Diane Abbott's favourite canned cocktails are 'too cheap and too strong', warn experts

Mail Online | 4/24/2019 | Sam Blanchard Health Reporter For Mailonline
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People drinking cans of pre-mixed cocktails may be getting more than they bargained for and putting their health at risk, experts have claimed.

Cans of gin and tonic, whiskey and coke, or mojito – like the kind Labour MP Diane Abbott was caught drinking on the London Overground last week – could be stronger than many drinkers realise.

Drinks - Packaging

The drinks have even been called 'dangerous' because they are so cheap and strong but are marketed in small, colourful packaging.

Social media users last week claimed Marks & Spencer branches had sold out of its £2 mojito cans after the Shadow Home Secretary was snapped drinking one.

Supermarket - Sales - G - T - Cans

And the supermarket also said its sales of G&T cans had risen 24 per cent after the main character drank them in the BBC comedy, Fleabag.

Containing an eight per cent alcohol content, the drinks 'pack quite a punch', one expert said in a warning about the popular cans.

Drinks - Supermarkets - Asda - Jack - Daniels

Pre-mixed drinks are available from most supermarkets, with Asda selling Jack Daniels' and cola 330ml cans, with five per cent alcohol, for £1.80 each.

A Sainsbury's own-brand gin and tonic 250ml can costs just £1 and contains five per cent alcohol.

Tesco - Woo - Woo - Cocktail - Price

And Tesco sells its own-brand Woo Woo cocktail in a 250ml can for the same price of...
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