Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. Today we are oddly inspired by the worldwide phenomenon that is PokémonGo. What started as a throwback to ’90s nostalgia has grown into a terrifying addiction overnight. But whether you’ve dodged the craze, or fully embraced your life as a Pokémon trainer, these chic designs prove that adorable critters can appease both your mature eye for design and childish glee.

Out of Sight, by Joanna Copperman
We can never resist doodling on a pristine, white canvas, and it seems like this charming illustration beat us to it. Though we love our old-school amber bottles, we’re totally on board with this ale’s zen makeover that combines contemporary Sharpie drawings with the timeless vibe of grandma’s porcelain vase.
(Via Oh Beautiful Beer)

Wines of the World, by Lavernia & Cienfuegos
Thanks to Pinterest, we’ve seen our fair share of cork DIY projects, but we’ve never seen the porous material for what it really is—nature’s LEGO. Each bottle sports a whimsical cork character festooned with cultural themes, from chef to gladiator, to moia—those huge stone monoliths littering Easter Island. Finally, a use for mountains of cork that beats a banal noticeboard.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Lapin Blanc Absinthe, by sugar for all
From bold gin type to mezcals (sans spiky agave icons), there’s been a creative revolution in packaging that’s challenging the design tropes of our oldest beverages. So we’re stoked to see that Absinthe is undergoing the same re-imagination, with a departure from overwrought details and bright green packaging. Instead, this sleek bottle resembles a smooth vodka with clean lines and geometric precision—even the rabbit logo looks more like an elegant monogram than a cartoonish mascot.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Sopra la Panca, by KERO
Let this goat be your spirit animal for Labor Day weekend. Instead of a run-of-the-mill, domesticated billy goat from the local petting zoo, we’re getting exotic with this illustration that’s full of lush leaves, striking mustard yellow, and even a pop of aquamarine. Go forth and channel your inner spunky goat, folks.

Cheers!