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10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon
Heaven's Door Spirits $130/750ml at time of publication

Heaven's Door has announced the released of 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon. This rich, full-bodied, limited edition bourbon is mellowed with sugar maple after distillation before entering new white oak barrels.

10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon, bottled at 100 proof, is mellowed right after coming off the still using charcoal columns from aged Tennessee sugar maple trees, a method traditionally known as the “Lincoln County Process.” The low rye content also allows the best of a decade of barrel aging to shine through. On the nose, there is an immediate aroma of fresh multi-grain baked bread and ripened nougat. The midpalate mouthfeel is rounded out with semi-sweet flavors of grilled pineapple and candied walnuts. On the finish, you will find a perfect balance of sweet and savory with cooked peaches and steeped tobacco.

Heaven's Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon is presented in a commemorative box with a replica of Bob Dylan's original hand-typed lyrics of "Maggie's Farm" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues." These final bottles of Heaven's Door 10 Year Tennessee Straight Bourbon are available via pre-order on ReserveBar.com and for purchase in stores later that month.

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The New Food Lover's Companion
Ron Herbst, Sharon Tyler Herbst $20.99 for paperback at time of publication

The fifth edition of this widely praised and highly esteemed reference guide has been updated with new information to reflect the way we eat in today's world. The authors have taken into account our healthier lifestyles and more diverse palates to include:

  • Over 500 new listings, including Korean, Persian, and South American additions
  • Updated information for hundreds of existing entries
  • A blood alcohol concentration chart for men and women
  • An extensive breakdown of food labels and nutritional facts
  • Department of Agriculture recommendations for a 2,000-calorie-per-day food plan

Among the myriad foods and culinary subjects defined and explained are cooking tools and techniques, meat cuts, breads, pastas, and literally everything else related to good food and enjoyable dining. Handy appendices cover many topics including suggestions for substituting recipe ingredients, a microwave oven conversion chart, recommended safe cooking temperatures for meats and fish, and much more. 

The New Food Lover's Companion is a reference guide—not a cookbook—but it includes hundreds of cooking tips plus an extensive bibliography of recommended cookbooks. More than 7,200 entries plus line art are included in this seminal work.

Available for Kindle and in paperback format here.

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2019 Kentucky Derby Bottle
Woodford Reserve $43.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Woodford Reserve®, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®, is honoring “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2019 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Woodford Reserve Derby bottle.

The limited-edition 2019 Woodford Reserve Derby bottle features the colorful artwork of Keith Anderson and showcases thoroughbreds racing across the front. This is the second year that Anderson, who works in the Bourbon Street Café at Brown-Forman headquarters in Louisville, has been chosen to have his work featured on the collectible annual release. Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select is a super-premium, small batch bourbon crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region. It is a bourbon of exceptional richness, depth, and character with a smooth, well-rounded finish.

45.2% ABV

About the Artist

Keith A. Anderson, a Louisville native who has served mint juleps to thoroughbred racing fans for years and who works at the Bourbon Street Café at Brown-Forman headquarters, has fulfilled a lifetime dream: his colorful art is featured on this year’s iconic Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle.

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Stolen X
Stolen Spirits $24.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Stolen Spirits is at it again, announcing the launch of its newest expression, Stolen X.

Based on a pre-prohibition spirit known as “Rock & Rye”, Stolen X is made with straight American rye whiskey, and then blended with organic raw honey and real orange peel. The aged rye whiskey and all-natural ingredients create a smooth and perfectly balanced flavor profile similar to that of an Old fashioned. At 80 proof, the whiskey stands proud with subtle notes of honey and citrus that bring a smooth finish. Stolen X is perfect as a shot or can be enjoyed over ice or with a beer.

Stolen Spirits plans to disrupt the flavored whiskey category with Stolen X, particularly in bars and nightclubs, with natural ingredients that actually taste good.

Stolen X is currently available at both on- and off-premise establishments in 750ml bottles with a suggested retail price of $24.99. This summer, the brand plans to launch a 1-liter bottle ($29.99) and convenient 100ml cans ($2.99).

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George Dickel Bottled in Bond
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky $35.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky’s newest limited-release, George Dickel Bottled in Bond, hits shelves in May, just in time for Father’s Day.

At 100 proof, George Dickel’s Bottled in Bond offers a bold and balanced profile highlighted by tastes of light honey, apple, warm spices and a touch of smoke. This batch comes from barrels that were maturing since fall 2005, and the 13-year-old oak lends depth and complexity to the whisky, while boasting the balanced fruit-forward notes George Dickel is known for.

This whisky can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks in addition to being well-suited for many of your favorite cocktails.

50% ABV

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Crown Royal French Oak Cask Finished
Crown Royal $59.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

The fourth edition of Crown Royal’s Noble Collection, Crown Royal French Oak Cask Finished, showcases Crown Royal Deluxe, the standard of excellence for Canadian whisky. This limited release will hit shelves this May and is available for a limited time.

French Oak Cask Finished showcases Crown Royal's Fine Deluxe whisky finished for 3 to 4 months in new toasted French Oak from the Vosges region. Famous for its forests and long history of meticulously manicured oak trees, the Vosges region provides the ideal climate to create the straightest and tightest grain. Once harvested, the oak is open-air seasoned for two years to transform the wood and set the state for the final two-step fire toasting. The precise toasting process allows Crown Royal's barrels to impart their iconic blended Canadian whisky with rich, dark notes of caramel, vanilla and fruit. This highly anticipated whisky is best served neat to enjoy its full depth and flavor. 

The Crown Royal Noble Collection is a series of limited annual releases that celebrate the skilled craftsmanship of Crown Royal's master blender and his dedication to the art of creating extraordinary whiskies. First created in 1939 as a gift for the king and queen of England, a Canadian entrepreneur created a blend of 50 whiskies and wrapped a bottle in a regal purple bag with gold stitching. Affectionately named "Crown Royal," the whisky maintains the integrity and quality of the brand's process today as it was first presented to English royalty.

40% ABV

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Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey $49.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Available for a limited time, Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey is a premium aged elevation of the brand’s multi-award-winning Bulleit Rye because some things just get better with age.

Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey is the fifth addition to the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey family. This small-batch rye whiskey was fully aged and matured to perfection in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of 12 years to create a balance of smoothness and spice worthy of Bulleit Rye’s impressive list of credentials.

Using the same mash bill as Bulleit Rye—95% rye and 5% malted barley—the additional years of aging are evident in this small-batch release resulting in layers of flavor complexity, while continuing to ring true to the smooth balance and spiciness of its predecessor. Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old is a pleasantly dry, bold rye that possesses notes of dried orchard fruits with a hint of baking spice and oak on the nose. This latest Bulleit release has a clean, crisp palate with flavors of dried pear, light toffee and oak with a hint of graham cracker spice.

46% ABV

 

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BACARDÍ Rum Julep
BACARDÍ

Surprise your guests with this rum-soaked riff on the Mint Julep.

BACARDÍ Rum Julep

Recipe and image courtesy of BACARDÍ

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • 0.4 parts Sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Peach bitters
  • 1 Mint sprig to garnish
  • 1 Peach slice to garnish

Build over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig and peach slice.

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Woodford Reserve Bourbon Punch
Woodford Reserve

Celebrate World Whiskey Day with this Bourbon Punch, perfect for cooling off while temperatures rise.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Punch

Recipe and image courtesy of Woodford Reserve

  • 1.5 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 2 oz. Lemonade
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
  • Lemon twist to garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice and pour into a tall glass.

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Woodford Reserve Mint Julep
Woodford Reserve

This is the traditional Derby Day cocktail, and a southern ritual crafted from bourbon, sugar and mint.

Mint Julep

Recipe and image courtesy of Woodford Reserve

  • 2 parts Woodford Reserve
  • 8 to 10 Mint leaves
  • Superfine sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pellet ice
  • 2 Mint sprigs to garnish

Muddle 8 to 10 mint leaves (smacking optional), two barspoons of superfine sugar, and two parts Woodford Reserve Bourbon in a Mint Julep cup with a scoop of pellet ice. Top with more pellet ice, forming the telltale dome above the rim. Garnish with two mint sprigs and powdered sugar.

The famous Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep pictured.

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Tennessee Sunrise
Uncle Nearest

This creative riff on the classic Tequila Sunrise features unexpected and fresh ingredients like passion fruit and basil.

Tennessee Sunrise

Recipe by California mixologist May Lee; Image: Uncle Nearest

Muddle 2-3 basil leaves with agave and build other ingredients on top. Shake vigorously with ice for 20 seconds. Fine strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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Black Bee
Jameson

The Black Bee cocktail calls for big, bright, Black Barrel flavors. Whiskey pairs with grapefruit, lemon, and orange flavors with a Shiners finish.

Black Bee

Recipe and image courtesy of Jameson

  • 1.5 parts Jameson Black Barrel
  • 0.75 parts Grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 parts Honey syrup
  • 0.25 parts Lemon juice
  • Orange bitters
  • Shiner Premium float
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Combine all ingredients except beer, add ice, and shake. Pour over ice and float Shiner Premium on top. Garnish with lemon peel.

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Buchanan's Pineapple Cranberry
Buchanan's

Scotch comes together with pineapple and cranberry juices to create this intriguing sip.

Buchanan's Pineapple Cranberry

Recipe and image courtesy of Buchanan’s

Combine Buchanan's DeLuxe 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with pineapple slice and cherry.

