Spiked seltzers had their moment, but now we’re moving onto canned cocktails. Yes, some of these listed below are still essentially seltzers, but being a bubbly libation is what got them on the list. So, let’s raise a toast to warm weather, good times with friends, and the fact that sipping a flavorful, refreshing cocktail is as easy as ready, set, pop!
“Cider isn’t supposed to be sweet,” is one of Austin Eastcider’s mottos. These colorfully canned ciders and seltzers are made with real fruit and include absolutely nothing artificial. Each can works as the base for a creative cocktail or can be enjoyed on its own — the flavors and possibilities are endless. And you guessed it, these bad boys are made in Austin, Texas.
Cathead Distillery, Mississippi’s first and oldest legal distillery, now has ready-to-drink sparkling vodka sodas! Available in four flavors: cranberry, strawberry lemonade, satsuma mandarin and limeade, these are light and fruity enough to get you through those hot summer days.
Another tasty beverage straight from Austin, Texas, CANTEEN is made with real vodka and has zero sugar and zero carbs. Coming in six refreshing flavors — watermelon, strawberry, ruby red, lime, cucumber mint and black cherry — your tastebuds can welcome a different tang each time you pop a top. These shiny flasks hold a healthier alternative to a mixed vodka drink, and each 12-ounce can easily fits into your favorite koozie.
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Old-world charm and a good drink’s ability to draw people together inspired this enchanting line of cocktails from Virginia-based Colony Cocktails. Also, through the company’s Sip to Give program, 10% of profits go to charities that are working to end hunger. Cheers to that! You can even have “The Tangier,” “The Charleston” and “The Biarritz” shipped directly to your front door.
Made in Nashville, Tennessee, Pickers Vodka‘s ready-to-drink vodka sodas are only 96 calories, with zero carbs and zero sugar. Taste the rainbow with four different flavors including raspberry, cranberry lime, tangerine and grapefruit — all made with real fruit. These crafted spritzers are perfect for sipping by the lake, beach or at your next cookout.
Post Meridiem Spirits
Made in Georgia, Post Meridiem uses 100% real lime juice, hand-selected bitters, distilled spirits and imported liqueurs to bring timeless cocktails to can form. Choose your cocktail, give it a shake (things settle because of the natural ingredients), crack open, pour over ice — and enjoy. There’s something for everyone among this line of timeless drinks, which include margarita, mai tai, daiquiri, old-fashioned and vodka gimlet.
Legend has it, the first soul to taste “Ranch Water” followed miles of Texas stars until falling asleep under a piñon tree. Today, Texas-made Ranch Water offers hard seltzers made with natural lime juice and agave, and each can equals out to 80 calories. Four flavors showcase the spirit of the West: original, spicy, big red grapefruit and prickly pear. You can buy them by the 12-pack, filled with a single flavor or a variety.
Tip Top Cocktails
Say hello to the most proper cocktail on the block! Coming out of Atlanta, Georgia, Tip Top Cocktails offers bar-quality drinks such as the old-fashioned, Manhattan, margarita and more that are easy to drink anytime, anywhere. The hardest part is deciding which cocktail to choose. Pour one over ice or sip straight from the can!
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These two options are admittedly made outside the South, but they’re too good not to include!
Hailing from sunny California, High Noon‘s canned hard seltzer transports you to sunny days and blue skies, no matter where you are. Made with real juice and vodka, these easy-to-drink refreshers are ideal for lounging at the lake, the beach, the pool or anywhere, really.
We have to admit — the pretty can is what drew us to this line of sparkling cocktails. But, how could it not? These ready-to-drink beauties by Two Chicks are filled with premium spirits, natural fruit and botanicals. What’s even cooler? This brand is women-owned! Choose one of the clever flavors — and maybe even strike a pose with the can for Instagram!
A reminder to always drink responsibly. Cheers!
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