Blake Lively announced the launch of Betty Buzz, a new line of non-alcohol, sparkling mixers made from clean ingredients.
“I don't drink. I know that's odd coming from the wife of an infamous gin slinger. Over the past many years of mixing but not drinking cocktails, it became clear mixers are the unsung heroes of the drink world and deserve just as much love as alcohol,” Lively said in a statement. “We've spent the last three years crafting Betty Buzz and are so excited for people to finally taste it.
“My dad's name was Ernest Brown Jr but he was known as Ernie Lively,” she continued. “He gave up his last name when he married my mom and any success he, or I, have experienced has been in a name that isn't his. So when I was working hard to build this company, I wanted any success to be in a name that was meaningful to him. Betty was his mom and his sister's name. Also, Ernie would not be the best name for a mixer.”
Lively added that the Buzz portion of the name is attributed to the joy from bubbles.
Betty Buzz comes in five flavors: Tonic Water, Sparking Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon Club Soda, Sparkling Lemon Lime, and Ginger Beer. The mixers are made with real juice and natural flavors, do not include artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, are non-GMO and gluten free. Each 9-ounce eco-friendly glass bottle can make two cocktails when combined with the spirit of your choice, the company says.
Betty Buzz is available for purchase online, as well as at select retailers across the United States.