Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This week we’re showing some love for gold and silver’s overlooked third wheel—bronze—with coppery bright gin and coffee beer (yes, you read that correctly). Let’s elevate bronze beyond a consolation prize with these top-tier designs.

OAC, by Believe In
Sometimes the best designs are head-slappingly simple, and the minimalist aesthetic of this liqueur proves our point. With an understated, textural shine, the bronze label gives the flat white type some depth and dimension. Of course “head-slappingly simple” doesn’t means things must get bland—the wrapped label (offering extra real estate for spillover text) and the bottle’s long neck creates a silhouette that’s  both luxurious and easy to grab off shop shelves.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Coffee Beer, by Nendo
Now you can sleep in late on the weekend and still get your morning cup of coffee and happy-hour beer—in one bottle. While we can’t vouch for the flavor combo (though we’ve certainly tried weirder), the simple coffee bean stickers with rich amber hues lend this a graceful and fresh look—offsetting the deep and decadent flavors of the beer itself.

Furka Red Dry Wine, by Corn Studio
Bronze might be shiny and bright, but that doesn’t mean it can’t sport a dark, sexy, and (dare we say mythical?) look. Created by a design studio in Athens, this red wine could pass an a relic from the ancient Greek city itself, with a geometric maze pattern of gold and a strong, angular custom type.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Recolección, by DEO
For a wine that used to be produced in clay vessels, its packaging has come a long way. This sleek, contemporary version uses bronze ink to leap off the creamy paper stock, while still maintaining a reserved and elegant look. Plus, the customizable label augments the artisan feel of the wine with handwriting that personalizes each bottle.

Conker Spirit, by Interabang
We’re not ones to turn our noses up at a good pun, but that’s not the only reason this summery gin caught our eye. The bright copper accents are a nod to the traditional copper pot distilling process, while the quirky typeface and the label’s shell shape add a contemporary spin on the classic aesthetic. Overall, this signature mix of nautical themes and playful packaging truly boast a “spirited” design.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Cheers!