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50 Exotic Beverage Innovations

From Mushroom Energy Drinks to Healthy Green Tea Cocktails

— September 8, 2015 — Lifestyle
These exotic beverage innovations range from multicultural energy drinks to tea-based cocktail recipes -- infused with hints of Indian Chai or green tea. In addition to travel-themed cocktails and cultural wine blends, globally-inspired morning beverages have also gained popularity in recent months.

Standouts include yam tea and matcha coconut lattes along with iced Thai teas that are infused with milk and herb ingredients. When it comes to smoothies, juices and energy drinks, the beverage industry is also becoming more experimental with new products that borrow from other cultures.

These include fungal energy drinks -- Korea's Gatorade range experiments with mushroom flavors -- along with mushroom-based iced teas that borrow from traditional Siberian beverage blends. Other favorites include signature beers that blend traditional brewing practices with bold flavor fusions.
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Bitter Herbal Wines
Bitter Herbal Wines
The Braulio Amaro Alpino is Made from a Blend of 13 Different Spices
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48
Cucumber-Flavored Sakes
Cucumber-Flavored Sakes
The TY KU Sake is Now Infused for a More Contemporary Flavor
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47
Tropical Tequila Flavors
Tropical Tequila Flavors
This Fruit-Flavored Tequila from Patrón Citrónge is Perfect for Summer
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46
Salty Yogurt Drinks
Salty Yogurt Drinks
This Simple Recipe Celebrates a Traditional Indian Dish
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45
Tea-Based Cocktail Bars
Tea-Based Cocktail Bars
The 'Brew' Pub Only Serves Hot Loose Leaf Tea & Cool Tea Cocktails
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44
Peach Tomato Basil Cocktails
Peach Tomato Basil Cocktails
This is the Perfect Gin and Tonic to Beat the Summer Heat With
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43
Ginger Chai Recipes
Ginger Chai Recipes
This Authentic Indian Tea is Made With Milk and Cardamom
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42
Healthy Green Tea Cocktails
Healthy Green Tea Cocktails
The Wakaba Cocktail Features a Marvelous Matcha Accent
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41
Creamy Tricolor Milkshakes
Creamy Tricolor Milkshakes
These Neapolitan Shakes are Infused with Delicious Cookie Crumbs
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40
Plum Kombucha Cocktails
Plum Kombucha Cocktails
This Boozy Ginger Plum Beverage is Lightly Effervescent and Heals the Gut
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39
Iced Green Tea Lattes
Iced Green Tea Lattes
This Dairy-Free Latte is Made from Coconut Milk and Matcha Powder
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38
Masala Chai Recipes
Masala Chai Recipes
This Strong Tea Recipe Draws From Indian Tradition
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37
Savory Mushroom Cocktails
Savory Mushroom Cocktails
The 'Hatchi' Unique Cocktail Recipe Boasts an Earthy Mushroom Flavor
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36
Yam Tea Lattes
Yam Tea Lattes
Little Leopard Book's Sweet Potato Latte is a Hearty Cold Weather Drink
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35
Apple-Flavored Bourbons
Apple-Flavored Bourbons
The Jim Beam Apple Bourbon Brings a Tarty Twist to a Classic Drink
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34
Indian-Inspired Ales
Indian-Inspired Ales
Chef Maneet Chauhan's Brewery Celebrates the Flavors of India
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33
Indian Mango Iced Teas
Indian Mango Iced Teas
This Mango Iced Tea is Great For Your Health and For Your Taste Buds
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32
Combination Antioxidant Teas
Combination Antioxidant Teas
Zhena's Tea Combines the Benefits of Green Tea, White Tea & Matcha
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31
Sporty Blue Brews
Sporty Blue Brews
Japan's Kirin Beer Garden is Serving Blue Beer for the World Cup
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30
Thai Iced Teas
Thai Iced Teas
This Creamy Black Tea Beverage is Completely Dairy-Free
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29
Mushroom-Based Teas
Mushroom-Based Teas
These Exotic Tea Beverages Are Made from Raw Mushrooms and Reishi Extract
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28
Hybrid Coffee Lemonades
Hybrid Coffee Lemonades
