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June 2020 - RTD Cocktails & Mixers

June 2020 - RTD Cocktails & Mixers
This month's Spirits feature is RTD Cocktails & Mixers

RTD Cocktails & Mixers Reviews

Kirkland Signature RTD Golden Margarita
94 points
$8.99
Hazy straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of agave nectar, ripe plantain, lime cordial, green apple, and warm clay with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a silky, stimulating, medium-length finish with elements of caramelized tropical fruit and earthy tequila. A tasty Margarita with a delicious lip-smacking tang.
94 points $8.99
Blue Marble RTD Tropical Retreat Hard Seltzer
93 points
$1.67
Clear color. Aromas of mango yogurt, lime-spritzed pineapple, cream soda, hints of passion fruit, and banana with a supple, bright, dry light body and a silky, captivating, snappy finish. A tropical-fruit-punch-like seltzer; flavor packed while refreshingly dry.
93 points $1.67
Georgian Bay RTD Raspberry Rhubarb Vodka Smash
93 points
$3.05
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of crisp apple, ripe honeydew melon, ripe sweet cherries, peppermint, and orange sherbet with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish. A fruity, flavor-packed bubbly spritzer with just the right amount of sweetness.
93 points $3.05
High Noon Sun Sips Watermelon RTD
92 points
$9.99
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of sliced cucumber, honeydew melon, aloe, and marshmallow with a satiny, crisp, fruity light body and a charming, medium-length finish evoking accents of lime. A rock-solid melon refresher that’s perfect for summer.
92 points $9.99
High Noon Sun Sips Pineapple RTD
91 points
$9.99
Clear color. Aroma of candied pineapple with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, crisp, pineapple sorbet and banana nectar finish. A clean and pure pineapple seltzer-like cocktail that drinks effortlessly.
91 points $9.99
Crafthouse RTD Smoky Margarita
91 points
$17.99
Golden green color. Aromas and flavors of smoked pineapple, natural rubber, pumpkin-sage pastry, and overripe mango with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish that presents notes of tart lime and melon. A fun, smoky mezcal sour that is a welcome addition to the RTD cocktail family.
91 points $17.99
Georgian Bay RTD Gin Smash
89 points
$3.05
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of limeade, mint tisane, and honey with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length finish that shows touches of lime taffy and mint spice drop candies. A sweet and sour smash for cocktails on the go; pour over ice for the best experience.
89 points $3.05
Crafthouse RTD Moscow Mule
88 points
$4.49
Pale golden green color. Spicy aromas of citronella, lime leaf, bay, and ground ginger with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light body and an effortless, elegant, medium-length mallow plant, herbal tincture, almond milk, and sweet white tea with honey finish. A funky herbal-tea-like cocktail for the natural set.
88 points $4.49
Blue Marble RTD Berry Bliss Hard Seltzer
87 points
$1.67
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry bubble gum and blue raspberry soda with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with nuances of cherry Pez. Bold berry notes jump out of the glass in this dry refresher.
87 points $1.67
Georgian Bay RTD Smashed Tea
87 points
$3.05
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of ginger ale, iced tea, roots, and herbs with a slightly chewy, shy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish that shows hints of marshmallow and cocoa, lemon spritz, and cane sugar. A herbal, tea-like cocktail for the natural set.
87 points $3.05
Beagans 1806 RTD Coffee & Cream
87 points
$3.43
Pale opaque taupe color. Aromas and flavors of Kit Kat bar, wafers in caramel, chocolate silk pie, brown sugar, and candied hazelnuts with a creamy, crisp, light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish. The decadent dessert cocktail of your after-dinner dreams.
87 points $3.43
Beagans 1806 RTD Mojito
87 points
$3.47
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of limeade, mint tisane, and coconut cream with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length finish with touches of lime flesh and Puerto Rican rum finish. An opalescent Mojito crusher; serve ice cold al fresco.
