The Cocktail Chemist ready-to-drink cocktail line launched in the state in June via Connecticut Distributors, Inc. Created by Dimitrios Zahariadis, who has been operating as “The Cocktail Chemist” and Beverage Manager at Cheshire’s Viron Rondo Osteria, the new canned cocktail line features premium spirits blended with fresh fruit juice, natural flavors and 100% cane sugar. Each craft cocktail is gluten free with no preservatives. The first two flavors released into the market are the Vodka Soda cocktail, made with carbonated water and a splash of cranberry juice with a hint of lime flavor, and the Mojito, a blend of Caribbean rum, blended with mint, fresh-squeezed lime juice and cane sugar. Two additional flavors will be available in the state in July, the Something Good, a blend of vodka, lemon juice and cane sugar with notes of elderflower and lavender, and the Espresso Martini, made with a blend of vodka and cold-brewed espresso with a hint of vanilla.