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SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee
Skyy $13.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

There’s no mistaking it: cold brew coffee is red-hot and quickly becoming a new American classic, a staple of a brunch-focused generation. Now, for a limited time only, San Francisco-born SKYY® Vodka is bringing the authentic taste of this country’s latest obsession to cocktail bars and retail stores across the U.S. with the release of SKYY Infusions® Cold Brew Coffee. Available now, SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee is infused with Arabica coffee beans, capturing the fantastically mild, sweet and less bitter coffee taste that people crave with cold brew.

Perfect for brunches, outdoor BBQ’s, summer parties and after-work drinks, enjoyed on the rocks, in coffee-inspired cocktails, or as a twist on a classic favorite.

SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee is a perfect example of how SKYY Vodka continues to be an innovator in the spirits world. With the release of the SKYY Infusions product line in 2008, SKYY charted a new course for flavored vodkas by creating an offering that caters to the current consumer trend toward natural, infused products that elevate the flavors and experience.

35% ABV

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Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions
Smirnoff $11.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Zero sugar, one-hundred percent flavor, and three new variants. If it sounds too good to be true, that’s probably because you haven’t tried new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions yet. The new line from Smirnoff comes just in time for the warmer months and as a more balanced lifestyle is top of mind for many. In fact, 77 percent of people are reporting cutting back on added sugars.1 Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions offers a zero sugar option with all the flavor, perfect for those who want to have their (sugar-free) cake and eat it too!

Infused with natural flavors, the brand-new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions lineup features three flavor variants, Cucumber & Lime, Watermelon & Mint, and Strawberry & Rose, which will give vodka enthusiasts 21+ a delicious, sugar-free option without sacrificing taste. Whether brunching with your besties or hosting a backyard gathering of friends and family, it’s guaranteed to bring the flavor and fun to any daytime party or occasion!

With new Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions (60 proof, 30% Alc/Vol), the brand stays true to its values of providing great quality products – and now great quality zero sugarproducts – at an affordable suggested retail price. It has never been easier to make sugar free cocktails at home that are packed with natural flavor. Smirnoff Zero Sugar Infusions are refreshing-tasting options, perfect for mixing simple, crowd-pleasing cocktails that are one-hundred percent delicious, without all of the sugar.

Source: International Food Information Council Foundation Food and Health Survey 2018

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Cold Brew Martini
Skyy

Skyy's latest expression, Cold Brew Coffee, is the star of this bold but refreshing Mother's Day and brunch Martini.

Cold Brew Martini

Recipe and image courtesy of SKYY Vodka

  • 1 part SKYY Infusions Cold Brew Coffee
  • 1 part Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur
  • 1 part Coconut water

Shake with ice in mixing tin and strain into a Martini glass.

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Strawberry-Rose Cocktail
Smirnoff

Hibiscus tea and sparkling passionfruit combine with delicate, slightly sweet strawberry and light rose petal flavors.

Strawberry-Rose Cocktail

Recipe and image by Smirnoff

Fill an Old Fashioned tumbler with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Strawberry-Rose Zero Sugar Infusion, hibiscus tea and sparkling water. Stir well and pour over ice. Serve immediately.

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Mint Summer Splash
Smirnoff

Featuring Smirnoff's brand-new Zero Sugar Infusions vodka, this cocktail is infused with juicy watermelon flavor balanced with the taste of fresh mint for a refreshing finish. 

Mint Summer Splash

Recipe and image by Smirnoff

Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Watermelon-Mint Zero Sugar Infusion, watermelon sparkling water, watermelon juice, and club soda. Stir well. Pour over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and watermelon slice.

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Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca
Smirnoff

This drink is infused with the crisp, cool flavor of a fresh cucumber paired with the bright citrus notes of lime.

Cucumber-Lime Agua Fresca

Recipe and image by Smirnoff

  • Coarse sugar
  • 2 oz. Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusions
  • 1-2 Cucumber ribbons to line glass and garnish
  • 1 oz. Cucumber puree
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Bottled mineral water
  • 1 Lime wheel to garnish
  • Fresh mint sprig to garnish

Rim an Old Fashioned glass or tall cocktail glass with coarse sugar. Line the glass with cucumber ribbons and fill with ice. In a cocktail stirring glass, combine the Smirnoff Cucumber-Lime Zero Sugar Infusion, cucumber puree, lime juice and mineral water. Pour over ice. Garnish with cucumber ribbons, lime wheel and mint sprigs.

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BACARDÍ Lime Cooler
BACARDÍ

This refreshing sipper is perfect for Mother's Day and brunch.

BACARDÍ Lime Cooler

Recipe and image courtesy of BACARDÍ

  • 2 parts BACARDÍ Lime
  • 0.75 parts Watermelon liqueur
  • 0.75 parts Lime juice
  • 0.5 parts Simple syrup
  • 2 parts Club sodaThis refreshing sipper is perfect for Mother's Day and brunch.
  • Watermelon wedge to garnish
  • Lime wheel to garnish

Shake ingredients vigorously with plenty of crushed ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and lime wheel.

