The Best Canteen Spirits Flavors for National Tailgating Day

National Tailgating Day Canteen

National Tailgating Day

National Tailgating Day CanteenTailgating is a tradition that started long before there was a holiday for it. In fact, the tradition arguably started long before there were tailgates — or pick-up trucks. Historians speculate that the citizens of Ancient Rome partied and feasted before chariot races back in the days of Antiquity. Things haven’t changed much in two millennia. We still love to gather with friends and family before our favorite sporting events, prepare hot food and sip cold drinks. Whether you’re gathering with a few friends before your favorite team takes the field or joining chili and BBQ cook-offs, it’s essential to load your cooler with the perfect ready-to-drink cocktails for your tailgating event.

Canned cocktail brand Canteen Spirits is a tailgate favorite due to its wide array of flavors and multiple lines of premium spirits. Canteen Spirits is different than many hard seltzers and RTDs on the market because they use premium spirits and all-natural ingredients. Often when you find these factors together, you find yourself asking? What’s the catch? Is the flavor terrible? Are the calories, carbs, and sugar through the roof? We’re happy to report that Canteen tastes delicious and keeps to a low calorie, sugar, and carb content across all of their lines. On top of that, they’re all-natural and gluten-free. Here is a list of our favorite Canteen Spirits Canned Cocktails for your cooler on National Tailgating Day.

Canteen Spirits Vodka Soda Strawberry

Canteen Strawberry Double Gold AwardWe’ll start with Canteen’s Double-Gold Award-Winning Strawberry Vodka Soda. It won double gold at the 2022 Sip Awards for a reason. This Vodka Soda is a clean, refreshing drink that has an authentic strawberry taste. Our testers raved about this one, stating that it “has a wonderful, light strawberry flavor.” Canteen sticks to all-natural ingredients, including real vodka, purified sparkling water, and natural strawberry flavor. Each 12 oz can contains 100 calories and 0 grams of carbs and sugar. This seltzer is the perfect choice to complement a spicy bowl of chili, chicken wings, and corn on the cob.

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Canteen Spirits Vodka Soda Cucumber Mint

National Tailgating Day CanteenCanteen’s Cucumber Mint is a Vodka Soda that our testers proclaimed was the “Most refreshing seltzer we’ve had yet!” This vodka soda is perfect for sipping while watching the game. Its light and refreshing taste make for the perfect accompaniment during the times when you’re letting your stomach settle after eating way too much BBQ and chips. And this vodka soda won’t make you feel too full, either, due to the fact that these drinks are only 100 calories and contain 0 grams of sugars and carbs. We might sound a little like a broken record, but we can’t stop raving about these delightful drinks’ all-natural ingredients, including premium vodka and natural cucumber and mint flavors.

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Canteen Spirits Gin Spritz Ruby

National Tailgating Day CanteenCanteen Spirits’ Gin Spritz Ruby took home Gold at the World Spirits Competition in 2022. We weren’t surprised. If you like mixed drinks with gin, then you won’t want to miss this one. Our tasters rave that Gin Spritz Ruby is “the perfect gin cocktail. We love the brightness of the grapefruit and the earthiness of the rosemary.”

It’s the ideal drink to accompany a well-seasoned steak or tri-tip. It’s also perfect for refreshing you while grilling in the heat or cheering on your team from the stands. These light, versatile drinks are great for your whole (adult) party. This far in the article, we don’t need to remind you that the ingredients and flavors are all-natural, but we will. Canteen’s premium Gin comes from the hill country of Austin, Texas. These drinks have 99 calories and 0 grams of carbs and sugar. Such a low-calorie count means that you can save your calorie load for delicious game-time snacks!

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Cantina Spirits Tequila Soda Ranch Water

CANTINA Ranch Water Cinco de MayoLike the Canteen/Cantina Spirits brand itself, the Ranch Water Cocktail originates in Texas. The drink may have originated in Texas, but Cantina imports their premium blue weber agave tequila straight from “the heart of Tequila,” Jalisco, Mexico. Along with premium tequila, Cantina Ranch Water contains all-natural lime flavor and sea salt. Our testers could not get enough of these Ranch Water canned cocktails, proclaiming, “Tequila lovers get ready, this is great! This right here is a genuine ranch water.”

This drink is the perfect accompaniment for anything with spice. Tacos, anyone? If you love grilling up food that makes your tongue tingle, you can’t go wrong with Cantina Ranch Water. The Cantina line runs a little higher in alcohol, coming in with an alcohol content of 5.6% ABV. Even so, this canned cocktail has only 99 calories, 0 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of total carbohydrates.

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Cantina Spirits Tequila Soda Watermelon Margarita

The margarita is the most popular cocktail in the United States for a reason – it goes well with everything. You can’t go wrong with Cantina Spirits’ Watermelon Margarita Canned Cocktail. This ready-to-drink cocktail is refreshing and delicious. Our testers raved, “Those who like the frozen cocktail will love this. It’s delicious, convenient, and you don’t need a straw!”

Cantina Spirits makes this cocktail with premium Blanco tequila from Tequila, Mexico, and all-natural watermelon, lime, and orange flavors. Similar to Cantina Ranch Water, this cocktail has an ABV of 5.6%. These drinks have only 99 calories, 0 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of carbs. Fill your cooler with these, and everyone at your party will thank you. This Watermelon Margarita will keep you refreshed even when standing over the grill in the late-summer heat.

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Better yet, fill your cooler with all of these delicious canned cocktails! That way, you’ll have something for everyone at your tailgate party.

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