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Are RTD Cocktails Healthier?

Are RTD Cocktails Healthier?

Do you want to refresh yourself on a hot summer day or recharge your body with a healthy beverage? Or are you hosting a pool party where the audience is health-conscious, and you need to find the best offerings? On such occasions, mixed beverages are your rescue, and you must be thinking about Ready-to-Drink and pre-mixed drinks. What’s Healthy Drinking Taking away the hassle of mixing flavors,...

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Why Canned Cocktails are Perfect for Camping

Why Canned Cocktails are Perfect for Camping

Put down the cocktail shaker and leave the heavy handles of liquor behind—there’s a new way to enjoy your favorite adult beverages at your next outdoor excursion: That’s where canned cocktails (a.k.a Ready-to-drink or RTD cocktails) come in, offering the perfect solution for situations where you don’t have the space or supplies to make a drink. And since the weather is perfect for the outdoors,...

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Best Canned Cocktails to Sip on Labor Day weekend

Best Canned Cocktails to Sip on Labor Day weekend

It’s time to say farewell to summer and welcome the fall, but that doesn’t go without one last hurrah for summertime fun! Sip on these RTD craft cocktails this Labor Day Weekend to wrap up your summer the right way!   Sip on Sweet Summer Vibes with a Chaco Flaco Strawberry Daiquiri Canned Cocktail  Nothing says summer quite like piña coladas and daiquiris! By infusing the tropical tastes of...

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Best Summer Snacks to go with Canned Cocktails

Best Summer Snacks to go with Canned Cocktails

Summer is still here– and of course, nothing pairs better than cold cocktails and flaming barbecue in this season. Chaco Flaco RTD cocktails are founded on the premise of using only healthy, clean ingredients and all-natural flavors. In fact– it’s right in our name! “Flaco” means “Skinny”! So if you don’t feel like firing up the grill or eating something heavy, here are some snacks and...

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How to Throw a Cocktail Party – Chaco Flaco Style!

How to Throw a Cocktail Party – Chaco Flaco Style!

Are you a closet bartender? Well, the weather is perfect to dazzle your friends with your skills and throw a cocktail party. And our Ready-To-Drink canned cocktails and mixers are here to make your life easier.    Here’s how you can throw a cocktail party this season, Chaco Flaco style!   Create Cocktail Batches To start, work smarter by pre-batching your cocktails. As a cocktail...

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Chaco Flaco’s Canned Cocktails Surge on the Scene in SO-CAL + CO

Chaco Flaco’s Canned Cocktails Surge on the Scene in SO-CAL + CO

Just a decade after the creation of Chaco Flaco’s Canned Cocktails recipes in a kitchen in Tempe, AZ, this industry-leading cocktail is sweeping the Western U.S. and continuing to add states of distribution where you can enjoy Chaco Flaco! Now in addition to its roots and home state of Arizona, Chaco Flaco premium canned cocktails can now also be enjoyed in Southern California and Colorado.  ...

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Tempe-based Chaco Flaco finds niche in canned cocktail market with all-natural ingredients

Chaco Flaco started in co-founder Chuck Moore’s Tempe kitchen in 2012, when the mixologist and bar manager would make margaritas in his blender at home and sell them in empty milk jugs. Fast-forward to 2021 and he and his partner, Steve Cislaw, have cornered the canned cocktail market, launching in AJ’s Fine Foods in May and throughout the Southwest, California and Colorado later this year. We’ll be sipping the refreshing, ready-to-drink strawberry daiquiri all summer.

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Chaco Flaco is Taking Over the Canned Cocktail World

For years, flavored seltzers have dominated the RTD market. But the allure of low-calorie, low-ABV, mild-tasting drinks is fading. As the world re-opens after COVID-19 and a year of making their own drinks at home, people are looking for bold, spirit-focused drinks that offer the same convenience as a seltzer.

Enter: Chaco Flaco, award-winning craft cocktails in a can. They’ve taken what seltzers started, and evolved the RTD space with their high-quality, full-flavored drinks that are easy to incorporate into any beverage program.

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CANNED COCKTAIL REVIEW: CHACO FLACO

Happy Friday cocktail lovers! This week I’m trying the full lineup from Chaco Flaco and I’m super excited about it partly because I love the branding so much and partly because these are made with real liquor!! Not flavored wine or beer or malt beverage. Real vodka, real tequila, and real rum! They are already winning in my book!!

And that branding! Everything about it makes me happy. The colors, the details, the little skeleton guy telling me to “just chill & serve.” Perfection! This brand is checking all of my boxes so far. So let’s pop ’em open and see how they taste.

