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The Best New Canned Alcoholic Drinks of 2020

The best part 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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eastciders sangriaCourtesy Austin Eastciders

Sangria Cider

This Sangria Cider has arrived right in time for the holidays! The flavor uses a blend of six fruits including peach, apple and elderberry for a cider to sip at your Thanksgiving gathering. It pairs well with turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing!

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white russian canned cocktailCourtesy Cutwater Spirits

Cutwater White Russian

The White Russian exploded in popularity after appearing in the iconic film The Big Lebowski. We’re sure “The Dude” followed a different recipe than Cutwater, but this smooth and sippable version has notes of vanilla ice cream, fresh coffee, mocha and even a hint of waffle cone.

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Bud Light Seltzer Ugly Sweater PackCourtesy Bud Light

Bud Light Ugly Sweater Variety Pack

Is it really the festive season if you’re not cozying up fireside with a Bud Light seltzer? The Ugly Sweater variety pack features 12 slim cans with four undeniably delicious flavors: Apple Crisp, Cranberry, Gingersnap and Peppermint Pattie.

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Coors SeltzerCourtesy @dahlheimer_beverage/instagram

Coors Seltzer

Coors Seltzer is similar to a lot of the other hard seltzers we’ve seen this year—but for each 12-pack purchased, Molson Coors is going to donate $1 to Change the Course and their clean water initiatives. That’s worth sampling this seltzer for! We’ll take a Black Cherry, please.

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Onda sparkling tequila canned cocktailCourtesy Onda

Onda Sparkling Tequila Cocktail

This gorgeous cocktail is made with blanco tequila from a woman-owned distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. This 100-calorie beverage is like a tequila soda, but with a splash of real lime juice. It has 0g sugar and 0g carbs, too.

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novo fogo CaipirinhasCourtesy Novo Fogo

Novo Fogo Caipirinha

Caipirinha might be tough to pronounce, but it’s easy to sip thanks to Novo Fogo’s tasty canned cocktails. This Brazilian cocktail is made with cachaça, aka fermented sugarcane juice. FYI: The caipirinha is only one of the classic rum drinks you need to know!

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fruit cart seltzer cansCourtesy Golden Road Brewing

Fruit Cart Hard Seltzer

This hard seltzer comes from LA-based Golden Road Brewing, and it’s inspired by the brewery’s popular Fruit Cart beer. The seltzer makes its national debut in August with flavors like Mango, Strawberry Pineapple and Watermelon. Golden Road actually starts making this seltzer by brewing a light beer!

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Mike's Hard Pineapple Mandarin LemonadeCOURTESY @DADBODSNACKS/INSTAGRAM

Mike’s Hard Pineapple Mandarin Lemonade

Just when you thought Mike’s Hard Lemonade couldn’t get more refreshing, the quintessential summer brand dropped this limited edition Pineapple Mandarin flavor.

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new Bud Light Seltzer Remix variety packCourtesy Bud Light

Bud Light Seltzer

Bud Light Seltzer itself isn’t new, but the Bud Light Seltzer Remix variety pack is loaded with three brand-new flavors: Cranberry, Grapefruit and Pineapple. Each flavor is light, refreshing and perfect for summer! The 12-pack also includes fan-favorite Strawberry.

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Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey and LemonadeVIA JACKDANIELS.COM

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and Lemonade

Jack Daniel’s has done it again with this canned whisky cocktail. It blends the brand’s Tennessee whiskey flavor with honey and tangy lemonade for a summer-ready combination. Here’s what we had to say about it.

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cutwater long island iced teaCourtesy Cutwater Spirits

Cutwater Long Island Iced Tea

This brand-new canned cocktail is made with vodka, rum, gin and tequila, along with citrus notes and a splash of cola. If the Long Island iced tea isn’t for you, Cutwater’s lineup of ready-to-drink cocktails also includes margaritas, vodka mules and tiki rum mai tais.

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Bud Light Platinum SeltzerCourtesy Bud Light

Bud Light Platinum Seltzer

This Bud Light Platinum Seltzer is brand-new for 2020! Look out, though—it has an 8% ABV instead of 5% like the classic Bud Light Seltzer. This refreshing drink comes in three flavors: citrus, wild berry and blood orange.

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Jack Daniel’s Black Jack Cola

Love Jack Daniel’s? No problem—the whiskey brand’s new Black Jack Cola is guaranteed to please. It’s a malt beverage with flavors of whiskey, cola and a refreshing hint of lemon-lime.

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Multiple White Claw cans on iceVIA WHITECLAW.COM

Lemon, Tangerine, and Watermelon White Claw

White Claw was the drink of the summer last year, and now it’s back with brand-new flavors. Enter Watermelon, Lemon and Tangerine, three fun additions to the fruity hard seltzer line. See how White Claw performed in our hard seltzer taste test.

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Absolut Canned CocktailsVIA ABSOLUT.COM

Absolut Canned Cocktails

Sure, you could mix yourself a cocktail—or you could save yourself a lot of time and ingredients by opting for one of these ready-made cocktails from Absolut. This collection of canned vodka soda drinks has elegant flavors like Lime & Cucumber, Grapefruit & Rosemary and Raspberry & Lemongrass.

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Aldi Canned Margaritas

You can now buy canned sparkling margaritas at Aldi, perfect for cracking open on a hot summer day. Since Aldi offers delivery and pickup through Instacart, it’s even easier to relax with a sparkling marg.

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Jack Daniels Southern Peach CocktailVIA @JACKDANIELS_US/INSTAGRAM

Jack Daniel’s Southern Peach Cocktail

Nothing says summer quite like peach-flavored everything! This Jack Daniel’s cocktail makes the most of the refreshing fruity taste—here’s everything you need to know about the Southern Peach Cocktail.

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Malibu Splash Sparkling Cocktail

Malibu is already one of the best warm-weather liquors, and now the brand has a line of coconut-themed fruit-flavored seltzers. You might have a hard time choosing between these canned alcoholic drinks, so we recommend stocking up with a variety pack.

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Movo Wine Spritzers

These aren’t your mom’s wine spritzers! With flavors like Peach White Blend, Raspberry Rosé and Blood Orange Sangria, they’re a modern way to cool off and relax whether you’re sitting by the pool or hanging out with friends.

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Megan Mowery
Megan is a freelance writer based in Des Moines. You can usually find her shopping at the farmers market, reading a book or scrolling through Instagram.

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