The sun is shining and summer vacation has officially started. As more restaurants slowly begin to open for dine-in, they are taking precautions and adhering to social distancing rules. In fact, one of these precautions is making sure the bar area is closed off. Although bars and clubs will likely remain closed, you can still enjoy all your favorite cocktails from the comfort of your own home!
The rising trend of canned cocktails has become increasingly popular with drinks such as White Claw and Mike’s Harder Lemonade. While canned wine, hard seltzer and hard lemonade have been the front runners, several beverage and liquor companies are taking it to a higher level by releasing premixed canned cocktails. You can now enjoy a bourbon sour, mojito, and margarita straight from the can without lifting a finger. So sip on a delicious drink on your couch, by your pool or on your patio!
Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail, a tropical drink, a glass of wine, boozy cocktail or a non alcoholic option, there’s something for everyone. Drinking from home has never been easier and these delicious cocktails will have you drinking from home all summer long. So here’s our list of summer favorites. Cheers!
Can Cocktails, Boozy Popsicles & Other Summer Drinks!
Prairie Organic Spirits has launched their first collection of sparkling cocktails just in time for summer. These sparkling cocktails were created with their award-winning vodka and gin and are available in three flavors: Grapefruit, Cucumber Lemonade and Minnesota Bootleg. The Grapefruit is a vodka based cocktail infused with natural ingredients and a clean citrus flavor. The Cucumber Lemonade is also a vodka based cocktail infused with organic elements of lemon. The Minnesota Bootleg is a sweet gin based drink that is infused with mint and lime. These delicious sparkling cocktails come in cans, making it easy for you to take on all your summer adventures!
DRNXMYTH is the world’s true first, fresh bottled craft cocktail created by Lawrence Cisneros and Brandon Schwartz. Cisneros and Schwartz wanted to bring what they loved about craft cocktails to the masses as well as “immortalize bartenders beyond the bar” and take the ready to drink category to a higher level. They managed to bring fresh craft quality from behind the bar to stores and fridges everywhere. These craft cocktails come in a variety of flavors including the Rum Punch, Bourbon Sour, Classic Margarita, The Eastside, and the Ginger Drop. So no matter which drink you choose, you’re bound to love every sip of it!
Earl Kight and Yuseff Cherney have been known for their ready to enjoy canned cocktails since 2017 and have added a new flavor to their collection. The 19th addition to their line is the Rum Mint Mojito. This cocktail was inspired by the classic drink and is created from their award-winning white rum, pure cane sugar, house made soda and muddled with mint and zesty limes. In addition, it’s the perfect refresher to take on the go or enjoy by the pool! These canned cocktails are also available in stores around California, Florida and New York. So if you’re ever in San Diego, be sure to check out the Cutwater Spirits Tasting Kitchen for a true cocktail experience.
If healthy drinks are more your vibe, Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield have you covered with their new boozy tea that mixes botanic blends and cocktail mixers. Owl’s Brew Boozy Tea’s latest addition is a matcha cocktail blended with real pineapple and chamomile. This sparkling matcha drink contains 127 times more antioxidants than green tea, boosts your metabolism and increases your energy! If that’s not enough to sell you on it, it includes anti-aging properties and is good for your skin. Other flavors include an English breakfast tea, a white tea with raspberry and watermelon and a darjeeling tea with hibiscus flowers.
Drake’s Organic Spirits has released their Spiked Iceäfreeze-and-eat adult popsicles. If you’ve ever dreamed of an alcoholic popsicle, then this is for you! These boozy popsicles are produced from their famous premium vodka and white rum and include four flavors:
Mango Rum Punch, Vodka Lemonade, Watermelon Martini and the Classic Mojito. Your new favorite summer treat is available in all 205 SaveMart stores across California. Find your nearest retailer, head to your pool and buy yourself a delicious popsicle!
Established in 2000 by Shaun O’ Sullivan and Nico Freesia, 21st Amendment Brewery is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America. They are known for their witty drink names, delicious brews and their ability to bring a refreshing fruity taste to traditional styles of beer. 21st Amendment Brewery has launched their newest fruity masterpiece, Tropical Sparkale. This fizzy drink will take you to paradise with its crisp pineapple and sweet coconut flavor! Tropical Sparkale is available in all 30 states where 21st Amendment Brewery is distributed. Find the nearest retailer to you on their official website to get your summer started the right way!
