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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

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 salted butterscotch with orange zest finish. True tequila flavors shine in this ready-to-drink margarita.
91 points $9.99 Best Buy
Coppa Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail
91 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Minutely hazy gold color. Baked aromas and flavors of spiced yams and oranges, cola, and sarsaparilla with an even, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-full body and a sleek, intricate, medium-length rich brown spices, gingerbread, lemon tea, and mincemeat finish. A solid cola cocktail.
91 points $13.99 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 short 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
Soleil Pineapple Mimosa
89 points
$11
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
Kirkland Signature Premium Golden Margarita
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Opaque golden silver color. Bright aromas and flavors of honeyed lemon and lime, sea salt, fruit bread, and beeswax with a silky, tangy, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish. A nicely made, easy drinking margarita.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
The Modern Cocktail Apple Martini
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Delicate aromas and flavors of fresh apple cider, waxy honeycomb, and white strawberry with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, brisk finish that exhibits accents of apple skin, apple mineral water, and delicate pepper. A delicate, well-made apple cocktail.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Frissé Rosé Frizzante Sangria
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Neon light ruby color. Sweet, confected aromas and flavors of cranberry juice cocktail, sweet lemonade, white grape and strawberry, and cotton candy with a satiny, racy, fruity sweet light body and an effortless, charming, snappy fresh celery and tangerine finish. A light and breezy wine spritzer that is super sessionable.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy
Aldi Classic Mimosa
88 points
$10.99
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
Soleil Classic Mimosa
88 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Cloudy golden straw emerald color. Rich aromas and flavors of orange sorbet, honey cream, and citrus zest with a silky, tangy, effervescent, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of tangerine and chalk. A fun, fruity sweet sparkler.
88 points $10.99 Best Buy