About Malt-Based RTD

Serve in a Highball Glass
Malt-based RTD cocktails include lemonades and teas of all sots of flavors, including cherry, strawberry, cranberry and mango. These are "hard" beverages - ones with alcohol, usually about 5%.
Top Picks for Malt-Based RTD
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Twisted Tea
Blueberry Tea
Copper color. Floral blueberry and tropical fruit aromas with a silky, lightly sweet medium body and a tangy, ice tea and citrus finish. Very nice.
88 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Half & Half Tea
Copper color. Mild aromas and flavors of brewed lady earl tea, toasted nut, and clay pot with a supple, petillant, fruity light-to-medium body and a relaxed finish that shows accents of lemonade. A nice tea-lemonade combo.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Peach Tea
Dark copper color. Delicate aromas and flavors of peach sorbet, white tea, and saffron with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a compelling, breezy finish evoking notes of dried peach and fruit salad. A very nice peach tea.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Strawberry Lemonade
Bright ruby pink color. Lively aromas and flavors of strawberry preserves, lemon sorbet, and strawberry milk powder with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with notes of lemon ice and strawberry mineral water. A pleasant, easy drinking spiked strawberry lemonade.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Mango Tea
Straw color. Aromas of green tomato, celery, pepper, and green tea with a soft, crisp, light-to-medium body and an interesting, brisk mango sorbet, orange blossom, and tea leaf finish. A nice tropical tea.
85 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Frosted Cherry Tea
Dark copper color. Lively aromas of maraschino cherry and tea ice cream with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a easy leather, dried cherry, roasted chestnut, and tea leaf finish. A fun, flavorful cherry ice tea.
85 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Raspberry Tea
Dark copper color. Faint aromas and flavors of berry wax candy, tea bag, and cookie dough with a soft, bright, fruity body and a brisk finish with notes of nutskin and pressed flower.
84 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Original Hard Iced Tea
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of instant lemon tea and by leaf with a soft, petillant, fruity body and a carefree finish. A clean, pleasant spike ice tea.
83 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Sun Tea Style
Copper color. Aromas of fresh sun tea with wax and spinach note with a soft, mildly sweet light-to-medium body and a relaxed starfruit and melon accented finish. A little bland.
83 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Poppers
"Hard Ice" Malt Liquor
Cloudy clear color. Bright, baked, citrusy aromas of baked lime and lemon lozenge with a supple, tart, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, short lemon powder drink, lemon-lime soda, and children’s aspirin finish. A crisp, citrus hard lemonade.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab