There was a time when ready-to-serve cocktails came in large, clunky plastic bottles filled with pina colada, strawberry daiquiri or margarita. But as the cocktail world has continued to evolve, so has the world of ready-to-serve cocktails. Now a plethora of craft cocktails come pre-made and placed in single-serve mason jars or other trendy bottling options.
As enjoyable as summer is, it can be rough. It’s hot and humid. And sometimes the last thing you want to worry about is how many limes you need to pick up for margaritas at Taco Night or how to create the perfect Old Fashioned. This summer, let ready-to-serve cocktails be your go-to for whipping up amazing cocktails with little effort on your end.
Because summer and mason jars go hand-in-hand, there’s Edwin + Sons Cocktail Co. If aesthetics and quality booze are your thing, this line of ready-to-serve cocktails could be your new fav. In addition to serving their cocktails in convenient, single-size mason jars, Edwin + Sons Cocktail Co. offer up a unique twist on a classic cocktail. Their Elderflower Manhattan offers a remixed take on the original with the addition of elderflower liqueur.
Dallas, Texas-based On The Rocks recently jumped into the sea of pre-made cocktails, and with six different cocktail options available in a variety of sizes, the brand is surely making its presence known. If your palate’s taking you to the tropics, On The Rocks features both a Mai Tai and heat-inducing Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita. And since you can never go wrong with a classic, an Old Fashioned (made using Knob Creek) is also on the list of On The Rocks cocktails
A fan of bourbon and vodka? Well, look no further than Plain Spoke Cocktail Co. The ready-to-serve brand produces just two cocktails: Bourbon Smash and Moscow Mule. So, leave your boozy indecisiveness at the door. Additionally, their ready-to serve cocktails hardly skimp on quality. Both are made using Midwest-based spirits, and boast ingredients like 100% lime juice, ginger and pure cane sugar.
If sipping a Mai Tai poolside at a lavish resort isn’t quite on your agenda, the next best thing is a ready-to-drink Mai Tai from a Hawaiian rum. In addition to their Hawaiian Mai Tai, the Hawaii-based Kōloa Rum features two other ready-to-drink cocktail blends: Hawaiian Pineapple Passion and Hawaiian Rum Punch.