Ready to Drink Cocktail Packaging


Ready to Drink cocktails (RTDs) is one of the fastest-growing categories in the alcohol market, so being able to stand out on the shelf is becoming more challenging every year. Our high-quality print solutions solve packaging challenges through flexible SKU management and increased carton strength, allowing your RTD beverage to stand out on the shelves and connect with shoppers.

We deliver expertise through creative and functional package design, including technical features that support your automation and fulfillment requirements. Features such as reinforced handles and coatings can also be added to your package. Decorative coatings, inks, and varnishes can be added to your package to help make it pop at retail. Our special printing capabilities also allow you to add windows to your carton so you can showcase your ready-to-drink beverage at retail!

We also have packaging solutions for Craft Beer and Seltzers.

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Our Ready to Drink Cocktail Packaging Capabilities

Experience creative control with our wide variety of packaging for canned cocktails capabilities. Depending on what your needs are, we have a solution that will help your product stay safe during transport and stand out on the shelves.

  • Size Variations – We have tooling in place to quickly turn and produce 4, 8, and 12-pack cartons and cases, however, custom sizes are available upon request.
  • Multiple Print Varieties – If you need unique solutions for either flavor packs or holiday and seasonal promotions, our multiple print version packaging is the perfect choice. It gives you the flexibility to design vivid, high-quality color packaging whenever you have new messaging or special edition cocktails you want to promote.
  • Order Flexibility – Order packaging based on demand. This not only helps save on costs, but it also reduces the chances of getting stuck with extra inventory.

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Breakthrough At Retail



Available in 4, 8, and 12 pack
Easy-to-carry handles
Easy-open perforations
Custom carton styles



Digitally printed
Short make ready and run time
Low minimums and no minimum per print


SKU Management

Reduced Inventories
Less package obsolescence
Lower overall price per package



High strength packaging
Keeps structural integrity in refrigerated environment
Easy to erect, fill and seal

Why Choose Great Northern Packaging? 

At Great Northern Packaging, we are committed to meeting your needs with our creative, cost-effective packaging solutions. When you choose us, you can take advantage of:

  • Varied printing methods: We offer a wide range of print capabilities and technologies that can use one to six colors.
  • Multiple awards: Throughout our years in business, we have obtained SQF, SFT Sourcing Label and ISO certification, plus G7 Targeted Qualification.
  • Excellent services: Experience personalized supply chain programs and the ability to customize everything from design to strength requirements depending on your specific needs.
  • Environmentally responsible solutions: Our packaging solutions consist of natural renewable resources, helping your RTD cocktail business reduce its environmental impact.

Start Designing Your Custom RTD Cocktail Packaging

Once you share a few details about your RTD packaging needs, we’ll begin designing a solution. Get started today!

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