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Lessen the Stress of Hosting With These 5 Canned Cocktails

Sip Your Way through Fall With These Convenient Cocktails and Seltzers

It’s finally fall, and you’re excited to host a festive soiree. You start scouring the internet for cocktail recipes, but it’s starting to feel overwhelming as the ingredients list keeps getting longer.

Let’s be real: the whole DIY method isn’t for everyone. And if simple and easy is more your style, canned cocktails are the answer! They’re conveniently pre-mixed and pre-measured, so you don’t have to worry about stocking your bar cart. Skip the mixing, shaking, stirring and whirring this time around and throw these five canned cocktails on ice for an effortless yet elevated dinner party. 

 

Melograno Cocktails

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You don’t have to leave home to enjoy a top-notch drink. Simply crack open one of Melograno’s canned cocktails! The San Diego-based brand’s minimally carbonated agave cocktails come in four flavors at 5% alcohol by volume and only 120 calories each. Shiva and Reza Mortazavi, the wife and husband team behind this innovative brand, set out to create a modern, high-quality canned cocktail. Their four flavors pay homage to their Persian heritage: Pomegranate Cosmopolitan (which started as their signature flavor), Melon Margarita, Orange Blossom Martini and Cucumber Lime Mojito. But the sophisticated flavor profiles aren’t the only upside–these nifty drinks aren’t ones you need to set down for a photo. Each can is beautifully designed and features a timeless look. You can find Melograno Cocktails in restaurants, resorts and liquor stores throughout Southern California.

 

High Noon Hard Seltzers

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Looking for a drink with variety? The light and refreshing hard seltzers from High Noon Sun Sips come in an assortment of flavors, including cranberry, lemon, kiwi, guava, passionfruit, peach, pineapple, watermelon and more—depending on if you get an eight- or a 12-pack. These convenient canned cocktails are made with real vodka, real juice and sparkling water. The variety packs are perfect for your next dinner party, so people can pick and choose their flavor of choice with ease.

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Cutwater Canned Cocktails

Discover your new favorite flavor. Cutwater Spirits has a bit of everything in their canned cocktail repertoire. We’re talking tequila, vodka, rum, whisky and gin cocktails. Each of those liquors has its own range of flavors, from tequila canned cocktails like the Strawberry Margarita or Lime Ranch Water to rum libations like the Tiki Rum Punch or Rum Mint Mojito–and the list goes on! For your dinner party, order ahead of time and opt for curbside pickup from their San Diego tasting room.

 

Unspiked Social Tonics

 

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Unspiked is the perfect alcohol-free drink for a dinner party because they have inviting bubbly citrus flavors with an herbal twist. Unspiked comes in tasty options like Lemon Lavender, Grapefruit Rosemary, Blood Orange Cardamom and Ginger Lemongrass. These canned beverages have no artificial flavors and come lightly sweetened with agave nectar. Don’t confuse Unspiked with Cann, which comes with 2 milligrams of THC and 4 milligrams of CBD.

You & Yours Canned Cocktails

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This San Diego-based distillery offers beautiful canned cocktails perfect for any fall dinner party. You & Yours canned drinks are made with vodka and gin distilled on-site in San Diego. Their 100% grape-based vodka options include Vodka Mule and a medley of vodka sodas (Meyer lemon, tangerine, cucumber mint and more). If you prefer gin, there’s the Gin and Tonic or Blood Orange Gin and Tonic made with You & Yours Sunday Gin. You can’t go wrong with these spirits for the season.

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Carmen Varner is a North County San Diego-based writer and social media manager. She writes about food, beverage, lifestyle, and travel. You can find her tending to her patio garden, sipping on Earl Grey tea, or looking up a fun place to visit.

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