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Canned and Premade Cocktails That Are Better Than Making Your Own

Canned cocktails are the way to go this summer.


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Canned and premade cocktails about becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to see why. You don’t have to break out the cocktail shaker and jigger. Instead, just pop the top and sip! From brunch cocktails to canned margaritas and more, we’re sharing nine of the best canned and premade cocktails on the market. Discover what you’ll be sipping on this summer!

What are canned cocktails?

Canned cocktails are exactly what they sound like: cocktails that have been canned. Portable cocktails, if you will! Legally, canned cocktails “must contain more than 0.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) but less than 15% ABV.”

Who makes canned cocktails?

A variety of well-known liquor brands are in the ready-to-drink cocktail market, including Dos Equis, Stateside Vodka, and Cutwater Spirits. But dozens of other brands that specialize in premade cocktails have popped up in the last few years, including the highly popular High Noon. Now, it’s almost impossible to walk into a liquor store and miss a premade cocktail option.

Best Canned Cocktails for Summertime Sipping

Where to buy ready-to-drink cocktails

You can find premade and canned cocktails in your local liquor store. You can also order some our favorite ready-to-drink cocktails below online!

Mom Water

Best Non-Carbonated Canned Cocktail

Buy from Total Wine & More, $23

If you hate the bloated feeling other seltzers on the market leave you feeling, you’ll love Mom Water. It’s a vodka-based beverage that doesn’t have any carbonation. It’s truly like drinking water with the most subtle flavor! These 4.5% alcoholic beverages are great poolside or on the beach and won’t leave you feeling bloated (even if you’re drinking them all day long).

Cutwater Tequila Fruit Fiesta Margarita Mix Pack

BEst Canned Margarita

Buy from Total Wine & More, $35

Forget the blender! Cutwater Spirits is one of the most awarded canned cocktail brands on the market. I’d like to think their canned margaritas have a lot to do with that! With delicious flavors like peach, strawberry, pineapple, and traditional flavors like lime, each can contains a 10% premade margarita you’ll love to sip straight out of the can or through a straw over ice.

Sprinter Vodka Soda Variety Pack

Best Canned Vodka Soda

Buy from Total Wine & More, $19

Kylie Jenner’s canned vodka sodas are the perfect summertime sip (if you’re 21+ of course). Made with premium vodka, real fruit juice, and soda water, these hard seltzers are a “perfect blend of fruit flavor and the crisply taste of vodka soda” with 4.5% ABV.

Via Carota Classic Negroni

Best Premade Negroni

Buy from Via Carota, $39

Take the guesswork (and labor) out of making a negroni. Instead, simply pop the top off of this craft cocktail from Via Carota made with Forthave Red Aperitivo, dry gin, and bespoke vermouth and enjoy! Want more? Grab the Negroni Gift Set, which comes with the classic negroni, a bottle of white negroni, and two lowball glasses, or stock up with a 12-pack. There’s more where that came from — shop Via Carota’s entire line of premade cocktails.

Horton Party Pack

Best canned Rum Cocktail

Buy from Total Wine & More, $48

Horton Rum’s Party Pack contains three carefully curated flavors to transport drinkers to a sunnier day with every sip! Diet Kola is a crisp one-of-a-kind kola; pineapple has the perfect tropical notes; and Lime Soda brings some zest. Perfect for summertime sipping, stock up on this canned rum drink for your next backyard hangout or beach day.

Sunshine Punch Orange Creme

Best Premade Breakfast Cocktail

Buy from ReserveBar, $29

This ready-to-serve cocktail is made with orange, cream, and rum making it the perfect sidekick to any breakfast or brunch! The nostalgic combination of orange and cream also makes for the perfect after-dinner cocktail or something to enjoy while you watch the waves crash on the beach. It’s bright, citrusy, and refreshing, plus less calories than most light beers so you don’t have to feel guilty drinking it!

