Southern Tier Distilling, the spirits arm of Southern Tier Brewing, has launched three new RTD (Ready To Drink) cocktails offerings as summer winds down. One of them is a cocktail inspired the brewery’s popular pumpkin beer Pumking, dubbed King & Cola.
The story starts with Pumking, one of the most well-known pumpkin beers in the U.S, first released in 2007. Last fall, the distillery released Pumking Whiskey, a flavored whiskey based on the seasonal release. As RTD popularity rises, and very much inline with Southern Tier’s progression of their successful pumpkin lineup, King & Cola is making its initial debut.
The distillery calls this cocktail “crushable,” with a balance of pumpkin pie spices, and peppery cola (while the term “coke” has become colloquial, it’s trademarked by the big red Atlanta-based sugar giant.) We tried Pumking Whiskey last year, and was beyond surprised at the result. The whiskey really is fall in a shot glass. It’s dangerously easy to drink, and one you don’t want to over do.
Arriving alongside King & Cola is Vodka Pink Lemonade, and Lime Agave Margarita.
Lime Margarita uses lime juice, orange flavors and Blanco Agave Spirits, which doesn’t appear on their distillery website. Pink Lemonade is your basic vodka and soda, with a touch of lemon thyme flavor, and fruit juice for color.
Each of the new Southern Tier cocktails are 8% alcohol by volume, available in 12-ounce can/4-packs in the greater New York Area.