Every Friday we raise a glass to celebrate some of the best new boozy bottles to hit store shelves. This week we’re dusting off our copy of Pablo Neruda’s Love Poems and reclaiming romance from tacky Valentine’s Day cards. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic candy heart-pastel liqueur or a cheeky brew all by your classy self, these lovely designs are ready to set the mood.

Bad day is a good beer day, by Visual Brain Gravity
Whether Valentine’s Day is filled with giddy anticipation or straight up dread, this clean, type-forward beer is ready for either occasion. Screen printed directly onto dark glass, the monochromatic packaging projects a gutsy look that sets the focus on the even gutsier name and tagline. This might be “honest design” at its finest.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Chateau Grishenki, by UPRISE
Candy hearts are the fortune cookies of Valentine’s Day—a treat that’s more fun than delicious, and one that’s become a design icon of its own. But this year we’re opting for these delicate pastel liqueurs that aren’t too precious. Instead, look forward to infusing your next romantic picnic with a look that softens the loud, commercial candy with a more classier, and dare we say artisanal flair.
(Via The Dieline)

Curio Spirits, by Kingdom & Sparrow
Vibrant but not garish, these gins and vodkas rival the lush colors of a bouquet, sans the wilted mess a week later. The hand-painted patterns embody the flavors waiting to open our palette, but first the packaging’s effectively opened our eyes to the lesser-known beauty of berries, saturated leaves, and twisting vines. Who needs flowers when you’ve got botanical beauties, complete with a contemporary vase-like bottle and glass stopper?
(Via The Dieline)

BETC Beer, by Cyril Dosnon
Need to indulge a sweet tooth? Skip the chocolate and go straight for this beer. The unsuspecting combination of simple serif, classic brown bottle, and the rich cream and gold hues have us swooning. The end result is a soft yet polished aesthetic that is oh-so-lovely.
(Via Packaging of the World)

Cheers!