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Canned Cocktail Review: Post Meridiem Margarita

Posted by Jaime Fowler on

Ready-to-drink margarita review of Post Merideim canned cocktail by The Pursuit of Cocktails

Hi cocktail lovers! This week I'm trying my first Post Meridiem canned cocktail. I'm starting with their margarita but I'll be reviewing the full line over the next few weeks. Huge thank you to the brand for sending me each of their cocktails to try. Tasting the full line of cocktails from a brand is my favorite! It really gives me a better idea of what the brand is all about and gives you, cocktail lover, a chance to pick which one(s) you'd like best from a brand's offering so you know what to add to your cart.

This brand is all about using real lime juice. It says so on every can, all the marketing material, and on the margarita can specifically it says "Margaritas without real lime juice are just wrong. We make it right." I 100% agree with the idea that a margarita should not be made with sugary syrups but I've thought too much about the lime juice side of things so I'm excited to see if I can taste a difference.

First up on our real lime juice cocktail journey, the margarita where lime flavor is key. Let's do this.

Here is my official review of the Post Meridiem Margarita:

5 out of 5 cocktail shakers
WooHoo! Not only did we find another 5 cocktail shaker cocktail but it's also a margarita which is my most requested category. Take notes ladies, if you love a margarita, just add this one from Post Meridien to your shopping list right now.
Here is the tea on the 100% real lime juice - which to me, sounds nice, it's a good idea, a good marketing point, etc. Boy did I underestimate what that really means for a cocktail! This Post Meridien canned cocktail has officially raised my ready-to-drink cocktail bar even higher than it already was - and let's be honest, after trying 100s of canned and pre-made cocktails, I was already getting pretty picky. Now I'm adding 100% real lime juice to my list of qualifiers.
The lime juice makes this margarita taste so fresh and so vibrant it's like a cute pool boy is serving it to you on a tropical island - it's that good. Not only is this pre-made margarita really fresh tasting, it is also really really smooth. There is no alcohol burn like you get from cheap margs. There is no over-the-top tartness that is attempted to be balanced out by sticky sweetness. None of that crap. This is what a margarita should be like, the way the cocktail creator intended. 
10/10 would recommend  - probably to anyone I see in the next few days, even just passerby's while I walking my dog. 

Sweetness

3 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

Right off the bat I noticed this ready-to-drink margarita is a bit sweeter than your average margarita. Not in a sugary sweet way, just in a smooth, rounds-out-the-tart kind of way. You might think that since real lime juice is Post Meridiem's focus, that this marg might be extra tart but instead it's the opposite. The real lime juice gives it a fresh taste but the orange curacao smooths the whole cocktail out and give it just a hint of sweet. This is a really well done margarita - can or no can!
 

Booziness

5 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos

Officially this one rings in at 27.5% ABV or 55 proof. So yea, it's boozy! This is no sissy pre-made margarita. This is a strong af, tasty, tart margarita they way it should be. Obviously, I'm a fan of the flavor so the strong booziness just makes me love it more.

One note about the booziness that I'd like to add is that at no time when I was downing this entire cocktail like it was my job 😜 did I get any off putting tequila taste. The tequila is so well blended into the other flavors of this drink that you wouldn't even know it was there flavor wise - but you definitely feel the "relaxation" moving through your body. That's when you know you've just had a cocktail crafted by a master mixologist!

Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?

For. Sure.  This is one of the best ready-to-drink margaritas I've had. I want all my marg loving friends to try it too. I also can't wait to dig into the other canned cocktails from Post Meridiem. I'll be trying all of them over the next few weeks and, as always, sharing my thoughts with you.

Here is their full line up:

  • Real Lime Juice Margarita - we know this one is a keeper!
  • Double Old Fashioned
  • 1944 Mai Tai
  • Lemongrass Vodka Gimlet
  • Hemingway Daiquiri

In the mean time, if you want to try the Post Meridiem pre-made margaritas, you can use the finder on their website here: https://postmeridiemspirits.com/find-our-cocktails/

Until next week cocktail lovers, Cheers! 

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