The Best Ready To Drink Cocktails For Home Or On The Go
Covid-19 quarantine has made drinking at home not only more acceptable, but quite seamless. Many are becoming experts from the comfort of their kitchen or living room thanks to brands creating ready to drink cocktails. It is the next best thing to visiting your favorite restaurant or drinking establishment, offers less chance for contamination, and makes you look like a mixologist among your peers. The rising trend of hard seltzers has opened the minds of imbibers to explore the world of premade cocktails. From hard seltzers, G & T’s, and straight whiskey mules, authentic, spirits-based pre-mixed cocktails are in high demand for customers shifting towards at-home entertaining or on-the-go drinking.
With the pandemic still pending and uncertainty abound, adult-beverage drinkers are increasingly conscious of what they are sipping and are seeking premium spirits, made with natural flavors and sometimes a little sparkle. We’ve selected some fantastic ready to drink cocktails to enjoy this season. By all means, sip an aperol spritz or 2 at home, on your roof deck, park or trail- anywhere that is your happy place. Cheers!
Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye Cocktail In A Can
For the moments when you just want an Old-Fashioned Cocktail, grab a rocks glass, an ice sphere cube and this lovely can. Made with aged straight rye whiskey with air-dried navel oranges and a dose of rock candy Angostura bitters. Cheers!
Volley Tequila Seltzer
Volley is a 100% blue agave tequila from the highlands of Jalisco with organic juice and seltzer water. The ready to drink cocktail is available in four flavors, including zesty lime, spicy ginger, sharp grapefruit, and tropical mango.
Ketel One Botanical Spritz
The popular vodka distilled with real botanicals and infused with natural fruit essences is now available in a can. Highlighting no carbs, no added sugar or artificial flavors, with only 73 calories, the spritz is available in all three varietals: Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber, & Mint, and Grapefruit and Rose.
Cutwater Spirits Canned Cocktails
Cutwater sprits offers an assortment of canned cocktails to please any guest. From a Cucumber Vodka Soda, Tequila Paloma, Spicy Bloody Mary, to a Long Island Iced Tea, these ready to drink cocktails are perfect to grab from the fridge and crack open during a game.
Step up Aperitivo at home with small plates and a glass of Cava or Brut Rosé. Segura Viudas Cava Brut involves aromas of white fruits citrus, and light floral notes. The dry and long finish makes it a great pairing with pitted olives, mussels, and pasta dishes with seafood. Segura Viudas Cava Brut Rosé highlights youthful fruit aromas of strawberry, redcurrant and grenadine. It is refreshing as a mid-afternoon glass of sparkling wine and pairs well with vegetable appetizers, chorizo, and seafood rice.
Social Hour Cocktail
Founded by bartenders, these canned cocktails feature an Aperitivo-style, Pacific Spritz, Whiskey Mule, and Gin & Tonic. All are made with spirits from New York Distilling Company including Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin, Ragtime Rye Whiskey and a rosé wine blend from the Finger Lakes.
Romona is an organic wine spritz and rosé line that is also known for its versatility. It can be sipped straight from the can, but also serve as a base for cocktails. Varietals include Ruby Grapefruit Organic wine Spritz, Blood Orange, Meyer Lemon, and dry sparkling organic rose.
A new take on one of Korea’s oldest alcoholic drink, Makgeolli, is a little bit creamy, with a bit of sparkle and sweetness. Available in 3 flavors including original, mango and blueberry, Makku is brewed just outside of Seoul, Korea of young Gimpo rice, Gapyeong mountain water, and live cultures.
Elevate your mixer game with this brand. Involving all-natural fruit juices, botanicals and spices. By adding the alluring flavor combinations and your spirit of choice, Avec will help consumers make foolproof cocktails at home. Flavors like Jalapeno and Blood Orange, Hibiscus and Pomegranate, and Yuzu and lime, are so good on their own as well as in a cocktail.
Amble + Chase Rosé 2019
A fine wine that is fun, delicious and can be enjoyed anytime, everywhere, Amble + Chase highlights a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Cinsault, AMBLE + CHASE Rosé is sourced from sustainable growers in southern France.