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23 Delicious New Alcoholic Drinks to Sip This Weekend

The alcoholic drinks industry is as innovative as they come. We count down our favourite new drinks to hit the market.

Zoncello by Zonzo Estate

The beverage industry is one of the most innovative in the market, constantly conjuring up new flavours to make our drinking experiences more enjoyable. Whether its fruity cocktails packaged in a nostalgic juice box or easy-to-sip seltzers or pretty pink gins, these new drink releases are the perfect fit for your next social gathering or knock-off tipple.

Next time you're hosting your mates for a swish dinner party, be sure to consult this edit of the best new alcoholic drinks. 

New Alcoholic Drinks: Wine

Brown Brothers - 'Origins' Fiano

Brown Brothers - 'Origins' Fiano

The dry, light-bodied style of a Fiano is perfect for outdoor dinner party gatherings - and Brown Brothers 'Origins' Fiano is one of the best versions of it - with a cracking price point to match!

The colour is light and golden, while the nose is perfumed by tropical fruits and freshly cut apples. The palate is full of citrus and lemon cordial flavours that are balanced by Fiano's incredible natural acidity.

Drinking well now, this Fiano will also benefit with short term aging in the three-year range.

$18.00 per bottle

Buy here (Brown Brothers Official) or here (Dan Murphy's)

Chandon Garden Spritz

Chandon Garden Spritz 

Ready to serve, ready to share. Chandon's Garden Spritz is a blend of exceptional sparkling wine and a unique bitters recipe - and it's a must-try new alcoholic drink to sip on this month. It's been specially crafted with navel and blood oranges and macerated with dried orange peels, herbs and spices. all carefully selected from the finest terroirs in the world.

$33.00 per bottle

Buy here (Dan Murphy's) or here (Chandon Official Website)

Mumm Central Otago Blanc De Noirs

Mumm Central Otago Blanc de Noirs

Fancy some fresh new bubbles for your next celebration? G.H. Mumm has collaborated with Central Otago to produce an incredible sparkling wine made from hand-harvested Pinot Noir grapes. You can expect black cherry, red plum and brioche on the nose with notes of citrus, nougat and delicate fruits for the palate to enjoy. 

$60.00 per bottle 

Buy here

Fat Cat Barossa Grenache - Cat Amongst the Pigeons

Fat Cat Barossa Grenache & Eden Valley Riesling - Cat Amongst the Pigeons

Cat Amongst the Pigeons newest wines from its premium ‘Fat Cat’ collection are here and ready for your next dinner party. This premium range from one of Australia's most popular wine labels includes the new vintage Fat Cat Barossa Valley Grenache 2021 and the Fat Cat Eden Valley Riesling 2022, and they're demonstrating sophisticated realness and the world-class winemaking found in South Australia. The Grenache is a true all-rounder that's already received numerous accolades across the country, while the Riesling has bright aromatics of lemon and lime. In short, they're a discerning palates' delight! 

Side note: Cunning wine fans can also get their hands on a limited edition Cat Amongst The Pigeons card game, which tests players' skills in social deception. The special edition game is the perfect accompaniment to a wine-filled evening with friends and encourages players to follow their gut to find out who is the imposturous ‘Cat’ hiding amongst the ‘Pigeons’.

Available at select BWS and Dan Murphy’s retailers

New Alcoholic Drinks: Cocktails, Pre-Mixed Drinks & Seltzers

Old Fat Unicorn

Old Fat Unicorn and Noble Fellows Wine Spritzers

If you're not quite feeling a wine but you're also not quite feeling a cocktail, we've got good news. Old Fat Unicorn and Noble Fellows have sorted you for a refreshing bev that requires no fuss. At 95 calories each, and 50% lower in alcohol than your standard wine, they're keeping things nice and breezy. Choose from pinot gris white peach, sauvignon Blanc passion fruit, musk Moscato and crisp apple prosecco. 

Old Fat Unicorn 4 x 300mL $25, Noble Fellows 4 x 250mL cans $22

Available via BWS and Dan Murphy's 


Wonki Seltzers

In flavours of blood orange and mandarin, cucumber and lime, and the new watermelon and lemon, Wonki's lineup of delicious seltzers are all about putting funny looking fruit to the forefront - fighting food waste never tasted so good! 

$70.00 per 12-pack

Shop here



Australia's first alcoholic kombucha has hit town and it's everything we wanted and more. Offering an alternative to seltzer, beer and pre-mixed drinks, Bower's v. aesthetically pleasing cans are packed with gut-loving probiotics. Available in two delish flavours - watermelon & mint and passionfruit & raspberry - we think this might just be our new go-to. 

