US-based bottled craft cocktail company Trade Eights Cocktails has teamed up with Classic Wines of California, a division of Bronco Wine Company, to boost distribution in California.

Established in 1973, Bronco Wine Company is a family owned winery and also one of the largest wine producers in the US. It distributes its own, as well as third-party brands across California.

Under the partnership, Classic Wines of California will be responsible for the distribution of three cocktail beverages, including Grapefruit Honey +Vodka, Hibiscus Lime +Gin, and Ginger Citrus +Whiskey across California.

Trade Eights Cocktails co-founder and CEO Liane Bennett said: “We’re thrilled to partner with Damon Franzia and the team at Classic Wines.

“With Classic Wines as our distributor, we look forward to bringing our craft cocktails to even more customers. As convenience and taste continue to drive purchase decisions, our all-natural, bottled cocktails are well-positioned to serve the needs of today’s busy, ingredient-conscious consumer.”

The cocktail maker claims that all its products are made using real spirits, juices, botanicals and spices.

Currently, its products are available in supermarkets, theatres, bars, country clubs and at restaurants in Washington, Idaho and California.

Bennett added: “It’s the careful small-batch blending of real ingredients – like pink grapefruit juice, fresh-pressed ginger, and hibiscus – that make our cocktails taste delicious.

“Plus, at 10% ABV, our refreshing cocktails are great for many occasions, from happy hour to weekend brunch.”

The company added that the ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail category is increasing and is driven by increased consumer demand for convenience and better ingredients.