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No glass required! 12 canned alcoholic beverages to spare the spread of germs this summer

Rose in a can, gin in a tin and more

Bridie Wilkins

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: during the coronavirus pandemic. It makes sense that while some pubs are offering takeaway drinks, some may plump for their own canned drinks in fear of spreading germs through glasses. There's also our affinity for picnics in the park and BBQs at home, where the portability of canned drinks will most certainly save the day. Here are the very best to get your hands on, from rose in a can to gin in a tin.

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edinburgh-gin

Edinburgh Gin's rhubarb and ginger gin liquer 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. 

Edinburgh Gin rhubard and ginger gin liquer, £2,

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pimms

Summer wouldn't be summer without a Pimms, and now the fruity concoction comes handily mixed with lemonade in a perfectly portable can.

Pimms, £1.80, Tesco

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rose-wine

Barefoot's rose wine in a can is infused with peach, strawberries, pears and pineapple for the ultimate summer combo.

Barefoot rose wine, £2.50, Tesco

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gin-and-tonic

Go-to gin label Bombay Sapphire has answered our prayers with its signature tipple in portable form.

Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic, £2.50, Tesco

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kopparberg

If cider is your thing, Amazon is offering 10 cans of Kopparberg's favoured strawberry and lime cider for less than £13. That's practically £1 a can.

Kopparberg strawberry and lime cider, £12.99 for 10 cans, Amazon

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mojito

As much as we love mojitos, we don't love the time they take to make, and now House of Cocktail is saving us all the trouble with its latest tinny.

House of Cocktail mojito, 85p, Tesco

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malibu

Give your classic Malibu an update with the namesake brand's coconut and pineapple iteration.

Malibu coconut rum and pineapple, £1.80, Tesco

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vodka

Absolut Mixt is a new range of pre-mixed vodka cocktails in cans that will change life as you know it, including this raspberry and lemon flavour.

Absolut Mixt raspberry and lemon vodka, £1.80, Tesco

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daquiri

House of Cocktail's strawberry daiquiri combines fruit alcohol with strawberry and lime juice with white rum for a delicious drink ideal for al fresco dining.

House of Cocktail strawberry daiquiri, 85p, Tesco

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mimosa

Thomas Tipple nails ready-made mimosas with this passion fruit flavour, using premium ingredients and minimal sugar.

Thomas Tipple passion fruit mimosa, £29.99 for 12 cans, Amazon

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white-claw-drink-bbq

Indulge your tastebuds in the cult drinks brand White Claw, which has just made its way over to the UK. Available in Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, this drink (which is only 95 calories) is made using a blend of sparkling water, a gluten free alcohol base and a hint of natural fruit flavour. 

White Claw, £2.50, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury's

canned-drink-pornstar

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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