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La Fresa
Tequila Don Julio

If you thought you'd never see tequila and White Zinfandel come together in the same cocktail, you thought wrong.

La Fresa

Recipe by Mica Rousseau of Mexico City; Image: Tequila Don Julio

  • 1/3 oz. Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • 3/4 oz. White Zinfandel
  • 1/2 oz. Strawberry puree
  • 1 tsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • Dehydrated strawberries to garnish

Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, White Zinfandel, strawberry puree, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a coupe glass.

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Pura Still
The Pura Beverage Company $11.99/6-pack/11-oz. bottles SRP at time of publication

The first spiked water that doesn’t need bubbles to keep things interesting. Pura Still is made with a splash of coconut water and a hint of fruit flavor.

Refreshing? Totally. Still? Absolutely. Flat? Not a chance.

Per 11.2-oz. serving, Pura Still contains just 90 calories and 2 grams of carbohydrates (1 gram of cane sugar). Made using Pura Still's proprietary triple-filtered malt alcohol base and does not contain any liquor or spirits.

Available in three refreshing flavors.

Blackberry: Sweet, juicy and tart.

Mandarin Orange: A refreshing splash of coconut water enhanced with a hint of orange.

Mango: A hint of mango flavor balanced by a splash of coconut water.

4.5% ABV

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White Claw Hard Seltzer
White Claw Seltzer Works $14.99/12-pack-12-oz. cans SRP at time of publication

White Claw Hard Seltzer takes its inspiration from the legend of the White Claw wave, when three perfect crests come together to create a moment of pure refreshment. White Claw set out to make something as pure, refreshing and natural as that wave. The result? White Claw Hard Seltzer. Made Pure.

Using their unique BrewPure® process, White Claw made an alcohol base that's naturally gluten free and low calorie for consumers to enjoy life without compromise. The brand's pure and clean tasting base allows White Claw's natural flavors to come through for a hit of epic refreshment. It's like nothing you've tasted before.

White Claw® Hard Seltzer is made using a blend of seltzer water, gluten-free BrewPure® alcohol, and a hint of fruit. White Claw's 5 fruit flavors contain only 100 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and all natural flavors: Mango, Black Cherry, Natural Lime, Ruby Grapefruit, and Raspberry.

A limited-edition expression of White Claw is also available: Pure. Zero carbs, only 100 calories, and a clean taste. Easy to enjoy straight or add your own flavor twist.

5% ABV

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Henry's Hard Sparkling Water
Henry's $14.99/12-pack/12-oz. cans SRP at time of publication

At just 88 calories per 12-oz. slim can, Henry's Hard Sparkling Water is a refreshing alternative to beer, cocktails and wine. Henry's has zero grams of sugar, 1.6 grams of carbs, and less than a gram of protein. Weighing in at just 4.2% ABV, these hard sparkling waters are sessionable.

Available in 6 refreshing flavors that appeal to adventurous, curious and health-conscious consumers.

Blueberry Lemon: A subtle burst of blueberry flavor balanced with a hint of lemon notes.

Pineapple: Not too sweet. Not too tart. With just the right amount of each, Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water Pineapple is your one way ticket to the tropics.

Lemon Lime: The aroma of lemon zest and lime makes way for a slightly tart and citrusy taste.

Strawberry Kiwi: What happens when sweet strawberry flavor meets tangy kiwi flavor? The deliciously refreshing and light Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water Strawberry Kiwi.

Passion Fruit: Hints of passion fruit flavor and an aroma of berry notes keep it balanced and a little tart, all at the same time.

Peach Mango: Peach-forward flavor complemented by refreshing mango notes.

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BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer
BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer $12.99/12-pack/12-oz. cans SRP at time of publication

BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer is crafted using select ingredients, including purified water and natural fruit flavors, to create a clean, crisp taste.

With no barley or wheat, BON & VIV Spiked Seltzer is gluten free. Each can is only 90 calories and has zero grams of sugar.

Available in 7 exciting flavors in 12-oz. slim cans: Black Cherry Rosemary, Pear Elderflower, Prickly Pear, Clementine Hibiscus, Grapefruit, Cranberry, and Lemon Lime.

4.5% ABV

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Nauti Hard Seltzer
Nauti Seltzer / Craft Cocktail Company $8.99/6-pack/12-oz. cans SRP at time of publication

Handcrafted in New England, Nauti Hard Seltzer is low-carb, low-sugar, gluten free, and only 100 calories. 

Available in four refreshing flavors in 12-oz. slim cans (4.5% ABV).

Black Cherry: Just the right blend of the delicious taste of black cherries with a clean and refreshing finish. 

