The best canned alcoholic drinks for summer 2020: cocktails, hard seltzers, wine and more

31 July 2020, 12:35

The best canned drinks to buy for 2020
The best canned drinks to buy for 2020. Picture: Getty/various
Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

All the best alcoholic drinks in a can: wine, cocktails, hard seltzers and more.

Despite the *slightly* unfortunate weather we've experienced over the last few days, summer 2020 is still firmly upon us.

Forecasters have predicted that the hot weather is set to return later this week, meaning many of us will be planning BBQs, garden parties and picnics (while of course adhering to social distancing guidelines).

Read more: Vegan BBQ and picnic ideas: The best meat free foods to try this summer

If you are having people from outside your household over for a garden get-together during lockdown, canned drinks are a great way to minimise the washing up and avoid sharing glasses.

And, luckily for us, sanned alcoholic drinks are having a serious moment right now - here are our picks of the best.

Canned wine - Nice Drinks

Canned wine - Nice drinks
Canned wine - Nice drinks. Picture: Nice drinks

If you think the idea of canned wine sounds questionable at best (and, we admit, so did we), you'll be pleasantly surprised by just how high quality some on the market are.

Nice drinks come in three flavours - Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pale Rosé - and they taste amazing.

They cost £36 for a box of 12 cans.

Visit their website.

Canned wine - ZÜ

ZÜ canned drink
ZÜ canned drink. Picture: ZÜ

ZÜ is a premium canned wine from the Kamptal wine region in the northwest of Vienna.

They cost £5.50 per 250ml can.

Visit their wesbsite.

Canned cocktail - VIN CROWD

Botanical Spritz
Botanical Spritz. Picture: VIN CROWD

These delicious (and low-calorie!) spritzers come in botanical, white and pink varieties - and all are 100 per cent vegan as well.

They cost £2.25 per can.

Click here to buy.

Canned wine spritzer - The Uncommon

Canned wine spritzer
Canned wine spritzer. Picture: The Uncommon

These English wine spritzers are worth buying for the gorgeous packaging alone - and their quirky designs are sure to impress your BBQ guests.

The spritzers are created using sustainably made English wine, and they taste absolutely delicious.

They cost £4.49 per can.

Visit their website.

Canned cocktail - Lidl

Canned G&T
Canned G&T. Picture: Lidl

Lidl sell a range of very affordable canned cocktails - including Rhubarb and Ginger and Pink gin.

They cost just £1.19 each.

Visit their website.

Canned cocktail - Aldi

Canned cocktail
Canned cocktail. Picture: Aldi

Aldi also have a range of cheap canned drinks, including Plum & Pink Grapefruit Gin with Tonic, Traditional Gin with Berries and Tonic, and Chilli & Ginger Gin with Ginger Ale.

They cost £1.19 per can.

Visit their website.

Canned G&T - Adnams

Canned G&T
Canned G&T. Picture: Adnams

Adnams brewary last year launched a range of delicious pink gin and tonic cans. They're made with Adnams Copper House Dry Gin mixed with their own tonic, plus fresh raspberry, hibiscus and juniper.

They cost £21.99 for 12 x 250ml cans.

Visit their website.

Canned hard seltzer - White Claw

Hard seltzer
Hard seltzer. Picture: White Claw

If you haven't yet heard of hard seltzers, you can bet they're about to become your new obsession.

The US-import is a gluten-free, low calorie alcoholic sparkling water - and they're the perfect replacement for wine and beer.

They cost £2 each.

Click here to buy.

Canned cocktail - East London Liquor Co.

Rum & Ginger
Rum & Ginger. Picture: East London Liquor Company

This range of cocktails come in four delicious flavours - Grapefruit Gin + Tonic, Grapefruit Gin + Tonic, Rum + Ginger, and Vodka + Rhubarb.

They cost £2.25 each.

Visit their website.

Canned G&T - Bombay Sapphire

Canned G&T
Canned G&T. Picture: Bombay Sapphire

Popular gin brand Bombay Sapphire have recently launched these ready-made gin and tonics, and they're both simple and delicious.

They cost £2.80 a can.

Visit their website.

