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Company Spotlight: Kimo Sabe Mezcal

 

 

Kimo Sabe is a high-end approachable mezcal. By owning their own distillery and estate of 1200 hectars of agave, KS has consistency of flavor. The brand utilizes its renown flavor experts coming from the world of fine cacao, a secret element in the taste of Kimo, creating a premium flavor compared to any high end tequila with it's Joven mezcal. And with it’s oak profiles in the resposado and anejo mezals, KS has created a drink with the style and grace of sipping whisky and/or cognac.

 

Why Kimo Sabe?

MEZCAL IS BETTER FOR YOU
Mezcal has, by law, lower high alcohols (the ones that make your brain hurt and lead to hangovers) than any other spirit including Tequila.Mezcal = 400 PPM
Tequila = 500 PPM
Bourbon/Whiskey = 1000 PPM

KIMO SABE MEZCAL IS SMOOTH
Kimo Sabe, unlike any other spirit, uses sound technology to homogenize the molecules in the spirit. This makes the liquid clean and smooth from the first sip to the last note.

MEZCAL IS A STIMULANT
Along with the energy of the sound waves, agave plants are like solar panels, they absorb sun during the day and grow at night. Harvested after 8 years of sun absorption you are drinking SUN and SOUND energy – a natural stimulant!

MEZCAL IS MORE COMPLEX
MEZCAL – Can use up to 42 types of agave plants, many processing choices and must be made with 100% agave.

TEQUILA – Can only use one agave type, one processing style, and can be made with only 51% agave.

Mezcal, like a multi-color picture,
has more ways to create complex depth of flavor than the black and white picture of tequila.

 

 

 

Company: Kimo Sabe
Brand: Kimo Sabe
Origin: Mexico / USA
Category: Spirits
Packaging: 750 ml
ABV: 41.5 %
Claims: Family Crafted. Master Distiller
Where to Buy: Online Stores, Store Locator
Website: kimosabemezcal.com

 

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Drink Spotlight: Drink Spotlight: Ficks & Co Premium Cocktail Mix – Margarita

 

 

The classic kick back and relax cocktail made with the highest quality ingredients. Our margarita is made with 100% organic Mexican limes sourced directly from Tecoman, Mexico. Never from concentrate and sweetened with organic agave nectar, this mix creates an authentic taste of Cabo wherever you are. With hints of lemon and orange, this guilt free mixer pairs perfectly with your favorite tequila.

 

Add alcohol to make ten cocktails!

Margarita Cocktail Recipe: 2 parts Ficks Premium Margarita Mix + 1 part tequila.

 

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About the company:

While Ficks may be new, the founding team has been driving mixology and food science for years. As college roommates, our three cofounders – Ron, Mike and Matt – had challending coursework and athletic commitments, but also a strong passion for mixology. They wanted to find a way to provide better balance at the bar, so that they and their friends could enjoy great tasting cocktails that didn’t interfere with their active lifestyles. From this idea, Ficks Premium Cocktail mixers were born to create a nutritious, functional cocktail mix with all natural ingredients. Read More

 

Company: Ficks & Co
Brand: Ficks
Origin: USA
Category: Cocktail Mix
Packaging: 32 oz / 950 ml
Claims: Authentic Taste, only 35 Calories. Natural Vitamins. Real Juice.
Variants: Moscow Mule, Margarita
Price: $9.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: ficksdrink.com

 

 

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Drink Spotlight: Bud Light Adds Lemon-Ade-Rita

 

 

BUD LIGHT LIME EXPANDS SUCCESSFUL RITA FRANCHISE WITH NEW WARM WEATHER FLAVOR

Bud Light Lime Introduces Lemon-Ade-Rita in Time for Spring and Summer Entertaining

LOUIS (February 23, 2015) – The popular Bud Light Lime-A-Rita franchise continues its expansion by introducing Lemon-Ade-Rita, a new summer seasonal flavor joining the Rita brand. As consumer demand for convenient cocktail solutions and more delicious flavor variants in the Rita family increases, Bud Light continues to demonstrate the unique ability to introduce new, great tasting and flavorful drinks to a broader audience of beer drinkers. Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita is a lemonade margarita-flavored alcohol beverage with a twist of Bud Light Lime that is ready-to-drink with just one pour and best served over ice.

 

Lemon-Ade-Rita is perfectly positioned to provide consumers with a new taste sensation and joins the Rita portfolio including permanent flavors Lime-A-Rita, Mang-O-Rita, Raz-Ber-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita and seasonal flavors Apple-Rita and Cran-Brr-Rita. The Bud Light Lime Rita family, named a Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Winner in 2014, makes up more than one-third of the FMB (flavored malt beverage) category. Since the launch of Lime-A-Rita in 2012, the Rita brand’s four core flavors claim the top four spots in the FMB category. The new Lemon-Ade-Rita naturally aligns with Bud Light’s fun and social positioning and is an ideal choice for parties and outdoor refreshment, especially as the weather gets warmer.

