As soon as summer rolls around, everyone is looking for that perfect sunny hangout. Although we often associate summer with beaches, picnics, and barbecues, there's an accompanying delight that screams summer — refreshing and delicious cocktails.
Whenever you're traveling — whether you're heading to the cottage or a friend's backyard bash, your options are fairly limited. You can either bring along canned or bottled beer, as well as cider or wine. If you want to make cocktails, however, you often need to lug around a little more than you'd like.
Canned cocktails, of course, they're all the craze this summer! You'll be delighted to know that you can find these six cocktails in a can, letting you easily take the party along with you.
Are you ready to switch it up this summer? Your friends will be intrigued by the drinks that you pull out of your mini portable cooler. Being so easy to transport, you can always bring a few extra for your friends who are stuck with belly-filling beer all afternoon.
If you're hosting, they also make the perfect in-house drink, as all increments have already been measured and lovingly mixed for you.
What kind of options do you have?
Well, with the following six cocktails, you'll never get bored — that's for sure!
Known as Brazil's national drink, if you have had a Caipirinha before, you know that they are incredibly smooth and delicious. It can, however, be tricky to find authentic cachaça — or get the combination just right. For just $4, weighing in at a whopping 11.1%, all you need to do is pour over ice, hit with a squeeze of fresh lime, and you'll be well on your way.
Being one of the original pre-mixed cocktails, this specialty drink has made an exciting comeback. When it comes to quality, this small, heavy-hitting 100 mL can will bring you that old fashioned taste you love. Made exclusively with aged rye whiskey and 100% raw honey, in addition to air-dried navel Florida oranges, Angostura bitters, and a dose of rock candy, this 42% cocktail will certainly give you a little extra pep in your step — just $4.
I mean, who doesn't love a spicy bloody Mary? If you're not sipping one during brunch, then you'll definitely want one poolside — it's one of those drinks that you just can't pass up. Offering in a 4-pack for just $15, you will instantly be hit with the perfect, peppery combination to awaken your taste buds. Made with quality vodka, ripe tomatoes, an intriguing spice blend, and that extra hit of horseradish, it's the perfect early afternoon drink to enjoy with friends.
If you're not a fan of spice, looking for a refreshing alternative, then this craft cocktail from Cutwater Spirits will be right up your alley. Made using fine gin, quality tonic, and natural flavors, you'll be sipping one can after the other. Pairing well with a wide range of foods, this is the perfect party cocktail — and for those extra hot summer days, pour this delicious drink over ice with some sliced cucumber. Each weighing in at 6.2%, you can now purchase 4 for $15 — what a steal.
Can't decide between vodka or whiskey? Well, with this refreshing classic, you won't need to. Made with summer in mind, whether you're on the golf course or out catching some rays on the beach, this lemonade will surely be your go-to. Inspired by the signature cocktail from the iconic Pequot's Inn bar, this blend may be 9% — but it goes down a charm. At a cost of just $16 for 4, be sure to pack your cooler bag to the brim — after all, sharing is caring.
'Garden Party' says it all. When you bring along a few of these hard sodas, your afternoon will be anything but average. Although this drink is technically considered to be a malt beverage, those who drink it, it's the perfect blend — leaning towards the perfect summer cocktail. Although fruity, infused with pomegranate and hibiscus, this 'amped-up' ginger soda is not overly sweet — but is certainly smooth, with a hint of spice.
So, if you're ready to enjoy one smooth, high-quality cocktail after the other — skip the bar and head straight to your friend's sunny back deck. These craft cocktails will continue to evolve, so keep an eye out for new, exciting combinations. Also, make sure to keep some hangover remedies handy just in case things get wild - cheers!
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