BOOZE NEWS: Go Lightly, Agave Alternative, & Tom Hanks Drink

Go Lightly, with some alternatives for January (or any time of year) - beverages that don’t hit as hard, but don’t sacrifice flavor. From lighter ABV Light wines, Carb free beers that also hit around 4%, Baileys Light (at about 16%), lighter vodkas, and even martinis that don’t have quite the kick. The availability and the growth in Dry January, and now a Wet or Damp January, means you have options if you want them. Check out the link

There’s an Agave Alternative, and it’s been harvested already for years in some places. Did you know about sotol in tequila and mezcal? Unlike Agave, which is killed when it’s harvested, the sotol base and root are left behind to regrow. That means more mezcal and tequila, which gets more popular each year. Check the link for more.

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Tom Hanks’ Drink is not what it sounds like. The name sounds like an illicit drug, but it’s a combination of Diet Coke and Champagne. So he calls it Diet Cokagne that’s C-O-K-A-G-N-E. Have you tried mixing the two together? Find out more on this one at the link

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