 

“In just a few years since the brand’s launch, the introduction of Rita flavors has been immensely successful among consumers, both through new permanent and seasonal variants,” said Alexander Lambrecht, vice president, Bud Light. “With the widespread popularity of our winter seasonal, Cran-Brrr-Rita, we saw that consumers have found drinking and entertaining occasions for Ritas throughout the entire year. We anticipate Lemon-Ade-Rita to continue to extend the seasonality of the Rita portfolio and reinforce the brand’s stake in the summer season.”

 

In celebration of the newest flavor launch, Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita collaborated with renowned swimwear brand KAOHS to create a special edition Gypsy bikini bathing suit in a custom Lemon-Ade-Rita color. Bathing suits are available beginning today for a limited time only on http://kaohs.com/ at $82/item.

 

Bud Light Lime Lemon-Ade-Rita will be available in 12-pack, 8 oz. cans, four-pack 16 oz. can and 25 oz. cans. Ritas are 8%* alc/vol flavored malt beverages that blend the refreshment of Bud Light Lime with the taste of authentic margaritas flavors. For more information on Bud Light Lime Rita, visit www.BudLightLime.com or www.Facebook.com/BudLightLime.

 

*6% ABV version of Bud Light Lime Ritas are available in Maine, New Hampshire and Tennessee.

 

Anheuser-Busch Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 47.6 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews Budweiser and Bud Light, two of the world’s largest-selling beers. Anheuser-Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Joe & Sephs Cocktail Popcorn

 

Joe & Sephs has launched a line of cocktail inspired popcorns. Made with 5% alcohol these gourmet popcorns are a great snack that will make you feel happy at the same time. Currently there are four new flavors featured in this line. Check out their website to buy today.

Launching in time for summer, Joe & Seph's alcoholic range is designed to tantalise the taste buds of cocktail lovers and culinary adventurers, with the popcorn's smooth caramel coating infused with the finest artisan spirits.

 

 

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Company: Joe & Sephs
Brand: Joe & Sephs
Slogan: Gourmet Popcorn Chef & Connoisseur
Origin: UK
Category: Salty Snacks
Claims: Gourmet
Packaging: 70g, 110g
Varieties: Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Gin & Tonic, Magarita
Price: £4.00
 Where to buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: joeandsephs.co.uk

 

 

Company: Joe & Sephs
Brand: Joe & Sephs
Origin: UK
Category: Salty Snacks
Varieties: See here for full list
Claims: Gourmet
Packaging: 70g, 80g, 90g
Website: joeandsephs.co.uk

 

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Alcohol Spotlight: Sauza Sparkling Margarita Drinks

 

Sauza® Tequila, the world’s #2 premium tequila, announces the launch of Sauza® Sparkling Margarita, a refreshing new way to enjoy the authentic taste of a margarita with the unique addition of effervescent bubbles. Available in three delicious flavors, including Original Lime, Wild Berry and Mango Peach, this fun, ready-to-serve cocktail captures the spirit of the traditional margarita paired with a unique twist of flavor.

Each variety of Sauza® Sparkling Margarita begins with a Sauza® Silver Tequila base, which is enhanced with Triple Sec along with bubbly effervescence and refreshing flavors.

 

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Sauza® Original Lime Sparkling Margarita – Offers margarita purists a simple twist featuring fresh agave and sweet and tart lime along with effervescent bubbles.

 

 

 

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Sauza® Wild Berry Sparkling Margarita – Perfect for those looking for an unexpected flavor pairing, Wild Berry features notes of bright cherry and citrus with just a hint of spice.

 

 

 

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Sauza® Mango Peach Sparkling Margarita – A sweet sensation, Mango Peach features the perfect balance of sweetness combining fresh mango and peach with the tart taste of lime.

 

“Launching just in time for the spring and summer entertaining season, Sauza® Sparkling Margarita allows you to easily turn any moment into a celebration,” said Vanessa Jenkins, Senior Marketing Director of Tequilas at Beam Inc. “We’ve taken America’s #1 cocktail and made it even more refreshing by adding a bit of effervescence to it. It’s fresh, bubbly, and ready-to-serve – perfect for any ladies’ evening with friends. Now, you can simply open and pour margaritas that will truly bring some sparkle to the party, of course always responsibly.”

 

About Sauza® Tequila
Sauza® Tequila is the perfect complement to a ladies night, allowing any moment to become a celebration. Each bottle of Sauza® Tequila, the margarita’s favorite tequila, is carefully crafted using the finest agave from the renowned Sauza® distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. Sauza® offers a full line of tequila including Sauza® Tequila Gold, Sauza® Tequila Silver, Sauza® Blue Reposado Tequila, Sauza® Blue Silver Tequila and now, Sauza® Sparkling Margarita.

 

Company: Beam
Brand: Sauza
Origin: USA
Category: Liquor
Packaging: 375ml, bottle, 750ml Bottle
Alcohol Volume: 10%
Variants: Original Lime, Wild Berry and Mango Peach
Price: $12.99 per 750 mL bottle and $7.99 per 375 mL bottle
Where to Buy: Online
Website: sauzatequila.com

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Product Spotlight: Budweiser Mang-O-Rita

 

Last April, Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita hit shelves, and in less than eight months, became the leading flavored malt beverage brand on the market, selling more than 500,000 barrels.  The successful launch of Lime-A-Rita was second only to Bud Light’s other 2012 innovation, Bud Light Platinum, which was the No. 1 top-selling new product in the alcohol category.

