Ready-to-Drink 101

What are Ready-to-Drink (RTD) Beverages?
A ready-to-drink beverage is a spirit or wine based product which typically has lower alcohol content than spirits or wine. NLC carries four types of Ready-to-Drink products which include ciders, coolers, cocktails, and wine beverages.

Cider
An alcoholic beverage made from apple juice.
Try: Strongbow Cider.

Vodka Based Coolers
A Ready-to-Drink beverage which is produced using vodka.
Try: Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

Rum Based Coolers
A Ready-to-Drink beverage which is produced using rum.
Try: Bacardi Breezer Island Pineapple.

Wine Based Coolers
A Ready-to-Drink beverage which is produced using wine.
Try: Boone’s.

Cocktails
Cocktails are typically higher in alcohol content than other coolers and are usually packed in 750ml or bigger formats.
Try: SkinnyGirl Margarita.

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