Blueberry Lemonade: The sweet refreshing taste of blueberries with the perfectly tart bite of home-style lemonade.

Mixed Berry: The perfect combination of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cherries for a luscious and refreshing treat. 

Watermelon: A delicate kiss of juicy, farm fresh watermelons with a crisp and effervescent finish.

Be on the lookout for EXTRA Nauti this spring, available in 19.2-oz. cans (8% ABV).

EXTRA Black Cherry: Just the EXTRA right blend of the delicious taste of black cherries with a clean and refreshing finish. 174 calories per serving.

EXTRA Mixed Berry: An EXTRA perfect combination of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and cherries for a luscious and refreshing treat. 175 calories per serving.

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Truly Hard Seltzer
Truly Hard Seltzer $15.99/12-pack/12-oz. cans SRP at time of publication

The world's best spiked and sparkling water didn't exist. And frankly, the choices for light and refreshing low-calorie, low-sugar options weren’t great. Cocktails were too complicated, wine was too heavy, and who needs that bloated feeling that comes with light beer? So, Truly went to work, playing around with recipes for a refreshing, clean and simple spiked sparkling water.

Truly Hard Seltzer appeals to active, health-conscious consumers. Every batch is made with simple, natural ingredients and hints of fruit. No artificial flavors or sweeteners. Just 100 calories and 5% ABV.

With 13 refreshing styles, there’s something for everyone.

Rosé: Bubbly and delicately sweet with a hint of California Chardonnay grapes. Move over, rosé wine.

Wild Berry: Naturally sweet flavors of juicy California strawberries, raspberries and Marion blackberries.

Blueberry & Acai: Tart blueberries mixed with the sweet berry flavors of Brazilian açaí.

Raspberry Lime: Ripe California raspberries mixed with a refreshing zest of lime.

Black Cherry: Slightly sweet and full of flavor, made with some of the world’s best black cherries from the Pacific Northwest.

Lime: Delightfully refreshing, crisp and classic lime.

Grapefruit: Bold citrus aroma complemented by grapefruit’s perfect tartness.

Orange: Mellow orange with bright citrus notes.

Lemon: Bright, refreshing and full of citrus zest.

Pineapple: Tropical in a can, perfect for sipping in the sun.

Mango: Ripe, juicy mango with hints of coconut and pineapple.

Passion Fruit: Naturally sweet passion fruit with tropical notes of peach, coconut, pineapple and mango.

Pomegranate: Balanced natural sweetness with a slightly tart finish, like juicy pomegranate seeds.

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KYLA Hard Kombucha
Kyla Kombucha $12.99/6-pack/11-oz. bottles SRP at time of publication

What do you get when you combine world-class brewers, nerdy-cool microbiologists, and a quest for the perfect “healthy-ish” libation? It’s not a trick question—it’s KYLA Hard Kombucha.

KYLA Hard Kombucha is a fermented and fizzy, light and refreshing, gluten-free alcoholic kombucha beverage brewed in Hood River, Oregon. Clocking in at 100 calories, 2 grams of sugar and 2 grams of carbs, it’s your health-conscious and curious guests' new favorite drink.

Available in four delicious flavors in 11-oz. bottles, 12-oz. slim cans, and draft.

Ginger Tangerine: A refreshing ginger flavor with the sweet-tart tang of tangerine.

Hibiscus Lime: A brilliant red brew with floral aromas and bright, tropical-citrus flavors.

Pink Grapefruit: A crisp burst of tangy grapefruit with a dash of sweet blood orange.

Cold Brew Coffee: A blend of roasty cold brew with creamy, light sweet vanilla undertones.

4.5% ABV

 

 

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Flying Embers Organic Hard Kombucha
Flying Embers $14/4-pack/16-oz. cans SRP at time of publication

Flying Embers Organic Hard Kombucha is fermented with an adaptogenic base of ginger, turmeric, ashwagandha and astragalus. Available in a variety of delicious flavors, Flying Embers is certified USDA organic, vegan, gluten free, and not pasteurized. Fermented with live probiotics and botanical adaptogens.

Available in three enticing flavors in 22-oz. bottles and 16-oz. cans:

Ginger & Oak: Earthy, rich, smoky, warm, full-bodied

Ancient Berry: Fruity, sweet, fun, bright, smooth

Lemon Orchard: Citrus, zesty, refreshing, light, floral

4.5% ABV, 1% for First Responders

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Kombrewcha Hard Kombucha
Kombrewcha $9.99/4-pack SRP at time of publication

The good things in life aren’t complicated, and neither is Kombrewcha. This hard kombucha is packaged conveniently in cans, is USDA Organic certified, and gluten free. This alternative to beer, cocktails, wine, and spiked still and seltzer waters has only 120 calories and 7 grams of sugar per 12-oz. can.

The current flavor lineup is intriguing and tempting.

