Cornish artisan distillery Curio has launched a new range of hard seltzers in time for summer.

Hard seltzers are the fastest growing drinks sector in the United States and have been for the past two years and the “phenomenon” is set to arrive in the UK this summer.

Created from spirited sparkling water, husband and wife team, William and Rubina Tyler-Street’s inspiration for the new range has been the Cornish outdoor lifestyle.

“We wanted to create a drink to enjoy anywhere from the beach to the back garden,” said Rubina Tyler-Street.

“There’s a word people in Cornwall use to describe the easy going Californian-esque outdoor lifestyle we lead in the county and that’s ‘Kernowfornia’ which sums this up and positions it perfectly for the post-lockdown way people want to enjoy the outdoors socialising with friends and family.”

The range has been created to highlight a new interest in ‘wellbeing’ drinking choices. At its core is a 4.5% abv alcohol based spirited sparkling water which is gluten free. The flavourings are all natural, vegan friendly and with zero sugar each 330ml can is only 84 calories.

Flavours include Peach and Rose, Rhubarb and Ginger, Pear and Elderflower, Mango, and Yuzu and Mandarin.

Packaging was designed by Falmouth-based design company Kingdom and Sparrow.

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