Canned cocktails, summer outdoor entertaining made easy


Summer brings outdoor fun. But, who wants to wash all those dirty glasses? Canned cocktails make summer outdoor entertaining effortless.

The long, warm summer days bring outdoor activities. From backyard barbecues to days at the beach, these outdoor activities fill the calendar. As people gather together for fun and food, a few beverages are often involved. Canned cocktails simplify outdoor entertaining.

Traditionally, beer was the primary libation available in cans. But, some people aren’t beer enthusiasts. The hoppy IPAs and summer shandies aren’t quenching their thirst.

Canned cocktails, summer outdoor entertaining made easy, photo provided by KLG Public Relations

Bringing your liquor cabinet to the beach or barbecue isn’t practical. Drinking wine out of a full sized bottle isn’t attractive. Luckily, a few companies solved the issue by making canned cocktails. This convenient format offers more options for outdoor entertaining. Just like the beer can, these cocktails and wines are perfect for summer.

What options are available for people who want a cocktail or wine?

Several companies offer wines in a can. The first brand that I remember offering this packaging was Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs. The bright red, skinny cans with a straw were fun and flirty. The styling of the can appealed to girls, especially since the straw didn’t smear your lipstick.

Canned cocktails, Stella Rosa aluminum singles , photo provided by KLG Public Relations

Now, many companies offer a wine in a convenient format. Stella Rosa aluminum singles bring America’s number one imported Italian wine to the single-serve container. These aluminum singles chill quickly. Each container is compact, shatterproof and recyclable. More importantly, the Stella Rosa wine is award winning wines. Available in red and white, the wines can pair with almost any food. The Stella Rosa aluminum singles retail for $4.99 per 8.5 oz. single.

When the temperatures soar, a tropical beverage can help alleviate the sweltering heat. A Cairpirnha is Brazil’s national beverage. Made from cachaças (a Brazilian sugar cane liquor), sugar and lime, the cocktail is refreshing on a warm day. Novo Fogo offers a Sparkling Caipirinha in a can. The sparkling version of the world’s most popular consumed beverage is a fresh flavor for summer. No need to muddle sugar, this convenient can brings the flavors of Brazil to any event. Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha retails for $3.99 a can.

Canned cocktails, Slow & Low Rock and Rye , photo provided by KLG Public Relations

Bourbon, whisky and rye have grown in popularity. But, those delicious craft cocktails aren’t convenient for on the go entertaining. Slow & Low Rock and Rye is an old fashion in a can. This cocktail combines rye whiskey, raw honey, navel oranges, rock candy and angostura bitters into a portable container. The 100ml Slow & Low Rock and Rye can gives the craft cocktail fan convenience. From the bonfire at the beach to the picnic at the park, a classic cocktail can go with you. Slow & Low Rock and Rye 100 ml cans retail for $3.99 a can.

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Canned cocktails offer more options for summer outdoor entertaining. Move over beer. The cooler needs space for these new libations.