If you’ve enjoyed your fair share of cocktails, you know that there’s a right way and a wrong way to mix them.
Cocktail making has become a veritable art form, with mixologists crafting creative cocktails and perfecting classic recipes.
If you want to bring the art of mixology into your home, you don’t have to go to bartender school. Instead, you can pick up a pack of canned cocktails.
Below, you’ll find a diverse list of the best canned cocktails.
Cayman Jack Margarita
Cayman Jack is a canned cocktail company specializing in the most iconic tequila cocktail of all, the mighty margarita. Cayman Jack Margarita canned cocktails come in various flavors, including mango, watermelon, and strawberry.
Still, the best flavor margarita is the classic lime, using fresh lime juice, agave sweetener, and the finest tequila.
Bacardi Bahama Mama
The Bacardi distillery is one of the most well-known rum producers, originating in Cuba over 200 years ago. Their newest line of canned cocktails showcases their signature rum in a diverse array of tropical Caribbean-inspired cocktails.
Bacardi Bahama Mama is the height of tropical cocktails, featuring real pineapple and orange juice, coconut flavor, and a touch of grenadine.
Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic
Bombay Sapphire is a world-famous gin distillery out of England that uses state-of-the-art technology and a unique vapor infusion to enhance its gin’s delicious botanical flavors.
There’s no more classic cocktail than a gin and tonic, and Bombay Sapphire Gin and Tonic is the perfect balance of botanical flavors with a sweet and bitter carbonated finish.
Cutwater Tequila Paloma
Run by innovators and master distiller Yuseff Cherney, Cutwater Spirits is the most decorated canned cocktail company in the U.S. Their impressive repertoire of cocktails features all the main liquors.
Cutwater Tequila Paloma blends their signature blue agave tequila with refreshing grapefruit soda for a tasty yet refined cocktail to serve for your next Taco Tuesday.
Jack Daniels Whiskey & Cola
Originating in Tennessee during the mid-1800s, Jack Daniels is an iconic whiskey distiller that has been a fixture in American bars since Daniels himself opened a watering hole next to his distillery.
Whiskey and coke might as well be called Jack and Coke because Jack Daniels is the favored pairing for the classic cocktail. You can count on Jack Daniels Whiskey and Cola to be the very best version of whiskey and coke you can find. Its smoky, smooth finish gets a refreshingly sweet, carbonated complement.
Reed's Classic Mule
Reed’s is, first and foremost, a ginger beer company, making all-natural Jamaican-style, glass-bottled ginger ales that have received praise from Forbes, Popsugar, Men’s Health, and more.
Reed’s Classic Mule uses their award-winning ginger ale to elaborate this classic canned vodka cocktail, in addition to lime and lemon juice. You get a great spicy palate with a sweet and sour citrus finish.
Death & Co. Aurora Highball
This elegant and sophisticated canned cocktail from Death & Co. is worth the higher price tag. The Aurora Highball canned cocktail is an extra alcoholic drink consisting of vodka, pear brandy, and sake.
It offers a unique flavor palate of sweet pear and earthy rice with a minty green tea finish.
Tip Top Negroni
Receiving the Gold Medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Tip Top Negroni is the perfect classic cocktail served in a fashionable 100 mL can with the recipe printed on the front.
The Negroni is a sophisticated cocktail featuring gin, bitters, and dry vermouth. These cans are a charming centerpiece to display alongside ice-filled cocktail glasses with a squeeze of orange.
Absolut Pineapple Martini
Founded in Sweden in 1879, Absolut is one of the top-selling spirit brands in the world. Their utterly smooth vodka is a favorite for martinis. Absolut pineapple martini is a canned cocktail that manages to showcase its vodka’s pristine flavors, using a dash of natural pineapple juice for a delicately sweet and tangy nose.
Ohza Classic Mimosa
Ohza proudly claims to be the pioneer canned mimosa brand. Their mimosa repertoire features bellinis, mango, and cranberry mimosas. The best-seller is the Ohza Classic Mimosa, a perfectly measured concoction of fine bubbly wine and orange juice.
It’s the best way to save time and money for your next brunch party. Plus, it has over 50% less sugar than store-bought mimosa ingredients.
High Noon Vodka Soda
High Noon markets itself as a hard seltzer brand that uses vodka instead of malt liquor for a more refined, gluten-free canned cocktail. High Noon Vodka Soda comes in numerous flavors, but if you’re looking for a classic, I recommend the lime or lemon flavor. It’s a simple recipe of fresh citrus, soda, and vodka.
It has a low 4% abv, so you can enjoy more than one without overdoing it.
10 Barrel Brewing Co. Bloody Mary
Another brunch-inspired canned cocktail, 10 Barrel Brewing Co.’s Bloody Mary is a monumental success. It’s hard to make a good bloody mary due to its numerous ingredients, but 10 Barrel Brewing Co. has pulled it off swimmingly, which is especially impressive considering the brand is a beer brewery.
The canned cocktail features a whopping 12 ingredients, including a generous pour of high-quality vodka.
Golden Rule Old Fashioned
Golden Rule is a California-based brand that uses the finest quality spirits and whole ingredients mixed in perfect proportions and served in vintage-chic 100 mL cans. Golden Rule Old Fashioned honors the classic bourbon cocktail by staying true to its original ingredients.
Each can contains three-year-aged rye bourbon, angostura bitters, real cane sugar, and orange zest. This Old Fashioned is equal parts smoky, bittersweet, and citrusy.
If you’d rather host a party without doubling as a bartender, there are countless canned cocktails to keep you and your guests happy.
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