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Biza Cocktails: These Tropical Canned-Cocktails are a Vacation in a Can

Biza Cocktails: These Tropical Canned Cocktails are a Vacation in a Can

.As the weather continues to get warmer and more vaccines are administered, everyone is hopeful about the opportunity to fully enjoy time outside their homes. Whether it be get-togethers with friends and family or vacations to exotic and tropical places. While we’re not yet at this point in time, there is a way you can enjoy an escape to a tropical locale; at least via your tastebuds – Biza Cocktails, the tropical canned cocktails.

Biza Cocktails: These Tropical Canned-Cocktails are a Vacation in a Can

The name Biza is originally inspired by the internationally known Spanish island of Ibiza. Although it celebrates a lifestyle experience, not necessarily tied to a specific location. Contrary to the hard seltzers found in the market today, Biza is a handcrafted cocktail, lightly sparkling and full of flavor. Created from premium vodka, Biza is slightly more alcoholic than the average canned cocktails, at 6% ABV. With only a touch of carbonation, the gluten-free, and malt-free Biza cocktails stand out in flavor and canned cocktail experience. Unlike the competition, Biza has carefully hand-selected their ingredients to create their natural tropical flavors. The low-calorie drinks are available in four bold flavors: Passion Fruit Peach, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Vanilla, and Mango Jalapeño.

Biza Cocktails: These Tropical Canned Cocktails are a Vacation in a Can

If you’re ready to take your happy hour to the next level? These delicious, on-the-go libations will take you there. To gift us with the amazing level of deliciousness, Biza really focused on highlighting full flavor bursts. Their unique combinations are great tasting from start to finish.

Biza was started by a group of friends who came together during happy hour on a mission to fill a void in the marketplace. The goal was to create a brand that caters to their friends and the millennial generation. They tested all aspects of Biza’s product development on 100 millennials across varying age ranges. It’s made by millennials for millennials!

The easy-to-grab Biza Cocktails are available in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and online at www.bizacocktails.com.

Sipp Sparkling Organics Soda Water Launches New Ruby Rose Flavor

Last year, while attending the Summer Fancy Food Show, we were introduced to several wonderful drinks and beverage brands, once of which was an all-natural and organic sparkling beverage, Sipp Sparkling Organics Soda Water, which we highlighted in our Good for You Summer Drinks blogpost. During our introduction to Sipp Sparkling Organics Soda Water, we feel in love (at first sip) with their delicious flavors: Ginger Blossom, Lemon Flower, Mojo Berry, Summer Pear, and Zesty Orange. We were more than happy to get reacquainted with them as they launch their newest flavor, Ruby Rose.

The newest refreshing flavor to join the Sipp Sparkling Organics Soda Water range of sophisticated sparkling beverages is a combination of organic grapefruit, honey, and rosemary extracts. It has a refreshing, tangy kick from the grapefruit, with slightly sweet hints of honey, and a fragrant finish of rosemary. As with their other sparkling flavors, the Ruby Rose is USDA certified organic and lightly sweetened with agave. At the launch event, we were treated to some refreshingly delicious cocktails made with the new Ruby Rose flavor, as well as Zesty Orange and Lemon Flower. The three refreshing flavors were paired with Gin, Tequila, and Vodka respectively.

“We are really excited to be adding our sixth flavor to the line,” said CEO/Founder Beth Wilson-Parentice. “As with our other flavors, Ruby Rose’s ingredients are culinary-inspired, perfect for enjoying with a meal or mixing in a cocktail. I’m really looking forward to hearing feedback about the flavor at Expo East.”

We can honestly say that the new Ruby Rose flavor of Sipp Sparkling Organics Soda Water is our new favorite flavor taking over the title from Sipp’s Ginger Blossom – but not by much. When we had those few days of 90+ degrees, a cold 12oz bottle of this invigorating, sparkling beverage was just what the doctor ordered. Sipp Ruby Rose is available now and is available at Whole Foods, Fairway, Balducci’s, Wegman’s, Target, etc.

Q Drinks: Making Soda Spectacular

It’s official, we’re spoiled, well to be more precise, our taste-buds are spoiled, because we have tasted some beverages that are so damn delicious, not only do we want more, we’re thinking we don’t want anything else. The latest beverages to capture our full attention and create this new obsession are both from Q Drinks (a company obviously sent by the gods), Q Kola and Q Ginger Beer, just two of the flavors in Q Drink’s arsenal of superior beverages. Other flavors include: Q Sparkling Orange, Q sparkling Grapefruit, Q Sparkling Lemon, Q Ginger, Q Club, and Q Tonic. These wonderful drinks are so amazing, they will even have the spirits in your home bar rejoicing.

Q Drinks

These sophisticated beverages have been keeping us sated, and refreshingly cool on those unbelievably hot last summer days. For our health, we’ve given up drinking soda because they’re just ridiculously too sweet, and have ingredients one can hardly pronounce that are not at all good for the body. Of course giving up something means you will crave it every once in a while, but thanks to Q drinks, I can satisfy my cravings without risking my health.

Q KOLA

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Unlike colas on the market, Q Kola is made from organic ingredients that come from trees and plants, such as kola nut, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, lemon, lime, orange, and nutmeg. Instead on artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup, or sugar, it boasts a dash of organic agave. At only 70 calories, the clean, crisp Kola boasts a nice balance of spice, tang, savory, and sweet, that you can enjoy without the guilt. When it comes to cocktails made with Q Kola, try some classic favorites like the Q’ba Libre or Bourbon and Kola.

Q GINGER BEER

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Ready for a major dose of real ginger? Look no further than Q Ginger Beer for loads of real ginger, organic agave (not loads of high fructose corn syrup or sugar), coriander, cardamom, lime, and extra carbonation for a crisp drink that is bursting with tantalizing, and delicious bubbly goodness. If you are a lover of spicy drinks, we highly suggest you immediately grab a 4-pk and enjoy; and because this has ginger, you also get the wonderful health benefits such as, relieving nausea and possibly fight inflammation. When it comes to cocktails, we recommend mixing up classics like a Dark ‘n Stormy or Gin Mule, or try something unconventional like a Bourbon Ginger Beer Float, or a  Q Ginger Beer Margarita. For more recipe ideas, click over to Q Ginger Beer Cocktails.

Q Drinks are available in three sizes: 9oz glass bottles, 750ml glass bottles, and 12oz slim cans. They are available in gourmet groceries, liquor stores, cocktail lounges, and restaurants. For more availability, click on the Q Drinks Store Locator to find the nearest retailer near you, and online retailers.

Beat the Summer Heat w/ Cascade Ice Cold Lemonade

It’s been so incredibly hot lately that we’ve been enjoying glass after glass of ice cold lemonade. With temperature flirting with the 100 degree mark, can you blame us? We’ve been enjoying a variety of lemonade flavors including the good old regular lemon, strawberry lemonade and raspberry lemonade. You may be thinking, “that’s a lot of sugar intake” and normally you would be right but this time we’re enjoying all the delicious and cooling benefits of this staple summer drink, without the calories, sugar, caffeine, gluten, and sodium, thanks to Cascade Ice Sparkling Flavored Water.

These delicious sparkling waters boast a delightful “fizz” combined with natural fruit juices, and they definitely doesn’t skimp on flavor, so you get all the wonderful tastes without the unnecessary and unhealthy stuff that’s typically found in other flavored waters.

Looking for a refreshing and low calorie summer cocktail, pour any of these lemonade flavors with your favorite alcohol or make a few Cascade Ice flavored ice cubes for that extra delicious chill. So if you’re looking for a delicious way to beat this heat, grab your favorite Cascade Ice lemonade flavor and enjoy. Cascade Ice is available for purchase in all 50 states, at many retailers including Albertson’s, Safeway, Ralph’s, QFC, A&P, Raley’s, Coborn’s, HEB, Market Basket, Shoprite, Food City and Price Choppers. for a list of retailers near you, click on the Cascade Ice store locator.

Healthy Hydration w/ Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters

We’ve shared several low calorie drink recipes of Cascade Ice made with Cascade Ice Cocktail Mixes and Sparkling Waters with Juice, today we’re highlighting the two new flavor addictions to their range of USDA certified Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters. With zero calories, zero grams of sugar, no sweeteners, and zero carbs, this sodium-free, caffeine-free, and gluten-free sparkling flavored waters will keep you refreshed and happy.

Who says your water has to be boring and tasteless. With the organic fruit oils and extracts that are in the Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters, your taste buds will be delighted with every sip of this sparkling essence. Joining the current organic flavors of Mixed Berry, Lemon Zest, Citrus Twist and Lemon Lime, are Organic Blueberry, and Organic Grapefruit, two tart flavors for continuous guilt-free enjoyment.

If you’re asking yourself, can these make cocktails better, they can. If you love White and Red Sangria, pour in 1/4 cup of the Organic Blueberry Sparkling Flavored Water to cut your calorie intake and add the sweet and tart blueberry flavor because when it comes to Sangria, we think the more fruit flavors, the better. For cocktail ideas using the Organic Grapefruit Sparkling Flavored Water, we recommend adding 1/4 cup to the classic Mimosa or 3/4 cup to a Grapefruit Margarita to instantly turn it into a sparkling margarita. You won’t lose the delicious tastes even though your cocktails will be healthier. For a list of retailers that carry Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Flavored Waters, check out the store locator.

Cascade Ice: A Soda Alternative

I’ve been trying to be a bit healthier by drinking more water, cutting back on the cocktails at events (you can’t imagine how difficult this is when servers are circling around you every five minutes) and drinking less soda. So far I’m winning at two of my goals – drinking more water and less soda – thanks to one products….Cascade Ice Sparkling Water.

If you’re trying to drink less soda, Cascade Ice is a great and delicious alternative that lets you enjoy and experience guilt-free taste. This wonderful sparkling water has ZERO CALORIES, is also Sodium Free, Caffeine Free and Gluten Free. It is available in three categories (Sparkling Organic, Sparkling Essence, and Sparkling Mixers) and thirty-one great tasting flavor varieties. The Sparkling Mixers are amazing for creating low calorie cocktails, which at least helps me when I’m doing cocktails at home. With Cascade Ice, there is no one favorite, the possibilities are endless in delicious drinks. So whether you’re mixing cocktails or want to reduce your soda intake, grab a bottle of Cascade Ice.

And just in time for fall, Cascade Ice has taken the delicious flavor of pumpkin pie and bottled it in the Pumpkin Pie Cascade Ice. This fall-themed flavor is yummy, like the others it also has zero-calories, is sugar-free, sodium-free, gluten-free and caffeine-free. A great way to make one of Cascade Ice’s delicious cocktails like this one:

Pumpkin Pie Float

Pour 6oz of Pumpkin Pie Cascade Ice into a tall glass filling it up halfway and add one scoop of vanilla ice cream. Garnish the float by crumbling a graham cracker and adding a dollop of whipped cream.

SodaStream Unveils “Source” Soda Maker Designed by Yves Behar

SodaStream, the innovative company that manufactures beverage carbonation systems, which allows you to turn ordinary tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water instantly has teamed up with Yves Béhar, designer, sustainability advocate and entrepreneur (he is the genius behind the amazing Jawbone products – have you seen those awesome SmartSpeakers?) to create the “Source,” an elegantly-designed soda maker that combines beauty, functionality and efficiency. SodaStream brought Yves Béhar in to re-examine every element of the SodaStream soda maker, including user interface, design and material selection, the bottle, and the overall customer experience – the result is a sleek, streamlined soda maker with an easier bottle insertion which allows for perfect carbonation, saving money on energy and soda purchase and faster enjoyment of your delicious home-made sodas.

The easy bottle insertion and removal on this sleeker carbonating bottle is due to the new, patent-pending “snap-n-lock” mechanism which  locks into place. The entire top surface of the soda maker is responsive to touch, and the strength of carbonation is visible through the LED display, providing instant visual feedback.

As Yves Behar explains, “Disposable water bottles are going away, and so they should, so now is the time to rethink our soda bottles as well. I’m a big fan of the spirit of SodaStream which places environmental responsibility alongside family and fun at the center of its purpose. SodaStream uses technology to reduce the complexity and waste of sparkling water and soda, and this is the quality I focused on.”

“The SodaCaps and the Source are breakthrough milestones that combine new technology with beautiful, lifestyle design,” stated Daniel Birnbaum, CEO of SodaStream. “These improvements elevate the SodaStream experience to a whole new level, and will help increase our household penetration and user loyalty. Innovations like these empower consumers to enjoy the many compelling benefits that continue to drive the SodaStream revolution.”

The Source will be available late October, early November and will retail for $99.00 for the basic version, with higher-end premium options available in metal and wood plating. For more information, visit http://www.sodastreamusa.com.

Drink Au Naturel with Jones Soda

It’s beginning to get warmer and that means everyone’s favorite season is almost upon us. It’s the time when the glorious blazing sun has you reaching for refreshingly cool treats like ice creams, smoothies and sodas…but what, what about eating and drinking healthy you may ask? No fear, there are plenty of healthy ways to stay cool and refreshed during those hot summer months, even with soda.

Jones Soda’s has launched an all new sparkling product line of sodas called Au Naturel. The three unique flavors, Lemon Limelight, Orange Ya Glad It’s Mango and Green Apple A Day, blends crisp carbonated water with light all natural sweeteners (pure cane sugar, agave nectar and stevia) and citrus flavors for a refreshing new taste with satisfying fizz. Each 16.9-ounce bottle contains just 35 calories, which is an 80% less than most non-diet sodas, has only seven grams of sugar and includes a full five grams of fiber. So you get all the enjoyment of drinking a soda with out the negative aspects of too much sugar, food coloring, etc. with a small amount of caffeine with green tea extract for a subtle and refreshing energy kick.

The Jones Soda Au Naturel isn’t available as yet, but the refreshing carbonated drink, which will retail for $1.79 per bottle, will be available for purchase at www.jonessoda.com and roll out to stores soon.