The holiday season is here, and although we might normally head indoors, our ‘new normal’ has us out of home and engaging in outdoor activities for a bit longer and more frequently than usual. If you’re planning to camp, glamp, or just planning to bundle up and spend more time with nature this season, here are a few ways to keep the party going while getting your fresh air on.
WHAT TO DRINK
Cheers to the first canned wine that is 100% Organic, Vegan and gluten-free! Available in two bubbly varieties: ALL DAY ROSE + JUST RIGHT WHITE, Besa mi Vino is offering a special holiday gift to all customers who purchase online from December 1-31. Festive and fizzy, these wines go well all those holiday food favorites, whether you’re celebrating at the Beach or by the fireplace. The white blend is dry and crisp, and would pair well with poultry or fish, while the rosé has notes of bright, tart cherries and would pair well with cranberry sauce, to balsamic glazed salmon and creamy veggie sides.
Woman owned canned wine Bev already has three refreshing still wines, including a California Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio, but now they’re kicking it to the max with a sparkling wine in a can, blinged out with holographic sparkle and pizzazz! Dry, with flavors of pear and elderflower, it’s the ideal party wine to say ‘Bye 2020!’, and ring in what’s next.
Bonterra Young Red Wine, $17.99/4-pack
Perfectly portioned and portable, Bonterra’s chillable Young Red is now available in 250ml can 4-packs. Their Young Red takes the ruby-hued hard press from Bonterra’s rosé wine and combines it with a touch a Malbec for added character. Aromas of red roses, fresh fig, red berries and orange peel give way to a lively palate of raspberries, melon and pomegranate. A great choice for cooler weather sipping.
From the lodge to outdoor après, Boulder-based Cocktail Squad’s award-winning canned craft cocktails provide fun on the go and make a great holiday gift. They come in sleek, artfully branded 12-ounce cans with fresh, small-batched flavor. Cocktail Squad is the answer to your craving for craft drinks that are convenient, portable and refreshing and are perfect for boating, hiking, or just hanging with your ‘squad’.
Cocktail Squad’s Classy Classics™ contain two servings per can and come in six flavors – Greyhound, Margarita, Gin & Tonic, Vodka Soda, Whiskey Sour, and Bourbon Smash. The products are 10% ABV and have an MSRP of $4.99 per can or $20 per four-pack. Their new Classy Casuals™ contain 0g sugar, 0g carbohydrates and no artificial sugar substitutes and come in two flavors – Whiskey Ginger Soda and Vodka Lemon Soda, only 90 calories and $13.99 per four-pack.
Cutwater Spirits is bringing you the perfect cocktail to serve at your events in single serve, ready to drink on the go canned cocktails. We’re already big fans of their clean-tasting vodka soda line, but now there are three new canned cocktails to add to the mix.
Long Island Iced Tea (13.2% ABV): This elevated interpretation of the notorious dive bar classic features four of the brand’s award-winning spirits: Vodka, Rum, Gin and Tequila, along with citrus notes and a splash of cola. Now available at retailers nationwide with an SRP of $12.99 per 4-pack.
Tiki Rum Mai Tai (12.5% ABV): Cutwater Barrel Aged Rum, Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum, pineapple, coconut, and citrus combine to balance this bright cocktail with an aged depth, no mixing or ingredient shopping required! Available for purchase on Drizly for $13.99/4-pack.
Tequila Lime Margarita (12.5% ABV): The tequila gives a floral aroma with a smooth finish that complements the house-made mix of tart lime, pure cane sugar, and a subtle hint of orange. Available for purchase on Drizly for $12.99/4-pack.
Vodka Soda Variety 8-pack (5% ABV): Each pack contains (4) refreshing Grapefruit Vodka Sodas, (2) sparkling and tart Lime Vodka Sodas, and (2) cool and effervescent Cucumber Vodka Sodas. Each uses award-winning Cutwater Vodka as a base and is completely free of sugar or carbs. Available on Drizly for $24.99.
Crafted from 100% Agave Espadín, an artisanal mezcal distilled in Oaxaca, Elenita is bold, authentic, and a little unexpected. The iconic smokey nectar is combined with natural juices and sparkling water to create an easy drinking, balanced flavor profile. Perfectly packaged in 12oz slim cans, Elenita is ready to be part of your next adventure – whether it’s storytelling around the fire pit, a fall picnic in the park, or just cozying up on the couch!