Royal Ginger: Every sip is complete with that sweet yet warm bite that can only come from real, organic ginger.

Berry Hibiscus: Simple yet complex. Sweet but also tart. The berry and hibiscus play off each other for a dry finish with a nuanced flavor.

Lemongrass Lime: Lemon, lime and citrus combine in a subtle complexity for a refreshing and dry finish.

4.4% ABV

Books
Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World
Derek Brown, Robert Yule $25.44 for hardcover at time of publication

A cocktail—the fascinating alchemy of simple alcohols into complex potables—is an invention as unlikely as it is delicious, and an American innovation whose history marches in step with that of the Republic. In Spirits Sugar Water Bitters, nationally recognized bartender and spirits expert Derek Brown tells the story of the cocktail's birth, rise, fall, and eventual resurrection, tracing the contours of the American story itself.

In this spirited timeline, Brown shows how events such as the Whiskey Rebellion, Prohibition, and the entry of Hawaii into the United States shaped the nation's drinking habits. Brown also tells the stories of the great men and women who made their mark on cocktail culture, including America's Distiller-In-Chief George Washington and modern-day King Cocktail Dale DeGroff, as well as lesser-known mixology heroes like Martha Niblo, the nineteenth-century New York proprietress famous for her Sherry Cobblers, and Frederic Tudor, whose ice-shipping business gave early drinks like the Cobbler and the Mint Julep the chill they needed.

Featuring classic and original recipes inspired by each period, this book serves up the perfect mix of geography, history, culture, and taste.

Available in hardcover format here.

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Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking
Mark Will-Weber $14.00 for hardcover at time of publication

Stroll through our country’s memorable moments—from George Washington at Mount Vernon to the days of Prohibition, from impeachment hearings to nuclear weapons negotiations—and discover the role that alcohol played in all of them with Mark Will-Weber’s Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking.

As America transformed from fledgling nation to world power, one element remained constant: alcohol. The eighteenth century saw the Father of His Country distilling whiskey in his backyard. The nineteenth century witnessed the lavish expenses on wine by the Sage of Monticello, Honest Abe’s inclination toward temperance, and the slurred speech of the first president to be impeached. Fast forward to the twentieth century and acquaint yourself with Woodrow Wilson’s namesake whisky, FDR’s affinity for rum swizzles, and Ike's bathtub gin. What concoctions can be found in the White House today? Visit the first lady’s beehives to find out!

In Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt, you’ll learn:

  • Which Founding Fathers had distilleries in their backyards
  • The teetotalers versus the car-totalers
  • Whose expensive tastes in vintages led to bankruptcy
  • Which commanders in chief preferred whiskey to whisky
  • The 4 C’s: Cointreau, Claret, Campari, and cocktails
  • The first ladies who heralded the “hair of the dog” and those who vehemently opposed it
  • The preferred stemware: snifter or stein?
  • Which presidents and staff members abstained, imbibed, or overindulged during Prohibition
  • Recipes through the ages: favorites including the Bermuda Rum Swizzle, Missouri Mule, and Obama’s White House Honey Ale

So grab a cocktail and turn the pages of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt for a unique and entertaining look into the liquor cabinets and the beer refrigerators of the White House. Cheers!

Available for Kindle and in audiobook and hardover formats here.

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Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned
Alba Huerta, Marah Stets $22.09 for hardcover at time of publication

Craft cocktail maven Alba Huerta succinctly tells the story of drinking in the South through themes such as "Trading with the Enemy," "the Rural South," "the Drinking Society," "the Saltwater South," and others that anchor the menu at her destination bar, Julep.

With historical overviews, 15 bar snack recipes, and 65 bespoke cocktail recipes, ranging from the iconic Mint Julep (and variations such as Rye Julep and Sparkling Julep) to modern inventions like the Snakebit Sprout, Liquid Currency, and Hot July, Huerta recounts the tales and traditions that define drinking culture in the American South today.

Approximately 80 evocative cocktail and location photographs convey the romance and style that distinguish Julep and serve to inspire beverage enthusiasts to relive Southern history via the bar cart.

Available for Kindle and in hardcover format here.

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Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Thyme Julep
Basil Hayden's

Encourage your guests to enjoy the most exciting two minutes in sports with this twist on a traditional Mint Julep.

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Thyme Julep

Recipe by Frank Liotti; Image: Basil Hayden’s

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • 1 bar spoon Simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 6 Fresh thyme sprigs (one toasted sprig for garnish)

Muddle fresh thyme in a rocks glass. Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Fine strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a toasted thyme sprig.

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Knob Creek Mint Julep
Knob Creek

Your guests will love cheering on their favorites horse with this classic Mint Julep from Knob Creek.

