Happy Friday cocktail lovers! This week I'm trying a vodka cocktail and a gin cocktail from FTB (which stand for From The Bar.) The team over at FTB was sweet enough to send me a few of their cocktails along with a super cute tee and some other brand swag. They currently have two ready-to-drink canned cocktails, a Kamikaze and a Gin Fizz.
Right from the moment I got these, I haven't been sure what to expect from the FTB cocktails. After 150+ reviews I can usually glean some type of an idea from looking at the labels and overall branding. In this case all the basic information is there but the design is a little boring and the label are just not giving me any clues. They have been a mystery to me for months as I've been waiting for them to come up next in my cocktail review queue. I just can't get a read on them which means there is only one thing left to do, try it!
Here is my official review of the FTB canned cocktails:
One shaker = not sweet at all // Five shakers = your teeth may curl
Neither of these FTB canned cocktails were particularly sweet. They were both pretty tart with just enough sweetness to take the edge off.
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos
The FTB canned cocktails each officially ring in at 12% ABV which is pretty boozy. And each can is a double packing two cocktails per can. So if you have the whole can - that's a pretty strong cocktail.
Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?
I really like that gin fizz! I would buy these again and I definitely wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to a friend.
Currently the FTB ready-to-drink cocktail are only available in Indiana - so the rest of us are out of luck for now unfortunately. But I know they are working hard on expanding their distribution. If you know of a store in your area that should carry these you can fill out a form on the FTB website.
Find and/or request FTB canned cocktails in your area here: https://www.ftbcocktails.com/find-ftb
Until next week cocktail lovers, Cheers!
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