Ketel One Vodka Cosmopolitan

Best Premade Cosmo

Buy from Total Wine & More, $21

Made with Ketel One Vodka, triple sec liqueur, real cranberry juice, and real lime juice, this cocktail is the perfect balance of sweetness and tang. Customers say this mix is the “perfect blend” that’s “not too sweet.” The best part? Just open and pour — no need to break out the jigger and shaker with this premade cosmo!

Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey Can

Best Canned Whiskey

Buy from Total Wine & More, $6 for one can

Prefer whiskey while you’re relaxing in the sun? Skrewball has canned their iconic peanut butter whiskey and made it the ultimate portable adult beverage! Adored for its roasted peanut, honey, vanilla, and toasted flavor notes, fans of Skrewball love that they can get it in portable cans now.

Suntide Classic Mimosa

Best Premade Mimosa

Buy from Total Wine & More, $9 for a 4-pack

Made with real sparkling wine and orange juice, this canned mimosa tastes just like what you’d get at brunch. But instead of needing a reservation, simply pop the top and enjoy these portable mimosas from Suntide anywhere! With flavors like peach, raspberry, and the classic mimosa, there’s something for everyone to sip on.

Thomas Ashbourne The Espresso Martini

Best Ready-to-Drink Espresso Martini

Buy from Thomas Ashbourne, $17

Espresso martinis are having a moment, but they’re not the most portable cocktail on the market — until now. Thanks to Thomas Ashbourne, you can have a perfectly balanced and irresistible blend of rich, aromatic arabica coffee, luscious notes of dark chocolate, and subtle hints of creamy vanilla in this canned vodka cocktail. 

It’s a best-in-class ready-to-sip Espresso Martini so good that even Sir Thomas Ashbourne himself would be proud. Happy customers agree: “I first discovered this gem at Total Wine. It’s a bit more pricey than the competition but it’s worth every dollar! Perfectly crafted , what you would expect from a top barman in a five stars hotel. Try it and you won’t buy anything else.

Malibu Cocktail Strawberry Daiquiri

Best Ready-to-Drink Daiquiri

Buy from Total Wine & More, $11 for a 4-pack

If you love sipping on a sweet daiquiri, you’ll love them even more in a portable can. Perfect for the beach or sitting outside on the patio, you’ll get all the taste of fresh, juicy strawberries balanced with subtle lime notes and that distinctive Caribbean rum flavor only Malibu can provide.

It’s a great cocktail in a can,” says a happy customer. “I love trying canned cocktails and it was great and easy to drink.

Loverboy Spritz Variety Pack

Best Canned Spritz

Buy from Total Wine & More, $25 for an 8-pack

If you’re a fan of Bravo’s Summer House, you probably already know and love Loverboy. Created by Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, and Carl Radke, this variety pack contains spritzes in flavors like Blueberry Lemon, Passionfruit Guava, Mango Peach, and Pear Kiwi — perfect for summer (or anytime, really)!

We’re fan of Summer House, so we were excited to try these,” says one happy customer. “Needless to say we were not disappointed!! They’re great so the warm weather coming! I agree which the cans were a. Little bigger but understand them being a spritzer! Pear kiwi and blueberry lemon are my favorites!!

Cutwater Spicy Bloody Mary

Best Ready-to-Drink Bloody Mary

Buy from Total Wine & More, $13 for a 4-pack

We know what you’re thinking — a canned Bloody Mary?! We wouldn’t trust anyone other than Cutwater Spirits to do the job right. Coming in at 10% alcohol, you’ll get all of the taste you’d expect from a traditional Bloody Mary with a zesty kick of spice on the back end. These canned cocktails are made with Cutwater Vodka and their award-winning Bloody Mary mix, ripe tomatoes, and exotic spices, perfect for brunch!

Cutwater Spicy Bloody Mary in a can are fantastic!,” says one happy buyer. “Seriously. Super spicy (I haven’t tried regular). Not too thick, which is unappealing to me. The ABV is great for a lazy Sunday when you’re not going to drive anywhere. Toss in a slice of bacon and breakfast is served.

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