Knob Creek Mint Julep

Recipe and image courtesy of Knob Creek

  • 1.5 parts Knob Creek Bourbon
  • 2 Bunches mint
  • 1 part Simple syrup
  • 1 splash Soda
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Mix sprigs of mint with simple syrup and a splash of soda. Fill highball glass with fine crushed ice and pour in bourbon. Lift out and decorate with two mint leaves. Add powdered sugar over mint to add an optional frosted appearance.

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The Horse That Kicked Back
Uncle Nearest

This spicy drink takes the refreshing mint flavors of the classic Derby cocktail and elevates it by muddling the leaves with jalapeño simple syrup.

The Horse That Kicked Back

Created by Louisville mixologist Shelby Higginbotham; Image: Uncle Nearest

In a pewter Julep cup, muddle mint leaves with jalapeño simple syrup. Half fill the cup with crushed ice and add Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Stir the cocktail until the ice begins to dilute. Add more crushed ice until the cup is heaping. Garnish with a mint sprig and 2 slices of jalapeño.

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The Finlandia Oaks Lily
Finlandia

Your guests will love sipping the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby during the most exhilirating two minutes in sports.

The Finlandia Oaks Lily

Recipe and image courtesy of Finlandia

  • 1.25 oz. Finlandia Classic Vodka
  • 1 oz. Sweet & Sour mix
  • 0.25 oz. Triple Sec
  • 3 oz. Cranberry juice
  • Fresh blackberry to garnish
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Combine ingredients over crushed ice in glass. Garnish with a fresh blackberry and lemon peel.

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The Finnish Line
Finlandia

This refreshing grapefruit cocktail is made with Finlandia, the Official Vodka of the Kentucky Derby.

The Finnish Line

Recipe and image courtesy of Finlandia

Combine ingredients over crushed ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

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Smoke Show
The Botanist

This Kentucky Derby cocktail balances bright botanical flavors with a touch of mezcal.

Smoke Show

Recipe and image courtesy of The Botanist

  • 2 oz. The Botanist Gin
  • 1 oz. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1oz. Ginger syrup
  • 0.25 oz. Mezcal
  • 4 drops of Orange bitters
  • 1 piece of Pickled ginger

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and then shake. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with pickled ginger.

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Ginger Mint Margarita
Cointreau

This Margarita made with mint captures the spirit of the Kentucky Derby.

Ginger Mint Margarita

Recipe and image courtesy of Cointreau

  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 2 oz. Blanco tequila
  • 0.75 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 2 slices fresh Ginger root
  • 5 Mint leaves
  • Mint sprig to garnish

Muddle the ginger and mint in the bottom of a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients with ice and shake. Fine strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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Black Gold
Mount Gay

This version of a Trinidad Sour replaces rye with spicy, aged rum for an intriguing Kentucky Derby sip.

Black Gold

Recipe and image courtesy of Mount Gay

  • 2 oz. Mount Gary Rum Black Barrel
  • 0.5 oz. Orgeat (Small Hands is recommended)
  • 0.5 oz. Lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Lime peel to garnish

Add all ingredients to a tin, shake, and strain into chilled Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a lime peel.

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Rhubarb Rum Delight
Mount Gay

Rum and rhubarb come together in this refreshing cocktail to celebrate the Kentucky Derby.

Rhubarb Rum Delight

Recipe and image courtesy of Mount Gay

  • 2 oz. Mount Gay Rum XO
  • 0.5 oz. Elderflower liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Rhubarb bitters (Fee Brothers is recommended)
  • Orange peel to garnish

Add ingredients to mixing glass. Stir and strain over large cube in old fashioned glass. Garnish with orange peel.

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SVEDKA Rosé Vodka
SVEDKA $12.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

SVEDKA Rosé vodka is an innovative amalgamation of the spirits and wine worlds, made with 5 percent rosé wine. On the nose, aromas of vibrant fruit. On the palate, strawberry and pineapple flavors are accented by a hibiscus note.

Notably, this expression is the first from SVEDKA to be bottled in a clear glass container. The packaging, which makes use of gold accents, is intended to showcase the pink liquid inside.

Accompanying SVEDKA Rosé’s launch is a bold, mischievous advertising campaign, including taglines like, “Not Wine, Not Sorry,” and “Vodka with a Wine Fetish.” Expect this vodka to be big this spring and summer.

30% ABV

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Absolut Elyx Redesigned Bottle
Absolut Elyx Vodka $39.00/750ml SRP at time of publication

Just in time for the change of seasons, luxury vodka brand Absolut Elyx has unveiled their new bottle design. The new bottle contains the same premium liquid but is made from more than 40 percent recycled glass.

Every drop of Elyx is made from winter wheat grown on one single estate in southern Sweden. The Råbelöf estate has been cultivating its wheat since the 1400s. The region has the ideal climate for producing winter wheat, with dry, cold winters and long, warm summers.

