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The RTD (“ready to drink“) cocktail category has exploded over the past few years. You can find bottled and canned versions of nearly any drink you can think of, but not all of them are up to snuff. Granted, many classic cocktails are simple enough to make yourself, and arguably superior when made from scratch. But when you’re expecting friends over or throwing a party, you don’t want to be tied to your bar cart all night, which is where these pre-made elixirs can come to the rescue. The good news is there are some RTD brands that are worth checking out, whether you are throwing a party or just having a drink before dinner on a Tuesday night. Here are nine of the best premium canned and bottled cocktails to try now.