'World's Best Bar' Winner Dante Launches Canned Cocktails Nationwide
The new line, created with F!ve Drinks Co., kicked off with a summer spritz.
Last year, New York City’s Dante racked up several awards, taking home the number one spot on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, as well as winning “World’s Best Bar” and “Best American Restaurant Bar” at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in New Orleans. And while enjoying its cocktails would have previously meant a trip to Manhattan, starting this week, you can crack open a can and have one right at home.
On September 16, Dante launched a line of canned cocktails created in partnership with F!ve Drinks Co. The drinks are inspired by the bar, and so far, there are three different varieties in the line—a Summer Spritz, "Americano 2.0", and Gin & Tonic. Each comes in four-packs that cost $13.99.
The first drink, the Summer Spritz, is billed as “a bright, crisp cocktail of fresh cucumber, elderflower, and lemon built around a cooling measure of gin.” The full list of ingredients includes gin, elderflower cordial, cucumber bitters, cucumber, melon, and grape juices, with an ABV that rings in at 12.5 percent—the highest of the three cocktails. The Americano 2.0, on the other hand, has a 9.5 percent ABV and features amaro, vermouth, bitters, and soda water. As for the G&T? It contains gin and tonic water, of course, along with citrus zest. The ABV is 11 percent, and the description calls the drink "a more floral, aromatic blend of botanicals than your standard Gin and Tonic."
The Summer Spritz is available to order now, while the Americano 2.0 will launch in October and the Gin & Tonic will launch in November. If you want to give the drinks a try, you can find them on F!ve Drinks Co.’s website for nationwide delivery (per the FAQs section, the company currently doesn’t ship to Alabama, Delaware, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, or Virginia) and at select liquor stores in New York.