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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
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
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
Boulevard Beverage Company Fling Blood Orange Vodka Soda Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of lime gummies, vanilla pastilles, and jam with a glycerous, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that shows suggestions of aniseed finish. A fun and citrusy Ready-To-Drink cocktail.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Novo Fogo Passion Fruit and Lime Sparkling Caipirinha Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
90 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Golden green color. Tropical aromas and flavors of mango, smoked honey, clementine, jasmine tea, and fresh cut grass with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an effortless, layered, medium-long finish with impressions of raw cane and mango yogurt finish. Vivid, all-natural fruit flavor makes this a knockout Ready-To-Drink cocktail.
90 points $15.99 Best Buy
Novo Fogo Mango and Lime Sparkling Caipirinha Ready-to-Drink Cocktail
90 points
$15.99
Best Buy
Slivery straw color. Aromas of lychee syrup, peach gummies, and grilled jicama with a round, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, elegant, medium-long white tea finish. Cachaca and Rhum Agricole fans will find lots of juicy, complex flavors in this must-try RTD.
90 points $15.99 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