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Staying hydrated during the warm summer months is of the utmost importance, but your seasonal sips don’t have to be bland or boring. Creativity is key when it comes to doubling down on your drinking, which is why we’ve rounded up some inventive options. From water to wine, here are the top 10 beverage brands to sip this summer.
Renowned tea maker Rishi recently unveiled its Sparkling Botanicals line, which elevates sparkling tea to a new level. Staying true to its tag line — made with real plants for real virtue — the drinks feature premium ingredients sourced directly from artisan growers the world over. Flavors like blue tea jasmine, bergamot oolong and dandelion ginger make for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Named for its matriarch, Flora Komes, this family-owned winery operates in accordance with her motto: “Love the land, and it will love you back.” Encompassing more than 500 acres across Napa Valley wine country, Flora Springs is best known for its flagship Trilogy — a classic Bordeaux blend of cabernet sauvignon, malbec, petit verdot and cabernet franc — and Soliloquy — a luscious blend of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and malvasia.
CBD is all the rage these days, and Shimmerwood is a great way to give it a try. Cofounders Josh Ahadian and Tibor Mascari met at Bonnaroo and wanted to create some middle ground between the famed music festival’s sober spectators and weed smokers. The brand’s beverages — available in varieties like chai cherry, ginger orange and razz lime — contain full-spectrum CBD (and zero THC) for a relaxing, refreshing effect.
If you love soda but are craving a healthier option, Culture Pop has you covered. In familiar flavors like lemon lime and pink grapefruit, these better-for-you drinks contain organic fruit juice, real herbs and spices, and billions of CFUs of live probiotics to support gut health. Culture Pop’s slight sweetness comes from the fruit juices and nothing else — no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners here.
In our opinion, any time of year is prime for rosé-all-day vibes, but summer is particularly well-suited for this fresh and fruity wine. Named for the free-spirited wildflowers blanketing the winery’s vineyards in the South of France, Fleurs de Prairie marries notes of strawberry, rose petals and herbs. It’s sure to transport you to the Mediterranean thanks to its unique combination of sun, wind and water influences.
As you might know, I’m the ultimate tea drinker. Which is why I’m smitten with this specialty tea maker that produces its signature blends in its Paris atelier. The company’s Les Sources collection is designed to stimulate the senses, with four organic herbal options made from potent plants that will leave you feeling focused, optimistic and peaceful. Who doesn’t want that?
If you’re curious about the sober-curious movement, you’ve no doubt heard of Ghia. This fan-favorite nonalcoholic apéritif boasts great taste and an undeniable cool factor that everyone is buzzing about without the buzz (get it?). The original is still a bestseller, but we can’t get enough of the spritzes (conveniently available in a variety pack).
Calling all Sex and the City fans! Now you can sip like Sarah Jessica Parker with Thomas Ashbourne’s ready-to-drink craft cocktails. Among the offerings from this female-led brand is the Perfect Cosmo by SJP — which was made for girls’ night in. If you pair it with some charcuterie, good company and reruns of the beloved HBO hit, you’re golden.
Focus seems to be in short supply these days, and sometimes you need a little support to really zero in on the task at hand. BioLift to the rescue with its patented formula of botanical ingredients like guarana, ginkgo biloba, elderberry and carob for a hint of sweetness. It amps up concentration without the caffeine crash of coffee while also supporting the immune system — plus it just tastes good.
If, like me, you’ve been swept up in the great kombucha craze, you’re going to love Boochcraft. The brand was created in 2016 by a group of friends who wanted to craft an alcoholic beverage with integrity. To that end, this organic hard kombucha is made from whole fruit juiced in house and sourced from local farmers and sans additives or questionable ingredients — making for a guilt-free buzz.