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Black Lines introduces new ready-to-serve alcoholic spritz

UK-based pre-batched cocktail producer Black Lines has unveiled its latest NPD, Black Lines Hugo Spritz. The new RTS beverage is made with sapling gin, sparkling wine, elderflower, mint, lemon and soda, and provides consumers with a gently sparkling, refreshing lower-ABV drink. The Hugo Spritz is a cocktail that originates from the South Tyrol province of Northern Italy, and is often made using prosecco, with hints of elderflower, lime and mint. Black Lines’ co-founder Kuleen Khimasia told FoodBev: "Aromatic, crisp and deliciously easy to drink, the Hugo Spritz is finally having its moment in the limelight and for good reason. We’re excited to deliver the Black Lines take both in bottle and on-tap in London and beyond. In our books, Aperol has met its match – this will be the drink of the summer.” It looks as though spritz-style lower-ABV beverages will be popular this season, as larger brands have also been tapping into the trend. Last month, Fever-Tree and French rosé producer Maison Mirabeau collaborated on a new pale pink Rosé Spritz, which also has an ABV of 8%. Made with a blend of rosé and Fever-Tree's Raspberry & Orange Blossom Soda, The Fever-Tree x Mirabeau Rosé Spritz is a lightly effervescent beverage with delicate notes of red fruit and floral blossom and balanced aromas of raspberry, stone fruit, orange blossom and pink grapefruit.

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