Summer 2021 is in full swing as we enter August and so are these trending beverages that have been buzzing about both on Instagram, the hottest summer celebrity events and retailer shelves. Functional beverages inclusive of the newly launched Caliwater (cactus water) brand by actors/entrepreneur Vanessa Hudgens and Oliver Trevena, the popular Jun Kombucha brand Wild Tonic, soda alternative Poppi (apple cider vinegar-based prebiotic soda), and non-GMO, light canned wine spritzer brand Coastal, with popular flavors like Pineapple Rosé Spritz and Chardonnay Spritz, all the necessary categories are covered. These canned drink offerings are refreshing, Instagram post-worthy, and a must-have for your fridge or cooler, plus they are easily recyclable. All four feature ample health and wellness benefits to give you that ultimate summertime glow while enjoying a refreshing sip.
Caliwater is defined by a drive to create innovative, fresh functional beverages that connect us to the Earth and to one another. Inspired by the lush and varied landscapes of California, Founders Oliver Trevena and native Californian Vanessa Hudgens looked to their own desert regions to locally source prickly pear cactus fruit, known for its rare and potent healthful properties. Their vision – to sip on Cali in a can. Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit, known for its rare and potent healthful properties, is brought to life in their innovative canned beverage product, which is not only delicious and organic, but super hydrating and refreshing, plus being filled with rare antioxidants and digestion benefits. Benefits include Proven Hangover Release, Naturally Occurring Electrolytes to Support Hydration, Locally + Fairly Wild-Harvested, Anti-Inflammatory Properties, Skin Revitalizing Antioxidants, Half the Calories and Sugars of Coconut Water, Regulator of Blood Sugar Levels, and Decreases “bad” Cholesterol.
What sets Wild Tonic Jun Kombucha apart from other kombucha on the market is it is crafted primarily with honey instead of cane sugar which produces a refreshing, delicate result, absent of a ‘vinegar’ bite common in traditional Kombucha, plus it is fizzy unlike other kombuchas. Available in non-alcoholic or alcoholic, they are known as “the champagne of kombucha.”. The initial brew of sustainably sourced tea and honey along with a SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) is infused with organic fruits, herbs and botanicals to create the signature smooth taste. The brand is a favorite amongst celebrities and influencers, seen in the hands of Paris Jackson, Camille Kostek and Rob Gronkowski, Demi Lovato, Caroline D’Amore and Marta Pozzan, to name a few. Wild Tonic contains prebiotics, probiotics, amino acids and antioxidants, without any artificial flavorings or sulfites. A functional tea beverage filled with vitamins, antimicrobial properties that are harvested from USDA certified organic farms using Earth-friendly farming methods that Rejuvenate the land and create jobs in an impoverished area of Bangladesh.
The female-owned company also uses honey that is harvested by a family in Brazil who has kept bees for generations & promotes organic beekeeping within their community. Company founder, artist and Master Brewer, Holly Lyman, is dedicated to a sustainable vision for the company. WILD TONIC supports organic farmers, mindful brewing practices & partners with nonprofit organizations who focus efforts on bee conservation & the ecosystem. Order online at wildtonic.com and available at retailers such as Whole Foods, Sprouts and Bristol Farms. Follow @drinkwildtonic on Instagram.
Coastal Spritz delivers a first-of-its-kind convenient spritz collection. They offer premium wine in a ready-to-drink can, a convenient alternative for the premium wine drinker that has an active lifestyle, that is Non-GMO, plant-based and gluten-free – and therefore, Guilt-free! Their goal is to liberate that wine drinker from needing to pop a cork to consume fine wine. Coastal Spritz was created with every occasion in mind – perfect for a day in the sun by the pool, the beach, picnics, outdoor concerts, boating, and more. The idea behind Coastal Spritz was to make premium wine convenient and available for any occasion featuring real fruit juice, all-natural ingredients, and low in calories, with less than 5g of sugar per can.
Entertain without the fuss of opening wine bottles, no mixers, no liquor and no glass. Coastal elevates the traditional wine spritz experience with its 5% & 6% premium wine and colorful monochromatic cans that are fun and photogenic. Topped off with sparkling water our wine varietals are refreshing, crisp, not too sweet and canned for convenience. Coastal has been spotted this summer at the hottest events and happenings like the Lacoste Golf Classic, Daily Front Row x DVF Summer Soiree, in the hands of the Vanderpump Rules Cast, and even the hands of one of our own favorite wine-loving NY housewives Ramona Singer.
Their Rosé Spritz variety 12-pack includes Classic Rosé Spritz, Pineapple Rosé Spritz and Watermelon Rosé Spritz. The other flavor varietals include Chardonnay Spritz, Sauvignon Blanc Spritz and Pinot Noir Spritz, all in 12oz cans. Order online at coastalspritz.com, visit them at retailers like Total Wine, Costco, BJs and ShopRite, and follow @drinkcoastalspritz on Instagram. Plus, a portion of all sales supports The Ocean Foundation.
Poppi, a brand that originated on ABC’s Shark Tank under the name Mother Beverage, has been creating much buzz on social media since their rebrand in 2020, and even just hosted a month-long house in The Hamptons with a slew of influencers “popping” up on social media with their cans. They left Shark Tank with a deal with Rohan Oza, top beverage industry entrepreneur, and it has proven a success. As a favorite drink amongst celebrities like Olivia Munn, Chantel Jeffries and Jennifer Lopez, the brand is aimed to revolutionize the soda market with a healthy alternative in the form of a prebiotic soda focused on gut health. Their vibrant can design certainly makes them a fun, convenient summer drink, with added health benefits. Each can has 5 grams of sugar or less and is 20 calories.
For centuries people have turned to apple cider vinegar for its digestive health and immunity benefits but Poppi aims to offer the benefits and good flavor, without the bitterness of ACV on its own, paired with natural sweeteners and fresh fruit. Their ACV is pure and unfiltered, about one tablespoon in each can, inclusive of polyphenols and prebiotics from pectin. It also helps balance skin complexion to stop breakouts and reduce inflammation, naturally detoxifies and promotes energy.
Offered in nine flavors inclusive of classic cola, root beer, ginger lime, grapefruit and watermelon. Available in 12oz cans at retailers like Target, Whole Foods and Ralph’s, visit them at drinkpoppi.com and follow them @drinkpoppi on Instagram.
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