Grab a Can to Go

Crack Open New Cocktail Experiences This Summer

By Jessica Rodrigues

Takeout options across Canada have evolved over the past few years with restaurants offering everything from curated tasting menus and build-at-home meal kits to subscription-based menus and collaboration dinners – all available for pick-up or delivery. With the evolution of dining options, we have also seen cocktail and wine selections move to new heights to elevate the takeout culinary experience. Bars and restaurants across the country are now offering creative canned or bottled cocktails that are worth adding to cart. Whether constructed by the restaurant itself or carefully selected by the mixologist, we have put together a list of our top picks of must sips this summer.

Campari Negroni Ready to Enjoy is the perfect way to enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail as an aperitivo, during dinner, or at parties. The classic Negroni is simple yet balanced, offering a crafted blend of juniper and sweet citrus notes mixed with herbs and spices to develop into a long-lasting smooth bittersweet finish. The recipe combines Campari with London Dry Gin and Cinzano Sweet Red Vermouth. This to-go bottle can simply be poured over ice in a rock tumbler glass and served with a slice of orange to garnish. Bartending has never been easier for cocktail hour at home.

Aperol Spritz Ready to Serve is the unmistakable orange Italian aperitif made with citrus oil infused with precious herbs and roots, as well as sparkling wine and soda, now available in individual bottles. Using the original recipe, these bottles are perfect for gathering with friends and are a great way to begin any meal. You can purchase at Italian eateries like Eataly when ordering take out.

Corona Tropical is the brand’s first Sparkling Water & Alcohol beverage made with real fruit juice for a refreshing summer sipper that should be invited to your next BBQ. The thirst-quenching can comes in several tropical flavours, including: Lime & Cactus, Raspberry & Lemon and Grapefruit & Lemongrass. Corona Tropical has a clean, flavourful taste and is best enjoyed with Corona’s classic lime ritual for a hit of fresh citrus. Anytime you want a Corona with your take-out, think of the new Corona Tropical. Find Corona Tropical today in Ontario at Dooly’s Ottawa, Lone Star Texas Grill, Pub Concepts, Napoli’s Cafe & Grill, and in the Prairies region at Anejo.


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Muskoka Brewery’s new Juicy Hard Seltzer Squeeze the Day is summer in a can and is among a lineup of beverages Muskoka Brewery offers that are sure to brighten your cooler this season. These malt-based Juicy Hard Seltzers feature mouth-watering flavour combinations like Peach & Prickly Pear, Grapefruit & Kiwi, Pineapple & Lime, and Berry Lemonade. With a lively carbonation and unique fruit pairings, these seltzers are approachable and have a flavour for everyone at the table.


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Aloette’s Espresso Martini Fizz is a delightful and contemporary twist on a classic after-dinner libation. The team behind the acclaimed Alo food group have created this sumptuous ready-to-drink cocktail with a robust aroma and flavours of roasted coffee, with hints of bitter chocolate, toffee and vanilla. The vibrant fizz wakes up the senses and rounds out the sweetness of this decadent treat. These canned cocktails are a perfect way to end any take-out meal.


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Walter Pre-Mixed Caesar is offering Caesar lovers all the savoury flavours of Walter’s beloved Caesar mix, on the go. The perfect Caesar is as simple as cracking the can. Featuring all natural ingredients and premium vodka, seasoned with hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, horseradish, and fresh citrus juice, Walter’s is a premium take on the classic Canadian cocktail. For those who like it hot, Walter Extra Spicy Pre-Mixed Caesar includes a blend of ancho, habanero, cayenne, tabasco, & fire-roasted jalapeño chili peppers.

Whether you are a restaurateur wondering what to stock in your online bottle shop or a hungry customer perusing the beverage section of the take-out menu of your favourite spot, these cocktails are the perfect companions to any meal. Sip on something new this summer with these fun drinks.

Thirsty for more?

Here are more delicious drinks, pre-mixed and ready to enjoy at your next backyard BBQ:

  • Jack Daniel’s Canned Cocktails in Jack & Cola, Jack, Honey & Lemonade, and Jack Apple Fizz
  • Hecho’s Ready-To-Drink (RTD) canned Tequila Soda made with 100% Blue Agave
  • Malibu Cocktails in a Can in Strawberry Daiquiri and Watermelon Mojito
  • Molson Coors Simply Spiked Lemonade in four juicy flavours
  • Smirnoff Vodka & Soda Berry Blast, a refreshing mix of cherry, citrus and blue raspberry
  • Cruise Hard Seltzer currently offered in Peach/Pear and Mango/Dragonfruit