CANTINA Tequila Soda Is Shaking Up The Hard Seltzer Scene
CANTINA Tequila Soda Gives Seltzer Drinkers a New Way to Fiesta
CANTEEN, the company that pioneered flavorful spiked seltzer style ready-to-drink vodka soda cocktails, now has a new, innovative spiked sparkling beverage in its lineup: CANTINA Tequila Soda. Spanish for bar, CANTINA combines carbonated water with Tequila and natural flavors to create a new kind of ready-to-drink cocktail in a can. This beverage arrives at the height of Tequila’s popularity—it’s currently the fastest-growing spirit in the US.
Tequila-Based Canned Cocktails are Rising to the Top
Tequila’s rise in demand doubled over other spirits in 2020, with tequila-based, pre-mixed cocktails increasing by 120% last year. Consumers are increasingly seeking out ready-to-drink cocktails due to their easy-drinking and popular flavors, accounting for the quick rise in popularity. Although it just launched in April of 2021, CANTINA is already climbing to the top of the tequila soda market.
“CANTINA is more than a drink; it celebrates those who are explorers in both mind and spirit,” explains CEO and co-founder Brandon Cason. “We created CANTINA to deliver an artisanal spirit for today’s generation of cultural trailblazers who love quality tequila. Based on our previous success and continued growth with CANTEEN in the vodka space, we are confident we will make just as a significant mark in the tequila space right out of the gate.”
CANTINA Uses Premium Blanco Tequila in its Ready-To-Drink Cocktails
Tequila’s roots date back to the time of the Aztecs, who highly revered agave. The plant is hailed as a gift from the gods, and agave serves as the base for tequila. CANTINA gives the nod to those early mythical roots by using Blanco tequila made from premium blue weber agave in its tequila sodas.
“With a history dating back to the 1840s, our Blanco Tequila is made from blue weber agave in the heart of Tequila, Jalisco in Mexico,” states the CANTINA website. Add that this artisanal spirit is “Born in Austin” and crafted with precision and passion.
3 New Tequila + Soda Flavors Offer Consumers a Variety of Ready-To-Drink Refreshment
One interesting note is the flavor profile of their tequila canned cocktails. Instead of simply having single flavors, such as cherry or orange, each of their varieties is inspired by a tequila-based cocktail. Paying homage to handcrafted drinks truly gives a new meaning to drinking a cocktail in a can. It also provides an explosion of refreshing taste combinations for the tastebuds.
Inspired by: The Paloma. A cocktail made by combining tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and a grapefruit-flavored soda. A Paloma is often found garnished with a lime or orange slice and sometimes even has salt on the rim.
Although many pucker their lips at the mere thought of consuming grapefruit, CANTINA Tequila Soda introduces the fruit in a new and refreshing way. It’s not too sour, never bitter fruit flavor is perfect for relaxing at the end of a long day.
You may even find yourself dreaming about desert vibes and cacti as you pop open the top. The Grapefruit Paloma Tequila Soda variety is the perfect way to enjoy a juicy cocktail without having to do the work or head to a bar to drink one.
Inspired by: Ranch Water. A cocktail made by combining tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water. Ranch Water typically has a salted rim, which brings out the intense lime and tequila flavor combination.
This ready-to-drink cocktail is reminiscent of Ranch Water, which is a refreshing and thirst-quenching beverage meant to be enjoyed after a long day of working on the ranch.
Drinking Ranch Water Tequila Soda will send your thoughts straight to Southwest Texas with faint hints of lime and sea salt. Simply popping the top of the can will provide a sensory experience for your tastebuds.
Inspired by: The Watermelon Margarita. A cocktail made by combining tequila, watermelon, Triple Sec or Cointreau, and lime juice. Watermelon Margaritas are often garnished with a lime slice, and you may see a thinly sliced jalapeno floating around for an added spicy punch. Rims also may be dipped in salt.
Fruit lovers rejoice! This cocktail-in-a-can combines the refreshing flavors of watermelon, lime, and orange in the perfect ratio. The level of carbonation is spot-on, and this Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda isn’t syrupy sweet like some other watermelon-based spiked seltzers.
Whether you like your margaritas frozen or on the rocks, this is a fabulous way to drink one without having to craft your own. It’s the perfect nod to a handcrafted margarita that’s ready at the simple opening of a can. What a great accompaniment for a day by the lake or relaxing by a campfire.
Thirsty yet? Find CANTINA Tequila Soda near you by using the product finder on their website.
CANTINA Tequila Sodas are Flavorful without the Guilt or the Mixing
Just like the vodka sodas from their sister brand, CANTEEN, you’ll discover these seltzer style, tequila-based canned cocktails are packed with flavor but without the sugar and high alcohol content found in their namesake cocktails. At just 99 calories per can with zero sugar, zero sodium, and also being low carb, you can sip confidently without racking up unwanted calories, carbohydrates, sodium or added sugars. You can also responsibly enjoy more than one given the moderate 5.6% alcohol content.
These tequila sodas are also free of sugar and gluten and also contain only one carb. All of this adds up to guilt-free drinking, knowing that you’re offering your body a better (yet still tasty) version of a cocktail. And CANTINA Tequila Sodas are available in four-packs, which makes sampling each flavor extra easy.
CANTINA is the perfect union of spirit and artistry. The brand is encouraging folks to rethink tequila by crafting flavorful ready-to-drink cocktails. Whether you’re lounging poolside, need to recharge after a long hike, or hitting the beach with friends, CANTINA Tequila Soda is the perfect way to complement any activities you have in mind.