From Gin and Tonics to Moscow Mules, new types of canned cocktails are popping up everywhere to make it easier to take your favorite drinks to go. Now you can add your favorite morning cocktail to that list. Canned Bloody Marys are here, which means brunch just got a whole lot more convenient, especially if you don’t feel like leaving your house. Forget that homemade mix you’re still trying to perfect and leave the bottled stuff on the shelf. If you see any of these Bloody cans, grab them instead.
The Supercall team has tried a lot of pre-made Bloody Mary mixes in search of the perfect one. Cutwater’s spicy Bloody Mary, made with the company’s Fugu Vodka, is better than a vast majority of those mixes, and you don’t even need to add the vodka or do any finger stirring. There’s a moderate spice that’s like fresh serrano seeds and a tanginess that keeps it from falling into the category of “Bloody Marys that taste like gazpacho.” The alcohol is hidden behind the spice and flavor, but don’t be fooled—its 10-percent ABV sneaks up on you.
Cutwater Mild Bloody Mary
Like its spicy counterpart, Cutwater Mild is a tangy and balanced Bloody Mary made with Fugu Vodka. Not all of us are heat hounds, but that doesn’t mean we don’t all deserve a good breakfast cocktail. Cutwater uses a proprietary spice mix that has notes of garlic, onion powder and black pepper to keep it interesting, even if you’re the type of person who normally puts a dash of hot sauce on everything. The San Diego brand consistently makes some of our favorite canned cocktails, and this is no exception.
New to the canned cocktail movement, Tipsy Tomato’s Extra Spicy is a 5.5-percent ABV Bloody Mary that comes in a 16-ounce can. It’s made with California tomatoes, cayenne pepper sauce, Sriracha (pepper, garlic and vinegar), celery and citrus. It’s got a kick to it, but not so much of one that your taste buds feel like they’re peeling off. Tipsy Tomato is doing it differently than many of the other canned cocktails that’ve been introduced in the past couple years. The drink has a malt base (like a beer) rather than a spirit base, hence the lower alcohol content—which also means it can be sold in grocery stores that can’t usually sell spirits.
Tipsy Tomato Classic
Just because Classic is Tipsy Tomato’s less spicy version doesn’t mean it’s lacking. The mix includes the same pepper, garlic and vinegar Sriracha as the Extra Spicy, which gives it some umph. California tomatoes and classic Bloody Mary spices round it out, and like the Extra Spicy, the drink has a malt base and 5.5-percent ABV. Keep it chilled, then serve it over ice with the obnoxious garnish of your choice.
Frank’s Redhot Bloody Mary
Frank’s is the hot sauce that’s so universal, it has the tagline, “I put that sh*t on everything.” Everything now includes your Bloody Marys. Technically, this one is breaking the rules of the list because it comes in a bottle, but the pre-made, to-go concept is the same. As far as the taste, think of a normal Bloody Mary but with a heavy dose of Frank’s RedHot.