Elenita is available in two distinct and refreshing flavors, Cucumber Lime Basil (slightly smokey), and Pineapple Jalapeno, a bold, bright cocktail created for both the mezcal curious and experienced mezcal drinker.
Goslings Ready To Drink Dark ‘n Stormy, $10.99/4-pack
The Dark ‘n Stormy – a refreshing combination of Goslings Black Seal Rum and ginger beer – is the official cocktail of Bermuda and a favorite of the global sailing community. Available for $10.99 per four-pack, this cocktail in a can requires no ice or mixing, just chill and enjoy.
In cocktail flavors like Hawaii Pineapple Passion Rum Cocktail, Hawaiian Mai Tai, and Hawaiian Rum Punch, Kōloa’s Rum RTD Cocktails are made using juices and purees, never premixes or canned products, to deliver the authentic, quality flavors of the island. If you’re a sweet rum punch lover, these easy-to-enjoy cocktails will be just what you’re looking for.
Artfully infused with real botanicals, natural fruit essence and sparkling water, Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritz offers an enticing new way to enjoy vodka. At only 73 calories and 3.6% ABV, find it in flavors like Cucumber & Mint, Grapefruit & Rose, and Peach & Orange Blossom. The cocktails are gluten-free and contain no artificial sweeteners, added sugars or artificial colors. Find it on Drizly and a retailers nationwide.
Local Roots is a small batch hard kombucha brand featuring a niche blend of teas, probiotics, polyphenols and antioxidants, and of course, a nice buzz you’d expect from a quality cocktail. Designed to be a better tasting alternative for those who are health-conscious and enjoy the occasional imbibe, Local Roots offers gut-friendly probiotics, healthy ingredients (think Spirulina, Turmeric, and fresh ginger) and cold-pressed juice, in unique flavors. Flavors include: Island Vibes with Blue Spirulina, organic coconut and organic pineapple; Booch Mosa with organic orange, ginger, and turmeric; Cali Mule with fresh lime, ginger and mint; Strawberry Mojito, and the Purple Haze, a not-too-sweet booch brewed with all organic blueberry and ginger.
Editor’s Pick – One of our absolute favorite canned beverage finds this year, female led Lone River Beverage Company and its namesake Ranch Water hard seltzer are rooted in tradition and taste from the high desert of Far West Texas. At 80 calories and 4% ABV per can, Lone River Ranch Water brings an easy-drinking twist to Texas’ classic cocktail. Lone River products include their Original-a delish margarita-meets-sparkling-water style seltzer, Spicy, featuring fresh jalapeno, and Rio Red Grapefruit hard seltzer are sold across Texas and Tennessee in over 2,400 retail stores.
Novo Fogo’s popular line of Sparkling Capirinhas offers three flavors: Original Lime, Passion Fruit-Lime and Mango-Lime. The trio of these canned cocktails are perfect for holiday gatherings and stocking stuffers, as it’s a convenient and tasty way to enjoy a carbonated twist on Brazil’s national cocktail. Also, to balance all the indulgence this season, these cans feature fewer sugar, calories and carbohydrates, and lower alcohol by volume, combining freshness, deliciousness, and shelf stability by virtue of their 100% natural ingredients that harmonize as balanced, carbonated drinks. They can be served chilled straight from the can, over ice in a glass, and with or without a slice of lime – no need to add extra labor to your intimate (and safe!) holiday gatherings.
Invented on a tippy boat off of Cape Cod when the founder ended up spilling OJ and Champagne everywhere, Ohza Mimosas are meant for anytime sipping, not just brunch. In flavors like Classic, Cranberry, Mango, and Bellini, and at 140 calories, there’s 80% less sugar and 60% less calories than typical Mimosas. That alone is worth celebrating!
Grab one of 10 Barrel’s newest cocktails with their vodka sodas in a can! Available in two flavors: Blood Orange + Lemongrass Lime – these custom-made craft cocktails use vodka from 10 Barrel’s fellow Bend-friends, Oregon Spirit Distillers. At 7% ABV – these light and refreshing cocktails will work to keep you sipping easy, all day long.
Lemongrass Lime Vodka Soda: One of the newest in the Canned Cocktail series. 10 Barrel uses Oregon Spirit Distillers premium crafted Blood Orange Vodka and mixes it with pure Cascade water to create a light, simplistic cocktail with a refreshing citrus kick. ABV: 7%.
Blood Orange Vodka Soda: Launched in tandem with Blood Orange Vodka Soda – Oregon Spirit Distillers crafted a special Lemongrass-lime Vodka that embodies the crisp taste you’re looking for on a warm summer day. At 7% ABV, and carbonated soda water coming straight from the Cascades – this refreshing cocktail is hard to beat.
Perfect for a socially-distanced gathering, the Usual Wines Mixed Pack features 12-24 single serve bottles of Usual Wine’s sustainably farmed, minimally-intervened sparkling Brut, Red, and Rosé, so you have something for everyone. Usual Wines are made in small batches and limited quantities, and are very high quality for the size. No additives and no sugar also means more fun. We especially like the California sparkling wine, with notes of lemon zest, citrus flower, and a dry finish that pairs well with seafood, salads, and soft cheeses.
WHAT TO DRINK IT IN
The perfect gift for wellness conscious, eco-friendly, travelers, or anyone that just wants great tasting, clean water. Astrea water bottles are the only re-fillable, stainless steel, filtered water bottles on the market with the highest NSF certification to eliminate toxins, pharmaceuticals, lead, and contaminants (mercury, cadmium and more!). This means you can fill it up with tap water from any location (airport, truck stop, camp site, gym) and it will filter out toxins to give you the healthiest and best-tasting water no matter where you are. Available on Amazon.
Elevate your Holiday drinking experience with Uncork’d, BruMate’s 14oz insulated XL wine tumblers. Fits over a half bottle of wine while BruMate’s BevGuard™ technology ensures it stays at the perfect temperature until the very last sip. One of the most attractive wine tumblers we’ve seen in a while, the container also seals tight, and will keep your wine cool for hours.
BrüMate’s Hopsulator Slim is the holiday gift for the dad (or mom) who hates warm beer or hard seltzer, and their Hopsulator TRíO is the most versatile can-cooler in the world. It fits all your favorite 16 oz craft cans, comes with an adapter for 12 oz cans, and with one quick switch turns into a 16 oz pint glass. We also like the slim cooler as a ‘koozie’ to keep drinks cold and hands warm, especially with cooler temps outside.
No outdoor adventure is complete without a trusty reusable water bottle. Now, you can equip yourself with a water bottle that also helps minimize the spread of viruses and bacteria. Introducing this stylish, hand-crafted copper water bottle. In addition to the environmental benefits of a reusable water bottle and the aesthetic qualities of this specific bottle, recent studies have shown that copper is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, which makes copper water bottles ideal for an active lifestyle. The company is 100% female-run and has a ‘good karma’ program, donating 15% of their profits to non-profit groups that supply clean drinking water in developing countries.
If you’re serving hot cocoa on the go, cocktails campside, or anything where glass bottles shouldn’t go, check out this 25 oz stainless carafe. Powder coated with BPA-free material directly on the stainless surface. Includes a leak proof, insulated lid and quiet non-slip base. Triple insulation reduces condensation and keeps your drink cold for up to 60 hours. Copper-lined 18/8 stainless steel construction is durable, and material won’t retain tastes or odors.
For the guy (or girl), that’s obsessed with all things DC Comics, Tervis has a number of products perfect for holiday gifting. This 30 ounce mug has the ‘bat symbol’ laser engraved on matte black, with a 5 year guarantee. With all the benefits of stainless steel and a BPA-free leak resistant, easy-to-clean and easy-close hammer lid, they can keep their coffee and hot chocolate hot for hours.
WHAT TO WEAR
Water, Earth, Fire, Air – all things we need to survive, and a nod to our precious planet earth. This cozy, super soft combed and ring-spun cotton and poly blend hoodie is just what you need to take the chill off for that early morning run on the trail.
Sustainable outdoor lifestyle brand Wondery is dedicated to liberating women in the outdoors through awareness, resources, and the creation of a women’s outdoor community. Inspired by women who love outdoor living, this socially responsible brand gives back to the Global Wildlife Conservation to help protect land in Guatemala.
Designed with sustainability in mind, Sh*t That I Knit is made from 100% sustainably-sourced merino wool from Peru, where the company also employs 170 female artisans to handcraft all products, enabling these women to earn a viable income to support themselves and their families. With a variety of cute colors, their beanies, including the Campbell, are the cold weather accessory needed for your next outdoor adventure whether brunching by a heat lamp, bundling up around the fire, or skiing the slopes.