Anheuser Busch has now announced they will launch a much-anticipated new flavor: Bud Light Lime Mang-o-Rita, an 8%* alc/vol flavored malt beverage that blends the refreshment of Bud Light Lime with the taste of an authentic mango margarita.

“The response to Lime-A-Rita, especially among non-beer drinkers, was tremendous, and we knew we’d tapped into a winning insight we could build on,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president, Bud Light."

Mang-o-Rita Straw-Ber-Rita and Lime-A-Rita are best enjoyed over ice and are the perfect addition to any outdoor occasion, especially as the weather heats up.  The new brand will be available in three pack sizes: 12-pack, 8 oz. cans; four-pack 16 oz. cans; and 24 oz. cans.

For more information on Straw-Ber-Rita and Lime-a-Rita, visit www.BudLightLime.com or www.Facebook.com/BudLightLime.

 

 

Company: Anheuser-Busch
Brand:  Bud Light
Category: Alcohol Beverages
Origin: USA
Packaging: 8 fl oz
Alcohol Volume: 8%
Varieties: Lime-a-rita, Straw-ber-rita, Mang-o-rita
Price: $13.99 for 12 cans
Website: anheuser-busch.com

 

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Product Spotlight: Tres Agaves Nectar Margarita

 

Our organic cocktail-ready agave nectar, made with organic agaves, is the original and only organic agave sweetener on the market created specifically for Margaritas and other mixed drinks. We've balanced it with just enough purified water so it measures, pours, and dissolves easily, with a consistent sweetness level, making it the finest simple syrup available. Just add TRES AGAVES 100% Agave Tequila and unsweetened lime juice for the ultimate fresh Margarita!

The judges at the Beverage Testing Institute were so impressed, they gave it their highest rating ever - 90/100 - for an agave-based mixer product.

Only 60 Calories Per Serving
Contains NO High Fructose Corn Syrup
Low Glycemic Index

 

Company: Tres Agaves
Brand: Tres Agaves
Category: Alcohol
Origin: USA
Claims: Low Calorie
Packaging: 375ml
Price: $8.00
Website: tresagaves.com

 

 

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Product Spotlight: Loko Rita Ready to Drink Alcohol

 

Phusion Projects has launched a new ready to drink alcoholic beverage with a new brand, Loko Rita.

With the introduction of Loko Rita, Phusion are showcasing their ability to develop new flavors and innovative packaging," said Jim Sloan, executive vice president with Phusion Projects. "The tactile can is something Phusion feel will draw consumers to the product and the taste will keep them coming back for more".

Currently available in two flavor varieties: Peach Margarita and Original Margarita.  Pour over ice. Premium malt beverage with natural flavors, certified colors and artificial sweetener. Contains 8% alcohol by volume. The can itself is uniquely designed with raised texturized traditional artwork, allowing consumers to taste and feel the celebration of this new brand as they experience it.

 

Company: Phusion Projects
Brand: Loko Rita
Slogan: Natural Flavors, Real Fruit Juice
Category: Flavored Alcohol, Ready to Drink
Origin: USA
Alcohol Volume: 8%
Packaging:16fl oz (1 pint)
Varieties: Peach, Original
Website: lokorita.com

 

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Product Spotlight: Crystal Light Appletini and Mojito Mocktails

Be the life of the party - guilt free. New, low-calorie mocktails are virgin drink mixes that pair well with girl's night outs, intimate soirees and outrageous flirting.

Only 5 calories per serving. Sugar free. Gluten free. Low sodium beverage.

Nutritional information:
Fat: 0g; Protein: 0g; Total Carbohydrates: 0g

Per Serving size: 46g, Servings per Container: 5, Total Calories: 5, Protein (g/mg) : 0g, Fat (g/mg) : 0g, Sodium (g/mg) : 30mg, Sugar (g/mg) : 0g, Total Carbohydrate (g/mg) : 0g

Company: Kraft
Brand: Crystal Light
Category: Drink Mixes
Origin: USA
Packaging: 5 packets, makes 10 quarts
Claims: Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Non Alcoholic

Varieties: Appletini, Mojito, Pomtini, Margarita, Peach Bellini
Price: $5.94 USD
Website: kraftrecipes.com
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Chipotle Introduces Handmade Patron Margaritas

Looks like Chipotle appreciates genuine margaritas just as much as the rest of us — at least enough to completely revamp the Chipotle margarita experience just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Chipotle has actually served margaritas since they opened their first store in 1993, but the drinks were made from a mix and “weren’t as delicious as they could be,” according to Chipotle’s chief marketing officer. Customers looking to try Chipotle’s heightened alcohol experience will be able to choose between either Patron or Sauza tequila, and every single margarita will be made by hand with a mixture of lemon juice, lime juice, and organic agave nectar. The new margaritas will hit 900 Chipotle stores on April 29th, and will cost anywhere between $6.50 and $8, depending on the location and whether Patron or Sauza is your tequila of choice.

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