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Chaco Flaco started in co-founder Chuck Moore’s Tempe kitchen in 2012, when the mixologist and bar manager would make margaritas in his blender at home and sell them in empty milk jugs. Fast-forward to 2021 and he and his partner, Steve Cislaw, have cornered the canned cocktail market, launching in AJ’s Fine Foods in May and throughout the Southwest, California and Colorado later this year. We’ll be sipping the refreshing, ready-to-drink strawberry daiquiri all summer.

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20 places to celebrate Memorial Day in Metro Phoenix

Ditch your White Claws this year– we’re leveling up. Sip poolside with an emerging titan in the canned cocktail industry. Chaco Flaco’s are flavor-first craft cocktails in a can that are all-natural, dairy-free, contain no HFCs (high fructose corn syrup), and are lower-calorie, low sodium, and lower carb. The best part of all of that? The flavor wasn’t sacrificed for those bonuses. The first three sparkling Chaco Flaco flavors are a strawberry daiquiri, a smoky habanero mango margarita (you can actually taste that the habanero was fire-roasted), and a vodka berry mule. Chaco Flaco is available in AJ’s Fine Foods, Whole Foods, and Bashas for $14.99 for a pack of 4. Local restaurants including The Local (Chandler), The Porch (Tempe/Arcadia), Handlebar Diner (Eastmark, Mesa), and La Cocina (Central Phoenix) also carry Chaco Flaco.

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4 Phoenix companies are raising the bar for cocktail mixers

Chuck Moore’s entrepreneurial days started in 2012, when he was a bar manager at Dos Gringos in south Tempe. Many of the margarita mixes on the market were filled with sugar and artificial flavors. So at home, he experimented on his NutriBullet, creating a healthier, all-natural version with fresh oranges and limes, and Stevia. His coworkers and customers loved his homemade margarita mix, which he named Chaco Flaco — Chaco was his nickname and “flaco” means skinny in Spanish.

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15 BLOODY MARYS FOR WHEN YOU’RE BLOODY HUNGOVER

I’ve heard several people call The Parish’s Bloody Mary one of the best one in town. It’s a bold statement for a bold drink.

They use a local Chaco Flaco drink mix — which kicks up the spice — and serve the drink iced in a salt-rimmed glass with house-pickled okra.

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Chefs rally behind Phoenix’s Tacos Chiwas after break-in

“Tacos Chiwas has become a hangout for local chefs, and the food is incredible and the owners are great people,” said Szabo, former head chef at Match Cuisine & Cocktails in Phoenix’s Found:Re Hotel. “I told Armando that I would love to start this Go Fund Me, and help (him) with costs to replace whatever he needs… because that is what community is all about.”

Also, Adam Allison of Tempe drink mixer company Chaco Flaco is encouraging people to come into Tacos Chiwas for Taco Tuesday on March 21.

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Phoenix announces signature food and drink for race weekend

Spring Break, NASCAR-style, and fans coming to the Good Sam 500 race weekend are encouraged to take advantage of the exclusive food and beverage offerings – only at PIR – including the Two-wide Spicy Tempura Burger and the Fuzzy’s Desert Mule. A collaboration between PIR and Americrown, the Two-wide Spicy Tempura Burger is a tempura-battered all Natural grass fed-beef patty topped with ham, charred peppers, Yancy’s Fancy jalapeno cayenne cheddar cheese, and pineapple ketchup on a whole wheat bun.

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Meet Chuck Moore of Chaco Flaco Drinks in Tempe

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Chaco Flaco Drinks story. Tell us more about the business.
Together, our team at Chaco Flaco has created what we’ve been told is the best-tasting line of drink mixers on the market. Our point of pride is that our mixers are all-natural, gluten-free, non-GMO, Kosher, dairy-free, and contain no HFCs. Each one is low calorie, low sodium, and low carb and uses only natural sugars. We proudly introduced to the world the OG Margarita, the 4 berry mint cucumber Mojito, the Forbidden Horchata, Dr. Skin and Bones Pina Colada, the Strawberry Bandita, Bloody Maria, and her sister with an attitude Verde Maria (one of the first-ever bottled green bloody mary), We worked our butts off on the business side of matters starting off at local farmer’s markets.

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Friday Foodie Inspiration: Chaco Flaco

Not just for drinks!

chacoflacoAlthough Chaco Flaco is the perfect complement to your margarita or mojito, it can be used for so much more. We’ve iced up some into little mojito popsicles and most recently we decided to make some pulled chicken with the margarita flavor. It was simple to do and made my dinner plans super simple. All I did was heat up my pan with some oil and a clove of smashed garlic. Once the pan has heated up and the garlic is fragrant I threw some chicken thighs in their skin down and browned each side. My last step was pouring in enough Chaco Flaco Margarita to almost cover the chicken. Sit back and let them beauties simmer.

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