Simply Spiked Lemonade, Molson Coors Beverage Company’s latest collab with The Coca-Cola Company, is set to hit shelves in the U.S. this June.
The flavoured malt beverage segment is growing, up 11 % in dollar sales between 2020 and 2021, according to IRI. Moreover, the lemonade-flavour subsegment is exploding, up 49 % since 2018, with more than USD 254 million in dollar sales, according to IRI.
Known for its real, high-quality juices and variety of flavours, Simply Lemonade is the nation’s best-selling refrigerated lemonade. It is found in half of American households and already is routinely used by consumers to make cocktails. Simply Spiked Lemonade products check in at 5 % alcohol by volume and are made with real fruit juice.
It will launch in variety packs of 12-ounce slim cans featuring four flavours: Signature Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Lemonade and Blueberry Lemonade. Select flavours also will be available in stand-alone 24-ounce cans.
Simply Spiked Lemonade is the latest collaboration between Molson Coors and The Coca-Cola Company, which also combined to turn Topo Chico Hard Seltzer into a top-4 hard seltzer in the U.S. market. Topo Chico Hard Seltzer went national earlier this year, and the brand recently launched Topo Chico Ranch Water Hard Seltzer and Topo Chico Margarita Hard Seltzer.