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Cutwater Canned Cocktails Review Round-up

Posted by Jaime Fowler on

Cutwater Spirits canned cocktail reviewed by The Pursuit of Cocktails

A comprehensive list of all the Cutwater cocktails we've tried so far

Last week we tried the latest flavor from Cutwater, their brand new Elderflower Vodka Spritz (read the full review here), which got me thinking. We really need one master list for all this Cutwater goodness. So I've rounded up all of the canned cocktails we've tried so far into one handy list. You're welcome - and at the bottom of the page is a chart I made up to keep track of them all. Cheers!

Cutwater Tequila Margarita:

Cutwater Lime Margarita review by The Pursuit of Cocktails

Overall score:
3 out of 5 cocktail shakers

This is a solid margarita choice when you really want to have an on-the-go marg. I would 100% bring this to a tailgate or backyard party.

This margarita doesn't tasted canned in any way and it has a nice fresh lime flavor. It is definitely a major step up from using one of the old school margarita mixes.

The only thing missing for me was the salt but I think you could get creative and salt the rim of your can. Top it off with a lime and suddenly you've got a fancy pants canned cocktail. 

Order this Cutwater Spirits Margarita online here >>

Cutwater Vodka Mule:

Cutwater Vodka Mule canned cocktail review by The Pursuit of Cocktails

Overall score:
4 out of 5 cocktail shakers

This is the best ready-to-drink Moscow Mule I've tried to date.

What really sets this one apart is how much stronger and fresher the ginger taste is. The ginger comes through right away with a spiciness that took me by surprise.

I'm not a big fan of ginger, so I've always been a little skeptical of mules, but in this case it totally worked for me. This Vodka Mule was strong, spicy and just darn good. Another hit from Cutwater!

Order this Cutwater Spirits Vodka Mule online here >>

Cutwater Tequila Paloma:

Overall score:
4 out of 5 cocktail shakers

As soon as I popped open this canned cocktail I got a strong scent of margarita. It was enough to make me check the label again.

And then I took a sip and it's delicious! Aaaand a little like a marg...  Palomas are a tequila cocktail so that makes sense. This cocktail is made with tequila, carbonated water and grapefruit so it is very similar to a margarita with grapefruit instead of lime. 

Okay, I'm just going to say it - I like this Paloma better than the Cutwater margarita.  

Order this Cutwater Spirits Paloma online here >>


Cutwater Grapefruit Vodka Soda:

Overall score:
5 out of 5 cocktail shaker

This one is a sleeper hit!

I was all set to not like this drink because vodka soda is just not my jam. I like my cocktails a little fancier.

But Cutwater has done it again and made an OG cocktail something special - and in a can no less! This is surprisingly great. It's crisp, refreshing with just a hint of citrus. It doesn't have an alcohol kick back that some canned cocktails have. Basically, it's nothing like what I imagined it to be. And I 100% like this Vodka Soda over any of the spiked seltzer waters I've tried so far.

I will totally drink the pre-made Vodka Soda again soon. 

Order this Cutwater Spirits Grapefruit Vodka Soda online here >>


Cutwater Elderflower Vodka Spritz:

Cutwater Elderflower Vodka Spritz canned cocktail Overall score:
4 out of 5 cocktail shakers

This new flavor might just replace my old Cutwater favorite - their grapefruit Vodka Soda. This cocktail is super light - and NOT a hard seltzer which seems to be trying to take over the world lately. This canned cocktail is actually a vodka based drink mixed with elderflower, lemon, and pure sugar cane.

What does elderflower taste like? I don't know exactly, but I like it in this drink!  While my friends and I were ultimately split on this newest canned cocktail from Cutwater, I'm a fan.

Order this Cutwater Spirits Elderflower Vodka Spritz online here >>

Cutwater Spicy Bloody Mary:

Cutwater canned cocktail bloody mary review close-upOverall score:
5 out of 5 cocktail shakers

This bloody mary is super spicy, it has a ton of depth to the flavor and doesn't feel pre-made at all to me. I has a good amount of buzz without a strong alcohol taste. It might be too good even. You could totally drink this as tomato juice and then wonder why you were in such a good mood.

This cocktail is packed with the good stuff flavor wise. And t
here is no flatness, no "canned" taste, no indication that was pre-made. Before trying this cocktail I wondered whether it would be water flavored to be a bloody mary but this totally isn't. It has the tomato texture you'd expect from a bloody mary. It pours out of the can with the thickness you'd expect. And you can see the spices. It is a legit bloody mary. 

Order this Cutwater Spirits Spicy Bloody Mary online here >>


Will I continue trying Cutwater until I've tried them all?

Yes, no doubt, absolutely, sign me up.

Here is a handy chart of the Cutwater line-up to help you decide which cocktails to try based on your liquor preference:

Cutwater cocktails canned cocktail chart from The Pursuit of Cocktails

** Links to reviewed cocktails

If you see a cocktail on this chart that you haven't been able to find in stores near you, don't worry! You can order all of the Cutwater Spirits canned cocktails online from Total Wine and have them delivered to right to your house.

Check out all of the Cutwater Spirits canned cocktails online here >>

Have you tried this drink? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories. 

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  • The best EVER, tequila margarita.

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  • I am not finding the vodka sodas in Winston Salem, NC. Can you help?

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