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Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Cutwater Tequila Lime Margarita RTD
94 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Hazy slivery straw color. Spicy, earthy aromas of bay leaf, dried lime, smoked poblano, and spiced tea with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length grilled peach, lime confection, coconut cookies, and elotes finish. An interesting and earthy cocktail that will play well with Latin fare; serve on the rocks.
Awards: 2018 Best Other RTD
94 points $14.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Fugu Mild Bloody Mary RTD
93 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Murky ruby color. Aromas of tomato, kosher dill, lemon zest, celery leaf, and caraway and basil with a supple, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, layered, long horseradish, black pepper, and southern hot sauce finish. A great ready-to-drink bloody with plenty of horseradish kick; serve on ice.
93 points $14.99 Best Buy
Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha RTD
93 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Spicy aromas and flavors of peppered artichoke, dressed arugula, grilled sugar cane, and charred plantain with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length finish with nuances of lime confection and pineapple-banana finish. A peppery and citrusy cocktail with gobs of rustic sugar cane notes.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
SoulBoxer Bourbon Old Fashioned RTD
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of brandied cherries, flamed orange, raspberry cheesecake, candied almond, dried apricot, and nougat with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, stimulating, medium-long cocoa nib, coconut creme, cinnamon, anise, and clove finish. A tasty and vibrant Old Fashioned that brings piles of spicy flavors.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Fugu Vodka Soda Cucumber
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of lemon-lime soda, fresh sliced cucumber, and watermelon rind with a satiny, vibrant, bone-dry light body and a smooth, medium-length chalk, minerals, and lime zest finish. A super-refreshing, portable vodka-soda.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Fugu Vodka Soda Lime RTD
92 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy aromas of sliced lime, dried lavender, and fresh lemon peel with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and an effortless, cheery mineral water and sea salt finish. An ultra-refreshing cocktail; dry and quenching like artesian mineral water.
92 points $14.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Fugu Vodka Horchata Cold Brew RTD Cocktail
92 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of donut shop coffee with cream and chocolate glazed pastry with a creamy, crisp, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, interesting, medium-long rice pudding, caramel, island spices, and smoke finish. A super tasty ready-to-drink coffee cocktail that will be great for outdoor imbibing; balanced, creamy and delicious.
92 points $15.99 Best Buy
Original Bartenders Margarita
91 points
$9.99
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 finish with notes of salted butterscotch with orange zest finish. True tequila flavors shine in this read-to-drink margarita.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Cutwater Spirits Old Grove Gin and Tonic Ready-To-Drink Cocktail
90 points
$14.99
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
Georgian Bay Gin Smash
89 points
$3.50
Best Buy
Clear color. Citrusy aromas of lemon-lime soda and mint with a round, vibrant, bubbly, sweet light-to-medium body and a sparse celery leaf, crystalized lemon and lime peel, ginger candy, and bitter almond finish. A citrusy-sweet refresher for the beach with very subtle juniper notes.
89 points $3.50 Best Buy