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

BC Business Magazine - - Contents - By Felic­ity Stone + Aleena De­an­dra

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


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

With seat-back screens be­com­ing an en­dan­gered species, down­load airline apps be­fore you fly to un­lock free en­ter­tain­ment on your own de­vice, even with­out paid Wifi in­flight. Ex­pect movies and TV se­ries ga­lore, plus airline-spe­cific ex­tras like med­i­ta­tion on Air France, Broad­way the­atre ex­clu­sives on Amer­i­can and lan­guage cour­ses on Lufthansa.

While you're down­load­ing: Net­flix and Ama­zon Prime sub­scribers can cre­ate off­line-view­ing binges within their mo­bile apps. And grab Google Maps or for your des­ti­na­tion, to nav­i­gate data-free when you land.

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