The 14 Best Ready-to-Drink Cocktails in 2024

By Bob Barnes

Ready-to-Drink Cocktails Packaged in Cans & Bottles

Ready-to-drink cocktails are a recent trend in the beverage industry. This innovation is a great help to consumers, allowing for the enjoyment of a mixed drink without having to take the time to procure, measure out and mix the needed ingredients in a recipe.

In addition, these novel drinks are ideal to bring to gatherings with friends and celebrations, and the packaging in cans or bottles makes for easy transporting. To further help, we’ve compiled a list of ready-to-drink beverages we found both unique and tasty that you may want to try for yourself.

> The Ready-to-Drink Cocktails are listed in alphabetical order.

1. Flavortown Spiked Variety Pack

Flavortown Spiked Variety Pack

Origin: Stratford, CT, U.S.A.
Price: $16 for 12 oz. 8-pack
ABV: 6%

Two Roads Brewing Co. and Food Network star Guy Fieri have teamed up to launch the Flavortown Spiked Variety Pack. The line of malt beverages are 6% ABV and are made with real fruit and natural flavors.

The pack features two cans each of the four varieties which include:
Flavortown Spiked Fruit Punch —Guy’s take on the classic, nostalgic Fruit Punch flavor, a grown-up re-do crafted with orange and cranberry juice;
Flavortown Spiked Tiki Town Tropical Punch —Inspired by classic tropical cocktails with passion fruit, orange and mango juices;
Flavortown Spiked Fidddy Fidddy—Named after Guy’s “Fidddy” license plate, Fidddy Fidddy is half spiked tea and half spiked lemonade, with brewed Kenyan and Chilean teas along with lemon juice;
– and Flavortown Spiked Tangerine-N-Tea—A TNT twist on the average hard tea, with brewed Kenyan and Chilean teas and tangerine juice.

> For more information, visit the Flavortown Spiked official website.

2. HAPĒ Saké Spritz

HAPĒ Sake Spritz

Origin: San Jose, CA, U.S.A.
Price: $10 for 12 oz. 4-pack
ABV: 4.5%

For those interested in choosing “better for you” products, this saké-based cocktail may fit the bill. The ingredients are all-natural with real fruit, sparkling water and premium Junmai saké crafted by polishing rice to at least 70% and brewing without additives.

Nutritional Facts found on each can list each variety as 4.5% ABV, gluten-free and containing only 100 calories, 4 carbs and no added sugars.

Three flavors are available:
Grapefruit with Elderflower and Ginger;
Green Tea with Yuzu and Lemon;
– and Lemonade with Hibiscus and Lemongrass.

> For more information, visit the HAPĒ official website.

3. Koloa Sparkling Hawaiian Rum Canned Cocktails

Koloa Sparkling Hawaiian Rum Canned Cocktails

Origin: Kalaheo, Kauai, HI, U.S.A.
Price: $13.50 for 12 oz. 4-pack
ABV: 4.5%

Hawaii’s first sugar plantation was established in Kauai in 1835 and The Aloha State’s sugar industry continues to thrive in rich volcanic soil nurtured by waters of Mt. Wai’ale’ale, one of the wettest spots on earth. Established in 2009, the Koloa Rum Company produces artisanal, single-batch Hawaiian rum and its Koloa Hawaiian White Rum distilled in Kalaheo, Kauai, is the base alcohol for its ready-to-drink cocktails. Light carbonation adds to the refreshing drinks to make not-too-sweet fruity options that are easy to drink and log in at only 4.5% ABV and 130 calories per 12 oz serving.

Four Hawaiian-inspired flavors are offered:
Guava — fruity flavors of fresh guava stay focused and clean throughout;
Pineapple — soft pineapple flavor with a light and bright finish;
Coconut — flavors of fresh coconut water with a touch of sweetness from the rum;
– and Mango — balanced between sweet and tart with hints of lemon zest and soft vanilla undertones.

> For more information, visit the Koloa Sparkling Hawaiian Rum Cocktail official website.

4. META Hard Elixir

META Hard Elixir

Origin: Austin, TX, U.S.A.
Price: $17 for a variety 12-pack of 12 oz
ABV: 5%

If you enjoyed drinking soda as a kid, or still do, you might want to check out these ready-to-drink adult versions. Made with clear refined alcohol, phytonutrients, botanicals, minerals and herbs, this mix of all-natural flavors just might be a more healthful way to imbibe, as all are gluten free and come with 0 carbs, 0 sugars and only 99 calories per 12 oz serving. Each flavor’s name represents an emotion or word associated with relaxation.

Flavors include:
CHILL—flavor combination includes fresh melon, pineapple, lychee and ginger;
FLOW—flavor quite similar to grape soda;
LOVE—dark cherry, watermelon and fresh mixed berry;
NPHAZE—the citrus yin and yang of natural lemon and lime with a surprising kiss of green apple;
RAGE—bold flavors of cinnamon whiskey, clove and natural orange;
RAVE—cherry, natural blackberry, raspberry and a hint of orange liquor;
– and VIBE—reminiscent of spiced rum, French vanilla, cinnamon and clove.

The drinks come in variety 12-packs: one with LOVE, VIBE, CHILL and BLISS; and the other with RAVE, RAGE, NPHAZE and FLOW.

> For more information, visit the Meta Hard Elixir official website.

5. Mixed Up Cocktail Company

Mixed Up Canned Cocktails

Origin: Deming, NM, U.S.A.
Price: $15 for four-pack 12 oz.
ABV: 10%

It’s refreshing to find a canned cocktail product that’s not adulterated with additives and chemicals. The Mixed-Up Cocktail Company is doing just that with its craft premium canned cocktails made by Little Toad Creek Distillery using nothing but real booze, real juice, natural ingredients and no chemicals. All of its seven varieties are vegan, gluten-free, all-natural (no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives) and log in at 10% ABV per serving with two servings per 12 oz. can. The drinks are bolstered with gin, rum, vodka and silver and blue agave spirits; sweetened with natural juices and agave nectar; and flavored with ingredients such as orange peel, jalapeños, ginger and mint.

The seven varieties are:
Watermelon Jalapeño;
Gin & Grapefruit;
Mojito Mule;
Classic Mule;
Classic Margarita;
Mango Margarita;
– and Lemon Raspberry Mojito.

> For more information, visit the Mixed Up Cocktail Company official website.

6. Ninkasi Brewing Canned Cocktails

Origin: Eugene, OR, U.S.A.
Price: $14 for 355 ml (12 oz.) 4-pack
ABV: 8.6%-9%

The Eugene, Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company has branched out from beer making, as Ninkasi Founding Brewer Jamie Floyd has partnered with his longtime friend, renowned mixologist Jeffrey Morgenthaler, to launch a canned cocktail line. Taking a mixed cocktail approach, Morgenthaler experimented with blending real spirits and simple ingredients until he found just the right mix.

The cocktail line is initially available in Oregon, California and Nevada.

A few of the flavors include:
– the Gin Rickey, an 8.6% ABV gin cocktail with cooling mint and a splash of lime;
– the Bourbon Renewal, an 8.4% ABV bold spin on a bourbon classic with zesty lemon and sweet black currant;
– and the Agave Paloma, a 9% mezcal paloma with tangy grapefruit and crushed jalapeno.

> For more information, visit the Ninkasi official website.

7. Ohza Classic Mimosas

Origin: Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
Price: $29 for 12 oz. 8-pack
ABV: 5%

Mimosa, the ever-popular low-alcohol brunch drink, may not be just for brunch any more, now that there is this ready-to-drink option. Packaged in a 12-oz can and at 5% ABV, the Ohza Classic Mimosas are vegan, gluten-free, contain no added sugar or artificial flavors and are only 130-140 calories per 12-oz serving. The bubbles come from a sparkling wine sourced from upstate New York.

This canned version adds the convenience of being able to pop open a can anytime you want one, and is easy to transport.

These are some of the varieties made with real juice and premium sparkling wine:
Classic Bellini;
Classic Mimosa;
Mango Mimosa;
– and Cranberry Mimosa.

> For more information, visit the Ohza official website.

8. Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktails

Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktails (photo credit Zan Passante)

Origin: Malibu, CA, U.S.A.
Price: $12 for 12 oz. 4-pack
ABV: 5.5%

After proving himself as a legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Sammy Hagar has also prospered in the business world through his Cabo Wabo Cantina and Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill restaurants, which he followed up with his own rum brand. Now he’s putting his rum to further good use with this line of ready-to-drink cocktails.

The canned cocktails are crafted with Hagar’s premium Puerto Rico-made Beach Bar Rum and are made with all-natural ingredients and sweetened with agave nectar. As each can is only 5.5% alcohol by volume (ABV), 130 calories, five carbs and five grams of sugar per 12 oz. can, they are a healthier alternative to the majority of canned cocktails, which are typically made from malt and artificial ingredients.

Four playful twists on classic flavors are offered:
Tangerine Dream, a refreshing blend of tangerine and vanilla cream like the classic Creamsicle;
Pineapple Splash, the slight sweetness of pineapple, followed by the kick of jalapeño;
Island Pop, the fruity flavors of cherry, pineapple, and citrus pack a Hawaiian punch;
– and Cherry Kola Chill, the classic soda fountain flavor of cherry cola with a hint of spice.

> For more information, visit the Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktails official website.

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9. Sangria Spritz

Origin: Wynwood, FL, U.S.A.
Price: $12 for 8.4 oz. 4-pack
ABV: 4.2%

The adventure started by making cocktails for friends, and now Miami Cocktail has expanded to restaurants, hotels and retailers all over.

