Hard FIZZ releases new flavour
Hard seltzer brand Hard FIZZ is going back to the future, releasing its new “retro” flavour, Lychee and Apple.
A not so subtle nod to lychee flavoured cocktails, which hit peak popularity in the early nineties, Lychee and Apple is the brand’s fifth retail flavour, and is now available in outlets nationwide.
Hard FIZZ CEO Wade Tiller says Lychee and Apple has been in the works for a while.
“Our other flavours have a very tropical taste to them but we always wanted to play around with some pome fruit and this is the result,” he says, proudly.
“It compliments our range, and gives the consumer an option.
“I’m just old enough to remember the original lychee fad so it’s a bit of a throwback for me, personally.”
The flavour is made from lychee flavouring and a blend of apples and apple juice.
“There’s absolutely nothing on the market like it,” Hard FIZZ head brewer, Paul Wootton, says.
“I love experimenting with the flavours.
“It’s a bit of trial and error but we’ve definitely hit the mark with Lychee and Apple.”
Lychee and Apple has been available exclusively on tap at the brand’s Gold Coast brewery, FIZZ HQ, since November and has already sold 1200 units, or about 600 litres – easily its highest seller.
“You can’t argue with that,” Tiller laughs.
“That’s the beauty of our brewery – we can in fact test our new flavours to see if they’re worth putting into production and Lychee and Apple is a great example of that.”
The new flavour is now ranged in Liquor Legends, Bottlemart and Cellarbrations outlets around the country.