Summer’s Best Canned Beverages!

Canned beverages are booming! There are so many different canned options which makes life a little more exciting and slightly confusing. With so many options out there it can be hard to decide which ones to get. I have had the pleasure of being able to taste test a bunch of canned cocktails, mocktails, and more this year and here is what I think is the best 5 are for summer right now!

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Zero Proof

Mingle- Low calorie sparkling mocktails made with great ingredients and cane sugar. These have no alcohol, but can easily be mixed with your favorite spirit or wine. Flavors include Cranberry Cosmo, Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, Cucumber Melon Mojito, and Blood Orange Elderflower! Canned options are great for the beach, bbq, and by the pool.

Cocktails

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Beautiful Drinks Co. The best botanical inspired drinks created to promote importance of beauty and a nourishing environment. These canned drinks are honestly just so incredibly delicious and you’d be crazy not to try them! Cucumber and Lemon is very refreshing and ideal for a hot summer day. If you want something a bit different but just so delicious, the Lime and Ginger is one not to miss! It’s the perfect balance of acidity and ginger flavor, and would be an ideal addition to a margarita too! One of my absolute favorites is Grapefruit and Rosemary not only because of its color. but its bold flavor that is so elegant, and ideal for any occasion.

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Coco Cocktail- One of the healthier canned cocktails on the market, made with real coconut water. The founders have quite the science background and have perfected the canned coconut water cocktail! The bubbles are soft which is a nice change and the flavors are great. The Pomegranate Berry is my favorite, and is so fun to sip! The Key Lime is bold in flavor and really refreshing for a hot summer day. I love that these also make great cocktail additions so if you love your Coco Cocktail as is, you’ll love it too when mixed with some sparkling wine.

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Post Meridiem Cocktails- For those that want mixology on the go, these cocktails are great. From Old Fashioneds to Margaritas, to Vodka Gimlets and Mai Tai’s, Post Meridiem has it all! They offer real ingredients in their canned cocktails and are perfect for those who want great classic cocktails, to take to the park, beach, or to a BBQ.

Wine

Anjos de Portugal- A canned Vinho Verde that is all about fun! From the design of the cans to the playful flavors, this canned wine is really cool. Nice pear, stone fruit, lime, and white flowers make this wine great for daytime sipping and also with food. It’s low alcohol and so delicious, with nice acidity, bright flavors, and a fresh finish.

Now, there are plenty of canned cocktails and wines and other beverages in the market and I do love many of them, however these top 5 are my favorites and what I am drinking right now! The best is all of these can be a great addition to cocktails or as an enhancement to a cocktail.

Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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