Nothing says summer, like a Caribbean Punch, or a cool as a cucumber, yuzu & holy basil drop of perfection in a can.
Summer is for lounging around with a drink in hand, mates by your side, and a gentle sea breeze whispering sweet nothings in your ear.
Like anything, it’s best to go with seasons, not against them, so take a cue from what the trees are so generously providing and let Summer curate your drinks for you.
Whether it is a taste of the Caribbean, or a cucumber, yuzu and holy basil drop of deliciousness, we have the best summer-loving drinks to see you through the hottest season of the year.
The Kraken – Caribbean Punch
The Kraken gives a laid-back Caribbean twist to the classic tropical punch cocktail. Crafted with Kraken Black Spiced Rum and infused with natural tropical flavors like pineapple and coconut, it’s topped off with soda for a refreshing drink. Best enjoyed with friends, whether straight from the can or poured over ice for a more refined experience.
Applewood – Coral
Meet our fav Aussie gin – it’s like a coastal breeze in a bottle. Packed with savoury berries, sea spray, and cliffside succulents, it’s a nod to the Aussie hinterland and barrier reef. 1% of every bottle sale goes to The Reef Restoration Fund, helping the Great Barrier Reef bounce back. (They’ve already chipped in over $10,000!)
Best way to sip it? Tonic and a slice of ruby grapefruit. Perfect for sunny days, sunsets, and just generally loving life in all its sweet glory.
Mode – No More Elevator Music
Who knew cucumber and yuzu were a match made in heaven? MODE did, and thankfully they shared this little dream with the rest of us. With this cool as a cucumber creation, meticulously crafted from native Australian ingredients in small batches, its the ultiamte fresh, elegant, and subtle delight that lingers on your senses. Its earned a coveted spot in our fridge. Why? Because nothing beats the elegance of this little gem – absolutely nothing.
NO MORE ELEVATOR MUSIC
Unico Zelo- Tropo Sparkling
Still hooked on this crew a year after falling into their honey trap of offerings. Sip on this crystal-clear Blanc de Blancs – crafted the Charmat way from a chill spot in Birdwood. It’s got that mineral kick, a dry brut vibe, and brings back the lime zest zing and white nectarine flavour we loved in their past Adelaide Hills’ sparklings. There is a lot more to this crew than sparkling, but we couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year, or Summer, or hell, any day, than with this. Best served in a pretty champagne flute, vintage glassware nicked from your grannies, or mimosa style.
Wayward Brewing Co – Raspberry Berliner Weisse
You will literally praise the GODs when you try this, it’s now a perennial favourite here at Happy, but it’s the perfect beer for summer. Refreshing AF, this is Wayward’s take on the classic Berliner Weisse. Bursting with bright raspberry flavours, balanced by a tart, crisp, and delicious dry finish. Best of all, it’s gluten-free by default.
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RASPBERRY BERLINER WEISSE