Sparkling tree water producer Sapsucker debuts new canned cocktail

Another seltzer-ish drink hits the RTD market in Canada

It should come as no surprise that seltzers and other similar ready-to-drink canned cocktails are gearing up to yet again be the drink genre of the summer. Canadian distilleries large and small as well as many breweries have hopped on the RTD beverage bandwagon in the past year or two, making it continually more difficult for newcomers to stand out from the carbonated crowd.

Today, Sapsucker launched Canada's first canned vodka cocktail made with tree sap and it's hard to argue that it is not unique.

It seems like a bit of a stretch to say that the new Lime Vodka One by Sapsucker is healthy, but the company is opting for a "better-for-you" descriptor for the drink–which boasts a mix of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants thanks to the tree sap–that is now available at select LCBOs across Ontario.

“While offerings in the space continue to expand, consumers have expressed a desire to explore beverages which have unique flavour profiles–not another typical vodka soda,” says the company's founder Nancy Chapman. “Sapsucker listened, and we are excited to bring to market a delicious, sustainably-focused product that’s completely new to consumers.”

Expect this new canned cocktail (and perhaps some other flavours?) to roll out to other Canadian provinces in the coming months.