Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

Red Bull goes Organic!

Everyone's go-to energy drink/cocktail mixer, Red Bull has been giving us wings for years now. However, the brand is deciding to go a little more "green" with the release of their newest product line, ORGANICS by Red Bull. 


ORGANICS by Red Bull comes in four varieties: Simply Cola, Bitter Lemon, Ginger Ale, and Tonic Water. These, however, are not energy drinks. They are carbonated organic beverages with a lot of flavor, perfect alone or mixed in a cocktail. Simply Cola is the only beverage in the line that contains caffeine. While not sugar-free, the ORGANICS by Red Bull line is vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, and dairy-free. Each can runs 100 calories or under, making it a great substitute for that calorie-packed soda you likely have in your fridge. And the real kicker? The new line launches April 2nd where Red Bull is sold in two exclusive U.S. markets – North Carolina, from Raleigh to Winston-Salem to Wilmington – and California’s San Diego County as well as through That's right! NC gets these yummy beverages FIRST! 


I was able to attend an exclusive launch event by Red Bull at Oakwood Pizza Box and absolutely fell in love with the product. Mattie Beason of Mattie B's Public House explained a few cocktail options using the new ORGANICS line while everyone sipped on their first can. I grabbed the Ginger Ale and immediately knew it would be my new favorite. 


Once a few cocktails were passed around, everyone enjoyed the photobooth while we waited for yummy pizzas to be served by Anthony Guerra of Oakwood Pizza Box and Pizzeria Mercato’s Gabe Barker. 


After a million amazing cocktails and photo booth pictures, a few friends and I settled in for the endless stream of pizza.


No matter what your pizza preference, you would have been totally in love. We were served more traditional styles like pepperoni or cheese, then more creative pies that included cauliflower or fennel and sausage.  


I left the event with a full belly and the cutest package of ORGANICS by Red Bull, complete with succulent cuts which I have already re-potted! Want to get in on the ORGANICS action? You can attend the official ORGANICS by Red Bull launch event at Whitaker & Atlantic on April 10. Head on over after work for fresh BBQ, live tunes, and refreshing cold cans of something new from Red Bull. There will b surprises throughout the night!

Check out more info on each ORGANICS by Red Bull flavor below!!

  • ORGANICS by Red Bull Simply Cola – Not your average cola, ORGANICS by Red Bull Simply Cola offers a unique cola taste that isn’t too sweet, derived from multiple plant extracts like kola nut, ginger, and cinnamon. As the only caffeinated beverage in the range, an 8.4 fl. oz can of ORGANICS by Red Bull Simply Cola contains 32 mg of caffeine, comparable to conventional cola beverages. The caffeine in ORGANICS by Red Bull Simply Cola comes from organic coffee beans harvested on plantations all over the world.
  • ORGANICS by Red Bull Bitter Lemon – The refreshing tart flavor of caffeine-free ORGANICS by Red Bull Bitter Lemon comes from citrus extracts and organic lemon juice concentrate, complemented by an herbal bitterness derived from plant extracts.
  • ORGANICS by Red Bull Ginger Ale – The aromatic, spicy flavor and warm amber color of caffeine-free ORGANICS by Red Bull Ginger Ale are thanks to the ingredients from natural sources including ginger extracts and zesty organic lemon juice concentrate.
  • ORGANICS by Red Bull Tonic Water – The distinctive, light taste of caffeine-free ORGANICS by Red Bull Tonic Water is from a thoughtfully balanced blend of lemon and lime notes and a little herbal bitterness from plant extracts. The well-balanced sweet and sour taste is tart and dry.