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Top 100 Drinking Trends in October

From Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics to UV-Reactive Vodka Labels

— October 27, 2018 — Lifestyle
Fall may be pumpkin spice season, but these October 2018 drinking trends show that beverage companies are still looking to innovate within the industry. Ranging from in-flight Oktoberfest services to scientific gin libraries, innovations appearing on this October 2018 drinking list showcase the best ideas stemming from the alcohol industry.

Orchestrated by Lufthansa, in-flight Oktoberfest services will bring kegs back to the airline after a 50-year absence. The kegs used for these flights were specially designed to handle the pressure on planes and can be easily tapped. Available exclusively for Business Class customers, this service will feature an accompanying menu developed by LSG Sky Chefs.

Also featured on this list is a new gin library stationed in Scotland. Serving as a botanical reference center, this gin library catalogs 72 different sustainable botanicals found in Scotland. The aim of the library is to aid the Scottish gin distilling industry as it continues to expand and revive in the global marketplace.
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Plant-Based Flax Beverages
Plant-Based Flax Beverages
OOOMEGA Drinks are Vegetarian and Free of any Dairy
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99
Distilled Birch Spirits
Distilled Birch Spirits
Freya Birch Spirit is Sustainably Created & Distilled from Birch Tree Sap
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98
Nut-Based Nutritious Milks
Nut-Based Nutritious Milks
PLENISH Makes a Selection of Dairy-Free Milk With Nuts and Coconut
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97
Premium Well-Rounded Aged Ciders
Premium Well-Rounded Aged Ciders
The Henry Westons Aged Finish Cider Has a Deep, Rich Flavor
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96
Seafood-Paired Soda Campaigns
Seafood-Paired Soda Campaigns
This PepsiCo Campaign Focuses on 7UP Lemon-Lime & Seafood Pairings
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95
Coffee-Glazed Donuts
Coffee-Glazed Donuts
Krispy Kreme is Remixing Its Original Glazed Donut with a Coffee Flavor
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94
Multi-Brewery Beer Packs
Multi-Brewery Beer Packs
CANarchy's Beer 12-Pack Shares Products from the Company's Many Breweries
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93
Pancake House Craft Beers
Pancake House Craft Beers
The IHOPS Pumpkin Pancake Stout is Limited-Edition and Fall-Inspired
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92
Collaborative Rose Kombuchas
Collaborative Rose Kombuchas
Health-Ade and Tone It Up Launched a Pink-Hued 'Bubbly Rose' Kombucha
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91
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Drinks
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Drinks
Tim Hortons Welcomes the Fall Season with its Pumpkin Spice Iced Capp
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90
Zero-Calorie Aloe Shots
Zero-Calorie Aloe Shots
Detoxwater's 'Veralixir' is a Highly Concentrated Aloe Supplement
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89
Supersized Pumpkin Lattes
Supersized Pumpkin Lattes
Walmart is 40-Ounce Bottles of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte
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88
Spooky Halloween Slushies
Spooky Halloween Slushies
Magic Kingdom's New Witch's Frozen Brew Features Multiple Layers
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87
Corndog-Flavored Beers
Corndog-Flavored Beers
The State Fair of Texas' Flavored Ale Emulates the Smokiness of a Corndog
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86
Smoky Tequila Spirits
Smoky Tequila Spirits
'Gran Patrón Smoky' is Made By Roasting 100% Weber Blue Agave
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85
Sherry Cask-Aged Rums
Sherry Cask-Aged Rums
The Angostura No. 1 Oloroso Sherry is Limited to 16,200 Bottles
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84
Unique Bespoke Cocktail Kits
Unique Bespoke Cocktail Kits
Ketel One Family-Made Vodka & Cocktail Courier Joins Forces on a Kit
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83
Vegan Cold Brew Coffees
Vegan Cold Brew Coffees
Starbucks Introduces Two New Frosty Caffeinated Drinks for the Summer
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82
Cashew Chai Beverages
Cashew Chai Beverages
Bhakti's Newest Drinks Combine Cashew Milk and Chai
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81
Blended Halloween Horchatas
Blended Halloween Horchatas
Disneyland's Frozen Abuelita Chocolate and Horchata is a Spicy Treat
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80
2-in-1 Cold Brew Makers
2-in-1 Cold Brew Makers
Gravity 2-in-1 Cold Brew Coffee System is Simple to Use & Easy to Clean
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79
Wine Storage Speaker Tables
Wine Storage Speaker Tables
The 'T-Cellar' Wine Table is the Perfect Spot for Storing Libations
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78
Collaboration Pumpkin Pie Beers
Collaboration Pumpkin Pie Beers
The Braxton Brewing Co. Pumpkin Pie Ale is Handcrafted
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77
Crystal-Paired Nostalgic Beers
Crystal-Paired Nostalgic Beers
'Cryo Crag' Pays Tribute to an Action Sports Show from the 90s
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76
Collagen-Rich Pumpkin Soups
Collagen-Rich Pumpkin Soups
ZÜPA NOMA and Whole30 Collaborated on a Bottled Soup
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75
Accessible Prosecco Wines
Accessible Prosecco Wines
The Accolade Wines ProsEcho Falls Wine will Launch in October
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74
Scientific Gin Libraries
Scientific Gin Libraries
A Scottish Botanical Library Aims to Aid an Expanding Gin Industry
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73
Plastic Wine Cocktail Cans
Plastic Wine Cocktail Cans
BuzzTallz's Cocktail-in-a-Can Design Decomposes at an Accelerated Rate
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72
Low-Calorie Recovery Drinks
Low-Calorie Recovery Drinks
Recov Beverages' 'Thirty' is Named for Its Low Calorie Count
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71
Two-In-One Hair Teas
Two-In-One Hair Teas
Forever Wild Organics' Teas Can Be Consumed or Used as a Hair Rinse
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70
Simplified Homebrewing Devices
Simplified Homebrewing Devices
The Beermkr Simplifies the Entire Brewing Process
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69
Fruity Pickle Sangrais
Fruity Pickle Sangrais
State Fair of Texas' Spiked Pickle Drink is Sweet, Salty and Savory
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68
Canned Espresso Martinis
Canned Espresso Martinis
The All-New Kahlúa Espresso Martini Comes in a Ready-to-Drink Format
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67
Cafe-Quality Non-Dairy Milks
Cafe-Quality Non-Dairy Milks
Elmhurst's 'Barista Edition' Can Be Steamed or Stirred Into Coffee
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66
Juice-Infused Seltzer Drinks
Juice-Infused Seltzer Drinks
Trader Joe's Seltzer Water Features Sweet, Organic Fruit Juice
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65
Hip Herbal Tea Cans
Hip Herbal Tea Cans
Wanglaoji Black Herbal Tea's Vibrant Packaging Appeals to a Young Demographic
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64
Coconut Water Cold Brews
Coconut Water Cold Brews
Loco Coffee Co. Makes a Simple, Two-Ingredient Beverage
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63
Cold-Pressed Almond Juices
Cold-Pressed Almond Juices
Origin Almond Makes a Low-Sugar, Low-Calorie Fruit Juice Alternative
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62
Tequila-Paired Tonic Water
Tequila-Paired Tonic Water
Fever-Tree and Patrón Collaborated on a Citrus Tonic Water for Tequila
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61
Smoking Cherry Mocktails
Smoking Cherry Mocktails
Disneyland's Infinity Fizz Mocktail Will Take You to Infinity and Beyond
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60
Electrolyte-Packed Tea Cartons
Electrolyte-Packed Tea Cartons
MindFull's 'Vibe' Introduces Organic Black Tea in a Convenient Form
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59
Gold-Topped Cappuccinos
Gold-Topped Cappuccinos
Sahn Eddar Lounge's Golden Coffee is Available in Dubai's Burj Al Arab
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58
Immersive Underwater Parties
Immersive Underwater Parties
Desperados Made the World's Deepest Dance Floor & an Underwater Party
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57
Ultra-Fortified Non-Dairy Drinks
Ultra-Fortified Non-Dairy Drinks
Forager Project's Organic Supermilk is Dairy-Free
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56
Pea-Based Protein Products
Pea-Based Protein Products
'Ripple Nutrition' is a Line of Plant Protein Shakes and Powders
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55
Premium Cocktail Delivery Kits
Premium Cocktail Delivery Kits
Cocktail Courier's Subscription Boasts Tasty Ready-to-Make Drinks
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54
Indian Crafted Gins
Indian Crafted Gins
Stranger & Sons Draws on Traditional Indian Flavors and Traditions
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53
Forest-Hidden Beer Contests
Forest-Hidden Beer Contests
The Busch in the Forest Contest Boasts Medallions in America's Forests
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52
Fututistic Whisky Bottles
Fututistic Whisky Bottles
The Whisky Exchange's Limited Bottles Explore the Future of Whisky
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51
Aronia Berry Beverages
Aronia Berry Beverages
Tohi Ventures' Low-Calorie, Antioxidant Drinks are Sweetened by Monk Fruit
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50
Rosé-Making Wine Kit
Rosé-Making Wine Kit
AlwaysFits is Now Selling a Sparkling Rosé Wine Making Kit
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49
Craft Beer Donut Pairings
Craft Beer Donut Pairings
Grain&Grit Beer Co. and Donut Monster Hosted a Special Co-Event
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48
Mouse-Eared Milkshakes
Mouse-Eared Milkshakes
Disney World Now Offers an Un-Birthday Milkshake for Any Occasion
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47
Diamond-Shaped Whiskey Glasses
Diamond-Shaped Whiskey Glasses
This Glass Set Offered on Thumbsupuk is Durable and Elegant
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46
Antioxidant-Rich Berry Beverages
Antioxidant-Rich Berry Beverages
ax-water's Berry-Infused Water Provides Functional Benefits
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45
Mexico-Inspired Gin Spirits
Mexico-Inspired Gin Spirits
Poetic License Distillery's 'Agave Nectar Gin' Has a Light Pink Hue
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44
Bottled Butterscotch Lattes
Bottled Butterscotch Lattes
Starbucks' Limited-Edition Latte for Fall Comes Ready to Drink
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43
Awareness-Raising Green Beers
Awareness-Raising Green Beers
The Bright 'Alegae Bloom' Beer Draws Attention to Water Issues
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42
Kid-Friendly Fiber-Infused Water
Kid-Friendly Fiber-Infused Water
'hellowaterkids' Shares Flavored, No-Sugar Beverages for Youth
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41
Secure Party Tumblers
Secure Party Tumblers
The Spill-Proof SWIGSAFE Tumbler Supports Safe Drinking Experiences
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40
Peanut Protein Shakes
Peanut Protein Shakes
Elmhurst's Plant-Based Protein Shakes are Made with Minimal Ingredients
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39
Canned Coconut Milk Lattes
Canned Coconut Milk Lattes
Bold Brew's New Line Pairs Nitro Cold Brew Coffee with Coconut Milk
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38
On-Demand Coffee Deliveries
On-Demand Coffee Deliveries
Starbucks is Testing Coffee Delivery in Florida with Uber Eats
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37
Deep Ocean Water Drinks
Deep Ocean Water Drinks
These Beverages from Ocean's Halo Pair Electrolyte-Rich Water & Superfoods
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36
Cold-Pressed Seed Shots
Cold-Pressed Seed Shots
Seedshotz Shares 14 Vitamins and Minerals from Seeds, Fruits & Veggies
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35
Soft Drink-Integrated Donuts
Soft Drink-Integrated Donuts
Krispy Kreme's Limited-Edition Donuts Feature Vimto Frosting & Icing
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34
Functional Hangover Supplements
Functional Hangover Supplements
The HangZing Natural Speedy Recovery is Packed with Nutrients
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33
Stylish Marble Travel Mugs
Stylish Marble Travel Mugs
C Rose Pottery Focuses on Minimalism and Delicately Intricate Pattering
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32
Apple Cider Vinegar-Based Tonics
Apple Cider Vinegar-Based Tonics
Fire Brew Sells Health Shots in a Whiskey Bottle
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31
On-the-Go Iced Coffee Pods
On-the-Go Iced Coffee Pods
Drinkfinity's Charge Coffee Infusion Pods Create Flavorful Drinks
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30
Beer-Tasting Train Tours
Beer-Tasting Train Tours
The Durango Brew Train Takes Beer Lovers Through the Colorado Mountains
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29
Tea-Infused Carbonated Drinks
Tea-Infused Carbonated Drinks
Sound Sparkling Tea Beverages Share Unique Flavor Pairings in Cans
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28
Vegan Milk Alternatives
Vegan Milk Alternatives
Innocent's Dairy Free Range is Great for Cereals, Muesli, and Porridge
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27
Canned Citrus Wines
Canned Citrus Wines
Tarongino Makes Light, Sweet and Crisp Wine from Oranges
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26
Functional Canned Teas
Functional Canned Teas
Cham Cold Brew Wellness Tea Offers 'Revitalize' and 'Serenity' Drinks
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25
Sugar-Free Cold Infusion Teas
Sugar-Free Cold Infusion Teas
Twinings' Cold In’fuse Teas are Specially Designed for Cold Water
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24
Streetwear-Influenced Champagne Bottles
Streetwear-Influenced Champagne Bottles
The Moet & Chandon x Virgil Abloh Bottle Has an Edgy Look
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23
Citrusy Sports Drinks
Citrusy Sports Drinks
Halo Sport is an Organic Solution for Replenishing Electrolytes and Minerals
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22
Reusable Beer Bottles
Reusable Beer Bottles
OBRC's Glass Beer Bottle Design Can Be Reused Rather than Recycled
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21
Cocktail-Paired Chocolates
Cocktail-Paired Chocolates
The Pop-Up Kit Kat Bar Pairs Cocktails with New Chocolate Flavors
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20
Century-Long Marketing Campaigns
Century-Long Marketing Campaigns
Louis XIII's '100 Years' is Essentially a Musical Time Capsule
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19
Sleek Reusable Cup Sleeves
Sleek Reusable Cup Sleeves
The PLEI Coffee Collar Boasts a Stylish Aesthetic and Functional Design
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18
Fashion Label-Branded Afternoon Tea
Fashion Label-Branded Afternoon Tea
Moschino and Ritz Carlton Work on a Hi Tea Menu Concept
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17
Botanical Cocktail-Themed Teas
Botanical Cocktail-Themed Teas
The Silent Pool Gin G & Tea is a Botanically Inspired Blend of Tea
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16
Recyclable Beer Holders
Recyclable Beer Holders
Carlsberg's "Snap Pack" Uses Recyclable Glue to Hold Beer Cans Together
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15
Chocolatey Cold Foam Drinks
Chocolatey Cold Foam Drinks
Starbucks is Debuting a Cold Foam Dark Cocoa Nitro Drink This Fall
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14
Stress-Busting Herbal Beverages
Stress-Busting Herbal Beverages
'Kalm & ON' Reduces Stress and Anxiety, Plus Boosts Energy & Focus
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13
UV-Reactive Vodka Packaging
UV-Reactive Vodka Packaging
This New Belvedere Vodka Packaging is Designed by Laolu Senbanjo
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12
Mexico-Celebrating Beer Cans
Mexico-Celebrating Beer Cans
Dos Equis Collaborated with a Streetwear Brand on a Co-Branded Design
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11
Small-Scale Kombucha Shots
Small-Scale Kombucha Shots
Big Easy Bucha's Kombucha Shots are Packed as a Trio in Tiny Bottles
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10
All-Natural Sleep Drinks
All-Natural Sleep Drinks
The Herbs in 'Snoooze' Help to Support a Healthy Sleep Cycle
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9
Inflight Oktoberfest Beers
Inflight Oktoberfest Beers
Lufthansa is Serving Fresh Draft Beer On-Board for Oktoberfest
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8
Cashierless Beverage Shops
Cashierless Beverage Shops
'The Drug Store' by Dirty Lemon is a Tech-Enabled Cashless Concept
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7
Co-Branded Coffee Pop-Ups
Co-Branded Coffee Pop-Ups
Dove and Dunkin' are Helping Those Who "Run on Coffee and Dry Shampoo"
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6
High-Fashion Vodka Bottles
High-Fashion Vodka Bottles
CÎROC Collaborated with Moschino on a Stylish Limited-Edition Bottle
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5
Shower-Friendly Wine Holders
Shower-Friendly Wine Holders
The Sipski Shower Wine Glass Holder Lets You Enjoy Vino in the Tub
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4
Minimalist Coffee Makers
Minimalist Coffee Makers
The Ratio Eight Coffee Maker Focuses on Simplicity for Perfection
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3
Whisky-Infused Coins
Whisky-Infused Coins
The Whisky Coin Contains a Drop of the World's Oldest Vintage Whisky
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2
Modular Water Bottle Systems
Modular Water Bottle Systems
Glasstic is Sustainable, Ultra-Convenient and Fully Customizable
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1
Millennial-Inspired Media Re-Brands
Millennial-Inspired Media Re-Brands
Heineken Releases Its New Millennial-Inspired Brand Strategy
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