Canned wines and cocktails are becoming more than just a passing fad as the quality and selection of these drinks grow. Cans are lighter and easier to transport than bottles, they stay cooler longer, and you don't need a corkscrew to open them -- making them the perfect option for outdoor summer drinking, by the pool, at the beach, or on your porch. They’re also a great option for socially distanced summer get-togethers if you’re worried about sharing bottles.
Here are some of our top picks:
West & Wilder
These canned wines are as delicious as they are pretty. Each can is 250ml, so three cans = one bottle of wine. You can also feel good about drinking them because a percentage of their sales goes towards supporting the preservation of wild public spaces. Available in white or rosé.
Ramona Wine Spritzers
These refreshing organic wine spritzers are made with all-natural fruit juice and don’t require a glass, corkscrew, or bottle opener. Just crack open and enjoy. Available in grapefruit, lemon, and blood orange.
Instead of packing the cooler with wine for the wine drinkers and beer for the beer drinkers, consider loading up on Underwood Riesling Radler. It's an Oregon riesling at its core, flavored with hops and malt (like beer), and a touch of grapefruit (like a citrusy shandy). And if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, they also offer a pinot noir-based strawberry cooler and a rosé.
Two Chicks Cocktails
Two Chicks Cocktails are made with all-natural ingredients and quality spirits. Sweet, tart, single-serve, and transportable, they're especially great for when you want to socialize but don’t necessarily want to share a bottle of wine or make cocktails. Choose from four unique flavors - two of which are tequila-based, and two are vodka-based.
Honorable Mention: Wandering Barman
Okay, so these don’t come in a can, but these amazing single-serve cocktails are made with Wandering Barman’s own bitters, syrups, and infusions with quality spirits and deserve a nod. The result? Five great-tasting original flavors including a spicy pineapple vodka sling, a cucumber gin old fashioned, and a kaffir lime margarita.