Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This weekend we’re commiserating with city-dwellers struggling through the “heat dome” of the concrete jungle. Instead of partaking in the mass exodus to the nearest beach, let’s embrace the metropolis with some cool drinks made for our land skyscraper-locked friends.

L’Espace Public, by Écorce
Even after being personally victimized by “rats of the sky” and their incessant 3 a.m. cooing and pooping, these brews have convinced me that beady-eyed birds can be reimagined as NYC’s adorable mascot. Peeking around the can, with a backdrop of dazzling traffic light hues, the design channels true city life, without any of the industrial gloom.
(Via Oh Beautiful Beer)

Le Voyageur, by Boheem
Need to satisfy your wanderlust itch? This frame-worthy illustration transports us with a look that’s more “chic” than “shabby.” By combining saturated oranges and reds with a purposefully unpolished treatment, the label achieves a rustic and quaint aesthetic that’s key to any great romp in the countryside—or maybe a picnic in the local park.
(Via The Dieline)

Pleasant Evening Soju, by Unblvbl
Isn’t it time to class up your drink-out-of-a-paper-bag routine? Consider this alternative packaging for Soju, a Korean grain-based liquor. The hand-drawn sketches and watercolors elevate the common drink with a bespoke look that strikes a refreshing, day-drinking vibe, perfectly dovetailing with our summer plans.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Waddesdon Wine: Rothschild Collection, by Paul Belford Ltd.
With beauty on every corner, from street art to modern architecture, cities have so much to offer visually. But once you rise above the skyline for a bird’s-eye view, all cities seem to blend into one ugly grid system. Yet these yellowed vintage maps somehow depict a soothing landscape, softened by playful pastels that help us (briefly) tune out the craziness on the street level.
(Via Creative Review)

Cheers!