Created by the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, Boulevard Brewing, Fling Craft Cocktails are some of our favorite ready-to-drink cocktails we’ve had in a long time. They are crafted with natural ingredients and each flavor tasted like the cocktail named on the front, which isn’t always the case with canned cocktails like these! Each Fling Craft Cocktail comes in a 12 oz can (sold in four-packs) that is perfect for enjoying at home, at the beach, at a grill-out, or around the bonfire. We think these canned cocktails are going to be a hit for summer get-togethers, and they take the mess, prep, and guesswork out of making cocktails for a large group! Fling Craft cocktails come in four delicious flavors: Blood Orange Vodka Soda, Cucumber Lime Gin And Tonic, Mai Tai, and Margarita.
The packaging is bright and attractive, and adds to the “party” vibe of these drinks! And the distinctively colored cans for each flavor will make it easy for guests (or you!) to see which they’re going for! The fun, colorful, and whimsical can design go the extra distance to let you know that this isn’t your ordinary backyard beverage! Overall, we LOVE the concept of ready to drink cocktails, but find that they often fall short when it comes to flavor or strength. We thought Fling Craft Cocktails not only tasted NEARLY as good as the real deal (nothing’s going to beat a margarita with freshly squeezed lime!), but they also delivered the buzz we’d expect from a mixed drink! If you’ve been burned by canned cocktails in the past, it might be time to give them another shot!
For the minimalists among us, there’s Fling’s Blood Orange Vodka Soda. This flavor is less sweet than some of the others offered, and it also has the lowest alcohol content of the bunch at 5%. This one isn’t for those who love a sugary sweet cocktail. We’d recommend it for the mixed drink purists. Made from a blend of 360 Vodka, soda water, and just a hint of tart, citrusy blood orange! This is also a great low-calorie option with only 100 calories!
We loved Fling’s take on this classic mixed drink! Another one that would make a great choice for those who don’t want anything too sugary-sweet or tropical, they make this flavor by combining Builders Botanical Gin, tonic, and hints of lime and cucumber. This flavor could use a little more balance, and the gin tasted a bit strong and sharp for our tastes, but gin lovers will enjoy!! The cucumber and lime flavors are noticeable but subtle and lend a nice freshness! This flavor has 7% alcohol and 170 calories.
For those seeking more tropical flavors, look no further than the Fling Craft Cocktails Mai Tai! We loved the pink, floral can design for this one! It instantly makes you feel like you’re on the beach at a tiki bar! They use lime, orange, almond, and spices blended with Virgin Islands Rum to create this flavor! We loved the sweet, fruity, tropical taste but this one tasted the least like the regular mixed drink to us. Although all these drinks are made with all-natural ingredients, we tasted a sickly sweet almost chemical flavor in this one. We’re not sure what it was, but it didn’t ruin the drink for us! We still enjoyed this tropical treat overall. The Mai Tai has 8% ABV and 197 calories.
An absolute summer staple, the Fling Margarita was our favorite flavor of all. It tasted like a real margarita! (Well, close. Like we said, you can’t beat the flavor of real fresh squeezed lime.) They use Mean Mule American Agave spirit, lime, and salt to put that familiar margarita flavor into a can! The canned margarita has been done time and time again, but we’re often disappointed by ready-to-drink margs that are too sweet and syrupy or WAY too strong. This one strikes the perfect balance, and the bright green and pink can puts a smile on your face! The Margarita has 7.5% ABV and 198 calories.
For more information visit Boulevard Brewing Co. website.