World of Coffee's 'Kaffelemonad' Blends Iced Coffee and Lemon Simple Syrup
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27
Mangosteen Coffee Beans
Mangosteen Coffee Beans
Joe Mangosteen's Healthy Coffee is Made with Exotic Fruit and Fungi
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26
Maize-Based Yogurt
Maize-Based Yogurt
Mahue is a Dairy Supplement That Turns Maize in a Yogurt Drink
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25
Thai Iced Teas
Thai Iced Teas
White on Rice Couple's Iced Tea Blend References Asian Cuisine
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24
Complex Asian Whiskies
Complex Asian Whiskies
The Japanese Harmony is the Latest Addition to Suntory's Hibiki Line
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23
Artisanal Baiju Bars
Artisanal Baiju Bars
China's Capital Spirits Bar Offer Authentic and Cultural Cocktails
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22
Exotic Superfood Beer
Exotic Superfood Beer
This Unique Beer from Japan Contains Grapefruit and Peruvian Maca
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21
Global Beer Dinners
Global Beer Dinners
Lawry’s Serves Food and Craft Beer Pairings from Around the World
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20
Indian-Inspired Cocktails
Indian-Inspired Cocktails
The Ganesha Cocktail Uses a Combination of Indian Spices
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19
Sangrita Slush Drinks
Sangrita Slush Drinks
The Mountain Dew Sangrita Blast Freeze is a New Fast Food Drink
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18
Fungal Energy Drinks
Fungal Energy Drinks
North Korea's Central Mushroom Research Debuts a Fungal Gatorade Flavor
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17
Travel-Inspired Cocktails
Travel-Inspired Cocktails
This Bar's Menu Features 80 Cocktails Inspired by Exotic Locations
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16
Flavored Beverage Spices
Flavored Beverage Spices
The 'BevSpice' Blends Help to Improve the Taste of Any Drink
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15
Anti-Aging Beer
Anti-Aging Beer
This Neuzeller Brew Claims to Bring Youth to Seasoned Drinkers
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14
Space-Aged Whiskey
Space-Aged Whiskey
This Suntory Space Whiskey Will Age on the International Space Station
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13
Green Tea Beer
Green Tea Beer
Japan's Green Tea Restaurant 1899 Ochanomizu Serves Matcha Green Beer
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12
Chilled Japanese Coffees
Chilled Japanese Coffees
The Nomi Brand Unviels Three New Japanese-Inspired Cold Coffee Brews
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11
Aromatic Indian Coffee Recipes
Aromatic Indian Coffee Recipes
This South Indian Filter Coffee is Unmatched in Flavor
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10
Alcoholic Matcha Drinks
Alcoholic Matcha Drinks
Suntory's Liquor Loosens the Tradition That Green Tea is Steeped In
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9
Sparkling Water Pop-Ups
Sparkling Water Pop-Ups
Tokyo's SodaStream Pop-Up Serves Up Healthy Carbonated Beverages
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8
Dairy-Free Superfood Drinks
Dairy-Free Superfood Drinks
Daily Greens' Hemp Milk Drinks Are Brimming with Nutritional Value
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7
Indian Yogurt Drinks
Indian Yogurt Drinks
The New Drink from DAHlicious Lets You Enjoy Traditional Indian Lassi
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6
Latte Art Vending Machines
Latte Art Vending Machines
Yojiya Cafe Selection Sprinkles the Brand's Logo onto Cups of Coffee
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5
Fair Trade Canned Coffee
Fair Trade Canned Coffee
This Line of Coffee is Ethically Sourced and Packaged in a Recyclable Can
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4
Sriracha-Loving Cocktails
Sriracha-Loving Cocktails
The 'Cocky Rooster' is Fiery Hot Taste Sensation
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3
Matcha Coconut Lattes
Matcha Coconut Lattes
This Flavored Coffee Recipe Blends Unexpected Ingredients
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2
Exotic Instant Smoothies
Exotic Instant Smoothies
Pitaya Plus' Dragon Fruit Smoothie Packs Supply a Superfood Boost
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Healthy Carbonated Drinks
Healthy Carbonated Drinks
Bai Brands Introduces All-Natural, Anti-Oxidant Sparkling Beverage Line
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