Boulder-based Cocktail Squad recently announced the addition of two new flavors—Whiskey Sour and Bourbon Smash—to its line of premium, ready-to-drink canned cocktails, fresh from the Rocky Mountains.
With the new additions, Cocktail Squad becomes one of the few brands in the nation with a product line crossing over four real spirits.
The Whiskey Sour starts with handmade bourbon whiskey that has a juicy finish from pressed lemon and orange juices. Gomme syrup lend a distinct richness to the classic cocktail. The Whiskey Sour is produced under nitro, so it has a creamy mouthfeel and a luscious finish.
For the Bourbon Smash, the team mixes hand-crafted bourbon whiskey, Rocky Mountain blackberries, spearmint and pressed lemons for a smash hit and refreshing, full-flavor cocktail.
Crisp, clean, and full of flavor, Cocktail Squad’s classic cocktails come in sleek, artfully branded 12-ounce cans with two servings per can and fresh, small-batch flavor. Launched in 2018 with four flagship flavors—Gin & Tonic, Margarita, Vodka Soda and Greyhound—Cocktail Squad is the answer to craft drinks that are convenient, portable and delicious. All products are 10 percent ABV, and the non-whiskey drinks are all gluten-free and have an MSRP of $4.99 per can or $20 per four-pack. Cocktail Squad creators Lauren and John Maggio conceived of the concept while enjoying a cocktail at a new local bar.
“I had this lightning-bolt moment. There are so many people like us who are busy, working hard and in the throes of parenthood who would appreciate an elevated cocktail that’s convenient and portable. Ultimately, we want to offer a full line of classic cocktails that read like the menu from your favorite bar.”
Lauren Maggio, Cocktail Squad Co-Founder
As part of the Squad, the Maggios brought together a manufacturing partner, a master sommelier, a top-tier designer and a third generation R&D expert to form the unique Squad, aptly represented by its stylish bear, fox and bird logo. Lauren, originally from New Orleans, loves to highlight what she calls a “Happy Hour Revival,” which happens by simply cracking open a Cocktail Squad can.
Cocktail Squad takes the canned cocktail experience beyond the summer barbecue. It is perfect for tailgating, skiing, holiday parties and host gifts. More than a malt beverage or spritzer, Cocktail Squad’s spirit-based products are full-sized, full-strength cocktails in a can, making the craft bar experience accessible to anyone.
The full line of products can be found in Colorado at fine liquor stores and grocery stores throughout Boulder, Denver, Longmont, Aspen, Vail and Winter Park. As of April 29, 2019, they are also available throughout Arizona at various AJ’s in Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler and Glendale, as well as Cellars Fine Wine & Spirits in Phoenix.