Summer is almost here and if you’re like me, you’re probably starting to make some summer plans—even if they’re small ones. But the best part about summer is the blue skies, warm weather, and canned cocktails. Perfectly crafted beverages that are ready to drink for any occasion. Pack some canned cocktails for a picnic, bring them to a BBQ, or crush a couple by the pool. Here are some of our favorite ready-to-drink cocktails for this summer.

1. High West Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail

Elevate your cocktail game this summer with a top-shelf level pick. The High West Manhattan Barrel Finished Cocktail is quite simply everything. The High West Manhattan takes all of the best ingredients of a Manhattan and lets them mature in rye barrels to create a cocktail so good, you’ll swear it was made behind the bar. Pro tip: High West also makes an Old Fashion that is perfect for summer nights with friends. Did I mention that each bottle of High West Cocktails makes 12 drinks? 

2. BEV Wines

With summer right around the corner, my mind is on one thing: enjoying nice weather with a drink in hand. Lately, I've been loving these Bev canned wines. They're made specifically for a can, every serving of Bev has 11.9% - 12.9% ABV, absolutely ZERO sugar, and only 3g of carbs! The best part? They've got Rosé, Sauv Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, and Sparkling White. Enjoy!

3. SESH: Cocktail Meets Seltzer

Meet your new canned cocktail/hard seltzer BFF. SESH is a cocktail meets seltzer with all of the flavor and none of the sugar. Each can is 120 calories, 1 carb, and all-natural. They're 6% ABV like a seltzer, which we love. Sesh comes in four cocktail-inspired flavors so you can party all day. Sip into Mojito, Gin and Tonic, Paloma, and a Moscow Mule flavored bev. TBH these are perfect for sitting by the pool all summer long.

4. Monaco Cocktails

Meet Monaco Cocktails, your newest favorite canned cocktail this summer. With eight amazing flavors inspired by bartenders, there’s a lot to love. Every Monaco Cocktail includes two shots and contains no gluten or malt. The eight flavors in the Monaco line-up include Citrus Rush, Tropic Rush, Blue Crush, Tequila Lime Crush, Cranberry, Black Raspberry, Mango Peach, and Purple Crush.

5. Cutwater Spirits Margaritas

The canned margaritas from Cutwater Spirits are no joke. With flavors like mango, peach, and strawberry there’s a marg for everyone. The bold fruit flavor is equally matched with that smooth tequila taste to make the perfect margarita. I love to garnish the rim of my Cutwater margs with some lime juice and salt. Bonus points if you garnish your marg with tajin or cayenne pepper.

6. Jim Beam Highball

All of the refreshment, none of the work, Jim Beam's new RTD highballs are the perfect mix of bourbon and seltzer. Choose between Classic and Ginger and get to cheers’ing with your friends. Made with Jim Beam bourbon, premium seltzer, and a hint of ginger or citrus these highballs are nothing less than crisp and refreshing. The best part? You can enjoy straight from the can or shake and pour over ice in a highball glass for a more traditional ~vibe~. No matter how you enjoy these canned cocktails from Jim Beam, you’re sure to have a good time.

7. Fishers Island Lemonade

Fishers Island Lemonades are exactly what you need this summer, a bold and refreshing lemonade with a nice kick. Coming in at 9% ABV they’re a little more potent than a seltzer, but not as hard as a full-on cocktail. Made of only premium vodka, barrel-aged whiskey, lemon and honey you’ll be swooning over these lemonades soon enough.

8. sipMARGS

Launching in May, sipMARGS margaritas are made with top-quality tequila (!!), not just another zero carb, zero flavor, hard seltzer. It is low calorie, low sugar, low carbs and comes in four creative flavors: Classic Sparkling Margarita, Sparkling Mango Margarita, Sparkling Coconut Margarita, and Sparkling Mezcal Margarita. But just FYI: the Classic Sparkling Margarita is launching next week with limited availability in honor of Cinco de Mayo coming up. Then, all four flavors: Sparkling Margarita, Sparkling Mango Margarita, Sparkling Coconut Margarita and Sparkling Mezcal Margarita will launch mid to late May. Grab one while you can! 

9. Post Meridiem Sampler Pack

Post Meridiem cocktails are single-serve canned cocktails that pack a punch. Enjoy classic cocktails made with real ingredients, conveniently packaged in single-serve cans. Just shake, pour over ice, and enjoy. With five different cocktails to choose from, you can decide to mix and match, or stock up on your favorites. Post Meridiem serves up everything from margaritas and mai tais, to daiquiris, gimlets, and even an old fashioned. Grab some friends and some cocktails from Post Meridiem and get ready to have a good time.

10. Babe Rosé 100

I'm a huge fan of Babe canned wines and when I found out Babe Rosé 100 was coming, I knew I was about to find my perfect RTD cocktail. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for summer.

11. VOCO


On May 3, you gotta grab yourself a VOCO. It's a  “better-for-you” ready-to-drink cocktail that combines vodka with coconut water, soda water and natural fruit flavor. YUM. They are single-serving cans and come in four delicious fruit flavors: Mango, Lime, Pineapple, and Passionfruit. TBH, Mango has my name all over it. You can find out more about VOCO here.

Please enjoy responsibly. 21+.