A great alternative to beer or hard cider, malt beverages offer light, sweet, and refreshing tastes, typically with lower alcohol content. When the warm weather settles in, it’s hard to beat the combination of crisp carbonation with fruity flavors. In Allentown, Pennsylvania, Banko Beverage Co. distributes these fruity alcoholic drinks across the Greater Lehigh Valley and knows which ones are on-trend. Here, we’ve broken down tropical malt beverages that are sure to please any crowd.
Owned by beverage giant Diageo, Smirnoff originated in Russia in 1864 with its distinctive line of vodkas. Although it’s still known for this spirit, the brand is also known for its line of malt beverages that features many fruity flavors, including:
- Black cherry
- Mandarin orange
- Green apple
- White grape
- Arctic berry
Through a brewing process similar to beer-making, all of these Smirnoff Ice flavors come to share common characteristics of a light body, sweet fruitiness, and an average alcohol by volume (ABV) content of 5.5%.
It’s hard to see a bottle of Seagram’s Escapes and not think of the beach, lounging by the pool, and other ways to enjoy the summer sun. Most flavors feature an ABV of fewer than 4%, making them the perfect refreshment on a hot day or muggy night. What’s more, Seagram’s Escapes beverages are available in four-packs by flavor or larger variety packs that include an array of tastes. These flavors include the following:
- Jamaican Me Happy, a blend of strawberry, lemon, watermelon, and guava
- Calypso Colada, which features a tropical combination of coconut and pineapple
- Passionfruit Mango, blending the sweetness of passionfruit with smooth mango
- Strawberry Daiquiri, a take on a true summer classic
- Wild Berries, which mixes blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry flavors
- Bahama Mama, where orange and pineapple combine for an unforgettable experience
- Classic Lime Margarita, a hit for any cookout on the beach or in the backyard
- Orange Sassy Swirl, which combines vanilla and orange for a classic creamsicle taste
Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails
Jack Daniel’s may be synonymous with whiskey, but it’s also known for its deliciously fruity line of malt beverages called Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Highlighted by soft notes of the brand’s Tennessee Whiskey, these Country Cocktails are available in a variety of flavors. These range from watermelon and peach to lemonade and citrusy grapefruit.
Great America Flavored Malt Beverage Specialty
Smirnoff Ice, Seagram’s Escapes, and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails are all widely popular malt beverages, but Banko Beverage Co. also offers a range of others that are equally worth a try. Among these options is Great America. Based in Detroit, Michigan, Great America is the producer of the industry’s first alcoholic malt beverage reminiscent of moonshine. However, it also produces several other flavors and seasonal offerings, including apple pie, strawberry, peach, blueberry, and lemonade.
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When it comes to fruity alcoholic drinks, there is a wide range of flavor preferences present in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. That’s why Banko Beverage Co. offers an equally vast lineup of malt beverages, in addition to our beers, ciders, and non-alcoholic options, to satisfy as many taste buds as possible. To learn more about our beverage distribution services, contact us today.