Refreshing RTDs That Made Their Debut in 2023

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Ready-to-drink beverages have been all the rave lately, including those without alcohol. In fact, Grand View Research discovered that the global ready-to-drink cocktails market size is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% from 2023 to 2030.

A multitude of RTDs made their introduction in 2023, and we can expect many more in 2024. Here are some particularly noteworthy RTDs from last year:

Nütrl Black Cherry

Made with only 100 calories and a refreshing 4.5% ABV, this Black Cherry flavor boasts fruit juice, sparkling water, and other natural flavors.

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SRP: $9.99 per 4-pack

Mingle Mocktails Tailgate Variety Pack

Available in 6-, 12- and 24-pack variations, flavors include Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, Blood Orange Elderflower Mimosa, Cranberry Cosmo, Cucumber Melon Mojito and Key Lime Margarita low calorie mocktails.

SRP: $18.95 per 6-pack, $37.95 per 12-pack and $59.95 per 24-pack

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Nütrl Orange

Made with vodka, seltzer and orange juice, the result is a light, refreshing beverage with notes of tangy citrus and a hint of sweetness.

SRP: $8.99 per 4-pack

Social Hour Bourbon Smash with Dickel Bourbon

Made with Dickel Bourbon, this new Bourbon Smash boasts notes of tart meyer lemon and muddled mint. 

SRP: $28 per 4-pack

Seagram’s Escapes Cocktails Margarita Variety Pack

This 12-pack of margarita-inspired flavored malt beverages includes Strawberry Margarita, Watermelon Margarita, Classic Lime Margarita, and Prickly Pear Margarita. 100 calories and 5% ABV per 12 oz. can. 

SRP: $28.99 per 12-pack

Deep Eddy Vodka + Tea Hard Seltzers

Each can is 180 calories, gluten free, and contains 4.5% ABV. Available in a variety of flavors, including lemon tea, sweet tea, and peach tea. 

SRP: $16.99 per 6-pack

Jim Beam Kentucky Coolers

With 5% ABV and only 120 calories per can, Kentucky Coolers are available in four flavors: Strawberry Punch, Black Cherry Lemonade, Sweet Tea Lemonade, and Citrus Punch.

SRP: $16.99 per 12-can variety pack

Bud Light Seltzer Sangria Splash Variety Pack

With 5% ABV and only 110 calories, the Sangria Splash Variety Pack features four flavors: Red Sangria Style, White Sangria Style, Rose Sangria Style, and Tropical Sangria Style.

SRP: $18.99 per 12-pack

Dogfish Head Grapefruit & Pomegranate Vodka Crush

Each canned cocktail clocks in at 7% ABV and contains two full-proof shots of Dogfish Head Distilling Co. spirits and features real culinary ingredients.

SRP: $12.99 per 4-pack

Wesake

Wesake is a new Japanese Junmai Ginjo sake. It is made with rice, water, yeast, and koji. With an ABV of 13%, it is vegan-friendly and gluten-free. 

SRP: $19.99 per 4-pack

Boochcraft Sparkling Apple

Sparkling Apple is the newest flavor from Boochcraft’s hard kombucha line. It has 7 grams of sugar and 7% ABV in each can.

SRP: varies per market

Illicit Elixirs Line of Sparkling Drinks

Available in four flavors including Late Night Fruity Call, Let’s Party Peaches, Vegas Debauch-A-Berry, and Watermelon Lime Thirst Trap, this line of RTDs are designed to boost dopamine production.

SRP: $35.99 per 12-pack

Bacardi Tails Cocktails

These premixed drinks, made for the home bar, contain spirits from Bacardi’s portfolio of products. Available in 4 varieties: Lime Daiquiri, Espresso Martini cocktail, Passion Fruit Martini cocktail, and Pomegranate Margarita.

SRP: $14.99 per 375-ml. bottle

Grey Goose Bottled Martini

Grey Goose’s new Bottled Martini is made with Grey Goose vodka, dry French vermouth and a dash of orange bitters. Each bottle contains 8 to 10 servings. 

SRP: $29.99

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