From cider to bitters, wines and liquors, and everything in-between, here are the products that top our list of new beverages available this spring!
Three Olives Vodka honors Marilyn Monroe with a flavor offering that celebrates the legend’s love of strawberries and her dazzling style & iconic Hollywood glamour. Live, love, Marilyn Monroe.
2 parts Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Strawberry Vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
Splash of half & half
Mix all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice & shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass & garnish with a strawberry.
Smirnoff Sorbet Light Vodka, a line of light, cool and refreshing flavors available in raspberry pomegranate, mango passion fruit and lemon. Your customers will enjoy great cocktails without sacrificing taste or worrying about calories. The perfect balance of natural fruit flavor and Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka creates a deliciously smooth, delicately flavored Vodka experience with only 78 calories.
Smirnoff Sorbet Peppered
1½ oz Smirnoff Sorbet Light Mango Passion Fruit
¾ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
4 pieces pineapple
Pinch of freshly-ground black pepper
Muddle the pineapple in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with black pepper.
Sparkling bubbles and irresistible sweetness make this Italian Brachetto the perfect complement to any occasion. Glamorous and exciting – Fizz56 fits into a nightclub scene with ease. But bubbly and charming, it pairs beautifully with a romantic evening for two. Fizz56 has it all.
1 part vodka
5 parts Fizz56
1 raspberry for a garnish on the rim!
Bird Dog Peach Whiskey
New extensions that follow the same great recipe; the finest, barrel-aged Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey infused with simple, yet bold flavors.
Peaches and Cream
2 oz. Bird Dog Peach Whiskey
2 oz. Tres Leches Triple Cream Liqueur
Shake vigorously with ice and serve in old fashioned glass on ice.
Dewar’s Highlander Honey
Our favorite Scotch has a new honey of a product out! Dewar’s Highlander Honey. Dewar’s White Label has been stung by the honeybees of Aberfeldy. Dewar’s Highlander Honey infuses distilled heather honey into the original Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch whisky.
Enjoy on the rocks! Or with cola!
New mike’s® authentic shandy™ – hard lemonade & lager
mike’s has crafted the world’s most refreshing shandy – a perfect blend of crisp hard lemonade and golden lager. ONLY mike’s starts with REAL mike’s hard lemonade® then adds golden lager, resulting in beer that is totally different from any other shandy.
New Amsterdam Vodka is premium 80 proof vodka made from the finest quality grains. It is five times distilled for unparalleled smoothness and is filtered three times to create a soft finish. Their new flavors, Red Berry and Peach, make the list.
2½ oz New Amsterdam Peach Vodka
4 oz orange juice
1 oz pineapple juice
Shake ingredients together in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Strain into a martini glass and serve, or strain into a classic highball glass filled with ice cubes and serve.
Caposaldo introduces three new sparkling wines, Sweet Red Sparkling, Sweet Pink Merlot Moscato and Sweet Moscato. They’re fun, festive, bubbly and sweet. (And the ladies love them!)
Dale Degroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters
Crafted from whole botanicals, without commercial flavorings or artificial dyes, Dale Degroff’s Pimento Bitters enhances drinks without overpowering them.
PAINKILLER (Painkiller Variation)
2 oz Pussers Navy Rum
1 oz Coco Lopez
4 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
1 dash Dale’s Pimento Bitters
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider
A crisp and refreshing cider, its fresh apple aroma and slightly sweet, ripe apple flavor make it hard to resist.
½ Angry Orchard Crisp apple
½ Samuel Adams Summer Ale (also new!)
Monin PIÑA COLADA Fruit Smoothie Mix
Monin Gourmet Flavorings, the world’s leading provider of premium syrups and flavoring products, introduces a new flavor to the award winning line of natural, blender ready fruit smoothie mixes including this outstanding Piña Colada.
UV Salty Watermelon
BE BOLD. BE UNIQUE. BE UV.
Phillips Distilling brings us UV Vodka, a seasoned professional in the flavors category. They come loaded with choices and hit all the newest and exciting sub-categories including this outstanding Salty Watermelon just in time for spring.
2 oz UV Salty Watermelon Vodka
6 Mint Leaves
1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Shake & pour over ice
Top w/ Lemon Lime Soda
Garnish w/ salt & pepper rim, mint sprig, & Watermelon chunk
Montelobos Mezcal Joven
Montelobos is distilled from sustainable, 100% organic Agave Espadín grown in the shadow of Oaxaca’s Mountain of Wolves. Montelobos is truly a hand crafted mescal from start to finish. Each bottle is labeled and numbered by hand with a design that is as remarkable as the liquid.
1 1/2 parts Montelobos
3/2 parts Apry or apricot brandy
1 part Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Combine ingredients and shake well. Serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
Perfect for a spring wine program, the new Folie à Deux 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir showcases the best California Sonoma Coast has to offer – rich and elegant, mouth-watering Pinot Noir. This 100% Pinot Noir is aged 10 months in primarily French oak barrels.
American Harvest Organic Spirit
Handcrafted in small batches from organic American winter wheat and water from deep beneath the Snake River Plain. Organic vodka and organic flavor.
2 parts American Harvest
½ part Le Combier ® Triple Sec
½ part freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ part grenadine
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.