Grammy nominated and multi platinum recording artist Post Malone has launched a French rosé that will have you dreaming of one all summer long. Your wildest rosé dreams have come true with this wine that tastes like freshly picked pineapples, pears, and strawberries mixed with French desserts. It contains Mediterranean Imp, Grenache Noir, Consult, Syrah and Merlot. Maison No. 9 is a light, high quality wine from Provence, France that combines the best in-class-winery with Malone’s love of mediterranean lifestyle and rosé.
The name Maison No. 9 was inspired by Post Malone’s favorite tarot card, the Nine of Swords which represents overcoming daily challenges each of us face. The bottle and its solid glass custom closure was also inspired by a medieval castle near the vineyard. The bottle is fully sustainable and was created to encourage reuse of the bottle.
Just in case you need something stronger than cocktails and wine this summer, NEFT Vodka is sure to satisfy all your martini desires. You can even use it as a base to create your own specialty cocktail. This ultra premium vodka was crafted in the Alps of Austria, which is known for its oxygen-rich spring water. It combines four non-GMO ancient ryes that are distilled three times in a copper-pot still using carbon layer filtering. This award-winning vodka comes in a container that has an unbreakable barrel which keeps it cold for up to 6 hours. It is available for purchase through their website and is bound to be the highlight of your summer!
Summer is here and so is Martinelli’s Blush 75 Mocktail! For over 150 years, Martinelli has been producing Gold Medal premium quality sparkling cider and apple juice in Watsonville, California. Their products are all natural and contain 100% juice from fresh grown apples with no added sweeteners or chemical preservatives. This new mocktail from Martinelli’s is the perfect mixture of their fresh grown apples and raspberry juice. This pink drink is fruity and will keep you feeling refreshed all day every day. Sip it straight from the bottle or mix it in with a summer cocktail to add a fruity kick. The delicious taste is so sweet it’s guaranteed to keep you blushing all summer long!
Brightfox is an eco-friendly, healthy and hydrating sparkling beverage that is the new secret ingredient to your favorite cocktail. It comes in grapefruit ginger and blueberry vanilla. Add a splash of grapefruit ginger to tequila, aperol spritz and prosecco drinks for the best results. Mix it into your margarita and be prepared to sip the perfect margarita. Top off your vodka and white rum cocktails with blueberry vanilla for a taste you’ll love.
Brightfox is also designed to replenish your body and counter the effects of alcohol or physical exertion before, during or after you partake in it. It is available in both still and sparkling flavors and contains no artificial sugars or sweeteners. Whether you add it to a cocktail or drink it solo, it will quickly become a drink you can’t get enough of!
Wonder Drink Prebiotic Plus is the first and only award-winning kombucha beverage that contains an organic prebiotic plant fiber. It was launched with the goal of producing a fun yet functional beverage while also promoting digestive health. “Focus your mind, nourish your inner radiance and hydrate your life” with this delicious fruity beverage. Wonder Drink Prebiotic Plus includes Prickly Pear Cascara for focus, Turmeric Ginger for radiance and Salted Watermelon for hydration.
Ingredients such as ashwagandha,cascara, sea buckthorn and biotin deliver a special boost to the drink. The prebiotic fibers, xylooligosaccharides, feed and nourish the probiotic bacteria and contribute to digestion and overall health. This beverage is organic, non-GMO, Vegan and gluten free. It is available for purchase on their website.
Innovative sports drink Recover 180° has twice the amount of electrolytes and less sugar than leading sports drinks and comes in various flavors, including Acai Berry, Blood Orange and Citrus. Essential vitamins like B3, B5 and Vitamin C, among others, kickstart the body’s natural healing process and boost immunity. While ingredients like ginseng, milk thistle and aloe vera improve concentration, memory and work efficiency, reduce stress, flush out toxins, and improve blood circulation so you can keep hitting the gym and those nonstop pool parties all summer long!
Fat Leaf Cactus Water is a cactus water-based sports hydration beverage that is loaded with electrolytes, taurine, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Prickly pear fruit, the main ingredient in Fat Leaf Cactus Water, is a flavor that has gained popularity over the last few years for its sweet refreshing taste and anti-inflammatory properties. This drink will not only quench your thirst, but will also improve your athletic performance and increase your energy. Fat Leaf Cactus Water currently has three flavors: Mojave Citrus, Key Lime Mirage and RimRock Red.
Mojave Citrus is a blood orange and tangerine flavor with turmeric and black pepper to increase health benefits. The Key Lime Mirage is a unique earthy flavor with a refreshing lime taste and hint of mint. The Rimrock Red is a mix of raspberries and blueberries that will leave a sweet yet tart taste in your mouth. All three drinks can be purchased on their website and will leave you with the most refreshing feeling you’ve ever experienced!