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Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste at a great price. We use an algorithm that compares the ratio of a product's suggested retail price to our score in order to calculate our Best Buy list. If you are on a budget, these bottles can't be beat! 



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Best Inexpensive Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

Novo Fogo Original Lime Sparkling Caipirinha Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
96 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aroma of funky cane with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long key lime, apricot, grilled fruits and vegetables, coconut, lychee, and guanabana finish. A delicious, perfectly funky caipirinha in a can.
96 points $15.99 Best Buy
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
Candid Cocktails Bourbon Whiskey with Honey, Ginger, Lemon and Apple Juice Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Light gold color. Aromas of cinnamon pastry, birch, ginger, lemon bar, caramel, and candied orange peel with a round, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long vanilla, oak, and fondant finish. A completely delicious canned whiskey sour that will be well loved.
93 points $17.99 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
The Long Drink Company The Finnish Long Drink Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
90 points
$2.50
Best Buy
Cloudy slivery straw color. Citrusy aromas of freshly zested grapefruit, fresh lime, and rosemary with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-long agave nectar and orange marmalade finish. A totally delicious canned cocktail with vibrant, fresh grapefruit flavor.
90 points $2.50 Best Buy