With about the same alcohol content as beer, these B.c.-made cocktails in a can are fruity, fun and refreshing. The convenient, portable, ready-to-drink beverages, either straight from the container or over ice, are also Instagrammable
These B.c.-made cocktails in a can are ready for summer
Ginger from East Vancouver's Odd Society Spirits is not a mixed drink but a fresh, crisp fermented ginger beer incorporating organic sugar, chili peppers, orange peel, lemon and lime
Just 100 calories, Nude Vodka Soda, based in Vancouver's Olympic Village, combines tripledistilled vodka, sparkling water and natural fruit flavours: strawberry kiwi, cucumber mint, classic lime or peach
TO YOUR HEALTH
Reverse osmosis water, organic black and green tea, pasteurized kombucha culture, vodka, natural flavours and organic cane sugar go into West Kelowna's Orchard City Distilling's 100-calorie lavender lemonade and pear ginger Zen Kombucha vodka iced teas
Vancouver-made pomelo nectar and coastal berry Ocean Blu is 100 calories, all natural and sweetened with stevia. Its packaging is eco-friendly, and 25 cents per six-pack goes toward marine preservation
Northam Beverages, based in Gastown, makes Hey Y'all Southern Style Hard Iced Tea from black tea, vodka and sugar in seven flavours: Southern style, peach, lemonade, huckleberry, watermelon, mint and raspberry
Delta craft distiller Goodridge & Williams
uses its premium Nütrl vodka for its 98-calorie canned beverage, plus soda, natural lemon, lime or grapefruit, with no sweeteners, additives or preservatives
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