Between colorful blooms and pleasant breezes, there’s no doubt its al fresco drinking season. Now is the time to up your cocktail game with a warm-weather beverage refresh!
Modified Theory out of Bend, Ore., launches its line of tart and sparkling hard bevy — inspired by craft cocktails and the art of mixology — that is low in sugar, flavored with natural ingredients, and comes in three singular flavors: Tahitian Lime Agave, Tarocco Orange Vanilla, and Northwest Berry Lavender. Whether served on the rocks, used to spice up tumblers as a mixer, or enjoyed straight from the can, Modified Theory’s hard bevy is meant for mingling and helping friends and family get outside and enjoy this gorgeous weather. The key is planning and a little bit of creativity.
Warm weather and picnics go together for good reason. Call up a few of your favorite people, unfurl that iconic checkered blanket, and enjoy a gourmet spread in the park capped off with something uplifting. While a bottle of wine and a wheel of Brie is the platonic ideal, why not opt for something a tad more unique by packing a fresh fruit salad, a few boozy ice pops or spiked cupcakes, or colorful swizzle sticks, and a Mingle Pack of Modified Theory, which includes the Northwest Berry Lavender. For an impromptu brunch treat, mix with a splash of your favorite Prosecco and garnish with fresh raspberries or blueberries for a uniquely spring-inspired cocktail.
DRIVE-IN/OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS
Warm weather means the return of outdoor films and pop-up drive-ins. Whether you’re catching a flick at L.A.’s Melrose Rooftop Theater or at Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Skyline Drive-In, nothing makes the perfect evening more memorable than a sip with a little kick. Tarocco Orange Vanilla, smooth and sweet with a hint of spice, pairs perfectly with a bold rum or can be enjoyed solo on the rocks for a perfect “coming attractions” aperitif. The bevy features naturally sweet Sicilian blood oranges, a medley of warming spices, lightly effervescent mouthfeel, and refreshingly tart aftertaste, doubling as a delightful warm-weather bold, and unique flavor that can be enjoyed from spring screenings right through to awards season.
EXPLORING THE GREAT OUTDOORS
For the adventurous and athletic, or simply the wild at heart, summer is all about hiking, winding road trips through the country, or taking a boat on the lake. Why not pack up the car with a cold treat and head out into the great unknown, stopping along the way for libations and lazy sightseeing. Modified Theory comes in a variety of 6-packs that are low in sugar, so there’s something new and delicious for everyone to enjoy and discover. If you’re particularly parched, mix with a favorite seltzer for a drink that’s not just refreshing but easy to tote on the long trail ahead.
INTIMATE BACKYARD GET-TOGETHERS AND BBQs
Bring out the tiki torches and show off your backyard space with a casual outdoor get-together. To plan the ideal BBQ or evening soiree, why not elevate the menu with a Tex Mex theme paired with the cider-like Tahitian Lime Agave, which features authentic zesty Tahitian limes mingled with Aji Amarillo peppers, real agave, and Himalayan sea salt.
If you’re feeling bold, mix the bevy with a few shots of top-shelf tequila and pour into a chilled glass with a slat-and-lime-juice rim. This light and refreshing Margarita alternative is best served with grilled corn, chips and salsa, and a side of summertime camaraderie.
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