I love cocktails; bottled cocktails, not so much. Too often they're saccharinely sweet, flat-tasting, or just plain bad. The exception: Strip and Go Bare ($13), a tart, almost too-quaffable sparkling vodka lemonade. (Think of it as a refined, far less sweet take on Mike's Hard Lemonade.) Take a peek into my picnic tote on any given sunny Saturday, and you're likely to find a bottle or two tucked in among the cheese and crackers.
— Nicole Perry, assistant editor