8 New RTD Beverages You Should Add To Your Esky This Summer

Drink, Sydney / 10 December 2021

Keep hydrated this summer with a selection of these ready-made beverages in your esky!

If there’s one thing Aussies love to do, it’s perch up at the beach on a hot day with an esky full of drinks. With so many new options to choose from, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites that have hit the market just in time for summer!

Gin O’Clock

Introducing the brand new Aussie drinks brand, Gin O’Clock! Available in 3 flavours including the Timeless G&T, a classic and crisp beverage combining botanical gin flavours with a premium tonic. Sugar-Free G&T, a spin on the classic G&T minus the calories, and the Pink Gin & Soda which blends pink gin, soda and summer berries. These taste tipples are perfect for your summer picnic, BBQ or celebrating with friends this festive season. Purchase Gin OClock at Dan Murphy’s or BWS for $19 per four-pack.

Young Henrys G&T

Adored Newtown brewery, Young Henrys, has launched their first-ever RTD G&T in a tinnie! This is the ultimate Australian beverage that’s arrived just in time for the water months ahead. The G&T features the brand’s award-winning Noble Cut Australian Gin, their signature tonic and hints of pink grapefruit and thyme. Available to buy in a 4-pack for $24 or a case for $120 here.

Four Pillars Rare Dry G&Ts

Just when we thought Four Pillars couldn’t get any better, they’ve gone ahead and launched an RTD (ready to drink) G&T. Australia’s favourite Rare Dry Gin is now being served in a 250ml can with tonic as the perfect refreshment in summer. This easy-drinking G&T has been hyper-concentrated using twice as many botanicals which means it can take you from day to night drinking. Purchase a 4 pack online for $28 from First Choice or Vintage Cellars.

Sunny Eddy Gin Seltzer

If you’ve jumped on the Seltzer trend, you have to try Sunny Eddys. The Northern Beaches based brand created Australia’s first gin seltzer earlier this year. Choose from 3 refreshing flavours including Lime and Cucumber, Crisp Pink Apple, and Blood Orange and Grapefruit. The Sunny Eddy Gin Seltzers are just 76 calories per 330ml can and are completely sugar and gluten-free. You can get these at $6 per can or $60 per case of 12 online via the Sunny Eddy website.

Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager

Campion craft beer brewery in Byron Bay has announced the launch of their 3.5% Green Coast Lager. A clean and crisp brew, it’s the perfect accompaniment to a BBQ, a beach session or just a cold one at the end of a long day. The sessionable beer is absolutely easy-drinking made with a mild palate and subtle bitterness. Order a case online for $54 from Dan Murphy’s or directly through the Stone & Wood website.

Bacardi Mojito

There’s no better cocktail than a Mojito for a hot summers day. The only problem is it requires a lot of ingredients and prep time. Luckily, Bacardi has created an RTD Mojito combining the mouthwatering freshness of the Caribbean with zesty lime, revitalising mint and sparkling soda water. The drink is all-natural and is completely guild tree at 114 calories per 250ml serve. Get a case of 24 for $140 from Coles Liquor or Dan Murphys.

Jose Cuervo Sparkling Margarita

Love a margarita? Rejoice over Jose Cuervo’s brand-new Sparkling Margarita. Expertly mixed with authentic Jose Cuervo and the flavours of zesty natural lime and triple sec, it has a lightly sparkling twist for extra refreshment and a clean dry finish. Built for sunlit afternoon sessions and sipping with friends, this delicious spritz is summer’s new drink and can be enjoyed straight from the can or poured over ice. Order a pack of 4 online for $25 from Dan Murphys.

White Claw Watermelon

And the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the launch of a watermelon White Claw. Australia’s favourite hard seltzer has raised the stakes with its all-new flavour. Made with sparkling water, triple distilled spirit and a hint of natural Watermelon flavour, White Claw Watermelon delivers a wave of pure refreshment like you’ve never tasted before. Order a 4 pack online for $24 from Dan Murphys.

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