10 Canned Cocktails to Bring to Your Next Party
We'll never get rid of our bar carts, but sometimes we just don't feel like putting on our mixologist hat when we're hosting a party. Canned cocktails make it easy to enjoy your night and let someone else (these spirit companies) do the bartending. We've selected some of the tastiest on the market. Check them out for a revolutionized happy hour.
VO|CO Vodka Coconut Water ($4): Why save coconut water for the morning *after* your party? Instead, try it mixed with vodka for a simple, satisfying sipper. ABV: 5.5%
Slow & Low Rock & Rye ($5): These little cans pack a huge punch. Coming in at 84 proof, you can either pour over ice in a lowball glass for a drink Peggy Olson and the Mad Men crew would approve of, or mix with club soda in a high ball for something a little gentler. ABV: 42%
Jose Cuervo Sparkling Paloma ($7): Tequila and lime get a lot of attention, but tequila and grapefruit are just as delightful. ABV: 8%
Mule 2.0 ($12): Refreshing carbonated ginger, lemon, lime, and vodka is one of our go-to drinks, but it's even better when it doesn't require us to actually mix anything up ourselves. We're into the copper cans too! ABV: 8%
Cutwater Spicy Bloody Mary ($13): Nothing gets us ready for a weekend of fun like a Bloody Mary, especially when it has a spicy kick. ABV: 10%
Blue Marble Cosmo ($14): Sex and the City popularized the cranberry-vodka drink in the '90s, but really, they deserve a renaissance in the form of this canned cocktail. ABV: 15%
Joia Sparkling Greyhound ($14): Joia's canned Greyhound is even fancier than what you'd combine from scratch, thanks to the addition of chamomile and cardamom. ABV: 6%
Can Can White Linen ($17): Infused with gin botanicals, elderflower, and lemon, this slightly sweet, fizzy vodka cocktail is oh-so-sippable all day... or night. ABV: 8.3%
Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha ($12): Transport yourself to Brazil with a canned caipirinha, featuring organic silver cachaça, a spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice. Thirst-quenching and carbonated, the drink is even better with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. ABV: 11.1%
Underwood Riesling Radler ($24): Wine lovers will adore this blend of sweet riesling, hops, and grapefruit juice. We're wild for the gorgeous design too — no shame in drinking this one right out of the can. ABV: 3%
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Justina Huddleston is a food writer living in Los Angeles. When she's not busy writing, she spends her time in the kitchen creating both virtuous and decidedly junky vegan food. Buffalo chickpea pizza, anyone? She's also been known to eat a plain block of tofu or beans straight out of the can for lunch, but somehow those culinary adventures don't make it to her Instagram. You can follow Justina on Twitter or see what's cooking in her kitchen on her blog, A Life of Little Pleasures.