One of the undeniable outcomes of the cocktail renaissance that snowballed through the 2000s is that you can get a good cocktail almost anywhere in America. And they aren’t limited to high quality, handmade Old Fashioneds and Negronis that proliferate everywhere from Manhattan’s East Village to Manhattan, Kansas. The once niche trend of ready to drink cocktails, those that come in cans and bottles, has achieved escape velocity and you can now pop the top of a Gin and Tonic that is at least as good as the ones you order at your favorite cocktail bar.
Leading the way in the canned cocktail movement for the last half decade is Cutwater Spirits. The San Diego distillery just launched canned versions of the Margarita and the Paloma, bringing the total number of cocktails it cans up to 14—the widest range we’ve found anywhere. Cutwater has also managed to match its quantity with quality, producing refreshing G&Ts and Moscow Mules alongside tinglingly, spiced Bloody Marys, crisp Whiskey Lemon Teas and many more that can only be described as totally crushable drinks.