It used to be true that to indulge in your favourite cocktail, you either had to know an experienced barperson, or trawl the internet for authentic recipes. Not so these days, as canny drinks manufacturers have cottoned onto the fact that fun loving imbibers want to dink cocktails away from restaurants and bars, and have come up with a range of pre-mixed cocktails that you simply pour into the glass of your choice. So whether a Pina Colada is your idea of cocktail heaven, or you fancy a Strawberry Daiquiri, we have sourced a selection of pre-mixed cocktails, so you don’t have to.
Gin lovers will be pleased to hear that America’s number one selling gin company – Seagram’s®, have launched a range of pre-mixed, ready-to-drink cocktails, and all of them include gin! Amongst the selection are Seagram’s® Gin & Juice Red Fury, which include a blend of tropical fruit flavors enhanced with ginseng, Seagram’s® Gin & Juice Original Citrus, Seagram’s® Gin & Juice Blue Beast®, Seagram’s® Gin & Juice Green Dragon, Seagram’s® Gin & Juice Exotica, Seagram’s® Gin & Juice Cranberry, and Seagram’s® Gin & Juice Ruby Red Grapefruit.
Another gin offering here, this time from UK distillers Greenall’s, who have come up with a range of pre-mixed gin cocktails that include the classic Gin & tonic, to the innovative Gin & pink Grapefruit, Gin Fizz or Gin Sin, you will find the perfect drink to be enjoyed on any occasion. There is also a Greenall’s Gin & Diet Tonic option, for the diet conscious among us.
There’s nothing low calorie about our next selection of cocktails, as anyone who has ever dined at TGI Fridays will know. Their extensive cocktail range is always very popular, and now they are available to buy as a ready to drink cocktail. Flavours include the ever popular Long Island Iced Tea, Margarita, Mud Slide, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, White Russian, and Sex on the Beach.
Staying the US now and fans of the ‘Jersey Show’ will have heard of its star Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, who has launched his own line of pre-mixed cocktails. He has called his range of drinks – Remix Pre-Game Cocktails, and they are all are vodka-based and come in a variety of flavors, including Oye Mojito, Yeah Yumberry, Strawberry Holla-peno, and Starfruit.
For sheer variety, check out Funkin Mixers, a selection of exotic cocktail mixers. These are single shot packs that are not particularly attractive, but if you are partying at home, they are ideal as the price reflects the do-it-yourself packaging at $2 each. Flavours include mojito, cosmpolitan, bellini, pina colada, daquiri, and margarita.
DeKuypers have launched Burst Bar Shots where you literally have a shot in a bottle and fans have said that the flavour is as close to the original shooters as possible. Flavours include Lemon Drops, Washington Apple and Alabama Slammer.
Apparently celebrities are real fans of VnC Cocktails and maybe this is because they use all natural products, are made 100% fruit juice and are only 150 calories or less per serving. Flavours include vodka banana daiquiri, vodka mojito, pacific breeze and margarita.
Finally, a brand new flavour from the UK’s most celebrated distillers, Pimms have released the Blackberry and Elderflower, which is a mix of Pimm’s No. 6 Vodka Cup with blackberry and elderflower flavours. It is recommended that you serve Pimm’s Blackberry and Elderflower with lemonade and ice, with a garnish of fresh blackberries or a wedge of lime.