Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Try Canned Cocktails

Also known as ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails, canned cocktails have been around for a while, but they truly stepped up their game in 2020. See, not everything about 2020 is bad. If you haven’t sampled these convenient boozy beverages yet, we’re here to fill you in on all of the reasons you’re missing out.

They feature high-quality ingredients

Gone are the days when canned cocktails were confined to cheap, sugary options. Over the past decade, the craft spirits industry has made major headway and now serves up a wide variety of high-quality products that are oh-so-sippable. The truth is that there has never been an easier time to replicate the taste of a freshly-mixed cocktail from your favorite bartender. Their impressive taste and perfectly proportioned ingredients are sure to win over even the biggest of skeptics. RTDs on the shelves today also feature high-quality ingredients with gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, low-calorie, and naturally flavored options.

We see you, Wild Basin, Cutwater, High Noon, Lifted Libations and Cape Line!

They're convenient

Let’s be honest — we all love a drink on the go. Cocktail prep time and excessive ingredient lists can put a huge damper on spontaneous happy hour plans. RTDs are perfect for those of us who value convenience and want to get right to the party. All you have to do is reach for that perfectly-mixed and already chilled cocktail and you’re ready to go. Plus, let’s face it, we can all appreciate an opportunity to add some ease to our lives: put down the mixologist set and let the spirits companies do the bartending.

They're perfect for socially-distant gatherings

In our socially-distant COVID-era world, BYOBing has become essential for small gatherings like picnics in the park, weekend barbecues and trips to the mountains. With canned cocktails, you can simply pack a cooler and go without the concern of cross-contamination (or the need for glassware!). This portable nature and single-serving size of RTDs has revolutionized the capabilities of cocktail culture at home.

You can explore with them

Whether it’s exploring a national park or simply a new flavor palette, canned cocktails are built to fuel your next adventure. With hundreds of thoughtfully-crafted flavors and brands to choose from, it’s the perfect time to get outside of your cocktail comfort zone. Think of it as indulgence without the risk since you can sample without breaking the bank or wasting ingredients. 

Not to mention, if your weekend plans involve hiking up a mountain, you can easily throw a canned cocktail in your backpack and it’ll stay cold for a few hours. Some craft cocktail brands like Cocktail Squad and Fling also have beautifully designed cans fit for that perfect top of mountain drink pic.

Now that you’re well-versed in all the reasons you should crack open a canned cocktail this weekend, might we be so bold as to suggest you try our very own collab?  Molly’s x Lifted Libations Spiked Prickly Pear Vodka Soda

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