Labor Day, aka our favorite Monday of the year, is around the corner, meaning that it’s time to sort out your weekend celebration plans. We know that prepping for a party is stressful, so we went ahead and rounded up a list of canned cocktails that will save you time and energy—especially, when you’ll have to clean up after the party. Whether you’re hosting a party in your backyard or having a picnic in Central Park, all of the beverages are perfectly portable and ready-to-drink. Just put the drinks in a cooler and enjoy them straight from the can!
A riddle: it’s orange, makes your head dizzy… but it’s not banned on Twitter. Right, it’s everybody’s favorite warm-weather cocktail, the @realAperolSpritz.
The award-winning NA brand ISH created its non-alcoholic version — a beautiful blend of quassia, cinnamon and gentian root which add the complex bitterness and herbaceousness found in a traditional spritz. Lemons, oranges, and tangerines add tang and sweetness for a perfect bittersweet balance in this alcohol-free cocktail. With only 7 grams of sugar per 100 ml, this breezy concoction can help get you through the Labor Day weekend without extra carbs and booze. If you do feel like adding a slight buzz though, you can spike it with a dash of Prosecco to get a mindful cocktail significantly lower in alcohol, compared to a traditional Spritz—so everyone can control the ABV in their glass (actually, a can) and become a mixologist, even if just for one day.
If you’re not ready to let go of summer yet, we’re in the same boat. Surely’s Coconut Passionfruit Spritz might help. The crisp, champagne-like texture of rosé in this tropical take on the classic pairing of passionfruit and coconut for the ultimate summer spritz. Without alcohol, added sugar, or a hangover, it makes for a truly carefree refreshment.
Eva’s Spritz is a carefree, refreshing sparkling apéritif with tart rhubarb, citrus, bitter orange, and gentian root. It’s free from added flavors, has a low glycemic index, and is packed with organic ingredients. The only sweeteners used are pure monk fruit, wine grape nectar, or maple syrup. Inspired by the founder’s grandma Eva’s rhubarb treat, this tart and lovely cocktail is bright and refreshing, with less sugar and just as much love as that garden treat.
The EINS-ZWEI-ZERO Sparkling Rosé from Germany brings the magic of German vineyards to the rest of the world, including here in the US, where we’re currently scratching our heads trying to come up with a perfect Labor Day drink menu. This Rosé is a refreshing sparkler that exudes cool, red fruits and lean minerality instantly bringing upon that summer feeling that we’re looking for. Classic notes of rose hips and sky berries freshened with hints of grapefruit make it a well-suited drink for casual sipping and Labor Day celebratory cheers alike.
For those tired of sparkling drinks, we have a perfect wine alternative that’d pair well with BBQ of any kind — the Sovi Red non-alcoholic red wine. Made for year-round drinking, this dry red blend with notes of black raspberry, cherry and vanilla pairs generously with food and has all the structure, body, and bold flavor of a full strength red wine.
If you are one of those lucky people who don’t need alcohol or any substitute whatsoever to enjoy the party, you could still use a functional drink that gives you a ‘float’ and enhances the experience. Hiyo's non-alcoholic peach mango adaptogen-enhanced seltzer is a bright blend where sweet peach twists with smooth mango creating a delightful tropical tango that encourages you to stay present and enjoy the moment. And given that Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, enjoying the moment is exactly what we need.
If you don’t feel like celebrating but have already made plans you’d feel bad for canceling, we have an option for you, too. Kin Spritz is a sparkling, ready-to-sip euphoric — an anytime beverage to awaken the mind and uplift the mood — exactly what one needs when feeling flaky. The GABA, Caffeine, 5-HTP, citicoline, and tyrosine support neurotransmitters will give you a boost of social stamina, unlock a bubbly sense of connectivity, and make the Labor Day weekend one of those gatherings you wanted to avoid but ended up enjoying very much.
We’ll close our roundup with this mood mellowing Lavender & Lemon Balm Sparkling Water with floral notes of Colorado grown lavender flowers and uplifting citrusy aroma of lemon balm. This lavender and lemon beverage is a perfect drink to finish off the celebration, as it helps stimulate digestion — a much desired aid after those Labor Day hot dogs and lobster rolls.