About Cutwater Spirits…

October 4, 2022
About America’s Most
Award-Winning Canned Cocktails

Armed with an unwavering drive to innovate, our founder and master distiller Yuseff Cherney has grown Cutwater Spirits from a passion project into an award-winning craft spirits brand that’s pioneered the canned cocktail category.

Meet the Founder


When the founder and master distiller Yuseff Cherney began making spirits, it was just a hobby in the back of his brewery. He custom-built his first pot still from an old beer fermenter to distill rum, vodka, gin, whiskey and more. Driven by his experimental nature and strong commitment to quality, Yuseff and his team have grown Cutwater Spirits from a passion project into an award-winning craft spirits brand. He swiftly pioneered a category with the introduction of Cutwater’s canned classic cocktails. Now, we can all enjoy a great cocktail in the places we want to be whether it’s fishing at sea, hiking abroad, or a backyard barbecue. You can still find Yuseff at our production facility in San Diego where he is focused on perfecting recipes for Cutwater’s ever-expanding range of exceptional spirits and canned cocktail offerings. Let the adventure continue.

Check out the story of Cutwater HERE.

Cutwater Canned Cocktails we currently offer:


Lime Margarita Can & 4-PackA San Diego Take on a Classic. Our Tequila Margarita puts a south of the border favorite in the palm of your hand. The tequila imparts a floral aroma with a smooth finish that complements our mix of tart lime, pure cane sugar, and a subtle hint of orange. The combination is a perfectly balanced margarita with a Cutwater twist.


Cutwater Mango Margarita Can & 4-PackRelease the mango! A tropical twist on the Cutwater classic. Made with real tequila and natural flavors, this fresh take on our margarita delivers a juicy burst of mango.


Cutwater Strawberry Margarita Can & 4-PackMade with real tequila and refreshing strawberry purée, this marg is inspired by summer nights spent south of the border. An instant vacation you can enjoy anytime.


Cutwater Tequila Paloma Can & 4-PackA Grapefruit Citrus Twist. Our Tequila Paloma puts a south of the border favorite in the palm of your hand. The tequila gives a floral aroma with a smooth finish that complements the sweet flavors of our grapefruit soda. It’s a sparkling citrus cocktail that will have you dreaming of your next beach getaway.

Vodka Mule Can & 4-PackA Mule with a Kick. Ginger, a splash of bitters, and a hint of lime makes for the start of an unforgettable mule. We mix in our exceptionally smooth award-winning Cutwater Vodka and the party really gets started. The end result is spicy, bold, and ready-to-enjoy from our copper colored can.

White Russian Can & 4-Pack
This elevated twist on a classic abides by the old-school recipe is made in the USA. Our award-winning Vodka with coffee cream liqueur has big notes of vanilla and chocolate.


Lime Vodka Soda Slim Can & 4-Pack
99 Calories. Full of Spirit. Our Lime Vodka Soda combines our award-winning US-made Cutwater Vodka – six times distilled and 15 times filtered with our lightly flavored, lime soda water. The result is a premium and refreshing cocktail that’s ready-to-enjoy.

Cutwater Tequila Soda 4-Pack
Tequila made from blue agave combines with soda water and a hint of lime for a refreshing cocktail that’s ready-to-enjoy anywhere.


Cutwater Long Island Iced Tea Can & 4-Pack
Our elevated interpretation of this notorious cocktail features four award-winning spirits with citrus notes and a splash of cola.


Cutwater Vodka Transfusion Can & 4-Pack
Time for another round. The cure for your triple bogey. Made with our award-winning US-made vodka, ginger beer, and grape juice, this refreshing elixir is ready to enjoy on or off the course.

Tiki Rum Mai Tai Can & 4-PackCutwater Barrel Aged Rum, Bali Hai Tiki Gold Rum, pineapple, coconut, and citrus combine to balance this bright cocktail with an aged depth.


Mint & Lime Rum Mojito Slim Can & 4-PackA vacation state of mind. Notes of gently muddled mint and lime are enhanced by natural cane sugar. Topped with Cutwater Bali Hai White Rum and soda water, it’s a refreshing and easy escape year-round.


Cutwater Whiskey Mule Can & 4 packOur ginger beer, a hint of lime, and aromatic bitters flavor makes for the start of a perfect mule. The addition of our award-winning Bourbon adds a depth of flavor to turn the classic on its head. Spicy, bold, and ready-to-enjoy.


Bloody Mary – Can & 4-PackA Classic Bloody Mary. Our Mild Bloody Mary is perfect for those who like a stronger dose of tomato in their mix. This veggie-forward cocktail is made with our signature US-made Cutwater Vodka, featuring ripe tomatoes and exotic spices, for a classic cocktail that is dangerously drinkable. *Does not contain shellfish/fish

Ranch Water Mixed Slim 8-PackRanch Water Mixed 8 Pack. Award-winning Cutwater tequila with soda water and juice is the base for our refreshing trio of Ranch Waters. Inspired by warm afternoons spent under southwestern skies, this mixed pack includes the classic lime along with refreshing watermelon and prickly pear. Grab ’em and you’re ready-to-roam.

Vodka Soda Mixed Slim 8-Pack
Vodka Soda Mixed Pack


Tequila Mixed 6-Pack

Tequila Variety Pack.