Now that we have a little over a year of these reviews under our belt, I thought it was time to do a round-up of our favorite canned cocktail options just in time for those 4th of July parties. There are so many great options - and a few terrible ones - and it's getting harder and harder to pick when your at the store so I've created a little cheat sheet for you. Bring on the easy cocktailing!
Ready-to-drink cocktail cheat sheet:
Best bet when you have a lot
of people to please:
I love this line of ready-to-drink cocktails because not only are they super easy to find AND they have a ton of options, they are also just dang good cocktails. You can pick up several different four packs and be sure that everyone will find a cocktail they love. The surprise hit for us is their Grapefruit Vodka Soda. I'm not generally a vodka soda kinda girl and I really don't love grapefruit but this canned cocktails surprised the heck out of me.
Best bet when you want a craft cocktail
your friends will believed you
mixed yourself: TIED
Both of these bottled cocktails are bringing their mixology A game and I couldn't bring myself to pick. You can pour these cocktails right into your cocktail glasses, add a garnish, and relish in all the bartending glory that is sure to come your way.
Austin Cocktails Bergamot Orange Margarita
The Austin Cocktails marg is unexpected with its use of oranges rather than just lime juice and the result is a cocktail that will easily trick you into thinking it came from a swanky, hipster bar. So. Good. They have several other bottled cocktails in their line and I can't wait to try them all.
Crafthouse Cocktails Moscow Mule
The Crafthouse Cocktail mule is the best ready-to-drink moscow mule I've tried to date. I served this one to my girl friends and no one could believe it came premade.
Best bet when you are obsessed
with iced coffee in the summer:
Spiked Cold Brew
I'm sure I'm not the only person who has had the internal debate about "which do I need more? A coffee or a cocktail?" Or maybe you partied a little too much last night but you have another gathering to attend today. I can attest that these little coffee numbers serve as hair-of-the-dog and a caffeine kick. But they are also just a super delicious cocktail for any time of day and they can be enjoyed at room temp or poured over ice for a true iced coffee experience. I highly recommend tossing a few of these in your cooler the next time you do a little day drinking.
These our some of our very favorite ready-to-drink cocktail mixed buuuut they are a little harder to find.
If you see these in the store, don't hesitate - just buy them!!