The Tasting Panel magazine

April 2016

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48  /  the tasting panel  /  april 2016 At the Ready While we love handcrafted cocktails, they don't always make sense. On-premise managers might have a crowded bar with a line that shows no signs of slowing. Retailers might have consumers who want the same standard of quality at home that they have grown accus- tomed to while out at a tavern, but without the time-consuming hassle. Time is money, as they say, so instead of wasting it, let these brands do the work for you and your patrons. by Emily Coleman Swimming in Flavor Nothing says refreshing like crisp flavors swimming in light bubbles. Meet SpikedSeltzer, which comes in four flavors: Cape Cod Cranberry, Valencia Orange, West Indies Lime and Indian River Grapefruit. To produce these 6% ABV treats, Master Brewer Nick Shields takes purified water and cold-pressed citrus essence through a brewing process he invented. The end result can be served right from the bottle, poured over ice or added to a cocktail for a fresh kick. WWW.SPIKEDSELTZER.COM Liberating Lybation Perfect for the summer months to come, Lybations Signature Cocktails come in three flavors to please any palate: Pepino Diablo Margarita, made with serrano, reposado tequila, lime, cane sugar and cucumber; Flower Power Sour, created using elderflower, vodka, lime and lemon; and Lime in the Coconut, featuring vodka, ripened coconut, cane sugar and lime. The easy-to-reseal container will allow your guest to take them anywhere their warm weather adventures may lead. WWW.LYBATIONSCOCKTAILS.COM The One Cocktail to Mule Them A There's no denying the popularity of the Moscow Mule at bars around the country. Now your customers can bring this favorite home with Crafthouse Cocktail Moscow Mule. Featuring ginger beer made with organic ginger juice, small batch vodka, California lime juice and real cane sugar, these concoctions— available in both large-format bottles and in cans—all-natural ingredients shine with bright flavors and simple elegance. Copper mug sold separately. WWW.CRAFTHOUSECOCKTAILS.COM It's Cocktail Time! From the multi–Emmy award winner, Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Margaritas give your patrons a tasty way to enjoy everyone's favorite time of day. The Key Lime and Strawberry expressions are infused with real limes and strawberries, respectively. Both mix pure sugarcane, blue agave silver tequila, triple sec and other natural flavors. With fewer than 150 calories per four-ounce serving—and with a name like Sandra Lee attached to it—you just might have to expand cocktail time! WWW.COCKTAILTIME.COM

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