5 Of The Best Hard Seltzer Brands To Have In Your Fridge
We’ve seen some serious growth with hard seltzer this year and there are no signs of it slowing down. A lot of us are used to seltzer as a light mixer, but it’s pretty genius to make seltzer with a kick of its own. The great part about hard seltzer is that it has way less sugar than other mixed drinks. It’s the perfect drink for getting a refreshingly light buzz without the heaviness of a wine or beer. While the market keeps on expanding, here are five of the best hard seltzer brands to keep in your fridge.
1. White Claw Hard Seltzer
A company called White Claw has developed a special brewing method for its hard seltzer called the BrewPure Process. The gluten-free drink is inspired by the white claw waves, a legendary set of three waves that travel across oceans to create a monstrous wave that tops all waves. White Claw doesn’t use artificial flavors or sweeteners, colors or preservatives. The alcohol comes from fermented sugars with a boost from cane sugar and fruit juice for extra flavor. White Claw comes in five flavors: mango, black cherry, Ruby Grapefruit, Natural Lime and raspberry. Each can has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 5 percent and about 100 calories.
2. Briggs Hard Seltzer
Another one of our favorite hard seltzers is Briggs Hard Seltzer. It’s made with 100 percent real fruit and no artificial flavors, no added sugar or preservatives. Each can contains three ingredients: filtered water, alcohol from the cold-brewed sugar and fruit juice. Briggs Hard Seltzer has an ABV of 5 percent and comes in three flavors: cranberry, grapefruit and pineapple.
3. Truly Spiked And Sparkling
For anyone looking to steer clear of extra sugar, Truly Spiked and Sparkling comes in 16-ounce cans with an ABV of 5 percent and about 100 calories per can. The hard seltzer is made with simple ingredients and hints of fruit with no artificial sweeteners. Available nationwide, Truly comes in flavors including berry, Colima lime, grapefruit and pomelo, pomegranate, blueberry acai, and lemon and yuzu.
4. Spiked Seltzer
Crafted with purified water and natural ingredients, SpikedSeltzer is made with cold-pressed citrus essence from a variety of fruits. The citrus essence is fermented to give SpikedSeltzer an ABV of 6 percent. It’s clean, crisp and bubbly without being overly sweet or heavy like certain wines or beer. Available nationwide, SpikedSeltzer is naturally gluten-free with 140 calories per can. You’ll find four flavors available: Indian River Grapefruit, West Indies Lime, Cape Cod Cranberry and Valencia Orange.
5. Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer
Smirnoff Ice, on the one hand, is insanely sweet and can cause some colossal hangovers. Luckily the vodka brand now makes a Spiked Sparkling Seltzer which is lighter all around. Smirnoff’s spiked seltzer cans have an ABV of 4.5 percent with around 90 calories per can. It comes in flavors like orange mango, cranberry lime, watermelon, berry lemonade and raspberry rosé.