Five Must-Try Beverages Hitting The Shelves This Summer

October 25, 2023

With Christmas nearing, check out the best Summer beverages – both alc and non-alc – perfect for this silly season.

FLORA ADORA by Hendrick’s Gin.
Hendrick’s Gin has announced the launch of FLORA ADORA, the latest release from the Cabinet of Curiosities. A delightful concoction infused with a seductively fresh floral bouquet, FLORA ADORA is set to enchant and excite with every sip.

FLORA ADORA is brimming with a tantalisingly floral infusion, offering a distinctly Hendrick’s experience perfect for casual get-togethers and those seeking the extraordinary this Spring. With alluring floral notes in full bloom, FLORA ADORA is the ideal companion for sunny afternoons and delightfully balmy evenings.

This gin, with refined floral fruitiness drifting through the Springtime air, will be on the shelves of the most sensational stores from the end of October 2023 as this season’s limited release. Hendrick’s only releases one treasured Cabinet of Curiosities bottling at a time – be sure to catch it in full bloom now while it’s in-store.

Crafted at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace on the rugged Ayrshire coast of Southwest Scotland, Hendrick’s Gin Master Distiller Lesley Gracie has created an exquisite gin by emboldening the Hendrick’s Gin signature combination of cucumber and rose with wonderfully sweet floral characteristics, creating a wonderfully balanced gin. Endlessly fascinated by the eccentric life of bees, Lesley Gracie cites her beloved flowers as the inspiration and infusion in Hendrick’s FLORA ADORA.

James McRae, Hendrick’s Gin Australian Brand Ambassador said, “We’ve crafted a gin that captures the essence of Spring, inviting gin enthusiasts and curious souls alike to experience a world of botanical wonders. For exquisite simplicity, Hendrick’s FLORA ADORA can be enjoyed with tonic and a slice of cucumber. To welcome a magical and immersive experience, try a tantalising floral fusion with the FLORA ADORA Wildgarden Cup. A balanced medley of fresh mint, cooling cucumber, and juicy raspberries lengthened with a refreshing lemon soda.”

Hendrick’s FLORA ADORA (RRP $86.00) will be available from Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Liquorland and First Choice from 23 October 2023.

After an extremely highly-anticipated launch, Kendall Jenner’s 818 Tequila has landed in Australia just in time for Christmas. Stuff your stocking with 818 Tequila’s much-loved Reposado; a medium-bodied tequila with a smooth caramel finish, and bold notes of cooked agave and pecan pie after ageing in a blend of oak barrels for three months. The 818 Tequila Reposado is your new go-to for anything from a Tommy’s Margarita to an Espresso Martini.

818 Tequila Reposado is available for purchase from Liquorland and First Choice stores.

$110 RRP AUD.

Gonzo Vino ’23 Splishy Splashy.
Just in time to elevate your silly season soirees, Gonzo Vino’s Splishy Splashy is back. This cherished chillable red, crafted from the sultry Portuguese grape, tinta barocca, brings notes of dark plum, with dusty soft tannins, and spicy undertones, in a psychedelic 3L bag-in-a-box design. Whether it’s a festive crowd pleaser, unique Christmas gift, or eye-catching addition to this year’s table setting, don’t miss out on Gonzo Vino’s Splishy Splashy!

Gonzo Vino 23’ Splishy Splashy is available for purchase from Gonzo Vino’s website.

$66.00 RRP AUD.

Nocktail Strawberry Daiquiri 4 pack.
This non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiri uses a unique blend of natural botanicals, spices and flavours to recreate the same satisfying experience you would expect from an alcoholic daiquiri, without the next-day nasties. Nocktail’s boast the lowest sugar content among non-alcoholic cocktails worldwide! They use stevia (a natural sweetener) to bring out the flavour in their drinks. Consider this tipple the official best drink to bring along to any Christmas party and possibly one of the most delicious drinks to try this summer.

Shop Nocktail Strawberry Daiquiri 4 pack online now at Dan Murphy’s.

$18.99 RRP AUD.

Vinada Crispy Chardonnay (0%).
Elevate any Christmas dinner party, without booze. Vinada’s Crispy Chardonnay is an award-winning beverage perfect for seafood, salad and cheese (so basically your Christmas lunch menu). With an impressively balanced crispu flavour that boasts an aroma of apple and melon with a bit of citrus on the palate. Savour this sparkling wine’s great taste as the bubbles titillate and refresh your senses.

Vinada Crispy Chardonnay is available for purchase now at Dan Murphy’s and other select retailers.

$24 RRP AUD.

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