra Capri and Glory Mornin’ Super Tea tied for fifth with 6 percent of the vote.

With 2015 now at a close, it now is time for you, the readers, to let us know what was your favorite new beverage of 2015. All Readers’ Choice monthly winners will be placed in a poll that will be hosted on from Jan. 25 to 29. Polls close at 4 p.m. EDT on Jan. 29.

Last year, Seismix LLC’s ZMix instant cocktail mixes captured the title of Favorite New Product of 2014.

I can’t wait to see which new beverage will take the 2015 honor!