Cutwater Cans: Part Two

Friday 7/6/18 4pm-7pm. FREE tasting featuring Cutwater pre-mixed drinks. Two new exciting flavors.

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. We JUST did a Cutwater tasting. HOWEVER, we have some AWESOME new flavors available, and you’ve just GOT to try them!

First up is Lime Margarita.

I remember this one time when I was oh, maybe 22, and decided I’d take a train from here to California and back. It took a really, really long time. Great adventure though. Anyway, one sort of dull evening in the middle of Nebraska, they announced a drink special in the dining car: $2 margaritas.

You had me at “two dollars,” Amtrak. I am a cheap date.

Much to my chagrin, these were not real margaritas, but teeny tiny canned malt beverage margaritas. Cue my utter disappointment.

This event colored pretty much all of my expectations of canned, pre-mixed drinks. Until last year when I tried Cutwater. Because they, say it with me: ACTUALLY. TASTE. GOOD.

The margarita is no exception. It’s got just enough tequila kick to tweak your taste buds, but won’t trigger your gag reflex like some lesser tequila brands (I’m looking at you, Jose. we are no longer on friendly terms after the Tequila Sunrise Incident of 2003).

Refreshing. I feel like I’m on a beach somewhere already.

Next is the Whiskey Highball.

I feel like the stakes are pretty high(ball) when you tackle a simple classic like this one. While it seems like there isn’t enough going on to really mess things up, people can be pretty particular about what bourbon or whiskey is used, what ginger ale is used, and how much of each. It’s a delicate balance.

Full disclosure: I am not a bourbon drinker. But my husband is, and he says this one is pretty solid.

I will take his word for it.

But you don’t have to! Come in and try both of the new cocktails for yourself on Friday July 6th from 4PM- 7PM. See you there!

Cutwater Cans- Actually Taste Good

A ready-to-drink cocktail that actually TASTES like a cocktail? Sign me up!

File this one under: Huh.

You can get a pre-mixed drink, in a can, that doesn’t taste like malted metallic garbage. In fact, Cutwater Spirits has come out with a line of ready-to-drink cocktails that are quite delicious.

I’m not sure why no other company has really been able to do this with any amount of success (in the flavor department, in my humble opinion), but perhaps it’s because Cutwater is not only the maker of the base alcohol, but also the mixers. So when you’re drinking a Cutwater Rum and Ginger, you’re drinking Cutwater’s Three Sheets white rum, mixed with their made-in-house ginger beer. Since they craft the cocktail from start to finish, the quality is entirely on them.

My Favorite Cutwater Ready-to-Drink Cocktail

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is definitely the Gin and Tonic. Which is funny, because I don’t like Gin. In general, I think gin tastes like Christmas in a bad way. Like a mouth full of pine needles. No thanks.

But Cutwater’s pre-mixed Gin and Tonic? DIFFERENT. As their website says, it’s a “modern spin on an old classic.” Cutwater’s Old Grove gin is blended with a made-in-house grapefruit and cucumber tonic water. It’s refreshing, tart, delicious.

Ready to Try?

You’re in luck! We’ll have these bad boys available at Vintage 20 on Friday, June 8th from 4PM-7PM at our weekly tasting! You’ll definitely want to throw a pack of these in your cooler for your next outdoor adventure. Mix and match a 4 pack, or get just one. The price is right on these! Cheers!