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Australian Pre-mixed & Canned Cocktails to Win the Picnic

Pair your summer picnic with some of the best Australian canned and pre-mixed cocktails.

Happy Hour Cocktails Co.
Happy Hour Cocktails Co.

With picnic season well and truly here, we are all for embracing the warmer weather and enjoying our afternoons down at the local park or beach with our nearest and dearest. Dining alfresco is all about your set-up, from picnic tables and portable BBQs, to Instaworthy grazing boards and ice-cold drinks. And if you aren't a beer, wine or cider drinker, the last one can be tricky as bringing cocktail paraphernalia to an outdoor picnic takes up a lot of space in the basket.

To make life easier, loads of Aussie alcohol brands are creating pre-mixed cocktails in cans and bottles ready for pouring and drinking. To suss out which ones to try, we've rounded up some of favourites below.

Yarra Burn

For a light and refreshing picnic tipple, opt for Yarra Burn's canned range. From their rose and prosecco to, our fave, the orange bitters spritz, you'll be sure to pick up a pack before each alfresco hang.

Yarra Burn Prosecco Spritz Orange Bitters, 4-pack, $18

Basic Babe Boxtails
Basic Babe Boxtails
Basic Babe

There is something nostalgic about a wine cask, and Basic Babe has given this humble vessel a makeover. Equal parts convenient, fruity and 99% sugar-free, their Boxtail range is set to dominate the summer.

Basic Babe Boxtails, 2 Litres, $30

Mr Black Espresso Martini
Mr Black Espresso Martini
Mr Black

Aussie legends Mr Black have canned their signature brew in the form of an espresso martini. The best way to serve this is straight from the esky, shake to develop the crema, and pour into a glass to enjoy. Simple.

Mr Black Espresso Martini, 4 Pack, $34.99

Twisted Shaker
Twisted Shaker
Twisted Shaker

Their full range of classic cocktails make Twisted Shaker a great a great option The range also comes in three different sizes (50ml, 200ml and 700ml) so you can pick up a small one to taste test or opt for the larger one to share with friends on your next picnic.

Twisted Shaker Bottled Cocktails, 50ml, $5

Sofi Spritz
Sofi Spritz
SOFI Spritz

For happy hour drinks with an Italian vibe, Sofi Spritz cocktails in a can fit the bill; think elderflower, blood orange, lemon, bitters, white peach and ginger.

SOFI Spritz Canned Cocktails, 4 Pack, $16.99

Poor Toms
Poor Toms
Poor Toms

Everyone's fave gin distillery, Poor Toms is serving up a negroni spritz in a can that is equal parts refreshing and convenient. 

Poor Toms Negroni Spritz, 4 Pack, $23.50

Archie Rose

Enjoy Archie Rose's signature spirits in canned form with their new pre-mixed range. We're loving their gin and blackberry spritz!

Archie Rose Canned Cocktails, 4 Pack, $25

Happy Hour Cocktails Co.
Happy Hour Cocktails Co.
Happy Hour Cocktails Co.

For refreshing pre-mixed margaritas, cosmopolitans, and daiquiris, the Happy Hour Cocktails Co have got you sorted.

Happy Hour Cocktails Co., 500ml, $55

Big Mood (Photo credit: Nikki To, Buffet Digital)
Big Mood (Photo credit: Nikki To, Buffet Digital)
Big Mood

One of the newest cocktail brands on the scene, Big Mood has a range of 11 different cocktails to suit all taste. From classics like a lychee martini and old fashioned, to new favourites like their rhubarb negroni and pineapple and lemon-infused picnic punch, there are plenty to try!

Big Mood Pre-mixed Cocktails, 500ml, from $45

RIOT Rosé Spritz

For rosé drinkers that are looking for an even lighter and bubblier beverage, this canned rosé spritz from RIOT Wine Co is the pic for you.

RIOT Rosé Spritz, 4 Pack, $20 

Saintly
Saintly
Saintly

Saintly's seltzer range was the toast of summer 2020/2021, and to keep the good times rolling they have launched a cocktail-inspired line. From a ginger mule and grapefruit margarita, to a moijto and passionfruit martini, pick up the variety pack to sample the range and share with your mates.

Saintly Cocktail Inspired Variety Pack, 12 Pack, $55

Manly Spirits
Manly Spirits
Manly Spirits

Award-winning boutique distillery Manly Spirits is passionate about spirits and the team use foraged coastal ingredients to create and flavour their unique range of drinks. You can pick up their pre-mixed G&Ts and vodka, sodas in four-packs for your next picnic, but for something extra special they have three signature bottled cocktails that use their awarded spirits.

Manly Spirits Bottled Cocktails, 200ml, $25

Have already stocked up on your favourite Australian canned and pre-mixed cocktails and ready to get picnicking? To ensure you have the most delicious spread, head straight to our Recipes hub for all your gourmet needs.