East Imperial + Jim Meehan’s Delicious Grapefruit Soda

With real fruit, a gently effervescent mixer that's flavorful enough to sip on its own

Made in collaboration with Jim Meehan, East Imperial‘s new grapefruit soda was inspired by a cocktail Meehan made for a rum brand—one that called for a grapefruit mixer. He was unhappy with the market’s selection and felt he had to choose between a natural grapefruit juice or a soda with an artificial additive. After a conversation with Kevin Law-Smith (founder of East Imperial), the opportunity …

Coca-Cola Looks to Marijuana-Derived CBD for its Drinks

The marijuana-derived cannabinoid CBD—already building quite the reputation as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-nausea and anti-seizure aid, in states where it’s being treated as legal—might find a home in Coca-Cola products. According to Bloomberg, “Coca-Cola is exploring the possibility of using CBD as an infusion in ‘wellness beverages.’” Plenty of studies and corroborated results address the benefits of CBD (from weed, not hemp)—and make note of the fact that …

Keepers Unveils New Can Design

The Brooklyn-based soda maker moves to a simpler look

Brooklyn-based citrus coffee soda brand, Keepers has unveiled a pair of new cans designed in-house by Sam Zhou. The cans—an aesthetic upgrade from the packaging they’ve donned since launching in 2016—are minimalist and adorned with information about the coffee inside, from region to altitude, variety, farm and tasting notes. The redesign is simple, with regard to its look and its goal: the product has always been …