Canned wine - HUN

Canned rosé
Canned rosé. Picture: HUN

These canned wines from HUN are the UK's first fairtrade and vegan wines, and they come in red, white and rosé flavours.

They cost between £2.50 and £3 for each can.

Visit their website.

Canned cocktail - Bloody Drinks

This canned Bloody Mary will hit the spot
This canned Bloody Mary will hit the spot. Picture: Bloody Drinks

A Bloody Mary is the ultimate hangover cure - and now you can grab one one the go.

The Bloody Classic, Bloody Drink’s signature recipe, uses premium vodka and cream sherry for body, the finest tomatoes from Italy and Spain for natural sweetness, fresh lemons for acidity, and Worcestershire and soy sauce for a rich, umami-packed base.

Available in packs of 4 (£16.00), 6 (£24.00) and 12 (£48.00).

Visit their website

Canned cocktail - Doña Sofía CBD

These cocktails are infused with CBD
These cocktails are infused with CBD. Picture: Dona Sofia

Doña Sofía CBD Classic Cocktail Range is the U.K.’s first and only range of CBD infused ready to drink cocktails.

This month is the launch of the first three in the range including; Gin & Tonic, Vodka & Lime and Rum & Cola, which are all infused with 10mg of CBD.

Available online, they are priced at £24 for a 12-pack, and £40 for 24, with free delivery.

Visit their website

Canned cocktail Clean & Press

Clean and Press are low cal with only 90 calories a can
Clean and Press are low cal with only 90 calories a can. Picture: Brewdog

From Brewdog Distillery in Aberdeen, these brand new, low calorie, hard seltzers are spiked with single malt craft vodka and punchy natural fruit flavours.

Available in three flavours: Cactus & Lime, Crushed Black Cherry and White Peach & Mango, they have a 5% abv, and just 90 calories, zero carbs and zero sugar.

Priced at £2.50 per can, they’re available from Brewdog.com in packs of 6 or 12 cans, and Tesco online and selected Tesco stores now.

Visit their website

Canned hard seltzer - LONG SHOT

Hard seltzers
Hard seltzers. Picture: Long Shot

These delicious hard seltzers are described as a 'no-nonsense' blend of fruit, sparkling water and alcohol.

The vegan drink is available in grapefruit, strawberry & rhubarb, and raspberry and blackcurrant - and they're all under 70 calories each.

They're priced at £2.75 a can.

Click here to visit their website.

Canned gin hard seltzer - 58 Gin

There are two flavours, orange and raspberry
There are two flavours, pink grapwefruit and raspberry. Picture: 58 Gin

Available in raspberry and pink grapefruit flavours, 58 Gin Hard Seltzer is less than 67 calories per can, and unlike most vodka-based hard seltzers, they have a gin base.

Each can contains 58 Gin’s premium London Dry Gin, natural fruit flavours and refreshing sparkling water, and priced £2.50 each.

Click here to visit 58Gin.com

Canned cocktail - Funkin

Funkin' have a huge selection of flavours
Funkin' have a huge selection of flavours. Picture: Funkin'

If you're a lover of the classic cocktail flavours and want to bring the bar to your home, pick up some cans of Funkin.

They have just released some brand new flavours recently - the Strawberry Daiquiri and Peach Bellini.

However, they also have top flavours such as Passionfruit Martini and Espresso Martini, with the nitro-filled cans allowing you to give the cocktail a shake before opening, then pouring into a glass before seeing the foam settle on the top - just as you would get with a "real" cocktail in the bar.

Click here to visit Funkin Cocktails

Canned cocktail - Liberation Cocktail

Liberation's cans give a perfect serve on the go
Liberation's cans give a perfect serve on the go. Picture: Liberation Cocktails

Enjoy exotic cocktails with no fuss, mess, or long ingredient list with one of Liberation's ready to serve 200ml cans.

Strawberry daiquiri, Peruvian classic Pisco sour, pornstar martini, and gin garden are the varieties available on their site right now - and there's a range of booze-free mocktails coming soon, too.

They're a bit pricier than other canned cocktails, with 6 for £25.50; 12 for £49; and 24 for £95.

Click here to visit Liberation Cocktails

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