Local distillery launches ready-to-drink seltzers

Manifest Distilling Creates Jax’s First Canned Seltzer with REAL Spirits

Manifest Distilling recently launched its new line of ready-to-drink (RTD) canned cocktails, making the Jacksonville-based distillery one of the first in Florida to introduce a canned cocktail product made with real spirits.

Manifest is partnering with former Pabst Brewing Co. president and general manager, Matt Bruhn, in this RTD venture. He brings extensive insight from the beer and spirits industry that will nurture Manifest’s brand visibility in the RTD category at the local, regional and national levels.

This expansion of Manifest’s product line comes as the distillery is celebrating its sixth anniversary this month. The organic distillery has steadily evolved its consumer offerings through the years, including the opening of The Cocktail Room in 2021. The Cocktail Room celebrated its first anniversary this September. All of the recipes for the RTD line were created in-house by the creative team at Manifest — creating a natural connection between the spirits, the in-person craft cocktail experience and, now, a canned product line.

Manifest’s RTD line includes three unique flavors, all containing natural ingredients and made with Manifest’s craft spirits:

● Manifest Classic Daiquiri, a tropical treat containing Manifest’s white Florida rum, key lime juice and house-made falernum liqueur

● Manifest Vodka Mule, a zippy classic with Manifest’s non-GMO Potato Vodka, layered with fresh ginger, ginger beer and key lime juice

● Manifest Vodka Spritz, a dazzling combination of Manifest’s Citrus Vodka, tangerine and key lime juice

All three flavors have a touch of cane sugar and are finished with sparkling water. Four-packs will be available starting September 26 for $11.99, and are perfect for a day out at the beach, on the boat or kicking back with friends. All of the flavors have an ABV (alcohol by volume) below 6%, and are under 200 calories per can. Champion Brands and S.R. Perrot is providing distribution support through Northeast Florida, North Central Florida and Southeast Georgia.