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Introducing Truly Spiked & Sparkling: A New Way To Drink Sparkling Water… Spiked!

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Truly Spiked & Sparkling: Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo, and Pomegranate (PRNewsFoto/Truly Spiked & Sparkling)

Truly Spiked & Sparkling, a new clean, crisp and refreshing spiked sparkling water is hitting shelves today. With just 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs per serving, Truly Spiked & Sparkling (5% ABV) is the lowest-calorie and lowest-carb spiked sparkling water available, and it’s gluten-free.

The inspiration to experiment and develop Truly Spiked & Sparkling stemmed from two significant trends in the beverage world—growth in the consumption of carbonated bottled water in the U.S., which nearly doubled since 20121, and an overall interest in low-calorie alcoholic beverages as drinkers seek ways to make their calories work harder for them. Truly Spiked & Sparkling provides a delicious solution to enjoy both.

“A few years ago, I began noticing many of my friends and family members giving up traditional soda for flavored sparkling water,” said Casey O’Neill, a member of the innovation team behind Truly Spiked & Sparkling. “I started playing around with alcoholic versions as a side project over a year ago, realizing there was a need for something clean, crisp and sparkling, like traditional sparkling water, but for times when you want to imbibe! After much experimentation, we created the recipe for Truly Spiked & Sparkling and knew we had something great – refreshing, with a hint of fruit, but doesn’t fill you up or break the calorie bank.”

Every batch is crafted with simple ingredients, using absolutely no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Truly Spiked & Sparkling contains alcohol made from cane sugar. This isn’t the sparkling water you grew up drinking— Truly Spiked & Sparkling takes the timeless classic and gives it a modern, grown-up, spiked twist, also with a touch of fruit.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling is available in three delicious styles:

  • Colima Lime: Some of the world’s best limes are grown in Colima, a small state on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, including those used to make Truly Spiked & Sparkling Colima Lime. This style is slightly tart with a crisp, but subtle sweetness.
  • Grapefruit & Pomelo: This style has a fresh aroma of citrus on the nose, followed by tart and tangy notes. Pomelo, a lesser-known citrus fruit, contributes an undercurrent of sweetness to balance the grapefruit.
  • Pomegranate: Pomegranates are known for their juicy sweetness, complemented by a slight tart flavor. Truly Spiked & Sparkling Pomegranate is clean, crisp and refreshing with a hint of this juicy super fruit.
    Truly Spiked & Sparkling offers convenience and ease, perfect for active and social drinkers looking for a light, refreshing alternative to wine, light beer and cocktails.

Truly Spiked & Sparkling is available in 6-packs for a suggested retail price around $9.99-$10.99 (price varies by location). At the moment, Truly Spiked & Sparkling is available in nearly 20 major markets throughout the U.S. (and hopefully even more places very soon!) To find out where you can buy it, visit: http://www.trulyspikedsparkling.com.

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NEW Bacardi Tangerine

Bacardi Tangerine 750 ML (PRNewsFoto/BACARDI Rum)
Bacardi Tangerine 750 ML (PRNewsFoto/BACARDI Rum)

BACARDÍ rum, the world’s most awarded rum, announced the latest addition to the iconic brand’s flavored rum family, BACARDÍ Tangerine. Now available nationwide and with a new bottle design, BACARDÍ Tangerine, is infused with rich tangerine flavors to create a tangy and fresh taste, inspired by the brand’s Caribbean heritage.

BACARDÍ rum created the flavored rum category twenty years ago when it launched BACARDÍ Limón® in 1995. The launch of BACARDÍ Limón was hailed by the industry as “the most successful spirit launch of all time.” The secret to the intense flavor in BACARDÍ flavored rums is starting every recipe with BACARDÍ Superior white rum, aging for one year and blending in rich, tropical fruit flavors. When it’s all blended together the characterful rum amplifies these ingredients to unleash the richest possible fruit flavor—and the most vibrant experiences. The juicy taste and captivating aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle. BACARDÍ Tangerine joins the lineup of flavored rums both on and off premise and is available in 750ML size for a suggested retail price of $12.99, in addition to 50ML, 200ML, 375ML, 1L and 1.75L sizes.

