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Bottled cocktails: booze to stock in your cooler this summer

Drinking outside has never been so easy.

Of course, we mean on your terrace, backyard, rooftop or fire escape #opencontainerlaws

With plenty of new cocktails ready to drink right out of the bottle, we've moved beyond sickeningly sweet spiked soda and have a plethora of sophisticated, boozy options for easy enjoyment.

Get your cooler ready -- no red cups necessary -- these cocktails are ready to enjoy cold right out of the can!

Maven Cocktails

These wine-vodka combos taste like something your favorite
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These wine-vodka combos taste like something your favorite Hamptons Beach Club, but you can drink them right out of the frosted glass bottle! Solving the problem of wanting to drink a bottle of wine outside but not having cups, grabbing a chilled four-pack of these individually portioned vodka and Chardonnay or Pinot Noir cocktails is the perfect solution.

$5.99, wineoutlet.com

VO | CO Vodka Coconut Water

If you stuck a straw in a coconut,
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If you stuck a straw in a coconut, shook it with low proof vodka and sipped it on the beach, you'd get something pretty similar to this tin-bottled drink. While the New York Daily News was infamously not a fan of the beachy beverage, we definitely support stocking it in your daytime drink coolers. The electrolytes in coconut water keep you hydrated and can help prevent a hangover after one too many beach drinks.

$3.99, liquorama.net

Fishers Island Lemonade

We know that packaged, boozy lemonade has a
Photo Credit: Fishers Island Lemonade

We know that packaged, boozy lemonade has a bad reputation. We're not naming any names here, but Fishers Island Lemonade is totally different from that colorful bottle you sometimes can't resist at the bodega. Created by a bartender who spent her summers on Fishers Island, New York, this canned cocktail actually tastes like a summer refreshment you'd order at a bar. Real lemon juice, vodka and whiskey flavor this tart and not too sweet drink, best enjoyed cold out of the can or over ice. $16.99/ 4 cans, maximumbev.com

Underwood Wine

Anywhere you'd want to bring a can of
Photo Credit: Union Wine

Anywhere you'd want to bring a can of beer you can bring this can of wine, that's surprisingly pretty good! Note that a typical can has about twice the ABV of a can of beer -- so pace yourself. And yes, you can classily drink rose from a can. $24/ four pack, unionwinecompany.com

Tiqo

Forget smuggling tequila in your Gatorade, this pre-bottled
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Forget smuggling tequila in your Gatorade, this pre-bottled tequila cocktail tastes like it should be served in a tiki glass, but the black bottle is fine too. Made with Tequilo Blanco, coconut water, lime juice, ginger, tumeric and just a bit of carbonation, the 6% ABV beverage is just the right amount of refreshing and buzzy. Find it at local bars and liquor stores, tiqobeverage.com

Fruli Strawberry Beer

While it's technically a beer, not a cocktail,
Photo Credit: Fruli

While it's technically a beer, not a cocktail, the sweet fruitiness of this alcoholic beverage make it quite unlike any malted beverage you've previously enjoyed on the beach. The Belgian white beer has fruity strawberry flavor in each sip -- and yes, it's pretty good through a straw. At 4.1% ABV, it's a pretty safe bet for day drinking. Look for the bottle in local liquor stores, fruli.be

BONUS: Turkey's Nest take-out

Whether you're craving a lime green frozen margarita
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Whether you're craving a lime green frozen margarita or a 32oz local craft beer, Williamsburg Dive Bar Turkey's Nest Tavern can provide your to-go cocktail needs. Place your order, enjoy your mixed drink in a Styrofoam cup inside the bar or sneak out to McCarren Park, East River State Park or wherever your to-go drink takes you. Cash only. 94 Bedford Ave., 718-384-9774

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