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Shake Baby Shake: Our Favourite Ready to Drink Cocktails

12 March 2020

The ready to drink category is made up of more products than ever, from iced coffees and teas to pre-mixed canned cocktails. So, with the sun beginning to make an appearance (finally), it only means one thing… it’s getting closer to SUMMER. So, with this in mind, we thought we’d get you prepped for all of your summer BBQs with our favourite pre-mixed alcohol brands.

1.      Shake Baby Shake

This brand is revolutionising the RTD category with their stylish drinks that every on-the-go girl needs. Their pre-mixed canned drinks are unlike any other, with their cans boasting animal print designs that are the perfect addition to any Insta snap. They’re making exciting cocktails easily available in homes up and down the country so that we can skip the afterwork queues at the bar and head home for the ultimate night in. Their current offering includes a Tropical Daquiri, Passion Fruit Martini and Raspberry Mojito. So, for your next BBQ, girls’ night in or pre-drinks head over to your local Asda or Sainsbury’s to get your hands on these delicious drinks.

2.      WKD

WKD have recently been working hard to transform their brand into a more up market option for consumers, leaving behind the ‘pound a bottle’ reputation it had seemingly gained. Their re-branding is centred around an exclamation mark to portray the brands ‘sense of fun and excitement’ and their flavour reinvention has made sure that there’s something for everyone. But don’t worry… it still includes the iconic WKD Blue. They have extended their range to include pre-mixed canned cocktails to satisfy our needs for all occasions and whilst on the go. And their recent release of their Pink Gin flavour is the perfect pre-mixed pink G+T alternative.

3.      Funkin

These cocktails are best served everywhere. Funkin have created a huge variety of ready to drink cocktails in cans, large bottles and cocktail shakers and if you’re a fan of them all, they even offer a ready to drink party pack. Their pina colada, amaretto sour, pink gin fizz, passion fruit martini and espresso martini are the perfect solution to cocktails at home. This brand pride themselves on the quality and consistency of their products so you’re guaranteed a great tasting cocktail. You can purchase online or in certain supermarkets.

4.      Cotswold Espresso Martini

This is an espresso martini with a twist. Interestingly, this clear Espresso Martini is made by cold-brewing rich coffee with locally roasted Malabar and Enorga beans from the Monsoon Estates Coffee Company. It is then distilled with orange peel and coriander seeds for a refreshing spicy undertone. This chocolately coffee martini is perfect if the classic espresso martini is your tipple of choice.

5.      Tails Cocktails

Tails’ expertly batched cocktails are bringing high quality cocktails to the on-trade. Their vision is to create perfectly balanced cocktails in collaboration with Bacardi. They use the finest natural ingredients and globally recognised spirit brands. Their range includes all the classics: classic mojito, berry mojito, pornstar martini, espresso martini and negroni. And they’re not just about the cocktails they’re about sustainability. They do everything they can to reduce their carbon footprint and make smart decisions when it comes to their packaging.

6.      Fentimans and Bloom

Fentimans drinks have joined forces with Bloom London Dry Gin to create the perfect G+T cocktail. Bloom Gin combines the finest natural botanicals for a pure tasting, sophisticated gin so combined with Fentimans’ botanically brewed beverages… it’s a match made in heaven. Their Bloom Gin and Rose Lemonade combines Blooms’ delicious gin with Fentimans’ lemonade made from real lemons and Rose Otto oil from Bulgaria’s Rose Valley, resulting in a gin cocktail that is perfect for the British summer.

7.      Malibu

Speaking of summer, one sip of these pre-mixed drinks will transport you to a beach in the Bahamas. Guaranteed to get the good times flowing, Malibu have created a selection of pre-mixed cans that are perfect for picnics, BBQs and getting ready for a night out. This brand has combined their iconic rum with pineapple, pear, cola and fizzy pink lemonade. They also offer our favourite summer cocktail in a can… a light and creamy pina colada that can be enjoyed on the go.

8.      The London Cocktail Company

Just like having a bartender in your own home, this business is working with leading Mixologists from some well-known cocktail bars so that we can all enjoy delicious cocktails at home. They use 100% natural ingredients and serve their cocktails in recyclable glass bottles. They have created a margarita, mojito, mai tai and strawberry daquiri and even advise consumers on how best to serve.

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