Miami Cocktail is bringing effervescence to your sangria with this spritz made with sparkling rosé produced from organic grapes to which organic orange. lime and pineapple juices have been added.

We very much like the slight, and not overwhelming, fruity taste. It adds sensuality to your sip.

> FACTS provided by Miami Cocktail
The earliest origins of the sangria cocktail date back to 1100 BC in Spain. Traditionally, it’s been made with Spanish Tempranillo and other wines from Rioja with added citrus fruit juices. But even then, no sangria was made the same. In the 1700s and 1800s, there was also white sangria, sparkling sangria, and sangria made with peaches, which was called “Zurra.”

> For more information, visit the Miami Cocktail official website.

10. SESH


Origin: Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.
Price: $10-$12 for 12 oz. 6-pack
ABV: 6%

Zeke Bronfman, a fourth-generation descendant in the Seagram’s family, and Nate Medow, a Type-1 diabetic who is hyper aware of sugar and carb content, co-founded this cross between a cocktail and seltzer. Both were searching for more healthful alternatives to high calorie/carb beer, sugary cocktails and seltzers.

ABV, one gram of carbs and 120 calories. An added bonus is the drinks are gluten-free with zero sugar and made with all-natural ingredients.

After much mixing and experimentation, the duo came up with four flavors inspired by classic cocktails:
Gin & Tonic;
– and Moscow Mule.

> For more information, visit the SESH official website.

11. Siponey Royale

Origin: New York, NY, U.S.A.
Price: $20 for 12 oz. 4-pack
ABV: 7.25%

Ready-to-drink cocktails packaged in cans is a fast-growing segment in today’s beverage market. This version, from a small, family-owned company that has its roots in New York, is a 7.25% ABV rye whiskey and honey-based canned cocktail using a four-year-old New York State rye whiskey made from locally sourced grains, a touch of wildflower honey sourced from farms in Saratoga Springs, New York, real lemon juice and sea salt. You can think of it as a thirst quenching, easy drinking and tasty “whiskey spritz” in a can.

> For more information, visit the Siponey official website.

12. Two Chicks Mixed Sparkling Cocktails

Origin: Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.
Price: $15 for 12 oz. 4-pack
ABV: 5%

This premium cocktail company is female founded, owned and run. The drinks, which come in cans with beautiful labeling with colorful flowers, are made with real premium spirits (tequila, vodka, whiskey and gin). They are also vegan-friendly, gluten-free, are only 5% ABV and offer convenience as you simply pop the tab and pour into your glass.

They come in four-packs of 12-oz cans, allowing for two servings per can, making it great for sharing.

There are eight variations, such as:
Vodka Fizz—vodka with pear and elderflower blossoms;
Citrus Margarita—blanco tequila and citrus spritz of lemon and lime;
– and Paloma—blanco tequila with natural essence of squeezed pink grapefruit.

> For more information, visit the Two Chicks official website.

13. Two Roads Brewing Daybreaker Vodka Cocktails

Two Roads Brewing Daybreaker Vodka Cocktails

Origin: Stratford, CT, U.S.A.
Price: $13 for 12 oz. 4-pack
ABV: 7%

Over the past eight years, Two Roads Brewing Company has grown to be a top 50 craft beer producer in the United States. Like several other successful breweries, it has moved beyond beer to branch out into canned cocktails. Its new line of 7% ABV ready-to-drink Daybreaker Vodka Cocktails contain two shots of vodka, sparkling water and 100% real fruit juice with the ambitious goal of replicating the character of a freshly mixed cocktail.

Four flavors are offered:
Blood Orange—elevating the traditional Screwdriver;
Meyer Lemonade—a more refined, less intensely sour character compared to a hard lemonade;
Tropical Punch—vodka with passionfruit, orange and mango;
– and Pineapple Mule—with pineapple juice, ginger, and vodka.

> For more information, visit the Daybreaker official website.

14. XXI Martinis Espresso

XXI Martinis Espresso

Origin: Columbus, OH, U.S.A.
Price: $35 for 750 ml.
ABV: 15%

After its inception in London in 1983, the espresso martini quickly became a huge hit, but was a nightmare for bartenders to make. Not only was an expensive espresso machine needed, but the process to concoct and vigorously shake to make the drink was quite time consuming. Coming to the rescue is this “ready-to-shake” pre-made espresso martini created by a legendary Las Vegas mixologist, co-founder Angelo Bottley. Made with premium vodka and cream liqueur, this gluten-free coffee lover’s dream is a delightful balance of bitter and sweet notes, and with 80 mg of caffeine per drink is a bit of a pick-me-up. It’s also quite versatile with serving options including being served straight up, on the rocks, blended with ice for a Frappuccino-style drink or poured over ice cream for an after-dinner treat. The Bid Beverage Company also offers chocolate and chocolate peppermint versions, with more flavors in development.

> For more information, visit the XXI Martinis official website.