$28 per four pack 

Suntory Minus 196 (Image Credi: @Rocketweijers)

Suntory Minus 196 Double Peach

We know and love their Double Lemon and Double Grape flavours but now we can officially add Double Peach to our rotation. Bursting with fruity allure, Suntory Minus 196 Double Peach promises a refreshing twist with its tantalising blend inspired by the extreme flavours, sights and lights of Japan. Using the same unique Freeze Crush Infusion Technology, whole peaches are frozen in liquid nitrogen at minus 196 degrees, then pulverised and infused with shochu and vodka - and added to soda.

$26 per four pack

Smirnoff Soda Range

Smirnoff Sodas and Hard Sodas 

If you're looking for a refreshing summer bevvy that delivers on fruity flavour, you best give Smirnoff's latest release a look in. Sturdier than a seltzer but a little less intense than a canned cocktail, Smirnoff's new offering covers off five new flavours. On the lighter side, you'll find their sodas - Lime & Lemon, Pineapple & Lime and Peach & Lime. On the hard side, you can look forward to Yuzu Citrus Burst and Pink Grapefruit Crush. 

$24.00 per four pack of Smirnoff Sodas, $26.00 per four pack of Smirnoff Hard Sodas 

Buy online here 

Zoncello by Zonzo

Zoncello by Zonzo

True zest appeal! 32,000 lemons later, the team behind Yarra Valley's Italo-inspired Zonzo Winery have launched their greatest passion project yet - a world-first 'Zoncello' Limoncello Spritz and a seriously zingy, house-made family-secret liqueur. While set to be served proudly onsite at Zonzo estate, this launch of love will also stand on its own and is now available for purchase online nationwide! It's ethically sourced and transformed into liquid gold via a legacy recipe that has been passed down through generations in Founder Rod Micallef's family.

The Zoncello Spritz is lightweight and instantly refreshing in nature, designed to kickstart your next long lunch or afternoon festivities and best paired with a heaving plate of antipasto. 

The Zoncello liqueur is a digestive, to be enjoyed at the end of a meal, or doused over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Limoncello (500ml), $50.00; Zoncello Spritz, $25.00

Buy online here

Fuzzy Bare by Fourth Wave Wines

Fuzzy Bare: Piquette by Fourth Wave Wines 

Move over Rosé, we’re drinking Piquette this summer! The new kid on the easy-drinking, natural wine block, Fuzzy Bare by Fourth Wave Wines is fizzy, fun, and ready to drink. Organically grown, with no additives, it’s vegan and moderate in alcohol – and made from using leftover grape skins from Fourth Wave’s wines. Beautifully refreshing, the range includes two Pinot Gris Piquette’s and a Pinot Noir Piquette.

Bottles $16.99 each and 4-pack cans $26.00

Find out more here

Paradox Wines Wine Seltzers

Paradox Wines Wine Seltzers

Paradox Wines has unveiled a new way to sip and swirl this summer by adding some wine seltzers in the mix. With two deliciously fruity varieties to try (Pinot Gris, with natural pear and finger lime, and Rosé with natural strawberry and hibiscus) and at just 4.5% alc/vol, these fun new sips are adding both so-fizz-tication and moderation to the fast-growing seltzer category. 

$21.00 per four pack

Available in select retailers, purchase here, here or here



The official drink of summer, the hard seltzer, just got a little bit fancier with the release of MODEAustralian owned and Australian inspired, the elevated seltzers feature fresh, native ingredients and a brighter, bold taste. Delicious flavours include a Salt Brushed Skin with Davidson plum and forest berry, the No More Elevator Music with Yuzu, cucumber and basil and Frankie’s Sunset Dress with mango and pomegranate.

$75.00 per twelve pack

Feels Botanical

Feels Botanical 'Eau de Vie'

A new and exciting category within the Australian alcoholic beverage landscape, Feels Botanical is breaking new ground with their recently released Botanical Eau de Vie range. You’ll find layered beneath the botanicals of Rouse (rose, horny goat weed & Davidson plum), Vivify (turmeric, coconut & ginger), Bask (hemp, quandong & Kakadu plum) and Revel (ginseng, coffee & Illawarra plum), there’s a touch of grape that comes out to meet you; it almost whispers wine. Harvested from the rolling vineyards of Australia, as autumn settles in each year and grape-picking winds down, vineyards often find they’re left with too much fruit to process for the year’s vintage – it’s an approach that’s as sustainable as it gets.

$82.00 each, 500ml



Australia’s passionate love for cocktails has been celebrated with the brand-new launch of premium cocktail company, Cantails. Available in three delicious flavours: Spicy Margarita, Appletini and Espresso Martini, Cantails allow you to bring the high-end cocktail bar into your home conveniently. Australian-made and owned, these fashionable cans are packaged in shimmery metallic coloured shades of pinks, yellows, purples and greens, suitable for a snazzy picnic with friends. 

