About Ready-to-Drink Cocktails from USA

About Ready-to-Drink Cocktails from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Old Forester Ready-to-Drink Mint Julep
96 points
Medium golden amber color. Oaky aromas and flavors of masa and caramel, violet, eucalyptus, and demerara with a glycerous, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-length aromatic bitters, crystalized ginger, peppermint, and caraway seed finish. A dead ringer for a freshly-made Mint Julep.
Awards: 2017 Best Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
96 points $24.99
Doc Pepe’s Lab Cuvée Reserve Barrel Old Fashioned
95 points
Dark amber color. Sweet aromas of caramel, fresh cigar, and grilled peach with a syrupy, very sweet medium-full body and a subtle, very long vanilla cola, ginger powder, dark caramel and butterscotch, and milk chocolate and clove finish. Barrel aged spirits lovers with be over the moon with this rich ready-to-drink cocktail.
Rancho La Gloria Margarita 100% Agave Wine Cocktail
93 points
Pale cloudy golden green color. Citrusy, attractive aromas and flavors of lime and lemon curds, meringue, and tropical and green apple Starburst candies with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and an even, appealing, long lime sorbet, honeyed mango and orange, and wisp of peppered jicama finish. A rich and tangy crowd-pleasing margarita with vibrant citrus flavor and long mouthwatering finish. Serve on ice.
Original Bartenders Margarita
91 points
Best Buy
Golden green color. Rustic, inviting aromas and flavors of vanilla caramel and roasted marshmallow, lime zest, salt water taffy, and roasted nuts and agave with a round, racy, sweet medium body and a complex, medium-length salted butterscotch with orange zest finish. True tequila flavors shine in this ready-to-drink margarita.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Spirits Old Grove Gin and Tonic Ready-To-Drink Cocktail
90 points
Best Buy
Silver clear color. Green aromas of cucumber and watermelon, biscuit, thyme, and lavender with a satiny, lively, bubbly, moderately sweet light body and an interesting, medium-length Italian lemonade, quinine, and grapefruit peel finish. A great cucumber number with a long, refreshing finish.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Soleil Pineapple Mimosa
89 points
Best Buy
Cloudy bright golden yellow color. Fruity aromas of pineapple and custard with a supple, petillant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, tropical fruit salad and chalk finish with no oak. A tasty pineapple treat.
89 points $11 Best Buy
Tequiponch Margarita Cocktail
88 points
Best Buy
Slivery green straw color. Aromas of dried lime, peppercorn, and yam with an tangy, fruity sweet body and a stimulating, medium-length honeyed limes, hint of herbs and ginseng, and minerals finish. A solid margarita that is sure to please.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Cuesta Mesa Margarita
88 points
Best Buy
Pale light hazy slivery straw color. Waxy aromas of honey baked citrus, scented candle, and citrus gelatin with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, charming, lime taffy, orange drink, and pineapple finish. A tasty, lightly tropical margarita.
88 points $15.99 Best Buy
SoulBoxer Brandy Old Fashioned
88 points
Brilliant amber color. Delicate, spicy aromas and flavors of warm brown spices, sarsaparilla, egg nog, and dried cherries with a silky, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, buoyant caramelized orange, vanilla, and delicate herbs and barks finish. A rock solid ready-to-drink brandy old fashioned.
88 points $21.99
Aldi Classic Mimosa
88 points
Best Buy
Cloudy golden straw emerald color. Lively aromas and flavors of orange soda and grapefruit zest with a silky, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length finish with notes of honeyed green apple. A tasty, fruity sparkler that is sure to please.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy