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Top 100 Drinking Ideas in February

From Sparkling Elderflower Drinks to Experimental Coffee Shops

— February 27, 2016 — Lifestyle
The February 2016 drinking trends reveal that consumers are not only experimenting with what they are drinking, but they are also enjoying their favorite beverages in new and unexpected ways. From craft sodas to experimental cafes, there is a growing interest in many different aspects of the drinking experience.

One of the most significant innovations in the beverage industry is the rise of healthy beverages that provide an alternative to sugary sodas and calorie-rich energy drinks. These drinks also accommodate the needs of those with dietary restrictions who may be unable to consume ingredients such as dairy or gluten. Some examples of these alternative beverages include soy protein shakes, nut juice hybrids and hop-infused waters.

The February 2016 drinking trends reveal that consumers are also interested in new drinking experiences. One example is the Aperol Beach Club pop-up bar, which provides a multi-sensory drinking experience. Another example is an experimental cafe called Supercrown Coffee Roasters, which offers specialty drinks made from premium coffee beans.
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Promotional Tinctures Branding
Promotional Tinctures Branding
Wellhead Agency That Took a Creative Approach to Employee Gifts
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Organic Cashew Milks
Organic Cashew Milks
These Dairy Alternatives from Earth's Own are Certified Organic
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97
Sparkling Elderflower Drinks
Sparkling Elderflower Drinks
Whole Earth's Elderflower Drink is Enriched with Fruit Ingredients
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96
Fruitcake-Flavored Lattes
Fruitcake-Flavored Lattes
The Starbucks Panettone Latte Was Inspired by Italian Fruitcake
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95
Cake-Inspired Cocktails
Cake-Inspired Cocktails
This Raspberry Red Wine Slushy is Topped with Chocolate Whipped Cream
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94
Texas Grapefruit Cocktail Syrups
Texas Grapefruit Cocktail Syrups
This Liber & Co Syrup Duo Features Two Deluxe Drink Add-Ins
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93
Nutritious Donkey's Milk Beverages
Nutritious Donkey's Milk Beverages
This Dairy Product Can Serve as an Alternative to Cow's Milk
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92
Pastry Wine Pairings
Pastry Wine Pairings
The Leopard’s Leap Tasting Room Offers Donut and Wine Pairings
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91
Southern-Inspired Cocktail Syrups
Southern-Inspired Cocktail Syrups
This Set of Bittermilk Cocktail Syrups is for the Connoisseur
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90
Sparkling Wine Cans
Sparkling Wine Cans
Origin Sparkling Wine is Served in a Pop Can Rather Than a Corked Bottle
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89
Refreshing Almond Water Beverages
Refreshing Almond Water Beverages
This Naturally Sweetened Water Provides an Alternative to Soda
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88
Restaurant Sommelier Apps
Restaurant Sommelier Apps
Vivino's Wine App Helps Patrons Decipher an Eatery's Menu
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87
Celebratory Champagne Shots
Celebratory Champagne Shots
These Champagne Jello Shots are Ideal For Ringing in the New Year
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86
Beet-Infused Nut Milks
Beet-Infused Nut Milks
The Daily Press Juicery's Vegan Milk Has a Base of Almonds and Cashews
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85
Healthy Sparkling Apple Juices
Healthy Sparkling Apple Juices
This Refreshing Drink Combines Apple Juice with Sparkling Water
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84
Cookie Cocktail Recipes
Cookie Cocktail Recipes
These Double-Stuffed Oreo Jello Shots are a Yummy New Year's Eve Treat
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83
Refreshing Hemp-Based Beverages
Refreshing Hemp-Based Beverages
These Flavored Juices are Made with Hemp Protein
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82
Birthday Cake-Flavored Sodas
Birthday Cake-Flavored Sodas
This Sweet Soda is Designed to Taste Like Birthday Cake
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81
Hexagonal Drinking Game Cups
Hexagonal Drinking Game Cups
The Hexcup is Designed for a More Uniform Fit During Beer Pong
