Everything You Need to Know About Premixed Cocktails

Do you like to enjoy a cocktail at home or on the beach, but don’t always want to go through the trouble of stocking your bar and actually mixing drinks? If so, you aren’t alone and a wide range of brands have responded with excellent premixed cocktails. Learn more about new products that are worth your money and time-saving tips that will allow you to enjoy delicious cocktails without all the work. 

Best Premixed Cocktails on the Market   

Not all premixed cocktails are created equal, but there are some tasty products on the market. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular options:

  • Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita
  • Coppa Cocktails Mai Tai
  • Skinny Freezers
  • Crafthouse Moscow Mule
  • Jack Daniels Whiskey & Cola
  • Skinnygirl White Cranberry Cosmo
  • Sauza Sparkling Margarita Original

These premixed cocktails offer excellent flavor balance that you would expect from a freshly made drink. 

If you have been to the store lately, you have probably noticed that the shelves are now filled with canned cocktails in addition to pre-mixed bottles. These products offer a convenient way to enjoy a drink and are perfect for outdoor gatherings, including beach trips and barbeques. To help you narrow down your options, here are some of the best canned drinks:

  • The Finnish Long Drink from the Long Drink Company is rated as the best overall drink. It offers a crisp, refreshing and fizzy drink that some say taste a lot like an alcoholic Fresca. 
  • Those who enjoy a Moscow mule should try Crafthouse Cocktails’ version. You get all the great taste without any of the work.
  • For the best craft cocktail, try the Blood Orange Vodka Soda from Fling Craft Cocktails. 

No matter what your favorite drink is, there is a good chance that you can find a delicious canned version. 

Premix Your Own Cocktails

There are also many drinks that can be premixed in large batches so that you don’t have to spend all your time at gatherings behind the bar mixing individual drinks. To prepare, all you have to do is make sure that you have all the ice, liquor and citrus fruits that you will need. From there, it is all a matter of multiplication. Also, keep in mind that you may want to add water to dilute larger batches. If you will be serving the drink on ice, remember that that ice will also eventually melt and further dilute the drink. Do some experimenting or look up some recipes and follow the lead from those who have already done the legwork.  

With any luck, your premixed cocktails will be long gone by the end of the night. If you do end up with leftovers, be sure to keep the batch chilled. If you have other drinks that haven’t been opened and have an ABV% of over 25%, you can store the alcohol at room temperature for about three months.  

You don’t have to be an expert mixologist to enjoy tasty drinks at home or at gatherings. With new premixed products and canned cocktails, it is easier than ever to enjoy high-quality drinks. 

FAQs

What is the best premixed cocktail?

Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita, Coppa Cocktails Mai Tai, Skinny Freezers, Crafthouse Moscow Mule, Jack Daniels Whiskey & Cola, Skinnygirl White Cranberry Cosmo and Sauza Sparkling Margarita Original are some of the most popular premixed drinks on the market right now.

Can you mix cocktails in advance?

Yes, as long as you use stable ingredients and well-sealed containers, you can safely batch drinks. It is always a good idea to stock up and chill ingredients the night before.

What are the best canned cocktails in 2020?

  • Best craft – Blood Orange Vodka Soda by Fling Craft Cocktails
  • Best Moscow mule – Crafthouse Cocktails Moscow Mule
  • Best overall – The Finnish Long Drink from Long Drink Company

How long will premixed cocktails last?

If the cocktail has an ABV of over 25%, it can be stored for up to three months at room temperature. Once it has been opened, it should be refrigerated or consumed.

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