We tried cocktail cans from Aldi, Tesco, Asda and one tasted like ‘the real thing’ – Elle May Rice
Cans of pre-mixed cocktails have become increasingly popular because you can get the flavor of your favorite cocktail without having to go through the effort of making the drink yourself.
Cocktail cans are the perfect summer drink to keep you cool and refreshed. They are especially ideal for traveling to parties and events during the summer months, as well as enjoying at home.
They’re also a great alternative to buying a cocktail at a bar, as they’re a fraction of the price, with the majority costing less than £2. Whether you’re a Cosmopolitan fan or you’re obsessed with Mojitos, you’ll likely find a perfect cocktail can for you at your local supermarket.
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We tested three different cocktail cans from Aldi, Tesco and Asda. Here’s what we thought.
Aldi’s Old Hopking Deluxe Cocktail Raspberry Mojito
You can’t beat a cocktail in the summer, and it’s my favorite when I attend parties and events that require me to bring my own booze because they’re easy to slip into my purse. I enjoy just about all cocktails, but the fruity ones are my favorite.
I’d say a regular mojito is probably my least favorite cocktail, but when I spotted Aldi’s Old Hopking Deluxe Cocktail Raspberry Mojito I thought it was the perfect concoction for me to see if the added fruity flavor would make a mojito more enjoyable.
I poured the cocktail into a glass and loved the way it looked – the drink is a bright red color that screams summer. The raspberry mojito tastes quite minty at first, but then the fruity flavor hits and I really enjoyed the flavor combination. The drink was very sweet which I didn’t mind, although I think the sweetness can get too sweet if you wanted to have a few cans.
The only downside to the cocktail was that although it was very fizzy when I first poured it, the drink started going flat pretty quickly. Other than that, I would definitely buy the Old Hopking Deluxe Cocktail Raspberry Mojito again because of its delicious and refreshing flavor.
Or buy: Aldi stores
Tesco All Shook Up Strawberry Daiquiri
I’m a big fan of Strawberry Daiquiri and although I prefer them frozen, I really couldn’t resist Tesco’s All Shook Up Strawberry Daiquiri. The 250ml can makes it easy to enjoy my favorite cocktail – and of course it’s a lot cheaper than at a bar.
The ready-to-drink cocktail is made with strawberry and lime juice, natural flavors and shaken sugar syrup with fruit spirit and white rum, according to Tesco’s website. The box features a pattern of large red strawberries on a white background.
The daiquiri is bright red in color, much like the one you would buy at a bar or restaurant. It is very fruity and yet it still has a fairly strong alcoholic taste. The drink is smooth and tasty, although quite sweet, so if you want more than one or two, I suggest mixing it up a bit.
Tesco’s All Shook Up Strawberry Daiquiri tastes exactly the same as the real thing and I will definitely be investing in more cans as summer approaches.
Or buy: Your local or online Tesco stores here.
Asda ‘Ready to Drink’ Passion Fruit Martini
I’m all for a cheeky cocktail, and considering they can cost upwards of £10 when you’re on a night out on the town (depending on where you’re going) it’s good to have an alternative less Dear.
To me, canned cocktails are just the definition of summer, they remind me of boozy picnics or appetizers before a night out and I love them! That’s why I was really intrigued to try Asda’s ‘Passionfruit Martini’ – a version of the porn star’s famous martini – for £1.20 a can.
The 250ml can has a volume of 4% and is aesthetically very summery and bright. Once I poured it into my glass, I admit, it lost a lot of bubbly and smelled more like grapefruit than passion fruit.
As I took a sip my suspicions were quickly confirmed, the cocktail wasn’t that fizzy at all but that didn’t matter to me as it still tasted amazing. Overall it was a good combination of sweet and sour and an absolute treat.
One thing I will say, it didn’t taste like the usual “porn star martini” I’ve had in bars in the past, but it was still a great alternative for a fraction of the price.
Or buy: Your local or online Asda stores here.
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