10 Noncarbonated Alcoholic Drinks You Need to Try
Fizz, fizz, fizz! That's what you usually think of when it comes to alcoholic drinks. But if you want to step outside the box and try something new, give these noncarbonated alcoholic drinks a try!
These libations are just what you need to get your taste buds going in the right direction, from handcrafted cocktails to ready-to-drink canned cocktails.
Now, let's try not to get too fizzy! See below for 10 of our favorites, noncarbonated drinks; five canned and five handmade.
5 Best Ready-to-Drink Noncarbonated Alcoholic Drinks
Below is a list of five ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages that are not carbonated. Many of these are for purchase in stores, but others require you to build and shake them up by hand.
A few are new and may not be available everywhere just yet, but they're certainly worth exploring if you like your noncarbonated alcoholic beverages canned and ready to go.
#1 Cocktail Courier Margarita Party Can
One of our favorite noncarbonated alcoholic drinks is perfect for parties--the margarita. The Cocktail Courier Margarita Party Can contain 5 oz of 100% blue agave tequila mixed with fresh lime juice, orange curacao, and a subtle kick of spice.
This watertight carrier can hold 12 bottles of margaritas. It's also stable for months with a resealable lid, so you're only ever a simple pour away from your perfect marg. Yum!
#2 Cutwater Canned Bloody Mary
Does anyone need a dose of the hair of the dog? Cutwater’s Bloody Mary canned cocktail is a perfect noncarbonated alcoholic drink for someone looking for a second wind and some brunch vibes.
Considering the plethora of ingredients that go into making a killer Bloody Mary, many might be reluctant to drink one straight from a can. But Cutwater slices through that bias with a deliciously Spicy Bloody Mary, perfect for daytime sipping.
With a unique, potent mix of Cutwater vodka, spicy herbs, tons of pepper, and sweet tomatoes, this hearty libation is ready-to-drink comfort at its finest.
#3 Loverboy White Tea Peach Canned Hard Tea
Loverboy's White Tea Peach and Hibiscus Pom are the latest canned iced tea drinks made famous by Bravo's Summer House stars Amanda Batula and Kyle Cook. These canned cocktails are deliciously unique, noncarbonated alcoholic drinks that will leave you craving another sip.
The Loverboy noncarbonated alcoholic drinks can also pair with your favorite spirits if you're looking for an extra kick.
#4 Funny Water Cocktail Cans
Funny Water is a tasty, flavored, alcoholic still water high in antioxidants and electrolytes but contains less than 100 calories per 12-ounce serving.
Funny Water comes in 12oz variety packs containing three flavors: Watermelon, Citrus, and Cucumber Mint. It's just like spa water but with alcohol, so light and refreshing, and you can barely notice the alcohol's presence because of its low alcohol content. Perfect for those looking for a low-ABV option for an all-day party session.
#5 Mixly Mixers
We saved our obvious favorite for last! Mixly mixers utilize fresh ingredients to make handcrafted cocktail making easy. Each noncarbonated mixer makes for all kinds of delicious alcoholic drinks as they come in a variety of flavors:
- Coconut Ginger Lime
- Cucumber Mint Lime
- Grapefruit Jalapeno
- Pear Honey Vanilla
- Pineapple Basil Lime
- Rosemary Lemon Honey
- Strawberry Pomegranate
Want to make your own noncarbonated drinks from scratch? See below for our remaining top five picks.
5 Best Noncarbonated Alcoholic Drinks To Mix At Home
The Best Noncarbonated cocktails are perfect for bartenders who want to mix at home without sacrificing quality. Whether you're a committed cocktail enthusiast or a casual drinker looking for something different and new, you should try the five drinks listed below.
It takes some simple ingredients and some know-how to make noncarbonated cocktails that will impress your friends. Also, if you don't have every ingredient, feel free to use substitutions instead of less common elements (for example, fresh fruit in place of syrup). Be creative!
Let's dive into some of the most famous noncarbonated alcoholic drinks, shall we?
#1 Dry Martini
We like our martinis dry and straightforward. After all, why mess with a classic? Martinis can, of course, incorporate olive juice and, in the modern era, call for gin or vodka.
But let's stick to the straightforward, original recipe requiring gin.
- 2oz gin
- 1oz dry vermouth
Add both ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or a single olive.
The Manhattan is a timeless cocktail that once went by several names like the Turf Club Cocktail or the Jockey Club. As we know it, the classic, noncarbonated, alcohol-forward drink first appeared in Harry Johnson's 1882 Bartender's Manual.
Stir it and see why the tipple remains a centuries-long favorite.
- 2oz rye whiskey
- 1oz sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes of Angostura cocktail bitters
Add the ingredients into a mixing glass and stir with ice for 20-30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini or coupe glass and garnish with a cherry.
Lovingly nicknamed the Cosmo, this vodka-based cocktail is an excellent noncarbonated alcoholic drink for those who like a bit of fruity zing in their beverages. The original recipe for the Cosmopolitan came from Cheryl Cook in 1985 but skyrocketed to popularity thanks to the infamous TV show Sex and the City.
Check out the recipe below to whip one up at home!
- 5oz citrus vodka
- 75oz orange liqueur
- 75oz lime juice
- 5oz cranberry juice
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
We couldn't leave America's favorite tequila cocktail off the list! The margarita is another noncarbonated alcoholic drink that remains a staple across the globe, inspiring hundreds (if not thousands) of unique variations from added fruits to spicy concoctions to premade margarita mixes you can pick up at the grocery store.
No matter how you prefer to enjoy the classic drink, its standard recipe is a timeless classic. Initially created in the 1930s, its popularity remains as strong as ever.
Try shaking one up at home!
- 5oz tequila
- 75oz lime juice
- 75oz orange liqueur
- 25oz agave syrup
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wedge. Cheers!
Nowadays, when someone hears the word daiquiri, they may think of the frozen and fruity blended concoctions we all like to sip on the beach. But the original recipe doesn't call for a blender at all.
The classic daiquiri is a straightforward, noncarbonated alcoholic drink named after a mining town in Cuba. The drink's creation dates to the early 1900s and involves a dynamic trio: rum, lime, and sugar.
Check out the recipe below and give the classic a try. You'll receive an instant sense of refreshment!
- 2oz rum
- 1oz lime
- 75oz simple syrup
Add ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill the shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a wedge of lime—sip and enjoy!
Which Noncarbonated Alcoholic Drink Will You Try First?
Whether you're looking for a noncarbonated, boozy drink to make yourself at home or a canned variation you can bring to a party, you cannot go wrong with our top ten recommendations above.
Which will you try first?