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The Growth of Canned Cocktails

Canned cocktails are very popular now, but they haven’t always been.


The Ready-to-Drink category has saved the alcohol industry in the past few years, and is continuing to grow to become the most dominant alcohol category. The RTD category has outpaced the spirits volume and wine! In 2021, the global ready to drink cocktails market size was valued at 782.8 million US dollars. Most people don’t want to spend time trying to figure out a good cocktail recipe, when they can just buy a pre-packaged cocktail which has the perfect recipe figured out. ‘Merican Mule has done this work so that you don’t have to. They tried countless different concoctions in order to find the perfect mix of natural ingredients that give you good tastes and the right amount of alcohol. ‘Merican Mule’s canned cocktails like their Moscow Mule, Mexican Mule, Tropical Mule, and Southern Mule give consumers an effortless drink that contains 7% alcohol of whichever spirit that they prefer (vodka, tequila, rum, or whiskey) with a unique and delicious flavor.



According to IWSR, between 2019 and 2020 canned cocktails skyrocketed 50% in the United States. During COVID-19 people weren’t really going out to bars, and so they weren’t able to get cocktails for awhile unless they made them at home. Since the only way to really buy alcohol was from the liquor store, the options were basically beer, wine or spirits. But then came the emergence of canned cocktails, where people could buy pre-made cocktails instead of having to buy the spirits and all of the ingredients in order to attempt to make a cocktail. The ease and simplicity of these drinks were what sparked its popularity. Consumers didn’t have to put in any work except swiping their credit card and cracking open the can. People have gotten so used to how easy cocktails in a can are, that even though bars are open again, the canned cocktail industry is still thriving. Now consumers don’t have to go to bars in order to get a cocktail, they can stay at home and grab one from the fridge. They also have the added bonus of the accessibility of bringing a cocktail with them wherever they go.

‘Merican Mule has spent a lot of time figuring out the perfect ingredients, recipe, and packaging for their mules to give their consumers the perfect canned cocktail that makes drinking fun and easy!

Check them out for yourself!