GT's Living Foods' Pink Lady Basil: This is a line extension from an authentic, already great brand that's far and away the leading kombucha on the market. The Pink Lady Basil is like a liquid watermelon jolly rancher, seedy like a caraway, sweet and with tons of basil. It's more of a functional beverage than an energy drink though it does contain caffeine from black tea. This has strong character and, like all GT'S 'booch, it's always organic.
HyVIDA Hydrogen Infused Water: This snarky, hip brand is heavily carbonated, with hydrogen, that really brings out the bubbles. It's like a party in your mouth. It also contains 30 mg magnesium per can. Bill likes the mouthfeel. Jen loves it. It's GMO-free, though it is not, repeat not, USDA organic certified.
NatureWise Organic Ashwagandha Energy Drink: Powered by organic green coffee beans (120 mg caffeine per can) and an efficacious dose of Sensoril brand ashwagandha, this is one solid energy drink. But it's more than that. It's flavored with lemon, mango, coconut, pineapple, passionfruit—all organic. All non-GMO. Kosher and vegan, with no artificial sweeteners. It's lightly carbonated and very, very tasty. As tasty as the "hang loose" hand of Hawaiian surf culture. Surf's up, brah. Bring with.
North Coast Organic Apple-Ginger Drinking Vinegar: This is a good starter apple cider vinegar, for those who can't quite take the piquant pungent nature of a straight-up apple cider vinegar. Its edges are smoothed out with a palatable bolus of organic apple juice and water blended in with the apple cider vinegar. It makes its flavor more akin to apple juice with a little sourness. Bonus points that the North Coast Organic company is powered with solar power.
Superior Switchel Company's Lavender Lemon Lift: This slightly carbonated switchel is a refreshing beverage. Switchel is traditionally a New England drink, and this is comprised of apple cider vinegar and ginger with lavender and ginger. It's mild on the vinegar side and the cinnamon is fresh, warming and good. The flavors are nailed really quite well. The company was founded by a woman college hockey player in Minnesota, and is a certified B Corp.