Healthy Canned Wines, Cocktails, and Spiked Seltzers
Ruza Canned Rosé
Ruza by Winc wraps your fave warm-weather booze (rosé, obv) up in an Instagram-able can for easy toting to the beach or park (where glass is often a no-go). This Cali 2016 rosé is filled with notes of raspberry, cherry, and strawberry that makes it a super refreshing pick warm days. Now you can indeed rosé all day—no bottle opener needed.
José Cuervo's Sparkling Margaritas
Even if you're a fan of straight-up José, these new ready-to-drink Sparkling Margaritas will seriously hit the spot. Available in Rosé, Classic Lime, Strawberry Lime Margarita, and Sparkling Paloma (which the #ShapeSquad specifically taste-tested and approved), you can grab a four-pack to tote to the beach for a tropical treat, no messy mixing needed.
Truly Spiked & Sparkling Water
Looking for a really light way to get your buzz on? Truly Spiked & Sparkling offers spiked sparkling water that contains only five percent alcohol by volume (ABV), 100 calories, and 2 grams of carbs per serving. You can grab this low-calorie alcoholic drink in 13 flavors — including Lime, Orange, Wild Berry, and Grapefruit — all created without artificial flavors or sweeteners. No worries if you're headed to a glass-free zone like a beach or park; they officially offer the same great flavors in 12-oz cans too.
West + Wilder Canned Wines
If you need something you can confidently serve to wine snobs, consider West + Wilder, which labels itself as "a great bottle of wine that happens to come in a can." The company's selection includes a crisp white blend and a sparkling rosé with strawberries soaked in rose water, yellow plums, and watermelon rind.
Great Oregon Wine Company
Ramona Grapefruit Wine Cooler
Ramona—a wine cooler made with sparkling organic Sicilian wine and natural grapefruit flavors—was created as an alter-ego to ~fancy~ wine and restaurant culture, and as a high-quality alternative for "beer moments." Stock up on a four-pack at one of these retailers or online, and never get stuck with a warm Bud Light again.
The Drop Rosé
You now have the ultimate way to #roséallday: The Drop's rosé is packaged in edgy cans with a crisp taste to match. (They promise, "this is not your aunt's pink zin.") Snag a four-pack of the 100 percent California dry rosé (or their newer releases, the Cali White or Cali Red blends), and pop the top to enjoy anywhere and everywhere—no corkscrew required.
Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer
Lighten up your happy hour pick to the absolute highest level with a spiked sparkling seltzer made with natural fruit flavors and zero artificial sweeteners. These new bubbly Smirnoff cans are a great low-calorie alcoholic drink at just 90 calories. (You need to try the drool-worthy new raspberry rose flavor.)
Nomadica Canned Wines
Think of Nomadica as the Brooklyn of the canned wine crowd; the brand uses the "can as their canvas," decorating their five varietals of craft wine with limited-edition designs from artists. (You just can't resist the urge to 'gram the cans—no matter un-basic you're trying to be.) Placing an order online is a bit pricey (a four-pack of 8.5-oz cans will run you about $28), but you can sip knowing that your cash is supporting a female-led company.
Barefoot Refresh Spritzers
If you're less about the pink and more about the Pinot, try Barefoot Refresh Spritzers instead. The easy-travel cans come in Crisp White and Summer Red and have six and half percent ABV—making them great to sip solo, poured over ice, or as a mixer for a sparkling cocktail. P.S. If you don't need the convenience of a can (or just want a whole bunch of spritzer to yourself), they're also available in full-size bottles. (Or go the DIY route and make your own spritzer.)
Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Maybe you want to add an extra spike your Moscow Mule or want a bottled option instead of a regular brew. Either way, Crabbie's Ginger Beer is the spicy, alcoholic answer when you're craving a refreshing, ginger drink without the fuss. Try their classic Ginger, Spiced Orange, or Scottish Raspberry. (Also try it in these healthy Moscow mule variations.)
