When you take to the beach, hang out poolside or pack a picnic, cool, refreshing adult beverages make a good thing even better. And from ice-cold beer to wine or mixed drinks there is a great variety already packaged in easy-to-transport containers.
Beer, of course, comes in its own convenient single-serve bottles and cans. Heineken also makes mini kegs, which are equivalent to about 14 12-ounce bottles in one keg, so you’ll have plenty to share with friends.
Something fruity or sweet with a little kick more your speed? Hard sodas are great refreshers and taking the nation by storm as there are more brands popping up on our shelves. From orange and lemonade to ginger ale, root beer and more, these make perfect beach and picnic drinks in handy individual portions.
And wine can certainly be part of the party. Just as lemonade refreshes in summer, the acidity in a white wine is a big part of its refreshment factor. When it comes to selecting summer sippers, crisp whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Grigio as well as sparkling wines fit the bill. Plus, packaging options such as resealable Tetra Pak cartons in a range of sizes from 250ml to 500ml and 1 liter make it easy to transport without the weight of the glass bottle. Both white and red wines as well as wine spritzers come in convenient four-packs of 187 ml bottles, which are each about one quarter of a standard bottle, or one and a half glasses.
Fans of mixed drinks can pick up ready-made cocktails such as Margaritas and vodka-based drinks already blended with fruit juices-just pop the bottle in the cooler, grab some cups and you’re ready to go.