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Bourbon & Cola RTD cocktail with notes of toasted marshmallow, cinnamon, and a little heat

Locked down during COVID with nothing but their love of cocktails to sustain them, Eric Trueheart and Samantha Franklin started experimenting in their kitchen, then made the leap to pursuing their pandemic passion project: developing their own canned cocktails. Now, they’re finally realizing their dream:  “to create a business that could make people happy.”
Trueheart, a former writer for cult classic Nickelodeon cartoon “Invader Zim,” and Franklin, once a rock star who played the Vans Warped Tour with her band The Holograms, faced a few obstacles, including the pandemic-created aluminum can shortage. But the couple persevered, and now their company, Black Yeti Beverage, is partnering with Orange County distiller Surf City Still Works to start bottling their locally made cola/bourbon ready-to-drink beverage, called “Grisly’s Cosmic Black,” just in time for the return of summer party season. The couple started bottling the first batch of their locally sourced drinks June 17 at Surf City (a spot with great factory visuals).

Locked down during COVID with nothing but their love of cocktails to sustain them, Eric Trueheart and Samantha Franklin started experimenting in their kitchen, then made the leap to pursuing their pandemic passion project: developing their own canned cocktails. Now, they’re finally realizing their dream:  “to create a business that could make people happy.”
Trueheart, a former writer for cult classic Nickelodeon cartoon “Invader Zim,” and Franklin, once a rock star who played the Vans Warped Tour with her band The Holograms, faced a few obstacles, including the pandemic-created aluminum can shortage. But the couple persevered, and now their company, Black Yeti Beverage, is partnering with Orange County distiller Surf City Still Works to start bottling their locally made cola/bourbon ready-to-drink beverage, called “Grisly’s Cosmic Black,” just in time for the return of summer party season. The couple started bottling the first batch of their locally sourced drinks June 17 at Surf City (a spot with great factory visuals).

“We’re really approaching this from an elevated cola perspective. A lot of people are trying to recreate the $18 bar cocktail experience in a can, but we knew the can is part of the experience of a ‘canned cocktail.’  It’s welcoming and friendly and delicious. We embraced the can.”  

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