The Best Canned Cocktails, According to Bartenders

by NICKOLAUS HINES | 7/26/2018

If you’ve been paying attention to new alcohol releases over the past couple months, you’ve likely noticed an influx of the canned cocktails available. From Gin and Tonics to Moscow Mules to Bloody Marys, anything is liable to be thrown in a pop top these days. Even breweries like Southern Tier and Interboro have been getting in on the action.

“The idea of bottling cocktails is not new,” Cody Goldstein, the man behind Muddling Memories and the cocktail menu at Toro Loco, says. “However, it is very convenient, and I think it’s a fantastic idea to be able to enjoy a cocktail at your own leisure (of course responsibly).”

We couldn’t agree more, and naturally we have our favorites. So to get a wider sense of canned cocktails, we reached out to the people who know drinks best (bartenders, obviously). Here are the best bartender-approved canned cocktails…

Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha ($4)

Canned cocktails are “convenient and portable, which relieves some of the stress of entertaining,” Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo says. “I’m particularly fond of the sparkling Caipirinha produced by Novo Fogo cachaça. It’s full of fresh flavors and intensely carbonated. I tell the cachaça uninitiated to think of it as a fizzy Daiquiri. It never misses.”

Sean Hoard, bar director at The Mighty Union and founder of The Commissary & Super Jugoso, agrees, noting that the best canned cocktails are those made with quality ingredients. “Two outstanding examples are Novo Fogo’s Sparkling Caipirinha and Lorenza’s Spritz—both taste great and are made using only the ingredients you’d expect.”…

The Best Canned Cocktails, According to Bartenders
Supercall | July 26, 2018