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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

Crater Lake Rock and Rye RTD Cocktail
91 points
$19
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced cherries in syrup, dried figs and dates,vanilla-caramel, root beer, gingersnaps, and rye toast with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with accents of freshly expressed orange peel, cream of wheat, and clove. A tasty, cherry-laden Old Fashioned that hits the spot; this easy to serve cocktail will surely please.
91 points $19 Best Buy
Bartender’s Trading Co. Espresso Martini Ready-To-Drink Cocktail
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Brown black color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark chocolate espresso beans, fresh brewed coffee with hazelnut cream, and honey greek yogurt with a glycerous, vibrant, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and an engaging, medium-long finish revealing accents of toffee and coffee and nut gelato. A very tasty, purely flavored and instantly appealing Black Russian.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Cutwater Fugu Elderflower Vodka Spritz
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of elderflower, concord grape, ripe peach, and fresh cut grass with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length coconut, honeydew melon, and beeswax finish. A lively, bubbly spritzer with soft fruit and floral flavors.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Bartender’s Trading Co. Paloma Ready-To-Drink Cocktail
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Salmon red color. Fruity aromas and flavors of ruby grapefruit pulp and zest, toffee, and candied yams with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish that presents accents of grapefruit sorbet, italian lemon ice and lemonade with extra rind, caramel cream, and pink pepper. A very tasty and balanced Paloma.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Plume & Petal Cucumber Spritz RTD
89 points
$12
Best Buy
Clear color. Green aromas of cucumber puree, roasted serrano pepper, and bit of mint and herbs with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an engaging, medium-length jicama and radish, hint of lychee and apple, and spa mineral water finish. A nicely balanced, dry cucumber cocktail with good purity, carbonation, and persistence; never cloying.
89 points $12 Best Buy
The Long Drink Company Long Drink Zero Low-Calorie RTD
88 points
$2
Best Buy
Cloudy clear color. Citrusy aromas of grapefruit soda and peel, geranium, and hint of spiced pineapple with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a easy diet squirt and melon with simple syrup finish. A nice lo-cal grapefruit crusher.
88 points $2 Best Buy
Blue Marble RTD Pure Love Hard Seltzer
86 points
$1.67
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of clean club soda with a supple, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, swift delicate lemon spritz finish. A crisp, clean Seltzer with just a hint of bright citrus on the palate; the perfect vodka spritz for those on the go.
86 points $1.67 Best Buy