Jones Soda introduces hard cider-soda in US


US-based Jones Soda has released new alcoholic hard cider-soda beverage Spiked Jones in the Pacific Northwest region.

Spiked Jones has been created collaboration with Jeff Bland, a cider maker for Spire Mountain Ciders at Fish Brewing in Olympia, Washington. It contains 6% alcohol by volume (ABV).

The company produced the new drink by blending hard cider, Washington apples, and natural flavours used in its Green Apple Soda.

Spiked Jones is claimed to be an all-natural product, containing no preservatives.

Jones Soda's chief executive officer (CEO) Jennifer Cue said: “As Jones Soda turns 21, we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate than to launch an alcohol-based extension, Spiked Jones.

"This is a product we have actually been contemplating for years, having filed the Spiked Jones name in 1997."

“This is a product we have actually been contemplating for years, having filed the Spiked Jones name in 1997.

“Innovating and launching the first hard cider-soda beverage is a natural transition and it allows us to enter an entirely new category with our brand, reaching a demographic that grew up loving our soda.”

Spiked Jones will be packaged in a green glass bottle with a traditional crown cap, and will be soon delivered to the Pacific Northwest Market.

It will be distributed by the company’s longtime distribution partner, Columbia Distributing.


Image: Jones Soda celebrates turning 21 with Spiked Jones Hard Cider-Soda. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.