Colorful characters with fanciful tall tales adorn the packaging of Rye Whiskey Mule and Bourbon Smash, two new flavors of Fling Craft Cocktails released by Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Boulevard Beverage Co. Like Fling’s original four craft cocktails, these ready-to-drink beverages are made from all-natural flavors and spirits. Rye Whiskey Mule and Bourbon Smash will appear on retail shelves starting Oct. 10.

The bourbon and rye whiskey used in these cocktails comes from an unnamed partner and some local ingredients were used. Rye Whiskey Mule is a spin on a Moscow Mule made with rye whiskey, lime and ginger. The illustrated story on the can shares the backstory of R.W. Mule, a turn-of-the-century hard-working mule that skipped the farm one day and headed west for adventure.

Bourbon Smash, a classic cocktail traditionally prepared with bourbon, lemon or lime and mint, marries the sweetness of the cocktail with apple for a change of pace. The packaging and can depicts an unnamed region of the Appalachians, home to bourbon, landmarks and regional folklore heroes.

The two new flavors will be available year-round, along with the initial four Fling cocktails – Blood Orange Vodka Soda, Cucumber Lime Gin and Tonic, Margarita and Mai Tai.

Fling Craft Cocktails, boulevard.com/fling

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