Spritz Society’s Wine-Based Canned Spritzers Are the Real Deal
If you’re anything like us, spritzer season lasts year-round. But we’d be lying if we said we always had the energy or ingredients on hand to keep up with our cravings. Enter Spritz Society, a newly launched line of ready-to-drink sparkling canned cocktails made with legit ingredients and real white wine—not that malt liquor stuff. Here’s everything you need to know about the ready-to-drink bevs.
- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 20/20
- Quality: 19/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Taste*: 19/20
The brainchild of Ben Soffer, better known as @boywithnojob, Spritz Society is a line of naturally flavored, wine-based canned cocktails. The brand prides itself in full transparency of ingredients, so you’ll be able to see exactly what you’re sipping (and the nutrition facts) right on the can. The cocktails boast a 100 percent white wine base (like a real spritzer!) made from California grapes instead of malt liquor, an alcoholic base made from fermented malt that tons of canned cocktail brands lean on. In addition to wine, the drinks are made with fruit juice, plain soda for effervescence, natural flavors and citric acid.
Each 8.4-ounce can contains 120 calories, 7 carbs and 5 grams of sugar, thanks to being lightly sweetened with natural cane sugar. They clock in at a cool 6 percent ABV, so you can sip them all day long at a party, picnic or beach gathering. Not only are they delicious chilled straight from the can, but the spritzes are also versatile enough that they can be used as mixers in other cocktails. (We’re eager to try a shot of Malibu in the pineapple one, and all four would taste great as the crowning glory on a pitcher of sangria.)
Spritz Society ships directly from their online shop to all states except Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Utah. The brand offers monthly subscription services (which let you save 15 percent on every order), but you can also opt for a one-time purchase to see if you like them. The 16-can variety pack will cost you $68 if you subscribe and $80 if you don’t, while single-flavor boxes will cost you $17 and $20 respectively. Subscription or not, orders over $60 come with free shipping. At $5 per can, it’s certainly a bit more expensive than if you were to make a homemade spritz, considering you can get whole bottles of wine for $5. But the convenience may be worth the splurge to you.
Not sure which to add to cart first? Read on for our reviews of each flavor.
This one’s the standard for a reason. The first thing we noticed about the grapefruit variety was its bright, authentic aroma; it really smells like fresh grapefruit. It goes down impossibly smooth, thanks to the bubbles being just subtle enough. Its flavor is tart, sweet, refreshing and only slightly bitter. We wouldn’t mind using it in place of grapefruit soda in a paloma.
2. Blood Orange
This flavor is pretty close to the grapefruit variety, save for a tangier, sourer note. The bitterness is more pronounced and similar to that drying, vegetal quality that pulpy orange juice tends to have. Overall, blood orange glimmers with citrus flavor and would be a mean substitute for Champagne in a morning mimosa.
Helloooo, vacay. It tastes like real pineapple juice over a crisp backbone of bubbly, honeyed wine. It’s juicy and fruit-forward with modest sweetness and tartness. We’d suggest pairing it with your favorite tequila (pineapple-jalapeño margaritas, anyone?) and coconut or spiced rum.
*Our final taste score was based on the average of the canned cocktail taste test scores.
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