GSN Brews News: May 3rd 2022 Edition

Diageo has released Smirnoff Ice Poco Pico variety pack, the latest extension to the flavored malt beverage brand. The 12-pack contains Spicy Tamarind, Mango Chili, Pineapple Jalapeño, and Spicy Margarita-flavored drinks, all at 4.5% abv. The Smirnoff Ice versions of these flavor follow last fall’s Smirnoff Seltzer Poco Pico 12-pack, which contained the same flavors in hard seltzer form. The new 12-pack is available for a suggested price of $16.

Texas-based Ranch Rider Spirits has launched a new Margarita RTD, the sixth release in the company’s portfolio of Tequila- and vodka-based canned cocktails. Ranch Rider’s Margarita comes in at 5.99% abv and is made with Reposado Tequila, orange and lime juices, sparkling water, and sea salt. Each 12-ounce can contains 129 calories and is available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans for around $14.

Bloomington, Indiana’s Cardinal Spirits has expanded its lineup of canned cocktails, adding the new Florita Tequila Soda to its portfolio. The 8.5% abv RTD is made with Tequila, the distillery’s own Flora liqueur (made with elderflower, jasmine, hibiscus, and raspberries), and citrus soda. The new release joins Cardinal Spirits’ four other RTDs and will be available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily

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