13 Canned Drinks You Need To Try This Summer

muddler's moscow mule in a can

[Updated 2020]

Canned cocktails are one of the hottest food and bev trends today and it’s one trend that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere – especially not this summer. The game keeps getting more competitive. Luckily for us, that means more options!  Everyone is always on the go, so convenience, efficiency, affordability and the ‘ready to drink’ factor are really important. Portable, individual packs that you can grab and go to the festival or beach without having to mix and prep is ideal.

13 Hey Y’all

Hey Y’all gets the recognition for being one of the first not-crazy-sweet hard iced teas to pave the way – and then creating all new flavours of iced tea. Inspired by the southern way, the creator wanted to share the gift with the northerners. Perfect in a park, on a boat, on a train, in a plane.

Flavours

Southern Style
Georgia Peach
Half + Half Ice Tea + Lemonade
Carolina Watermelon
Raspberry
Southern Mint
Green Tea

hey y'all hard iced tea can


12 PYUR Vodka Soda

PYUR is the latest addition to the vodka soda battle of the cans. Made for the nature-loving, yoga posing, responsible alcoholics. Made with clean and simple, all-natural ingredients and the only coconut flavoured vodka soda and now gin soda. Sounds like a piña colada to me.

Flavours

Coconut
Raspberry

Peach
Lime
Blueberry
Passion
Soda + Tonic

Gin + Tonic

 

pyur vodka soda raspberry can


11 Queensborough Gin Fzzz + Twist

What started as a brewpub in Surrey, is now a brewery and distillery that makes gin cocktails in a can. With all the west coast flavours packed into a portable drink. The Fzzzs are Unsweetened Gin + Soda and the Twists are Lightly Carbonated with syrups.

Flavours

Gin Fzzz
Grapefruit
Lime
Blackberry Guava
Watermelon Jalapeño

Gin Twist
Lime + Cucumber + Mint
Mango Lemonade
Pineapple Spice

queensborough gin twist can


10 Wize Vodka Soda

Another newbie to the BC healthy-as-it-gets vodka soda list, Wize is also made with natural, clean and simple ingredients, but the cans are very photogenic. They’re differentiating factor – unique flavours like  lavender elderflower, and the new root beer. Bring out your inner child.

Flavours

Lemon
Passionfruit
Lychee Lime
Lavender Elderflower
Rootbeer

wize vodka soda can drink


9 Bitterhouse Spritz

This can is a take on the oh-so-popular Aperol Spritz. Made from soda, wine and orange bitters, the flavour isn’t exactly the same, but as close as you can get from a can.

bitterhouse spritz can


8 Muddlers

Ginger cures all and Muddler’s Moscow Mule in a can is ½ parts boozy deliciousness and ½ parts medicinal. (We like to think it is, anyways.)  Made with real ginger and fresh lime, this drink packs a serious kick and is just as good as the classic cocktail! Good to drink any time, any place, we prefer to cozy up and sip ours by the campfire.

Flavours

Moscow Mule
Lemon Lime Vodka Soda 

muddlers moscow mule can


7 Bollicini Sparkling

Aside from being the prettiest cans, it’s so much more convenient than having to pop a whole bottle of bubbles. For when you just can’t get enough bubbles and rosé (which is always).

Flavours

Sparkling Rosé
Sparkling Cuvée

bollicini sparkling rose


6 Nütrl Vodka Soda

A drink with ingredients you can actually pronounce, Nütrl’s vodka sodas in a can are made with craft vodka, sodium-free carbonated water, and natural flavours. The unique factor is their different levels of alcohol percentage from 3.3% – 7%. A great patio sipper, cool down and drink up sans guilt, and without the addition of sugar or sweeteners.

Flavours

Lemon
Lime
Grapefruit
Cranberry
Pineapple
Nütrl Vodka 3 Green Apple
Nütrl Vodka 3 White Grape
Nütrl Vodka 4

Nütrl Vodka 7 Black Cherry
Nütrl Vodka 7 Blackcurrent

nutrl vodka soda can


5 Nude Vodka Soda/Gin Soda/Tequila Soda

A local fav for its simple ingredients and ease of drinking (and the really yummy flavours) and created by a couple of local dudes.  Birthed by a need for drink that wouldn’t leave consumers with raging, sugar-induced hangover the next day, Nude is sugar-free, sweetener-free, gluten-free with only 100 calories per can. 

Having started with just Vodka Soda, then adding Gin Soda, they’ve now also added the first sugar-free tequila soda in a can. Now you can have a REAL good time and feel like you’re in Mexico, without the holiday weight gain.

A portion of the proceeds sold from every mixer pack go to support the BC SPCA!

Flavours

Vodka Soda

  • Classic Lime
  • Peach
  • Grapefruit
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Cucumber Mint
  • Raspberry Lemon
  • Mango

Gin Soda

  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mixed Berry

Tequila Soda

  • Lime
  • Pineapplenude vodka soda can

4 Tempo Renovo Gin Smash

Gin is taking its moment in the spotlight this summer and new gin canned beverages are coming out every day.  This OG is made locally, so we’re partial.

Flavours

Lemon Mint

tempo renovo gin smash in a can


3 Social Lite

Social Lite are the ones who started the Canadian battle of the vodka soda cans and the unsweetened cocktails in a can. All the flavour is natural, so you can worry about getting tipsy and not sick from sugar.

Flavours

Field Strawberry
Lemon Cucumber Mint
Blood Orange
Grapefruit Pomelo
Lime Ginger
Pineapple Mango
Spike Lemon Iced Tea
Spiked Peach Iced Tea

blood orange vodka soda social lite can


2 Zen Kombucha

The most healthy option on the list is kombucha vodka cocktails. Started by a group of friends in 2017 who grew up in North Vancouver, who were looking to create a beverage that was organic, gluten-free, preservative free and sourced locally for the health conscious.

Flavours

Lemon Lavender
Pear Ginger
Coastal Berry Lime

zen kombucha


1 Founders Original

Hand-crafted, small batch cocktails in a can, that make you forget all about the can. Made with real juices and cane sugar makes them refreshing and flavourful, but thankfully not too sweet.

Flavours

Seville Orange Bourbon Sour
Rye & Thai Ginger Ale
Grapefruit Tequila Paloma

founder original bourbon sour can

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