Finery Cocktails is on a winning streak
Auckland-based Finery Cocktails has had two award recognitions for its 0% Grapefruit Cucumber and Mint cocktail, as well as an entrepreneur award for founder Jane Allan.
Finery’s 0% Grapefruit Cucumber and Mint cocktail recently took out a Silver award at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), where it was entered in the ‘alternative drinks category’, which includes RTD’s and low and no alcohol drinks.
The judges recognised Finery’s 0% entry for its “light citrus aromas with beautiful mint and cucumber notes. Subtle grapefruit characters on the palate and good carbonation give a rounded structure and a soft mint finish.” This same flavour has also been a finalist for the NZ Food Awards, which is open to all beverages made in New Zealand.
Founder Jane Allan says “being recognised at IWSC was the pinnacle for us and then to be announced as a finalist in the NZ Food Awards for the same drink, tells us we’re doing something right! Winning silver at a globally renowned competition, as well as recognition on home soil, demonstrates the commitment and hard work our team has put in to deliver delicious alcohol-free alternatives.”
Finery’s founder Jane Allan also won the Soda Inc’s RISE UP competition, which recognises female entrepreneurs that have created businesses with global potential. Allan was selected from six finalists and received a prize of $10,000 to boost the cocktail in a can business, which launched its first-to-market 0% cocktail to New Zealand supermarkets in July 2020 and now exports to Australia, Singapore and Rarotonga.
Finery has seen increasing demand for viable alternatives to alcoholic beverages. Made with a considered blend of fruits, teas and botanicals, each flavour combination delivers a unique taste sensation. These are natural honest flavours, no added sugar, and three of the four flavours are vegan-friendly.
Finery has launched with four thirst-quenching flavours: Grapefruit, Cucumber and Mint; Vanilla and Elderflower; Lemon Myrtle, Lime and Black tea; and Ginger, Green tea, Honey, Mint and Lemon. For more information about Finery Cocktails, visit https://www.finerycocktails.co.nz.