Pricing Varies, This one’s kind of a cheat because it doesn’t come in a can — but we’ll let that slide. Bid farewell to summer with these quality, ready-to-drink canned spirits.
We’re an homage to mezcal and all of its mysteries – brought from beneath the earth to be shared above. Currently available in three flavors (Original Lime, Passion Fruit and Mango) Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinhas use their own organic Silver Cachaça to bring the baile funk direct to your backyard.
LiveWire is the brainchild of Harvard & Stone bartender Aaron Polsky. The erstwhile flavoring company has pivoted into distilling, and with it launched its first twin RTD spirits: Can 01 and Can 02. $11 / 6-pack (4% ABV / 12-oz), Another tequila-based RTD, Volley promises only 3 ingredients: 100% blue Weber agave, sparkling water and organic juice, never from concentrate.
Full of …
Around pools and picnic blankets.
But any mezcal cocktail can only be as good as the base spirit, so Elenita promises their espadin agave is tops: roasted in underground pits for 15 days, mashed via mule-pulled tahona wheel, naturally fermented with zero additives and then doubled distilled.
These are as close to an actual world-class cocktail as you will ever get in a can, offering spirits that both please and challenge the palate.
Balanced yet complex. $10 / 4-pack (16-oz / 6.5% ABV), From alumni of NOMA's experimental kitchen, arguably the world’s most famous foraging restaurant, comes Empirical. Enjoy. Elenita isn’t just a name, it’s a spirit. With so many options it might take awhile to find your preferred flavor. Bemoaning the fact that bartenders can’t make money unless they stop doing what they actually love, Polsky wanted to offer top mixologists the chance to keep tending bar while earning royalties via canned cocktails — using handpicked recipes and impeccably packaged with album-like art from celebrated tattoo artists.
$11 / 4-pack (250-ml or 12-0z.
Brewed using real tea leaves, Pabst Blue Ribbon’s Hard Tea leverages the brand’s 175 years of beer brewing expertise to create a fermented sucrose-based alcohol that goes down smooth with natural peach flavors and real sugar — but not overdoing the sweetness (only 3 grams). $14 / 6-packs (12-oz / 5% ABV), We have malt, vodka, tequila, cachaça and even mezcal RTD options — why not add some rum to round things out? Get the nutrition lowdown on all your meals and everything in between.
Contrary to popular belief, the worm in mezcal isn't a worm at all, it's actually a larva.
Bernardo’s “Honeydew Collins” featured rich notes of both coconut and elderflower without feeling overwhelming or cloyingly sweet. Elenita is made with the alluring spirit of mezcal, brought to you in a way you’ve never experienced before. Don’t mind if we do. The only hangup with Brouwerij West is due to archaic booze laws you can only order THINGS if you’re a Cali resident — so get ‘em if you live in the Golden State.
So, when Elenita wanted a bold brand that embodied a sense of playfulness, we jumped at the chance to flex our skills during a complete branding exper…