87 points $3.47
Crafthouse RTD Pineapple Daiquiri
87 points
$17.99
Cloudy golden amber color. Interesting aromas of carrot cake, bitter orange peel, hibiscus tea, candied pineapple, and cracked pepper with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length bitter almond and coconut finish. A distinctive and grown-up ready-to-drink cocktail.
87 points $17.99
Georgian Bay RTD Vodka Smash
86 points
$3.05
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of spearmint, fresh lime juice, and hints of vanilla with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish. A fresh, herbaceous cocktail with a bright citrus spritz.
86 points $3.05
Crafthouse RTD Paloma
86 points
$4.49
Cloudy golden green color. Aromas of roasted agave, fondant with lime zest, vanilla cream puff, raisin toast, and white pepper with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length dried herbs, bitter orange, and white grapefruit finish. An herbaceous and palate-opening tequila refresher.
86 points $4.49
High Noon Sun Sips Black Cherry RTD
86 points
$9.99
Bright light ruby color. Aromas of fruit punch and cherry Jell-O with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a silky, crisp, tart-cherry-lollipop and rhubarb finish. A light seltzer with big cherry-berry flavor and a refreshing hit of acidity.
86 points $9.99
Beagans 1806 RTD Margarita
85 points
$3.43
Minutely hazy slivery straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey-nut Cheerios, fondant, citronella, milk toast, and marzipan with a supple, tangy, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish revealing shades of tequila with lime. A tangy-sweet cocktail that whets the whistle.
85 points $3.43
Beagans 1806 RTD Bloody Mary
85 points
$3.50
Opaque red color. Aromas of spicy lasagna and spice rub with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, breezy black pepper, hint of cayenne heat, and smooth tomato juice finish. A solid Bloody Mary in a convenient package.
85 points $3.50
Crafthouse RTD Rum Old Fashioned
85 points
$21.99
Cloudy golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of pickled ginger, water chestnuts, cracked black pepper, and aged rum with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish that exhibits shades of grilled parsnips. A savory and distinctive cocktail for the curious.
85 points $21.99
Georgian Bay RTD Strawberry Smashed Soda
84 points
$3.05
Clear color. Aromas of perfume and strawberry yogurt with a supple, bright, dry light body and a graceful, brief hint of raspberry candy finish. A dry seltzer with just a whisper of berry flavor.
84 points $3.05
Georgian Bay RTD Cranberry Gin Smash
84 points
$3.05
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit punch, pineapple, amaretto, sour mix, Fruit Stripes gum, and key lime pie with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish with touches of exotic citrus and lime-spritzed tropical fruit. A sweet, tropical, and bubbly refresher to bring to the beach.
84 points $3.05
Beagans 1806 RTD Allies Mule
84 points
$3.49
Gold color. Aromas of ground ginger and pound cake with a silky, bright, fruit, sweet, light body and a smooth hints-of-brown-sugar finish. A solid fizzy, gingery highball for cocktails in a pinch.
84 points $3.49
Crafthouse RTD Southside
84 points
$4.49
Pale golden green color. Aromas of citronella, mint jelly, herb tincture, and Alpine amaro with a supple, prickly, fruity sweet light body and a tingling, compelling, rapid lime kombucha finish. A citrusy punch for cocktails in a pinch; serve ice cold.
84 points $4.49
Crafthouse RTD Gold Rush
84 points
$4.49
Hazy golden amber color. Aromas of honey roasted walnuts, banana cake, caramel creams, cherry cordial, and white pepper with a satiny, racy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, captivating, breezy almond brittle and spice candies finish. A tangy whiskey sour made simple.
84 points $4.49
High Noon Sun Sips Grapefruit RTD
84 points
$9.99
Clear color. Aromas of lime concentrate and buttery praline with a glycerous, bright, fruity light body and a graceful, quick, sweet grapefruit candies finish. A simple bubbly, citrusy refresher for carefree sipping.
84 points $9.99
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