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Best Canned Cocktail (2021)

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Canned cocktails (also known as ready-to-drink beverages) have exploded onto the scene in recent years, and the trend looks like it’s here to stay. These bartender-quality options run the gamut from classics, like a vodka soda or gin and tonic, to creative concoctions. The best part? They’re a convenient way to sip your favorite drink at the beach, a backyard barbecue or wherever you want to relax. 

  • Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda

    Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda

    Visit Italy from home with a sip of Bravazzi, a line of hard Italian sodas in clementine, blood orange, lemon and grapefruit flavors. These hard sodas are naturally gluten free and contain no artificial ingredients.
    Photo courtesy of Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda

  • IRS Cocktails

    IRS Cocktails
    Oceanside, CA

    The founders of IRS Cocktails of California realize that not everyone is a master mixologist, but they want to bring the pleasure of a well-made cocktail from the bar into the home. Their goal was to create premium cocktails that are as easy as “pour, stir, garnish and enjoy.” Their selections include a spicy and sweet Hotter Melon cocktail with mezcal, orange liqueur, cilantro serrano syrup, and fruit juices, and a Night Shift cocktail with a rum base spirit added cold brew coffee and chocolate bitters. Travel writer Ziggy Eschliman remarked, “These are classy Ready To Drink’s, with a beautiful presentation.”
    Photo courtesy of IRS Cocktails

  • F!ve Drinks Co

    F!ve Drinks Co

    F!ve Drinks Co in fact offers six varieties of canned cocktails that are ready to drink whenever you are: Moscow Mule, Margarita, Mojito, Gin & tonic, Paloma and Watermelon Vodka Soda. They range in ABV from 5.9 to 11 percent.
    Photo courtesy of F!ve Drinks Co

  • Ohza

    Ohza

    Ohza calls itself a “premium mimosa company” that crafts a lighter, less sugary version of the brunch favorite (that you can drink anytime). Each can contains sparkling brut wine from the Finger Lakes region of New York and real juice.
    Photo courtesy of Ohza

  • The Long Drink Company

    The Long Drink Company

    The Long Drink brings a classic Finland cocktail to American shores. The classic version is made from citrus soda with a spirits spike, but the company also makes Zero, Cranberry and Strong varieties.
    Photo courtesy of The Long Drink Company

  • Prima Barista

    Prima Barista
    Mystic, CT

    Mystic Connecticut’s Prima Barista makes “spirited versions” of favorite iced café beverages using ethically sourced gourmet coffee, all-natural flavors, premium vodka, and real cream. Their Mocha Hard Iced Frappe pairs coffee with natural cocoa, premium vodka, and a touch of cream; their Vanilla Hard Iced Latte combines coffee and natural vanilla with vodka and real cream. Travel writer Ziggy Eschliman remarks, “These cocktails are really yummy. Great coffee combinations and a fun package.”
    Photo courtesy of Prima Barista

  • Cocktail Squad

    Cocktail Squad

    Ready-to-drink cocktails from Cocktail Squad come in eight different flavors, including their popular Whiskey Sour and Bourbon Smash. Most cans weigh in at 10 percent ABV, but Cocktail Squad also makes two lighter options, Whiskey Ginger and Vodka Lemon, at 5 percent.
    Photo courtesy of Cocktail Squad

  • Cardinal Spirits

    Cardinal Spirits
    Bloomington, Indiana

    Indiana’s Cardinal Spirits offer four ready-to-drink canned cocktails made with top-of-the-line spirits and natural fruit juices. Their Bourbon Cream Soda is made with Straight Bourbon Whiskey with vanilla beans and cream soda, and their Vodka Soda is smooth vodka plus bubbly soda (and only 95 calories with 0g of sugar!). The Bramble Mule is a fruity take on the classic Mule cocktail – vodka, raspberry juice, ginger, and hibiscus, and their Maui Mule offers a tiki twist to a classic Moscow Mule with vodka, passion fruit juice, and ginger. Food and Drink expert Brian Christiensen remarks, “Their Bourbon Cream Soda is spectacular!”
    Photo courtesy of Cardinal Spirits

  • Two Chicks Cocktails

    Two Chicks Cocktails

    This company founded, owned and run by women makes sparkling canned cocktails from real premium spirits, fruit and botanicals. Choose from six options, Sparkling Citrus Margarita, Sparkling Vodka Fizz, Sparkling Paloma, Sparkling Vodka Cutea, Sparkling New Fashioned and Sparkling Apple Gimlet.
    Photo courtesy of Two Chicks Cocktails

  • TROOP Beverage Co.

    TROOP Beverage Co.

    Troop Beverage Co. makes full flavor, full strength, “damn good cocktails,” much like what you’d enjoy at a bar. With the Rum Mojito, Bourbon Smash, or Gin Spritz, there's a drink for everyone in your troop. 
    Photo courtesy of TROOP Beverage Co.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Canned Cocktail Company are as follows:

  1. Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda
  2. IRS Cocktails 
  3. F!ve Drinks Co
  4. Ohza
  5. The Long Drink Company
  6. Prima Barista 
  7. Cocktail Squad
  8. Cardinal Spirits 
  9. Two Chicks Cocktails
  10. TROOP Beverage Co.

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning companies!

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10Best Editors

10Best Editors

10Best Editors

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Eric Grossman

Eric Grossman

Eric Grossman

Gerrish Lopez

Gerrish Lopez

Gerrish Lopez

Marla Cimini

Marla Cimini

Marla Cimini

Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Melanie Reffes

Ziggy Eschliman

Ziggy Eschliman

Ziggy Eschliman

Brian Christensen

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