Tip Top Proper Cocktails

Just as a great bartender needs to know how to make the classics, so should a great ready-to-pour cocktail brand. Tip Top Proper Cocktails debuted this year with a line of familiar libations including Manhattan, Old Fashioned and Negroni, all in 3.3 oz. cans and containing between 25% and 37% ABV per serving. The premium look and feel of the packaging, combined with regal turn-of-the-century style branding (the giraffe with a top hat and monocle is a wonderful touch), do a lot to communicate the quality of the liquid inside. Once they’ve been poured and stirred, it’s easy to declare it among the best of the year.