Canned drinks, also known as tinnies, are part and parcel of a British summer. Where the warm weather goes, the tinnies follow, and never has there been more of a need to stock up than now, especially when outdoor meet-ups are becoming a staple of summer 2021.
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Rosé in a can and gin in a tin have been joined by the year's hot new canned drink trend, hard seltzer. The low-calorie boozy canned carbonated water with no artificial sweeteners had already taken the US by storm and is now causing a splash in the UK.
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Whether toting them to picnics in the park or sipping them during BBQs at home, the portability of tinnies will most certainly save the day. Here are the very best canned alcoholic drinks to get your hands on for a refreshing summer.
White Claw Hard Seltzer, pack of 4 from £8.50, Tesco
One of the most popular hard seltzer brands in the US, White Claw – a light blend of sparkling water, triple distilled spirit and just a touch of natural flavour – contains 95 calories per 330ml can. Or find out which is your favourite with a variety pack on Amazon which includes four different tastes: black cherry, natural lime, mango and raspberry.
Cansecco sparkling wine in a can, rosé and white 12-pack, £33.05, Amazon
With a 4.9 out of 5-star rating, Cansecco sparkling wine is a summer winner. This bubbly comes in rosé and bianco – or choose the best of both worlds and choose the mixed pack of 12.
Aldi ready to drink collection: Old Hopking Mojito, 24-pack, £20.40, Aldi
Aldi has launched ready-to-drink cocktails in EIGHT different flavours, including four different types of G&Ts: Pink, Rhubarb & Ginger, Orange & Lime and classic London Dry. You can also try a Passion Fruit Martini, Cosmo and Mojitos in either Raspberry or the collection's top seller, traditional, which has a rating of 4.8 stars.
ALCOHOL-FREE: Savyll Tasting Pack of 6 mocktails, £14.99, Amazon
If you don't drink alcohol, you can still enjoy a refreshing mocktail! The Savyll Tasting Pack contains six cans of alcohol-free cocktail "inspired" drinks: Gin & Tonic, Mojito and Bellini.
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Sipful Drinks Mixed Taster 12-Pack, was £29.95 now £25, Amazon
Sipful makes 100% natural cocktails - Peach Bellini, Orange Mimosa, Blood Orange Mimosa and White Wine Bubbly - made with real juice and with no artificial flavours, sweeteners or colours.
LuvJus party pack of 6 alcoholic craft pop cans, £18, Harvey Nichols
Created by housemates George and Owen, LuvJus donates a proportion of profits to support LGBTQ+ charities, initiatives and events.
The party pack includes the delicious pineapple and mint cocktail, and the tastebud tantalising blend of orange and pomegranate with a splash of vodka.
Barefoot rosé wine, £2.50, Tesco
Barefoot's rosé wine in a can is a fruity California White Zinfandel, perfect for cooling off this summer.
&Soda Vodka and Soda 12-pack, raspberry flavoured, £28, Amazon
Available in raspberry, lime and orange flavours, &Soda's vodka and soda canned drink, a hard seltzer made with triple distilled English wheat vodka, is 5% ABV, plus is sweetener and sugar-free. Each 330ml can is just 92 calories for a refreshing and light summer drink.
Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic, £2.50, Tesco
Go-to gin label Bombay Sapphire has answered our prayers with its signature tipple in portable form.
Kopparberg Strawberry and lime cider 4-pack, £5.35, Amazon
If cider is your thing, you can have this four-pack of Kopparberg's strawberry and lime delivered straight to your door with Amazon's same-day grocery service, Amazon Fresh, which comes along with your Amazon Prime Subscription.
Shake Baby Shake Raspberry Mojito, 12-pack, Amazon
We love the bright animal print Shake Baby Shake cans – the fun drinks come in Raspberry Mojito, Passionfruit Martini and Watermelon Daiquiri. And if you're wanting to share, you can even get this tipple in a 2.25L Cocktail-in-a-Box format complete with spout.
Pimms & Lemonade, £2.09 per 250ml can, Amazon
Summer wouldn't be summer without a Pimms, and now the fruity concoction comes handily mixed with lemonade in a perfectly portable can.
Smirnoff Vodka Cranberry, £1.50 per 250ml can, Iceland
If you're a fan of Cosmopolitans, try the next best thing (in a can, of course) with Smirnoff's Red Label Vodka Cranberry cocktail.
Thomas Tipple passion fruit mimosa, £13.50 for 6 cans, Amazon
Thomas Tipple nails ready-made mimosas with this passion fruit flavour, using premium ingredients and minimal sugar.
Edinburgh Gin rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur, £2, Tesco
Edinburgh Gin's rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur will satisfy any sweet tooth. The natural flavourings make it an ideal tipple to team with both picnics in the park and evening al fresco dinner parties.
Liberation Cocktails Porn Star Martini, £21 for 6 cans, Liberation Cocktails
Liberation Cocktails offer everything from pisco sours to pornstar martinis. We're loving the latter for a tropical taste that'll make you feel as though you're on holiday.
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