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80
Holstered Beer Ammo Belts
Holstered Beer Ammo Belts
The Hops Holster Fits a 12-Pack of Beer Around the Wearer's Neck
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79
Hop-Infused Waters
Hop-Infused Waters
This Sparkling Beverage is Infused with the Natural Flavor of Hops
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78
Color-Changing Tequila Bottles
Color-Changing Tequila Bottles
Tequila Rose's Active Package Reveals Ideal Drinking Temperature
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77
Sweet Potato Spirits
Sweet Potato Spirits
This Company is Producing the World's First Farm-to-Bottle Sweet Potato Vodka
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76
Coconut-Infused Lemonades
Coconut-Infused Lemonades
This Blended Lemonade is Inspired by Italy's Refreshment Stands
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75
Hangover-Preventing Patches
Hangover-Preventing Patches
The 'B On 1' Patch Helps the Body Process Alcohol
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74
Solid-State Wine Cellars
Solid-State Wine Cellars
The Solid-State Cooling Technology Developed by Haier Debuted at CES 2016
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73
Anti-Hangover Alcoholic Drinks
Anti-Hangover Alcoholic Drinks
This Hangover-Free Alcohol Was Invented In North Korea
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72
Chalkboard Coffee Pod Branding
Chalkboard Coffee Pod Branding
The Packaging for MOMENTUM Pods are Inspired by Blank Canvases
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71
Sriracha Margarita Mixes
Sriracha Margarita Mixes
Cocktail Crate's Sriracha Margarita Mix Makes Spicy Drinks Easy
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70
Aged Barrel Wine Bottles
Aged Barrel Wine Bottles
The Pinocchio Barrique Carafes are Designed to Enhance Flavors
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69
Superior Beer Pong Cups
Superior Beer Pong Cups
Hexacups are Structured in a Way to Prevent Unnecessary Game Mishaps
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68
Sandwich-Flavored Bourbons
Sandwich-Flavored Bourbons
The Peanut Butter and Jam-Flavored Spirit Makes an Unusual Bourbon
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67
Hop-Infused Coffees
Hop-Infused Coffees
This Smooth Cold Brew Coffee is Infused with an Unexpected Ingredient
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66
Rockstar Cocktail Tributes
Rockstar Cocktail Tributes
These Drink Recipes Honor Musician David Bowie Legendary Aesthetic
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65
Microbrewed Soda Branding
Microbrewed Soda Branding
Gothenburg Soda is a Swedish Drink Boasting Youthful Packaging
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64
Fruity Probiotic Water
Fruity Probiotic Water
Suja Makes Enhanced Water Beverages with Pleasing Sweet Flavors
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63
Gourmet Soda Gumdrops
Gourmet Soda Gumdrops
These Soda Gumdrops are Root Beer and Cherry Cola-Flavored
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62
Soy Protein Shakes
Soy Protein Shakes
CalNaturale's Svelte Shakes are Made with Plant-Based Protein
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61
Bottled Botanical Flavorings
Bottled Botanical Flavorings
Wild Hibiscus Flower Co. Bottles Flower Extracts for Varied Usage
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60
Handcrafted Apple Shrub Syrups
Handcrafted Apple Shrub Syrups
This Apple Shrub Syrup from Shrub & Co Pairs Well with Whiskey
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59
Kombucha Flavoring Samplers
Kombucha Flavoring Samplers
The Kombucha Brewing Flavor Sampler Includes a Blue Ginger Blend
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58
Sustainably Produced Superfruit Beverages
Sustainably Produced Superfruit Beverages
These Vegan-Friendly Drinks are Made with Panela
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57
Cat-Rescuing Bars
Cat-Rescuing Bars
The Koneko Cat Cafe Lets You Pet Cats While You Sip On a Pint
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56
Ethereal Abstract Java Branding
Ethereal Abstract Java Branding
This Spanish Coffee Brand Boasts Delicate Artistic Packaging
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55
Cane Juice Cans
Cane Juice Cans
Grand Bay's Flavored Sugarcane Juice Reminds of a Tropical Vacation
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54
Interactive Wine Lists
Interactive Wine Lists
VINU's Wine Guru Platform Can be Used by Upscale and Casual Eateries
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53
Nut Juice Hybrids
Nut Juice Hybrids
This Milk Alternative is Prepared with a Blend of Nuts and Vegetables
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52
Italian Single Malt Whiskies
Italian Single Malt Whiskies
These High-End Whiskies are Brewed by Italian Distillers
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51
Colorful Tea Cocktails
Colorful Tea Cocktails
Pantone & Mixologists Across North America Created These Colorful Cocktails
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50
Hybrid Dessert-Coffee Bars
Hybrid Dessert-Coffee Bars
Sweet Jesus is a Toronto Ice Cream and Coffee Parlor with Style
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49
Biodegradable Champagne Packaging
Biodegradable Champagne Packaging
Naturally Clicquot is Veuve's New Environmental Initiative
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48
Personalized Coffee Art Apps
Personalized Coffee Art Apps
The 'Coffee Ripples App' Was Launched at CES 2016
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47
Small-Batch Experimental Moscatos
Small-Batch Experimental Moscatos
The Pilot Project Has Released Three Limited Edition Sweet Wines
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46
Cooling Mixer Sticks
Cooling Mixer Sticks
'Swizzlecicles' Cool Your Drink While Mixing Ingredients Together
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45
Airy Teahouse Concepts
Airy Teahouse Concepts
The Rabbit Hole is a Whimsical Organic Tea Bar in Australia
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44
Bullet-Embedded Shot Glasses
Bullet-Embedded Shot Glasses
This Custom Made Glass Features a Real Bullet Fixed into Their Sides
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43
Dairy-Free Probiotic Drinks
Dairy-Free Probiotic Drinks
This Juice Provides a Lactose-Free Way of Consuming Probiotics
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42
Cocktail-Themed Water Bottles
Cocktail-Themed Water Bottles
These Evian Water Bottles Aim to Lower Excessive Alcohol Consumption
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41
Vegetable-Based Milks
Vegetable-Based Milks
'Veggemo' Makes Non-Dairy Milk from Potatoes, Cassava Root and Pea Protein
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40
Hobbyist Beer Shops
Hobbyist Beer Shops
'BottleDog' Sells DIY Brewing Tools and Ready-Made Beer
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39
Flash-Freezing Chillers
Flash-Freezing Chillers
This Device Will Flash-Chill Your Drink in 60 Seconds with Diluting It
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38
Pastel-Hued Craft Sodas
Pastel-Hued Craft Sodas
Henri Sodas is an Artisanal Carbonated Beverage Brand from Montreal
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37
Sulfite-Removing Wine Purifiers
Sulfite-Removing Wine Purifiers
This User-Friendly Device Purifies Wine by Removing Sulfites
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36
Wine Discovery Units
Wine Discovery Units
Etude's Countertop Display Promotes Discovery of a Wine's Origins
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35
Champagne Six Packs
Champagne Six Packs
This New Moët Imperial Packaging Promotes Convenient Luxury
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34
Handmade Wine Packaging
Handmade Wine Packaging
Moonberry Branding Was Lovingly Crafted for a Creative Agency's Clients
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33
Floral Fruit Water
Floral Fruit Water
These Floral Water Flavors Celebrate Unusual Fruit and Flower Combinations
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Fruity Floral Simple Syrups
Fruity Floral Simple Syrups
This Trio of Cocktail Syrups Includes Fruit and Floral Blends
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Sparkling Herbal Water
Sparkling Herbal Water
This Herb Water Comes in Flavors Like Lemongrass Mint Vanilla and More
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30
Free-Standing Wine Cellars
Free-Standing Wine Cellars
The Sommi Offers an Antiquated Wine Room that Can be Added to Any Home
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29
Intimate Lounge Bars
Intimate Lounge Bars
This Palermo Bar is a Daytime Cafeteria and Nighttime Lounge Bar
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Cocktail-Flavored Gum Drops
Cocktail-Flavored Gum Drops
Drops Gin & Tonic Sweets Boast a Blossoming Package Design
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Hot Gin Cocktail Bars
Hot Gin Cocktail Bars
This Pop-Up Bar is Serving Warm Gin Beverages to Combat the Cold Winter
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Canadian Craft Vodka
Canadian Craft Vodka
CIRKA Distilleries is a Montreal-based Brand Making Craft Vodka
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Road Trip Coffee Kits
Road Trip Coffee Kits
The Blue Bottle x Timbuk2 Sabbatical Travel Kit Has Everything
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Wine Vending Machines
Wine Vending Machines
Paired Wine's Enomatic Machines Enhance the Tasting Experience
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Straw-Like Water Filters
Straw-Like Water Filters
This Personal Water Filter Requires No Batteries or Power Supplies
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Barrel-Aged Spirits Kits
Barrel-Aged Spirits Kits
This Spirit-Aging Kit Introduces a Barrel-Free Aging Method
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Female-Targeted Energy Drinks
Female-Targeted Energy Drinks
This Low-Calorie Energy Drink is Designed to Appeal to Women
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Eccentric Open-Kitchen Lounges
Eccentric Open-Kitchen Lounges
This Budapest Bar is Perfect for Enjoying a Drink with a Big Group
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19
Fruit-Flavored Rose Water
Fruit-Flavored Rose Water
'H2rOse' is a Line of Rose Water Drinks with Fruit Flavors
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18
Mess-Free Coffee Brewers
Mess-Free Coffee Brewers
The 'American Press' Provides a Hands-On Coffee-Brewing Experience
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17
Graffiti Artist-Inspired Pop-up Bars
Graffiti Artist-Inspired Pop-up Bars
Bar Basquiat is a Bar Dedicated to the Iconic American Artist
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Metal-Latticed Mezcal Bars
Metal-Latticed Mezcal Bars
This Mezcal Bar in Oaxaca Features a Stunning Interior Facade
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Explanatory Brew Guides
Explanatory Brew Guides
This Infographic Turns Readers into a Beer Expert in Under 20 Minutes
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14
Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
Eclectic Fermented Pizza Restaurants
400 Rabbits is a Pizza Joint Located in South East of London
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13
Coffee Cocktail Kits
Coffee Cocktail Kits
This DIY Irish Coffee Box Includes All Ingredients for a Comforting Cup
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12
Discreet Prohibition-Inspired Bars
Discreet Prohibition-Inspired Bars
The Bootlegger is a New Speakeasy Located in London
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Single-Person Nightclubs
Single-Person Nightclubs
Berlin's Teledisko for One is the World's Smallest Dance Club
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10
Handheld Drink Carbonators
Handheld Drink Carbonators
This Device Allows Users to Enjoy Sparkling Beverages Any Time
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9
Self-Serve Wine Bars
Self-Serve Wine Bars
Tutoni’s Restaurant Features a Self-Serve Bar and Wine Dispensers
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8
Rare Spirits Subscription Boxes
Rare Spirits Subscription Boxes
MashBox is a Subscription Service Delivering Rare Spirits
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7
Wine Discovery Stores
Wine Discovery Stores
This Winestore Features Clever Signage and an Interactive Tasting Station
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6
Bespoke Mixology Kits
Bespoke Mixology Kits
This Ralph Lauren Vanderbilt Mixologist Box Boasts a Rosewood Construction
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5
Luxury Vehicle Garden Pop-Ups
Luxury Vehicle Garden Pop-Ups
Lexus Recently Partnered with Harvey Nichols for a Garden Pop-Up
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4
Experimental Coffee Shops
Experimental Coffee Shops
This Cafe Offers Unusual Coffee Drinks Made from Premium Beans
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3
Winter-Themed Whiskey Pop-Ups
Winter-Themed Whiskey Pop-Ups
The Hedonist Project and Diageo Launch a Festive Holiday Bar
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2
Surf Bar Pop-Ups
Surf Bar Pop-Ups
The Aperol Beach Club Serves Up Drinks and Gourmet Eats at Bondi Beach
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Vibrantly Branded Juice Detoxes
Vibrantly Branded Juice Detoxes
DETOX3 is a Detoxifying Juice Brand Based in Barcelona
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