6 RTDs Perfect To Grab & Go This Summer

July 26, 2023

We love the convenience of ready-to-drink (RTD) refreshing sippers this time of year. Perfect to keep chilled and then tossed into your picnic basket for the beach, tucked into your backpack for cycling to the park—anywhere you want to crack a cold one. Here are six of our faves. —Catherine Dunwoody

New to Canada this summer, Altos Ready to Serve Classic Lime Margarita is easily enough for two servings and promises a bar-quality cocktail without the fuss. With Altos Plata tequila, natural lime flavour, agave syrup and triple sec.

We all love Milestones restaurants for their signature Bellini, since 1989 it’s been the drink of choice at this eatery chain. They recently launched their newest bottled Bellini for take-home sipping, available at most locations, and each bottle contains two servings.

Simply Spiked Lemonade, from the makers of our favourite grocery store juice brand, Simply Juice, has launched three fun flavours made with real fruit juice and five per cent alcohol, and the taste is real, not artificial. The signature tart lemonade is a summer go-to, but the strawberry and blueberry twists are just plain fun. Try them all in the mixed pack.

Coors Seltzer just brought out a new line of Slushie Flavours, in grape, cherry and orange. Fun, fruity and a throwback to the frozen drinks we loved as kids. Except this time, for grown-ups, and made with vodka.

Last year Topo Chico Hard Seltzer was launched, and this season they’re offering new Topo Chico Hard Seltzer Margarita. Not too sweet, and containing only 100 calories, two grams of sugar and made with premium vodka, try the signature lime, or the hibiscus, pineapple and prickly pear varieties.

This summer, crack open a can of Dillon’s ready-to-drink Strawberry, Rhubarb & A Zest of Lime Gin Cocktail, with handcrafted gin, strawberry, rhubarb, lime and a big splash of soda. Not too sweet, it won double gold at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition—and is sure to make your summer a winner, too! 


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