The New Roadie: Give Your Go-Drink a Serious Upgrade

Here are seven recipes to take your favorite canned beverage to the next level.

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Everyone’s go-to drink vessel gets a serious upgrade. (P.S.: Wine coolers are also officially cool again.) As a general rule, 12-oz cans would have 1 to 2 shots of booze. Start with your can of choice and build from there. 

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Tiki Punch: Hawaiian Sun + white rum + kiwi + candied and fresh pineapple + spritz of lemon to cut sweetness.

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Dark ’n’ Stormy: Gosling’s ginger beer + dark rum + bunch of mint + cucumber and lime wedges + candied ginger.

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Michelada: Light beer (pour out a third) + McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix + habañero pepper + lime wedge dipped in smoked paprika and fine salt.

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G&T: Cucumber soda + gin + cucumber ribbon + bunch of mint + watermelon ball (you can muddle watermelon or cucumber and pour in for extra flavor).

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Kir Royale: Sofia sparkling wine + berry syrup (1 tsp) + sliced berries.

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Paloma: San Pellegrino Sparkling Grapefruit + white tequila + baby Key lime wedge + papaya ball + slice of grapefruit.

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Bloody Mary: Clamato juice + vodka (for 5-oz can use 1/2 shot) + Old Bay Seasoning or horseradish (1/2 tsp) + slim celery stalk + olives + baby Key lime.

This story is part of our special 100 Days of Summer series. You can find more tips and fun ideas here.

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Published on May 29, 2017 - 7:00am EDT

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