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Summer is officially here, people!  The next couple of months are going to be hot and with the temperatures on the rise, we are all looking for a way to cool down and enjoy ourselves.  One of those ways (duh), is some tasty drinks to sip on throughout the summer!  Lucky for all of you, we have found some fantastic drinks and drink ideas that we think you should try in the hopes that it will give you life in many different ways this season.

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Invivo Wines

When you have someone like the dreamy Nigel Barker as your spokesperson for your company, chances are you are doing something right.  This can easily be said about New Zealand based Invivo Wines, which has now made its way stateside.

Invivo Wines is the brainchild of New Zealand natives and childhood school friends, Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron (Invivo’s winemaker), both passionate about wine, the duo hatched their plan over too many drinks in a pub in 2007 when they discussed opening their own winery. Since the winery’s inception in 2008, they have made a name for themselves as New Zealand’s fastest-growing winery, with 850% sales growth since 2011. Invivo was named in Deloitte’s fast 50 growing companies and they currently sell in 17 countries. Invivo is approaching production this year of 2 million bottles annually.  More information here.

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Seagram’s Watermelon Flavored Vodka

Watermelon is my favorite fruit to have in the summertime, so it makes sense that Seagram’s has now added that flavor to their line of amazing vodka!  Launching on the heels of Seagram’s Vodka’s recent introduction of Ruby Red Grapefruit and Golden Apricot flavors,Seagram’s Juicy Watermelon Vodka is refreshing, sweet and juicy with a smooth finish. This flavor is highly mixable and is sure to create an exceptional cocktail whether you’re hosting a backyard barbeque or lounging by the pool. After all, there’s no such thing as summer without watermelon. More information here. 

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Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company

I became familiar with this wonderful company a couple of weeks ago at the Big Apple BBQ (more on that experience here).  I was blown away at the taste of each of the drinks they provided, as they are committed to squeezing juices that are clean label and a source of authentic nutrition that have no preservatives, no concentrates and no artificial ingredients.  Even though they are a juice company and not liquor based, they do provide some amazing drink recipes that you can throw some alcohol in to enhance the flavors of the juice itself.  Take for instance their Spiked Minty Peach Lemonade, which is pictured above.  I may need to make that now! More on Natalie’s here.