The best pre-mixed cocktails in cans and bottles
When you are in need of a summer pick-me-up, bring the bar to you with these pre-mixed canned cocktails. Whether you’re looking for something to send to a friend who needs a bit of TLC, or you want to liven up Friday nights-in or Saturday days out, these personal cocktails will certainly bring a touch of fun.
11 of the best pre-mixed cocktails, that you can order to your door
If you’re looking for a mixologist-quality cocktail on the go, Liberation’s mojito truly hits the spot. Not-too-sweet, perfectly balanced with mint, and refreshing, it’s ideal. For a non-alcoholic option, the rhubarb spritz at 0.0%, is the one to choose if you would rather avoid the hangover, it’s sweet but not-too-sweet. Other options in the range include a daiquiri, pisco sour and of course the ever-popular pornstar martini. Word of warning: these are bar-strength cocktails and the price reflects it. Available for £6.00 each at Liberation Cocktails.
One for the elderflower lovers. Conker Gin and Juice was created in response to the rise of the takeaway cocktail. Made using the distillery’s Dorset Dry Gin, known for a bright and refreshing take on a London Dry, it is blended with the Hampshire’s Hill Farm Apple & Elderflower Juice before being finished off with soda. The Conker Gin & Juice ensures the character of the gin and juice both have space to shine. £2.80 each or a case for £66.95 available to buy at Masters of Malt.
VACAY is a new canned cocktail brand with four drinks on offer. The range includes a Moscow Mule, Tom Collins, Paloma and Blood Orange and a Hibiscus Vodka Soda, all with the aim of bringing holiday vibes to Britain. Created by a team of mixologists, VACAY’s cocktails contain all-natural ingredients and are great for gifting to a friend, or to have stashed in the fridge ready for a relaxing night in. Available for £18 for a pack of 4 at Have a Vacay.
Empirical’s canned cocktails are ideal for when you want something deliciously different and refreshing. CAN 02 (pictured below) is made with sour cherry, blackcurrant buds, young pine cones and walnut wood. CAN 01 has a gooseberry flavour balanced by a flowery milk oolong tea, and rounded out by toasted birch, pomelo zest and Douglas Fir. These are two canned cocktails you definitely haven’t tasted before. Available in a 4 pack for £27 at empirical.co.
Kocktail is a brand new cocktail subscription service which brings you four freshly made drinks to discover each month. Seasonal cocktails delivered directly to your door? We’re in. As well as the subscription service, there is an option to buy a one-off box of the month, which is great for gifting, or for anyone who wants to try out the drinks before subscribing. £29 a month, or £39 for a box available at Kocktail.co.uk.
Porter’s gin have packaged one of their most-loved recipes in can form, for at-home delivery. The Hippy Fizz cocktail is a rich highball with flavours of pineapple, patchouli and malted passionfruit. It’s delicious drunk straight from the can (chilled), or over ice in a highball glass. £4 each or £34 for 12, available from Porters Gin.
LuvJus is a low-sugar, vegan and additive-free option. Available in two fruity and vibrant flavours: pineapple, mint, jasmine, Korean ginseng and vodka or blood orange, pomegranate, Korean ginseng and vodka. Inspired by Pride, the are all about inclusivity – with 5% of profits going to support the LGBTQI+ community. £25 for 12 cans, available from LuvJus.
For those after a cocktail that packs a punch, Scotland has the answer. Buck & Birch are hand-crafted, individually bottled cocktails made in Macmerry. Each bottle contains 2 serves. This is powerful, so don’t forget to shake with ice as instructed on the bottle and get the most out of flavours on offer here. Cocktails can be purchased individually for £8 or as part of signature gift pack combining all three for £24 and are all available for nationwide delivery. There is also the option to purchase an ‘Adventurer Pack’ containing all five cocktails (£40). All available at buckandbirch.com
Seasonal cocktails delivered directly to your door each month? We're in!
For something well and truly summery, These Days have mixed their organic white wine with two flavours: peach, and honey in their Venetian Spritz, and chinotto and blood orange in their Sundown Spritz. Best served chilled, these bring big flavour and dare we say, a touch of class. Available with nationwide delivery at These Days Drinks,4 x 250ml cans (£14.99).
Strongman’s Tipple have developed eight unique recipes and flavours in their Bermondsey-based lab. Made with locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, the cocktail range features five carbonated sharing cocktails, and three sipping nightcaps. Available in 300ml bottles (2 serves, £12.50) and as a group of 6 (6 serves, £67.50) from Strongmans Tipple.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This classic Dark ‘n Stormy can comes from Gosling’s, and uses their Black Seal Rum, ginger beer and a squeeze of lime. Black Seal has a rich flavour, and is made from a Gosling’s family recipe dating back over two centuries. Available for £2.25 each from Waitrose.
Want to make your own? Take a look at our 81 cocktail recipes.
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