New product

Longkyro Ginger

Fresh and bubbly drink can be enjoyed even in fierce weather. Rye gin is mixed with spicy ginger and delicate mint and citrus flavours. Enjoy (ice) cold, in good company.

The most interesting new longdrink flavor

Something new, something old

The first and largest rye distillery is taking over the longdrink shelf. Original Longdrink Cranberry brought color to the grey. New longdrink flavours include mellow blueberry and tasty ginger. Old and new flavours can be found from grocery stores. 5,0 % longdrinks now in a can.

Long drink is originally a Finnish invention

Did you know that originally Finns invented long drinks to be served at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki? The prohibition had ended in 1932 but strict state-controlled alcohol policies were still in place. The Summer Olympics was the first, big international event in Finland and more people than ever we expected to visit local restaurants. The state allowed some liberalization to help restaurants serve the amount of foreign customers. Pre-mixed, bottled and ready-to-consume long drink was officially brought to the market.

Originally the word long drink meant a long alcoholic beverage served in a glass. Think Tom Collins for example. In Finland long drink or lonkero as the Finns say, refers to mixed drink made out of gin.

Pre-mixed long drinks were supposed to be on sale only during the Olympics, but the Finns fell in love with the taste of gin and grapefruit juice. Nowadays the original long drink has the status of a national drink, and many new flavours have been mixed with gin.