Vacay is the latest entrant in the booming RTD (Ready To Drink) canned cocktails market, where convenience meets tinned tipples. It’s a trend we definitely approve of here at TLR Towers. Having a pre-mixed cocktail that actually tastes like the real thing, ready to go for a picnic or movie night is just the ticket.
UK start-up Vacay has launched with an initial range of four light and breezy beverages: Moscow Mule, Tom Collins, Paloma and Blood Orange & Hibiscus Vodka Soda.
We ordered in all four for a taste test, and we can tell you they went down a treat. The mouthfeel may not be quite the same as a genuine cocktail experience, but there’s a depth of flavour and lightness about the range that’s easy to appreciate.
Hats off also to Vacay’s can design, which uses fun contemporary art and vibrant colours. We felt in a good mood, even before we poured them over ice.
The mixologists responsible use all-natural ingredients (no artificial colours or sweeteners) and do a fine job canning these signature cocktails. They’re also proudly gluten-free and vegan.
Of course, they need to be good. The premium TRD cocktail is not short of noteworthy offerings from the likes of Funkin, That Boutique-y Gin Company, Cantails and Opihr (to name just four). Thankfully, they are.
Hats off to Vacay’s can design, which uses fun contemporary art and vibrant colours. We felt in a good mood, even before we poured them over ice…
Vacay’s Moscow Mule (6.5% abv) has a triple-distilled Misty Isle Vodka base, blended with ginger beer, lime juice and Angostura bitters. It’s zingy with a lovely ginger kick. It might be our favourite, although it has strong competition from…
The Paloma (5.7% abv) boasts Blanco Tequila made from double-distilled 100 per cent Blue Weber agave in Mexico, mixed with pink grapefruit and lime juice, then finished off with soda water and sugarcane. Difficult to resist.
The Tom Collins (6.1% abv) uses 58 Gin produced in Hackney Downs, paired with Sicilian lemon juice, soda water and a dash of natural cane sugar. It’s an easy quaff.
Finally, the Blood Orange Vodka Soda (5.2% abv) uses Misty Isle Vodka, mixed with blood orange juice and hibiscus syrup, topped with soda water. Light and refreshing, it’s totally chill, drink, repeat..
Vacay cocktails are available priced £4.50 a can (a fiver for the Paloma), or in four packs priced at £18 and £19.50 respectively. To order visit Vacay online.