Summer in a Can - Steph's Dish Review
By Stephanie Hansen - June 22, 2022
We had such a blast on @jasonshowtv last Summer trying new canned cocktails and ranking them on the sip scale that we thought we would try it again. Here are some of my favorites that we will be having at the cabin this summer, and I have ranked them on a summer sips scale from 1 to 5 (5 being awesome on my summer drinks scale).
The Meschini family on wines in Argentina has a few family members that live in the Twin cities and started bottling their delicious white wine that’s a bit effervescent and a lot great. I had some at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival this weekend and this white was joy in a can for fans of dry Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Torrontés is a white grape variety, mostly produced and known in Argentine with peach and apricot aromas on the nose.
Find it local at Cedar Lake Liquors, Haskell,s and North Loop Spirits.
Vamos Vinos White Wine – 5 Sips
The Seltzers started helping Bauhaus and other breweries expand their gluten-free offerings and then they took off in ways that I think were unexpected for breweries launching a whole new category of in-demand Summer drinks. About 125 calories per can and clocking in at 5% alcohol these are a great choice on a hot Summer day but are they sippable?
Lime – 2.5 Sips
Cherry – 4 Sips
Dragonfruit – 3 Sips
Mango – 2.5 Sips 1/2
Minneapolis Cider Company has been making lovely ciders for in the Marcy Holmes Neighborhood and is known as much for their pickleball courts and leagues as their ciders. Their new Light and Dry line is made with 100% real fruit, a cider NOT a Seltzer, and has 1 gram of sugar. 4% alcohol and about 100 calories a can so it’s perfect for the cider lovers that may not want the sugar load.
Prickly Peat Agave – 4 Sips
Lemon Zest – 3.5 Sips
Matcha Tea – 4 Sips
Blackberry Ginger – 4 Sips
The makers of Dashfire bitters have been making cocktails in a can for some time that get very strong reviews for their flavor and authenticity but their new line is not the short cans you are used to but a line of so-called “long” cans in a variety of flavors in a variety pack. Can these 14% alcohol long cans hold up in flavor to their short counterparts?
Bramble – 3.5 Sips
Fl Mule – 2 Sips
Salty Dog- 3 Sips
Margarita – Renamed 4.5 Sips
Long known for their tremendous spirits and their ready-to-drink poured cocktails like the Bootlegger and the Salty Dog, their capacity expanded with the move to River Falls Wisconsin to ready to drink cocktails in a can that aren’t malt-based but spirits based. Tattersall’s flavor profiles are always on point so I was extremely curious to see how these 7% alcohol 12 oz slim canned flavors would line up.
Blueberry Collins – 2.5 Sips
Watermelon Bootlegger – 4 Sips
Key Lime Gin and Tonic – 5 Sips