AVEC Drinks, makers of all-natural, sparkling drinks and mixers, announced teaming up with Yes! Apples to release a limited-edition apple sparkling beverage: Fuji Apple and Cardamom.

Crafted from Yes! Apples’ locally sourced Fuji apples, grown by dedicated farmers within their network, plus AVEC’s masterful blend of spices and herbs, the drink celebrates New York-grown Fuji apples, giving new meaning to “The Big Apple,” the company says.

“After getting to know the Yes! Apples team and their amazing network of family farms growing the best apples in the country, we knew they were the perfect partner to bring AVEC’s apple flavor to life with,” said Alex Doman, co-founder of AVEC, in a statement. “In true AVEC fashion, Fuji Apple and Cardamom delivers big on real apple flavor with a hint of spice for a delicious beverage we can sip all season long.”

Kaari Stannard, president and CEO of Yes! Apples, added: “We’re so excited to partner with AVEC to bring the unparalleled flavor of New York-grown Fuji Yes! Apples to a beverage for the very first time. As fellow New Yorkers who share our dedication to providing only the highest quality products for our customers, we’re proud to launch a collaboration that speaks to both of our customers and captures the flavor and feeling of a crisp fall day in The Big Apple — no matter when or where you choose to enjoy.”

Fuji Apple and Cardamom features the tartness of Fuji apple juice, accented with an aromatic blend of cardamom, plus floral and herbal notes of lemon verbena, tarragon, vanilla and orange blossom, pairing traditional and less traditional seasonal flavors for an unexpected and festive sip for winter and beyond, the company says. Unlike the sugar-sweetened sparkling apple juice and ciders, Fuji Apple and Cardamom is extremely dry with no added sugar, highlighting the fresh, tart apple flavor, it notes. 

Packaged in 8.45-ounce cans, Fuji Apple and Cardamom is available to purchase online in 12-packs at yesapples.com and avecdrinks.com. Four-packs of Fuji Apple and Cardamom are available for purchase exclusively at Wegmans and Sprouts Farmers Market locations nationwide.