UK drinks group Halewood International has extended its range of Sidekick brands.

Halewood said today (25 May) that it had launched two additions to the vodka-based RTD brand - Cookies & Cream and Toffee Caramel - to sit alongside current offerings including Raspberry Ripple and Choc Mint.

Richard Clark, head of marketing for Halewood International, said: "Innovation is the key to success in this drinks category, consumers are looking for new adult taste sensations and research has shown that these easy drinking cream over ice combinations are just what Sidekick's target audience is looking for."

Halewood has pitched the range at predominately female 25- to 45-year-old drinkers. The new flavours will be available across in UK off-trade outlets from June, priced at GBP4.99 (US$9.34) for each 35cl bottle, with an abv of 14.5%.