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Capture All of the Feelings of Summer with Cocktails in a Can

Cocktails in a can, also known as “ready to drink” alcoholic beverages, are having a major moment. In fact, TrendSource recently highlighted them (alongside craft beer and kombucha) for their meteoric rise in popularity. These products are riding the wave popularized by similar products, like spiked seltzers and caned wines.

Here’s a closer look at what’s driving the trend, along with three of our favorite canned cocktails your customers will be eager to stock up on this summer.

Convenience and Quality

Canned cocktails have many things going for them, starting with convenience.

“Canned alcohol makes all the sense in the world.,” says TrendSource. Unlike glass bottles, cans won’t break or shatter. They are also conveniently portable and welcome at places that typically prohibit glass, such as beaches and parks. And beyond their functionality, they look great too – making them somewhat of an accessory for social media photo ops.

The current generation of canned cocktails isn’t just about convenience or aesthetics. They’re also about exceptional quality and innovation aimed at appealing to the discerning tastes of millennials and Gen X-ers.

The takeaway? These aren’t your grandmother’s cocktails. Rather, they’ve gotten a major 21st-century upgrade.

Must-Have Cocktails in Cans

Consumers have many amazing options to choose from when it comes to cocktails in cans. Which begs the question: Which ones will have them reaching for more?

Here are three of our summer favorites:

1. Fishers Island Lemonade

How can you go wrong with a tagline like “100 percent spiked”? Made with vodka, whiskey, and natural juices and flavors, this spiked lemonade is the ultimate warm weather libation. Its origin story is simple. Eleven years ago, a family bought a bar on a tiny seven-mile long island off of the coast of Connecticut. They went on to create a signature beverage that would soon become their most popular order. After selling out of the concoction every weekend, the family asked themselves, “What if we canned our lemonade for everyone to enjoy?” And so, Fisher’s Island Lemonade (or FIL for short) was born.

One more way FIL appeals to contemporary consumers? The company gives one percent of its sales to support local organizations.

2. Kahlúa Espresso Martini

This canned cocktail-for-two offers everything we know and love about the classic Kahlúa mixture with the ease of a can. Consisting of a perfectly balanced blend of high-quality vodka, Kahlúa liqueur, and roasted Arabica coffee, it boasts a velvety smooth “magic nitro foam.” In anticipation of the drink’s release earlier this year, Delish.com raved, “If you’re the kind of coffee junkie that prefers to spike your cup of joe with Kahlúa over Baileys, your dream drink is on its way to becoming reality.”

3. Loyal Nine Cocktails by Sons of Liberty’s 

Looking for a bold, bright, and easy-sipping drinks? Look no further than Loyal Nine’s selection of Traditional and Mixed Berry Lemonades, Half & Half and, new to the mix, Sangria! From the boat to the beach and everywhere in between, this craft cocktail contains zero artificial flavors or sweeteners for a tasty treat you can actually feel good about drinking. Plus, who doesn’t love a local success story? Heralded as a leader in “the American whiskey revolution,” South Kingstown, Rhode Island’s Sons of Liberty is making a splash with its Loyal Nine Cocktails line.

Summer Sipping Made Easy

Ready to add pre-made cocktails to your business’s menu? Mancini Beverage can help. We are a leading beverage distributor in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Contact us today to get these refreshing, ready to drink beverages in the hands of your customers.