Two Ways to Craft the Perfect Mai Tai Cocktail

Two Ways to Craft the Perfect Mai Tai Cocktail

A celebration of rum and the taste of summer, the Mai Tai cocktail could be the most popular Tiki drink in existence. While many can say they’ve tasted a Mai Tai, surprisingly few understand the complex ingredients that go into this long-time favorite. If you associate coconut, fruit punch, or overwhelming sweetness with a Mai […]

Unveiling the Secrets of the Best Canned Alcoholic Drinks

Unveiling the Secrets of the Best Canned Alcoholic Drinks

Cocktails are often served in celebratory environments, and people have been enjoying them for centuries as special beverages to be savored. The best canned alcoholic drinks replicate the flavors of those you’d find in a bar. However, a good cocktail depends on high-quality ingredients and an experienced mixologist who understands proportions exactly. Such requirements suggest […]

The Secret Behind Low Sugar Canned Cocktails

The Secret Behind Low Sugar Canned Cocktails

When you crack open a can of soda, the first flavor you get is a sugar rush—and that’s just fine for soda. But when you come home and open a canned cocktail, that’s not what you’re looking for. Instead, the crisp lime of a margarita or the undercurrent of herbal bite in a Manhattan should […]

Toast to Global Mixology: Celebrating International Canned Cocktail Day in Style

Toast to Global Mixology: Celebrating International Canned Cocktail Day in Style

If you feel a little nostalgic for summertime celebrations once Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, you’re not alone. Luckily, the feeling doesn’t have to linger. With International Canned Cocktail Day on the horizon only a few days after Labor Day, you can have one last summer celebration before ushering in the busy nature […]

What’s Next for the Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Category?

What's Next for the Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Category?

Ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails have a lengthy history that dates back to the late 19th century. In fact, it was not long after the development of America’s bottling industry that the first RTD cocktail was trademarked. The American public has long sought a convenient way of enjoying a bar-quality cocktail at home. Over the years there […]

What Makes a Good Ready-to-Drink Cocktail?

Good Ready-to-Drink Cocktail

Single-serving, ready-to-drink cocktails make it easy to enjoy and serve some of today’s most popular libations. They appeal to people looking for something more flavorful and sophisticated than beer or hard seltzer while eliminating the need to invest in a complex list of ingredients. But after trying a drink or two, many cocktail connoisseurs find […]

What Is the Best Canned Cocktail?

What Is the Best Canned Cocktail

Every cocktail has its signature flavor, and every cocktail lover has their own idea of the perfect drink. Sometimes it’s all about flavors, whether the zing of lime juice or the complex notes of whiskey, and preparation techniques—shaken or stirred? Others might prioritize a strong drink, such as with an espresso martini that combines potent […]

How Craft, Bartender-Quality RTD Cocktails Are Made

How Craft, Bartender-Quality RTD Cocktails Are Made

If you’re craving a cocktail but you don’t have a fully stocked bar cart, your only option used to be heading out to a bar or restaurant. But that doesn’t always offer the blissful moment you are after if you just want to kick up your feet with your favorite drink, watch the sunset, or […]

How Canned Whiskey Cocktails Can Make Your Next Bar-Quality Drink Easy

How Canned Whiskey Cocktails Can Make Your Next Bar-Quality Drink Easy

The first written reference to Scotch whiskey was made nearly 530 years ago in 1494. Ever since then, whiskey makers, drinkers, and mixologists have been writing down different recipes and formulations for both the perfect whiskey and the perfect whiskey cocktail. Today, drink experts are learning and sharing the secrets to a perfect canned whiskey […]

What Is an RTD Cocktail, and Why Should You Try One?

What Is an RTD Cocktail, and Why Should You Try One?

The drink market has been expanding since the mid-1990s to include more convenient and delicious drink options. Where there used to be a limited selection of beers, there’s now a wide range of craft beers, hard ciders, and hard seltzers. Where consumers would have once had to gather the supplies to mix drinks at home, […]

4th of July Cocktails: Celebrate With Patriotic Flair on Independence Day

July 4 Sparkler

The 4th of July is approaching is almost here – everyone is planning their barbecue menu and deciding what drinks to bring. When you picture an Independence Day celebration, you might imagine grilling burgers and enjoying an ice-cold beverage—but what drink do you reach for? Beer, hard seltzers and sodas are all pretty standard, but […]

Tiki Cocktails – The Ultimate Party Starter

refreshing cold tiki drink cocktail with pineapple mango mint cinnamon

There is nothing more emblematic of summertime than tiki cocktails. This light and festive class of drinks serves as the perfect accompaniment to warm summer days spent lounging by the poolside, followed by starlit nights surrounded by food, friends, and fun while you sip a tropical cocktail.  Unsure of what a tiki cocktail actually entails, […]