The Best New Canned Alcoholic Drinks of 2021
One of the best parts of summer is cracking open a cold beverage—and with these new canned alcoholic drinks, you'll never run out of options!
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Courtesy Dogfish Head
You may know Dogfish Head for its craft beer, but the brewery is home to a distillery as well. The new scratch-made canned cocktails use Dogfish Head’s spirits to create a seriously good cocktail in a can! We’re partial to the Strawberry & Honeyberry Vodka Lemonade, but the Blueberry Shub Vodka Soda is pretty good, too.
This lineup of hard seltzers is also brand-new for 2021—and we definitely recommend looking for the variety pack. It’s different than traditional seltzers, because rather than a “hint” of strawberry in every sip, you get serious strawberry flavor.
It’s not too soon to say this is one of the best canned alcoholic drinks of the year! This brand-new canned cocktail is made with Cutwater tequila, along with mango and a splash of lime juice.
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With help from “creative advisor” Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Bon Viv has launched a Raspberry Dragonfruit spiked seltzer. You can find it in Bon Viv’s Blends Variety Pack, along with three other adventurous flavors: Pear Elderflower, Clementine Hibiscus and Coconut Pineapple.
White Claw might be the original hard seltzer, but that doesn’t stop them from launching fresh flavors every summer. This brand-new hard seltzer + iced tea combo comes in a 12-can variety pack with four popular White Claw flavors—Lemon, Raspberry, Mango and Peach. Of course, each can is still only 100 calories.
Psst… Learn how to make White Claw slushies.
This brunch sipper is made with sustainably produced wine from Italy and California orange juice. It was created by Allie and Scott Griswold, a brother-sister duo!
People were obsessed with Bud Light Lemonade in 2020, but for 2021, look out for Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade. Like White Claw, this sparkling canned alcoholic drink is 100 calories per can, with a 5% ABV. It comes in a variety pack with four flavors: Original Lemonade, Black Cherry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Peach Lemonade.
Courtesy Topo Chico
This seltzer is a spirited version of Topo Chico sparkling water, with added minerals for a crisp finish. If you’re Topo Chico fan, then it’s worth picking up a variety pack of this stuff, with flavors like lemon lime, pineapple and strawberry guava. Topo Chico hard seltzer is only available in nine states right now, but should be across the U.S. later this year.
In the past, White Claw hard seltzer had a reasonable 5% ABV with 100 calories per can. The brand-new White Claw Surge packs a stronger punch with 8% ABV. Both tart flavors—Cranberry and Blood Orange—have 220 calories per can but offer what White Claw describes as a “stronger wave of refreshment.”
You may know fitness influencer @katyhearn from Instagram—this is her brand-new line of hard seltzer. It comes in four unexpected flavors, including Frozen Lemonade and Hawaiian Shaved Ice, and has only 100 calories, 2 grams of carbs and 1 gram of sugar in each can.
This is a brand we might have to add to our hard seltzer taste test!
Did you know Mike’s has been making hard lemonade for 21 years? This brand-new lemonade seltzer comes in four flavors (Lemon, Strawberry, Mango and Pineapple) and each one has a citrusy taste that only Mike’s can deliver. The Pineapple flavor won our taste test—it’s tropical perfection.
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Born in Austin, Luck Springs is a 100-calorie sparkling hard lemonade + iced tea that’s low on calories and sugar, but still has packs a punch of flavor. Look for the Luck Springs variety pack, which has a classic hard lemonade as well as a peach tea, raspberry tea and a “half and half” that’s the perfect balance between iced tea and lemon.
Babe 100 is another better-for-you beverage—it’s light and refreshing like a seltzer (with only 100 calories per can), but it’s rosé. It’s crisp and sippable, perfect for a day at the beach or by the pool.
Austin Eastciders always earns a spot on our best-of lists. This Blackberry Cider has fresh flavors like ripe blackberry and crisp apple, and makes us want to pack a picnic basket and spend a day in the sun.
The White Russian exploded in popularity after appearing in the iconic film The Big Lebowski. We’re confident “The Dude” followed a different recipe, but this smooth and sippable version has notes of vanilla ice cream, fresh coffee, mocha and even a hint of waffle cone.
In a DIY mood? This is how to make a White Russian from scratch.
This may not sound like something you want to sip, but trust us—Karbach’s blend of seltzer with lime and agave is a serious thirst-quencher. (The original ranch water was created to cool down cowboys after spending a day in the Texas heat.)