Interview: Volley Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Founders Christopher Wirth + Camila Soriano

Details behind the all-natural, 100% blue agave tequila-based seltzer line

Volley occupies a unique position in the canned alcoholic beverages boom. Built upon three ingredients—organic juice, sparkling water and 100% blue Weber agave tequila from the highlands of Jalisco—it can be considered both a spiked seltzer and a ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktail. This distinction is quite important and the brand’s founders, husband-and-wife team Christopher Wirth and Camila Soriano, are aware. Volley’s four iterations, all made with …

Elderflower, Mint + Lime Wine Spritzer

Refreshing and relaxing, Cool Cat’s Elderflower, Mint and Lime Wine Spritzer blends California Pinot Grigio with a trio of natural ingredients. At 6.9% ABV, each delivers less alcohol than a traditional glass of wine but pairs quite appropriately with trips to the beach or moments by the pool. Each can is only 150 calories and gluten-free. Cool Cat spritzers come in packs of eight 12-ounce …

Cracking Open Finland’s Long Drink

The legendary gin-based beverage enters the US in a can

It’s OK to be afraid (or suspicious) of cocktails in cans. For the most part, these drinks agitate rather than inspire a night of fun, but the Long Drink isn’t a canned cocktail. This category of alcoholic beverage—the long drink—was invented by the Finns in 1952 to meet the needs of the massive tourist influx for the Summer Olympic Games in Helsinki. Post-WWII, they sought …