British company Funkin Cocktails has chosen the Nitro Can developed by Ardagh Group for its new ready to drink (RTD) range.

The Nitro Can technology was created by the glass container manufacturer in 2016 for nitro coffee, with the new partnership with the UK-based business allowing Ardagh to enter the RTD alcoholic beverage market.

The slim aluminium can features a fixed nitrogen-infused widget to instantly mix the cocktail. When opening the tab on the can, the widget is activated, triggering the release of nitrogen microbubbles through the product.

According to the company, all the scents, flavours and colours of a bar-made cocktail will be retained during the cascading pour. The aluminium can also guarantees shelf stability in both refrigerated and ambient temperatures.

Funkin Cocktails marketing director Ben Anderson said: “This has been a great collaboration in our 20th anniversary year, we couldn’t be happier with the final product.

“Our core values are ingredients, innovation and inspiration, and Ardagh’s Nitro Can solution supports all three. We are really happy to deliver our exciting flavours in a system that keeps the product safe and tasting perfect.”

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The cocktail company is marketing the new RTD range with a 200ml-sized drink, which is now available across the UK in four flavours.

The Nitro Can will contain tastes varying from Espresso Martini and Passion fruit Martini to Amaretto Sour and Pink Gin Fizz.

Last month, Ardagh designed and produced a bottle for Elyx vodka as part of its long-term partnership with Swedish brand The Absolut Company.