Summer in a can

Tinnies have had an upgrade. More practical than heavy bottles for taking to the park, these are our favourites for picnic season.

Best for Rosé: Daylesford’s Château Léoube rose

Just as delicious in a can as it is in a bottle. Straight from their organic vineyard in the South of France, order a multi-pack of Le Petit Rosé here, £6.25 per can with free delivery over £50.

Best white wine: Badenhorst

A summery South African white that blends Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier from one of the leading non-interventionist winemakers, Adi Badenhorst. £4.50 per can from Harvey Nichols.

Best sparkling wine: The Uncommon

There are two sparkling wines to choose from in a can from The Uncommon – the rosé known as Eleanor that combines Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from Kent and Hampshire, and the white known as Gerald with Bacchus and Chardonnay from Surrey. £18.95 for 4 cans from Fortnum & Mason

Best beer: Daylesford Stroud Brewery

Organic lager from Stroud Brewery in Gloucestershire. £2.99 from Daylesford

Best for G&T: Portobello Road Gin and Tonic

Gin and tonic is a drink that works well in a can. Sipsmith’s is good if you like botanical flavours whist this one from Portobello Road gin is more classic with a hint of citrus. £2 from Tesco

Best for Bloody Mary: Bloody Drinks

A decent amount of spice with vodka and sherry for the kick. £13 for a pack of 4 at Selfridges

Best non-alcoholic cocktail: Punchy Drinks

Based on classic fruit punches, there are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options to choose from. We love the Golden Hour – 0% with zesty blood orange, bitters and cardamom. 6 cans £12, or currently on offer at £1.51 per can at Planet Organic

Best non-alcoholic beer: Free Star

We first tried this at Roulote, Bar Douro’s pop up sandwich bar where it made the perfect accompaniment to their Portuguese rolls. Light and refreshing, with a hint of citrus. £7.99 for 4 cans from Farm Drop

Best hard seltzer: High Water

A low calorie blend of sparkling water, flavourings and alcohol, hard seltzer is suddenly everywhere. White Claw is the brand that swept the US, and M&S have launched their own line this week that mirrors some of their bestselling flavours like black cherry. For a slightly less sweet taste we like High Water which combines all-natural ingredients, Cotswolds spring water and vodka. Flavours include lemon and elderflower, cucumber and mint, and mango and peach. £25.99 for 12 cans here.

— Daisy Allsup
14th April 2021

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