Elyx is made entirely by hand in a vintage copper column still from 1921. Thousands of copper packets are used sacrificially, removing unwanted compounds and contributing to a rich and flavorful final product. The skill and experience of manual distillation produces a luxury vodka with unparalleled character and flavor.

Elyx embodies a new sense of luxury while redefining the vodka category. What makes us a luxury vodka is not just the quality of our product, but our cultural identity and ambition to always act with integrity, even when nobody is watching.

Quick Notes

Nose: Clean, rich, rounded, fresh bread and notes of white chocolate and light cereal and with a deep mellow spice.

Palate: Full bodied, luscious silky mouthfeel with waves of rich macadamia nuts, creamed cereal and garnishes of white chocolate and buttery notes of freshly baked bread. Light fresh nuttiness with a well-balanced hint of mellow spice and pure balanced richness.

Finish: Rounded mellow spice with fresh nuttiness and a well balanced warm smooth finish.

42.3% ABV

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CÎROC Black Raspberry
CÎROC $34.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Limited edition CÎROC Black Raspberry is a rich-tasting spirit from the makers of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka and is gluten free.

Distilled five times to ensure high quality, the spirit is masterfully infused with black raspberry and other natural flavors, resulting in a taste experience that is lusciously different and elegantly smooth. Enjoy on the rocks, as a shot or mixed in your favorite cocktail.

Quick Notes

Nose: Juicy black raspberry and subtle aromas of tropical fruit and citrus

Palate: Fresh, ripe black raspberry with notes of red berries and balanced sweetness.

Finish: Lasting berry jamminess plus a touch of citrus zest.

35% ABV

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CÎROC Summer Watermelon
CÎROC $39.00/750ml SRP at time of publication

Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Khaled and the Makers of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka proudly unveil CÎROC Limited Edition Summer Watermelon, the newest addition to the successful flavor portfolio.

CÎROC Summer Watermelon is a rich-tasting spirit made with vodka distilled five times from fine French grapes, finished in a tailor-made copper pot still in Southern France. The vodka is masterfully infused with a distinctive blend of watermelon and other natural flavors, resulting in a delectably juicy, fresh taste accented by a sweetness and zest that carries into a smooth finish.

The liquid is packaged in a luxurious and sultry red and white bottle with sleek matte red lettering, commemorating a fiery hot summer celebration. CÎROC Summer Watermelon can be enjoyed on the rocks, mixed with club soda, or mixed with a variety of fresh ingredients such as pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lemonade and lime.

Following on the heels of past summer offerings, CÎROC Summer Watermelon is available for a limited time only.

35% ABV

 

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Three Olives Rosé
Three Olives Vodka $15.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Three Olives Rosé vodka is a blend of smooth vodka with a taste of traditional rosé.

This expression of Three Olives flavored vodka is best enjoyed chilled as a cocktail with club soda or with a twist of grapefruit. It's the perfect late evening or night party drink.

Quick Notes

Nose: Refreshing strawberry and tart cherry with subtle backgrounds of citrus and wildflower.

Palate: Hints of pomegranate that develop into blended red fruit and French oak.

Finish: A crisp orchard fruit finish.

30% ABV

 

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Hangar 1 Rosé Vodka
Hangar 1 $32.00/750ml SRP at time of publication

Perfect for drinking with a group of friends in the afternoon. A great refreshing alternative to wine.

In working with neighboring vineyards and farms to source the grapes and fresh ingredients that create their core products, Hangar 1 was inspired to create a rosé vodka that celebrates local Golden State wine culture. Hangar 1 Rosé is a first-of-its-kind blend of our classic Hangar 1 vodka and real California rosé wine.

Tasting Notes

Floral with notes of crisp apple, sweet pea blossoms, and a hint of oak on the nose, with a silky and soft mouthfeel finishing fresh with hints of cranberry.

30% ABV

 

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EFFEN Yuzu Citrus Vodka
EFFEN Vodka $21.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

Continuing to push the envelope on flavor, EFFEN Vodka introduces this one of a kind EFFEN Yuzu Citrus Vodka.

The Yuzu fruit, which is known for its use and origin from Japan and East Asia, is exploding with popularity and purpose across the US. The taste is a complex blend of citrus, grapefruit, and herb to truly embody the subtle beauty of the Yuzu fruit and flavor.

Mixes well with grapefruit club soda or in a lemonade and grapefruit juice cocktail.

37.5% ABV

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EFFEN Rosé Vodka
EFFEN Vodka $21.99/750ml SRP at time of publication

EFFEN Rosé Vodka combines the bright, smooth flavors of a classic rosé wine with an accent of vanilla and honey to round out this flavored vodka.

EFFEN Rosé Vodka is an exciting option to combine with soda, Prosecco, or in a Cosmo to provide the perfect cocktail for any spring or summer occasion.

The liquid itself is a beautiful pink hue and adds no additional sugar to delight consumers!

37.5% ABV