Zero-alcohol ‘tequila’ hits shelves
Lyre’s has ventured into the agave world with two no-alcohol options that pay homage to tequila. Agave Blanco and Agave Reserva feature notes of citrus, peppers, pine, spices and oak and are ideal for making a margarita or a Paloma sans the booze. Both spirits are priced at $44.99 for 700ml and are available online and at select bars and retailers.

Clear cut

Sydney-based ice company Bare Bones Ice Co. has moved into the retail sector for the first time. The brand’s signature crystal-clear ice cubes were previously only available to fine drinking establishments, but the team have launched an eight pack of Old Fashioned blocks which are now in the freezers of Dan Murphy’s in Alexandria, P&V Merchants in Newtown and Four Pillars in Surry Hills. If Hoshizaki ice is more your thing, there are 2kg bags stocked at the Dan Murphy’s location.

Coffee run

Coffee roaster Seven Miles is tapping into the on-the-go market with two cold brew cans: Nitro and Black. The Black coffee option has a smooth finish with notes of strawberry, mint and brown sugar. “We’ve upped the ante so Australia’s coffee drinkers and lovers can have access to delicious and refreshing expertly blended and brewed cold brew drinks,” says CEO Jenny Willits. The cans can be purchased individually for $4.95 or $19 for a four pack.

A sweet throwback

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The Point Group’s Ed Loveday started making bottled cocktails during the 2020 lockdown which led to the creation of Big Mood; a passion project that’s small but mighty. The range has been steadily expanding since Big Mood’s inception with seasonal drops and core additions covering everything from a Negroni to the newly released lychee martini, which sees Bombay gin combined with lychee syrup, St Germain elderflower liqueur and Supasawa. There’s approximately five serves in the bottle, which has a three-month shelf life. Pour over ice and you’re good to go. $45 for 500ml.

Mexico calling

Modus Operandi’s new release is inspired by coastal Mexico and has been crafted for summer drinking. Cerveza is brewed with Mexican ingredients including corn and is light bodied with a crisp finish. Simply chill and cut a wedge of lime for optimum enjoyment. Six ($24.99) and 12 packs ($39.99) are available from Dan Murphy’s stores in New South Wales, online and at select retailers.