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Summery Ready to Drink Cocktails

Stephanie Andrews, Get Stocked RTD Contributor

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Anyone else feel like winter just wouldn’t end? Winter certainly put up a good fight, but it’s about to get dethroned by warmer weather and longer, sunnier days. Besides getting that daily dose of Vitamin D, we’re also drinking up some delicious cocktails that have all those surf-the-wave, soak-up-the-sun, summer-vacay vibes — even if you’re not on vacation.

You should spend less time mixing cocktails and more time enjoying yourself this summer, so we’ve paired some of our favorite ready-to-drink cocktails with the most beloved summertime activities. Just leave the drinks to us!

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Pools and Pineapples

There are few things as glorious as spending a day lying by the pool with a good book in one hand and a delicious cocktail in the other. And while you’re probably not kickin’ it poolside in the islands, you can still feel like you are with Ciroc Vodka Spritz Pineapple Passion. 

A juicy tropical fruit finish with a refreshing kiss of citrus makes this cocktail the perfect poolside treat. Better yet? You don’t need a poolside bartender to bring these drinks to you. Just chill, open, and enjoy. Pretty soon, you’ll be feeling fine-apple.

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CÎROC Vodka Spritz Pineapple Passion

CÎROC Vodka Spritz Pineapple Passion

 

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Trails and Tipples 

Summertime was not meant for staying indoors. Take a page out of Thoreau’s book and escape into nature; just don’t forget to pack the essentials. No, we aren’t simply talking about water. After a day spent roaming the trails and forest bathing, recharge yourself with an Alc-a-Chino Original Latte, a buzzy latte in a can. The 100% Arabica coffee blended with cream, cane sugar, and 6x distilled vodka will give you that perfect post-hike buzz. You took way more than 10,000 steps today; you deserve it. 

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Alc A Chino Original Latte

Alc A Chino Original Latte

 

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Sips with a View 

If you’re enjoying summer in the city, rekindle that spark by taking advantage of yours or a friend’s rooftop patio for a happy hour that can happen just about any hour of the day. Watch the sunset, listen to music, and hang out with your crew while cracking open a Cutwater Long Island Iced Tea. 

Okay, okay, we know—Long Island Iced Teas may elicit visions of infamous college happenings, but trust us when we say this is a far more elevated and certainly less boozy twist on this notorious classic that will let you wax nostalgic.

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Cutwater Long Island Iced Tea Can

 

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04

Classics and Campfires 

With the arrival of summer, maybe you’re already sitting around a campfire. If summertime means camping trips, you’ll want a delicious companion to keep you company while sitting next to a crackling fire. Straightaway Oregon Old Fashioned is the obvious winner. This ready-to-drink classic is infused with housemade filbert and fir bitters inspired by the Pacific Northwest wilderness. 

It’s earthy, smoky, woodsy, and might even pair nicely with some s’mores. Pro tip: Soak the marshmallows in the Old Fashioned for a minute or two to infuse them before toasting and making them into s’mores. You’re welcome.

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Straightaway Cocktails Oregon Old Fashioned

Straightaway Cocktails Oregon Old Fashioned

 

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05

Picnics and Pops 

Maybe the closest you want to get to nature is a picnic, and that’s okay. We have the perfect summertime scenario for those individuals whose idea of chillin’ in nature means grabbing your besties or beau, a blanket, some snacks, and ready-to-drink beverages. Just don’t forget to stock the ice cooler with Cutwater Frozen Cocktail Pops. 

They are reminiscent of those frozen pops from your childhood except boozy. Yes, sometimes it pays to be an adult, and this is one of those times. Refreshing, fruity, and delicious, it’s a cocktail and dessert in one. Plus, they’re gluten-free and have less than 80 calories per pop. They’re sure to be the life of the picnic.

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Cutwater Frozen Margarita Spirit Pops

Cutwater Frozen Margarita Spirit Pops

 

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Cookout with Watermelon (Seltzer)

Gas up the grill and throw on the burgers and brats because it’s not really summer until there’s a BBQ, right? While watermelon slices are a popular backyard treat, why not add a little twist on this summertime classic with High Noon Watermelon Hard Seltzer? It’s light, fresh, and ripe with juicy watermelon flavors, and it pairs perfectly with backyard cookouts on the weekends. Bonus: There’s no slicing or mess.

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High Noon Watermelon Hard Seltzer

High Noon Watermelon Hard Seltzer

 

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As the sun-soaked days of summer swiftly approach, our collection of refreshing, ready-to-drink cocktails offers the perfect solution for those seeking to elevate their outdoor gatherings, beach escapades, or quiet moments of relaxation. Crafted with exceptional care and made from the finest ingredients, these tantalizing concoctions are the ultimate blend of convenience, flavor, and sophistication. Whether you're a connoisseur of classic libations or an adventurous spirit seeking to explore bold new tastes, our handpicked selection has something for everyone.

So go ahead, dive into the world of RTD cocktails, and let the crisp, effervescent flavors transport you to the blissful embrace of summer. Shop the entire Ready to Drink Cocktail Collection here.