What is CANTEEN Vodka Soda?
CANTEEN Vodka Soda is a line of ready-to-drink cocktails made with real, corn-based vodka. The convenient cocktails also contain sparkling water and natural flavors. There is no sugar, gluten, or carbs. Many view CANTEEN Vodka Sodas as a healthier alternative to sugar-laden hard seltzers and classic cocktails.
Vodka soda fans who enjoy shaking up their drink of choice with flavored vodka won’t be disappointed with CANTEEN’s flavor lineup. CANTEEN Vodka Soda is available in seven unique flavors: Watermelon, Black Cherry, Pineapple, Lime, Ruby Red (grapefruit), Strawberry, and Cucumber Mint.
So, instead of heading to the bar or playing mixologist at home, CANTEEN makes it easy to enjoy a vodka soda. CANTEEN canned vodka sodas are sold in single-flavor and three-flavor variety 12-packs.
The canned cocktails come in 12-ounce aluminum cans that sport a white background and a blue and yellow, badge-shaped CANTEEN logo across the front. The cans have colorful accents based on the flavor of vodka soda inside, which gives each can its own unique look.
Who owns CANTEEN Spirits?
CANTEEN Spirits launched in 2019 with help from several angel investors. The company has also received funding from ATX Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in Austin, Texas.
CANTEEN Spirits saw quick success with its line of canned vodka sodas in the emerging canned cocktail market, with the company reportedly growing 42.7% in 2021 alone, according to Market Watch Magazine.
Beverage industry veteran Brandon Cason runs the show as CANTEEN’s co-founder and CEO. He previously worked for Deep Eddy Vodka and co-founded Waterloo Sparkling Water.
CANTEEN Spirits entered the ready-to-drink cocktail market relatively early in the game. The company quickly established itself as a sugar-free beacon in the rapidly rising sea of fruity-flavored hard seltzers that were widely popular at the time. CANTEEN told the Austin Business Journal in 2021 that it took less than a year for the company to become profitable.
What ingredients are in CANTEEN Liquor?
CANTEEN Liquor canned vodka soda drinks are made with real vodka, natural flavors, and sparkling water. It’s what they don’t contain that makes them unique: CANTEEN canned vodka sodas do not contain sugar, carbs, sodium, or gluten.
CANTEEN Spirits CEO Brandon Cason told Forbes, “One of the most important features of the brand is that we have zero sugar and no carbs. There are plenty of brands in the category that are full of sugar and carbs which make them hard to enjoy and much less sessionable. CANTEEN is not filling and is light and refreshing and can be enjoyed on the go or at home.”
The company uses monk fruit to add a bit of sweetness to its line of canned drinks. According to Food Insight, Monk fruit is a small fruit that is commonly used as a no-calorie sweetener or sugar substitute.
CANTEEN Spirits’ zero-sugar feature is a big selling point for folks who are looking for healthier alternatives to sugary, calorie-heavy drinks.
Who makes CANTEEN Spirits Vodka Soda?
The Austin, Texas-based startup CANTEEN Spirits makes CANTEEN Spirits Vodka Soda as well as CANTINA, which is the brand’s tequila soda canned cocktail line.
The company launched in 2019 and has since expanded to offer vodka, tequila, and gin ready-to-drink cocktails in stores across the U.S.
CANTEEN Spirits canned cocktails are produced at a production facility in the Austin, Texas, area.
CANTEEN Spirits’ branding often centers around outdoor activities. The brand’s logo depicts two people on a dock overlooking the water, which is curtained by pine-tree dotted mountains. The brand’s social media accounts also tend to promote outdoor activities – like camping and snowboarding – to convey that CANTEEN canned cocktails can be enjoyed anywhere.
Check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for a glimpse into the brand. CANTEEN also frequently promotes product giveaways to its social media followers.
How high is CANTEEN for alcohol content?
CANTEEN vodka sodas have a 5% alcohol by volume (ABV), which is on par with most popular hard seltzers.
Note that CANTEEN cocktails do not contain sugar or carbs, which is hard to find in most ready-to-drink cocktails. That means CANTEEN canned cocktails could be a good alternative to the many sugary beverages found in the store.
How much is a 12-pack of CANTEEN Vodka?
A 12-pack of CANTEEN Vodka Soda runs about $22 per pack. CANTEEN Vodka Sodas are also sold in 6 packs that cost around $13 per pack. Local liquor laws and sales tax will impact the overall price of CANTEEN and other alcohol products.
Note that canned cocktails tend to be a little pricier when compared to hard seltzers. That said, CANTEEN Vodka Soda tends to be on the more affordable end of canned cocktails.
What flavors are in a case of CANTEEN Seltzer?
The classic variety pack of CANTEEN Seltzer contains three flavors: Black Cherry, Watermelon, and Lime.
The tropical variety pack of CANTEEN Seltzer also contains three vodka soda flavors: Strawberry, Pineapple, and Lime.
Each variety pack contains 12 cans of CANTEEN Seltzer, meaning there are four cans of each flavor in a variety pack.
Check out Seltzer Nation’s reviews of CANTEEN Vodka Soda flavors here.
Where can I buy CANTEEN Alcohol?
CANTEEN products are available in stores and online alcohol delivery platforms in all 50 states. CANTEEN Spirits has a store locator on its website to help find a seller nearby.
CANTEEN products are also available for purchase directly from the CANTEEN official website. Delivery may not be available in some locations due to local liquor laws.
What does CANTEEN Watermelon Vodka Soda taste like?
CANTEEN Watermelon Vodka Soda is one of CANTEEN’s most popular vodka soda flavors, but don’t expect to be met with a smack of watermelon when you crack open a can. Our seltzer reviewers found CANTEEN’s Watermelon Vodka Soda to have a very mild watermelon taste that still invokes memories of enjoying a slice of cool watermelon on a hot day.
Since CANTEEN uses real vodka in its canned cocktails, drinkers are less likely to notice a sweet aftertaste that’s present in many hard seltzer drinks that are commonly made using fermented sugar.
How many calories are in CANTEEN Black Cherry Vodka Soda?
A 12-ounce can of CANTEEN Black Cherry Vodka Soda contains 99 calories – just like CANTEEN’s six other vodka soda flavors (Watermelon, Black Cherry, Pineapple, Lime, Ruby Red, Strawberry, and Cucumber Mint).
At 99 calories, CANTEEN Vodka Soda cocktails are relatively light compared to some other popular canned cocktails, which can easily contain more than 200 calories per can.
Is there gluten in CANTEEN Hard Seltzer?
No gluten here. CANTEEN Hard Seltzer cocktails are gluten-free because they do not use grain alcohol. Instead, CANTEEN hard seltzer is made with corn-based vodka.
This is good news for folks who are avoiding gluten due to allergies, health concerns, or dietary preferences. CANTEEN and other canned cocktails that don’t contain grain-based liquor are seen by many as alternatives to most beer.