“This anniversary year is a big deal for BACARDÍ flavored rums and we always continue to expand the portfolio with innovative flavors to meet our consumer’s needs for rich taste experiences,” said Shane M. Graber, Vice President and Brand Managing Director BACARDÍ rum North America. “With the introduction of Tangerine, the brand delivers a flavor profile for consumers to enjoy throughout the summer during pool parties and at the beach.”

BACARDÍ rum is introducing its six core delicious BACARDÍ flavored rums in the brand’s new pack design, designed in consultation with some of the world’s leading bartenders. It has been created to ensure it is well balanced in order to produce the perfect pour. In addition to BACARDÍ Tangerine, BACARDÍ Limón, BACARDÍ Pineapple, BACARDÍ Coconut, BACARDÍ Mango and BACARDÍ Dragon Berry will also sport the new pack design starting this summer.

The new product and design launch is supported with a multi-million dollar media plan, including on-and off-sampling and promotion.

BACARDÍ Tangerine is a BACARDÍ original flavor that’s great as a shot drink or mixed with fruit juices and soda water for a refreshing drink that’s full of flavor.

Select BACARDÍ Tangerine cocktails:

BACARDÍ Tangerine Tango
3 parts orange juice
1 part BACARDÍ Tangerine
Fill a highball glass with ice.
Pour in ingredients and mix well.

BACARDÍ Tangerine Drop
½ part BACARDÍ Tangerine
½ part lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
Pour ingredients into a stainless steel shaker over ice and shake until completely cold.
Pour into chilled shot glass. Serve with sugar dipped orange wedge, or rim glass with sugar.

On Kickstarter: Bartesian

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Bartesian: the Ultimate Cocktail Machine

Bartesian mixes you the perfect cocktail in seconds; insert your capsule and select your strength. It’s cocktails, liberated!

What is Bartesian?

Bartesian is cocktails, liberated. Create delicious cocktails at home without fancy recipes or multiple ingredients. Everything you need is inside the capsule – just add the basic spirits (vodka, rum, gin, and tequila).

Insert your capsule, select the strength, and Bartesian will mix the perfect cocktail every time. One cocktail, one capsule, as simple as that!

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Each Bartesian Capsule is made with real, premium ingredients: juice concentrates, non-alcoholic liqueurs, and bitters, all in liquid form. There are no artificial powders or high-glucose corn syrup in these capsules. This allows for quality taste and drink-ability cocktail after cocktail.

The campaign is already well on its way to achieving its target, with the project running until July 16.

READ MORE ON KICKSTARTER

NEW Apothic Wines – Apothic Crush

Apothic Wines unveils Apothic Crush - its latest limited edition red blend (PRNewsFoto/Apothic Wines)
Apothic Wines unveils Apothic Crush – its latest limited edition red blend (PRNewsFoto/Apothic Wines)

Just in time for the Valentine’s season, Apothic Wines, known for their unique blends and bold flavors, is proud to announce the launch of its latest seasonal offering, Apothic Crush – which will be on shelves between February and April 2015. This decadent red blend is every bit as memorable and captivating as your first epic crush.

“This limited release red wine blends luscious red fruit flavors with notes of caramel and chocolate for a velvety, smooth mouthfeel,” said Debbie Juergenson, Apothic winemaker. “With our time-tested winemaking style of blending Old World intrigue with modern sophistication, Apothic Crush is our most decadent red blend yet.”

Apothic Crush will be available for a limited time nationwide wherever wine is sold beginning in February 2015 and retails for approximately $14. To learn more about Apothic Wines and where to buy, visit Apothic.com or Apothic’s social channels.

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