$45.00 per four pack



Fresh from the Saintly Seltzer Co. comes iZZ!, a new canned cocktail that's as delicious as it is easy drinking. These bevvies come with many benefits over their alternatives: a lower alcohol volume of 4%, premium ingredients, lower calories, carbs and sugars, and fancy flavours – think Watermelon Margarita and Passionfruit Mojito.

$25.00 per four-pack

New Alcoholic Drinks: Spirits

Pluto Spirits - Spiced Rum

Pluto Spirits - Spiced Rum

Pluto Spirits have wowed with their latest creation - a Spiced Rum that's perfect for the cooler weather months - or during the silly seasons of Easter and Christmas. 

Proudly South Australian, it is fermented with organic Australian molasses and column distilled for an exceptionally smooth and effortlessly drinkable experience.

This luscious rum is aged on fire-toasted new American oak, resulting in delightful notes of vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch. Savour the rich flavours in a crafted cocktail, or simply enjoy it neat


Buy here

Pacific Drifter

Pacific Drifter 

The rum scene in Australia is growing and if you're not yet on board, let this refined cane spirit be your introduction. Perfect for mixing into everything from a mojito to a daiquiri, Pacific Drifter combines fresh Queensland molasses, cinnamon pods, Madagascan vanilla, orange and lemon peel for an utterly smooth and perfectly tropical taste. Best of all, this socially conscious brand minimises its impact by using recycled labels, locally sourced molasses and recycled glass. Wins on every level. 

$60 per bottle 

Dragon Release Rum

Dragon Release Rum by Beenleigh 

Gin, you better watch out because rum is having a moment and we're pleased to see it. If you're not sure where to start, score yourself a bottle of Dragon Release Rum from Beenleigh which will bag you rich, buttery and spice wood notes that lend a smooth taste. The limited-edition blend also comes in an exquisite Individually numbered bottle so it will look extra swish on the bar cart. 

$160.00 per bottle 

Available online here 



The first four-times distilled prestige tequila in the world, PATRÓN's latest release is a unique innovation in silver tequila that has arrived just in time for summer. The brand's Master Distiller has pushed the boundaries with a unique distillation process and more than 150 tasting sessions to ensure this bold innovation maintains an impressively rare, naturally-sweet taste. With a bright, radiantly-smooth finish, it's perfect to sip over ice with a slice of orange.

RRP $300.00

Available online here

818 Tequila

818 Tequila 

Yep! It's here. Kendall Jenner's incredible tequila brand 818 Tequila has hit Australian shores and it's just as good as the hype promises it is! Prepared traditionally using modern equipment, 818 has scored 43 international tasting awards since its debut. The 818 Tequila Blanco is perfect for those who love an ultra-smooth tequila with a crisp citrus finish whilst the Tequila Reposado boasts notes of caramel and pecan pie. Like your tequila deep and rich? Opt for the Añejo. For those looking to up the ante, the Eight Reserve is aged for up to eight years in French and American barrels before being bottled in a handcrafted ceramic decanter - perfect for a gift. 

From $100.00 per bottle 

Available online here

Ocean Grown Gin

Ocean Grown Gin 

Ahh. We love a drink that does good and Grown Spirits is back at it again with their latest release, Ocean Grown Gin. This time they've teamed up with the Reef Restoration Foundation to craft an ocean-inspired gin with bright and delicate saline notes, alongside hints of dry citrus and spice. Perfect for the upcoming summer! As always, part of the sale of each bottle will be donated to reef restoration in North Queensland. 

$96.00 per bottle

Buy here

Yarra Strength Navy Gin - Little Lon

Yarra Strength Navy Gin - Little Lon

Little Lon Distilling Co's new release Yarra Strength Navy Gin is a tribute to the beauty of Melbourne's vital, enduring waterway, the people, and the city itself. Precisely crafted with a harvest of native botanicals that once graced the banks of the Yarra, the gin is then proofed with river water that's been rigorously filtered and direct from the source - where the `Yarra meets the sea, in Port Phillip `Bay. This is the only spirit in Australia to have done this, and it will never be repeated.  A true taste of history, that weaves a beautiful story of flavour from first sip - with notes of mint, bursts of fresh citrus and punchy juniper, finishing with a lingering saline simplicity. 

$175.00 per bottle 

Four Pillar's Bloody Shiraz

Four Pillar's Bloody Shiraz

Love a glass of shiraz and a gin? The fabulous team at Four Pillars have brought these delicious drinks together to produce one very moreish and striking new drink, the Bloody Shiraz. Luke Shadbolt's creative talent is on show on the label, with the designs featuring a swirly, sculptural print to capture the essence of the flavours.

$84.00 per bottle

Loved our edit of new alcoholic drinks and looking for more ways to perfect your entertaining game? Check out our guide to hosting a long lunch at home, and these tips for styling a beautiful table.

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