Bon Viv Spiked Seltzer
Bon Viv Spiked Seltzer is made from purified water, champagne yeast, and natural fruit flavors—with six percent ABV and only 140 calories per bottle. Take your pick of their fruity, gluten-free flavors: Pear Elderflower, Lemon Lime, Cranberry, Mango, Clementine Hibiscus, Coconut Pineapple, Grapefruit, and Black Cherry. Can't decide? No worries: You can get these cans in a variety 12-pack. (Plus, you can swap it in for regular seltzer in one of these healthy cocktail mixer recipes.)
Mighty Swell Spritzer Co. Spritzers
In a mission to "never settle for average and artificial," Austin-based Mighty Swell Spritzer Co. has ditched artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate, and food dyes to create their canned spritzers that clock in at just 110 calories and 4 grams of sugar. Try a sip of their cherry lime, grapefruit, peach, or watermelon mint flavors, and you won't miss the additives one bit. (Thank goodness, because we have the truth about high-fructose corn syrup, and it's not pretty.)
Adventure-ready Bandit Wines are the ideal to-go option for a true wino; you don't have the spill factor of an open can or bottle (you can re-seal these eco-smart, recyclable boxes) and there are no additives or mixers getting in the way of you and your wine. Try their Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Rosé, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine Blend, or award-winning Chardonnay, all made from premium California grapes. (If anyone asks questions, just list off wine's health benefits.)
From the creators of the infamous "White Girl Rosé" come ready-to-pop cans of BABE Wine with bubbles. Along with classic Rosé, the on-the-go drinks are available in Pinot Grigio and a red blend of Syrah and Cabernet. Grab a 4-pack online for $14, or stock up on a 24-can pack for just $84—because you know you'll drink all of it in about 5 mins. (Here's how to find low-carb, low-sugar wine.)
Slow & Low: Rock & Rye
Looking for a beverage with more punch than malt liquor or wine? Why not go for whiskey—Slow & Low 84-proof whiskey cocktail, to be exact. These mini 100ml cans are the perfect size to make sure you aren't over-served, and pack all the flavor of the signature Slow & Low spirit, including raw local honey from Pennsylvania, air-dried navel oranges, Angostura-style cocktail bitters, and a pinch of rock candy. (Yeah, dark liquor might give you a worse hangover, but with a spirit this strong, you'll only need one.)
Stella Rosa Singles
Want the convenience of canned wine but with a little less hangover and a look that's a little ~classier~? Enter Stella Rosa's single wine cocktails, which come in mini bottle-shaped 8.5-oz aluminum containers. These low-alcohol wine cocktails come in Stella Rosa's four signature flavors—Black, Platinum, Peach, and Pink. Bonus: the 4-pack comes with 25 percent more than a regular bottle of wine, so you get more bang for your buck. (Looking for more low-alcohol options? Try these healthy low-ABV cocktails.)
Half-Seas Canned Cocktails
Wine Society Canned Wine
Grab an Instagram-able can of Wine Society's California-grown Tempt (a blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah and Petite Verdot), Chance (a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Barbera), or Fate (a blend of Albarino and Chardonnay) and your picnics in the park will be oh-so chic. Make a one-time case purchase or subscribe to a monthly delivery to make sure you never, ever run low on the good stuff.
AVA Grace Canned Pinot Grigio & Rosé
White Claw Hard Seltzer
A 12-oz can of White Claw hard seltzer is the OG of low-calorie canned alcoholic drinks. Most flavors are just 100 calories and have just two grams of sugar — which is a bargain when it comes to mixed drinks. The seven flavors—black cherry, ruby grapefruit, natural lime, lemon, watermelon, tangerine, and raspberry — contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners, colors or preservatives, and are sweetened with real fruit juice and cane sugar. Use the locator on their website to see where you can stock up.
Cascadian Outfitters Canned Wines
Drinking a can of wine in your kitchen after a tough day is great and all, but Cascadian Outfitter's canned wines are inspired by outdoor adventures. The company offers a Chardonnay and rosé, all made from fruit from the Columbia Valley in Washington. Cracking open a can will feel super appropriate on your next fishing trip, hike, or sail.
Franzia Little Franz Wine
They don't technically come in a can, but Franz's cute mini wine boxes are every bit as portable and budget-friendly as canned wines. You can try one of five varieties–a Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, a Pinto Grigio/Colombard, a crisp white, and a rosé–and each mini box contains the equivalent of three glasses.
High Noon Sun Sips
While other hard seltzers use alcohol brewed from sugar, High Noon Sun Sips gives you a buzz with straight-up vodka. Each 100-calorie can contains vodka, sparkling water, and juice, such as pineapple, grapefruit, lime, peach, watermelon, and black cherry. Plus, the canned alcoholic drink is gluten-free and has no sugar added. (Related: Your Guide to Drinking Alcohol On the Keto Diet)
Whether you're craving a Mai Tai, margarita, or bloody Mary, Cutwater Spirits has the drink for you. The spirits company offers 18 (!) different canned alcoholic drinks, which have anywhere from 5 to 12.5 percent ABV, making them ideal for both light and easy pre-gaming and nights in with the girls.
Tip Top Proper Cocktails
Thanks to Tip Top Proper Cocktails, bars aren't the only place you can score a strong Manhattan. The canned alcoholic drink brand offers Negronis, Manhattans, and Old Fashioneds in adorable 100 ml cans. Unlike hard seltzers that you can down in 10 seconds flat, these drinks are definitely sippers, packing up to 37 percent ABV.
An Instagram-worthy can isn't the only thing Hoxie Spritzer has going for it. The dry wine spritzers are crafted from sustainably-grown grapes and come in grapefruit elderflower, lemon ginger rosé, peach blossom blush, and cold cola rogue. With their fresh flavors, the low-calorie canned alcoholic drinks pair perfectly with a charcuterie board.
Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha Cocktails
When you're tired of drinking bubbles and wine, turn to Novo Fogo's Sparkling Caipirinha Cocktails, one of the most popular cocktails in Brazil. Each can contains Cachaça, a Brazilian rum-like liquor that's distilled from fermented sugarcane juice, fruit juice, and sugar. Sip on the drink in lime, passion fruit, and mango flavors.
Cocktail Squad Canned Cocktails
Joia Spirit Craft Cocktails
Two Chicks Cocktails
Golden Rule Spirits
When it comes to canned alcoholic drinks, Golden Rule Spirits doesn't mess around. It sells just one cocktail: the margarita. Each can contains 100-percent agave Blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, and triple sec, aka ingredients that combine to create one of the best margaritas to have ever hit your tastebuds.
Fling Craft Cocktails
If there were a craft brewery of canned cocktails, it would be Fling. Made by Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, Missouri, these canned alcoholic drinks have eye-catching designs and even better flavor. Choose from the mojito, blood orange vodka soda, Mai Tai, rye mule, cucumber lime gin and tonic, margarita, and bourbon smash.
Maha Organic Hard Seltzer
Organic fanatics, this canned alcoholic drink is for you. Each of Maha Organic Hard Seltzer's three seltzers contains real fruit juice, water, malted barley, sea salt, and cascara powder–and all of it is certified organic by the USDA. Plus, the tangerine yuzu, raspberry, and black cherry flavors come with a kick of nutrients, thanks to the addition of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
Thanks to Usual, you can have a wine spritzer any time, anywhere. The company's new Spritz, which contains Brut, a splash of 100-percent natural guava juice, and nothing else, so you don't need to worry about consuming tons of added sugar. If those simple ingredients don't convince you to grab a can, the surprisingly low 8.5 percent ABV surely will.
Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritz
Once the clock strikes 5 p.m., swap your can of sparkling water with this canned cocktail from Ketel One. Available in Peach & Orange Blossom, Cucumber & Mint, and Grapefruit & Rose flavors, this vodka spritz has zero carbs, no added sugar, and no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Plus, it has just 73 calories per serving and a 3.6 percent ABV. Translation: You won't wake up with a massive sugar- and alcohol-induced headache the next day. (But if your wine Wednesdays go a little too far, try these hangover cures that *actually* work.)