London's best wines and cocktails in cans - your tinnies guide to park drinking

While we can’t drink in pubs and London’s parks are calling, the canned drink really is the answer to everything. We’ve done some digging and tasting for you to come up with a shopping list of some of the best-tinned cocktails and wines in cans to stock up for outdoor socialising, ready for 8 March when you can properly meet someone else outside (or for a cheeky drink on your walk now).


Tinned wine

djuce wine Djuce 

This natural wine in cans producer has teamed up with Dalston's Newcomer wines to launch in the UK. Their starter range features four wines - an Austrian Pet Nat, White and Red from Austria's Heinrich & Nittnaus, and a Croatian Rosé. They're also pretty to look at featuring contemporary illustrators' and artists' work on their cans.

Where to buy: On the Newcomer website.


The copper crewThe Copper Crew 

Friends Theo and Oli teamed up with award-winning South African winemaker Sam Lambson for this new canned wine range. They now have four wines in the collection, all created in the Western Cape - Rosé, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon and Merlot.

Where to buy: On their website.


Deft canned wineOrganic wine from Defy

If you're looking for a canned wine that's organic, Social Association certified and vegan-friendly too, then Defy is the one for you. This new canned wine company has a range of Italian wines on offer as well as an orange wine from Spain. 

Where to buy: On their website


The Uncommon wines & spritzersThe Uncommon wines & spritzers

Alongside The Uncommon's sparkling English wine in a can, they've added two new spritzers. There's Alfie, an English White Wine Spritzer, and Peggy, an English Rosé Wine Spritzer. Peckham based, their cans are made with wine from vineyards in Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. There's also Eleanor, a Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier Bubbly Rosé 

In stores or get a four pack at Fortnum's


Hackney rambling inspired G&T - LongflintCanned Wine

Based near Bath, this canned wine company works with independent producers. Their range features Grüner Veltliner, Viognier, Grenache Rosé, St Laurent and Old Vine Garnacha. We very much want a few chilled cans of this Gruner from near Lake Neusiedl in eastern Austria the next time we’re heading to in the park.

Order online


Provencal rose - MirabeauMirabeau

The London family behind this brand did what so many of us would love to do, jacked in their day jobs and sold up to buy a vineyard and winery in Provence. Their wines have won numerous awards and this wine in a can is a cut above other tinnie rosés.

Order online


Provencal rose - MirabeauNICE

Nice Wines do a range of wines in a can - but the Nice pale rosé is the one for us - sourced from Provencal vineyards, it’s also vegan and the can is 100% recyclable, so it’s all good. Or should we say, nice?

Order online


Tinned cocktails

whitebox cocktailsDirty Martini at Whitebox Cocktails 

Run by bartenders, Whitebox are always bringing out new drinks for their innovative range. Their small, easy-to-carry drinks include a Pocket Negroni and this, their latest, a dirty martini which you can store in the freezer before you head out. They also do longer serves in larger cans like their Whisky Highball.

Where to buy: On their website .


Moth cocktailsMargarita at Moth 

These bar quality cocktails are really pocket-sized, so are particularly handy for taking out for a quick walk in the park. The margarita is made with Enemigo Tequlia, Triple Sec, lime and salt and they also do a Negroni, Old Fashioned and Espresso Martini.

Where to buy: On their website or in most supermarkets.


VACAY cocktailsThe Paloma from VACAY 

A team of mixologists and culinary experts are behind this new cocktail brand - they pride themselves on using natural ingredients and eschewing artificial flavouring or sweeteners. Choose from a Paloma, Vodka Soda or Vodka with Orange Soda, Margarita, Moscow Mule and Tom Collins.

Where to buy: New Breed Bottle Shop and Top Cuvee


Punchy rum & ginger -  East London Liquor CompanyRum & ginger -  East London Liquor Company

This Bow-based distillery produces a variety of quaffable cocktails and spirits with mixers in cans. If you’re looking for a light buzz they do a nice low alcohol G&T (which is low-cal as well) but we’re a particular fan of their rum & ginger mix. Buy their variety pack to work out which is your favourite.

Order online


Matcha mojito - Niche CocktailsMatcha mojito - Niche Cocktails

Suffolk-based Niche split their range into lowballers and highballers with a range that includes an enticing-sounding Blood Orange Old Fashioned and a Manuka Honey Whisky Sour. Their Matcha Mojito is a twist on the classic, blending matcha with Brazilian lime, white rum and mint (there's also a Mocha version too).

Order online


A very British G&T - Portobello Road GinA very British G&T - Portobello Road Gin

A very South East England serve this - it’s a mix of newish distillery Portobello Road’s London Dry Gin with the award-winning Franklin & Sons Natural Indian Tonic Water, which has been made in Rickmansworth since the late 19th century.

Order online


Nitro Infused espresso martini - FunkinEspresso martini - Funkin

There are a fair few espresso martini cans on the market, but Funkin say that what makes theirs stand out is the nitrogen they’ve infused it with - apparently that gives the drink the smooth serve you’d get if you had brought your cocktail shaker out with you.

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