Well, the jury is still out. 18 hours ago, by Jessica Harrington Maha markets themselves as the healthy version of hard seltzer. Launched in 2016 by Mark Anthony Brands (maker of Mike's Hard Lemonade), White Claw sales reached $327.7 million in July 2019 and dominates with about 60 percent of the market. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Bihar Poll Results: LJP Ensures Mahagathbandhan's Victory in 35 Seats by Taking Away JDU's Votes, Kaun Banega Crorepati 12's first crorepati, Nazia Nasim, recites a beautiful shayari for Amitabh Bachchan, leaving the host speechless, Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article, మన రాష్ట్రాలు, మన సినిమాలు, మన వార్తలు తెలుగులో, 6 simple cocktails everyone should know how to make by the time they're 30, The best affordable liquor, according to experts, 10 cheap wines that will fool your friends into thinking you bought an expensive bottle. By Elizabeth Bacharach. Following a tasting of over 130 offerings, here are the 30 best hard seltzer brands you can buy, tasted and ranked. While there have been similar options throughout the years (remember Zima? Corona is a popular Mexican beer brand, and it now sells 12-ounce hard seltzers. Please select the topics you're interested in: Would you like to turn on POPSUGAR desktop notifications to get breaking news ASAP? Unless your bank account is low and you enjoy drinking water-flavored beer, you know to stay away. If you're looking for a convenient replacement for your vodka and soda, White Claw has created Pure. In the long run, it will likely be better for business if this brand pared down their offerings and sold just their best flavors rather than trying to be everything to everyone in the spiked seltzer world. 13 hours ago, by Amanda Prahl A lot of brands have versions of spiked seltzers in a variety of flavours, although not all of them contain the same amount of alcohol. Also, to adjust for the lack of sweetness, the flavors are more crisp and floral. Smirnoff jumped into the hard seltzer game back in 2016 and has yet to make a real splash in terms of market share or fans. The seltzers are a combination of sparkling water, grape wine, and natural flavors in four unique varieties: peach and nectarine, cherry and cranberry, pineapple and passion fruit, and strawberry and guava. Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water comes in blueberry-lemon, pineapple, lemon-lime, strawberry-kiwi, passion-fruit, and peach-mango flavors. Source: Target, Foto: Natural Light Seltzer now comes in three flavors. I’ll take one in every flavor. by. Some people don't like the smell of the black cherry variety but the taste is magnificent. Crook and Marker's Spiked and Sparkling drinks are made with organic alcohol that contains quinoa, amaranth, millet, and cassava. Vive is trying to stand out from the pack with their use of pure Kentucky artisan water and only natural flavors, calling the product a "better-for-you alcoholic beverage." In fact, these hard seltzers have zero grams of sugar per can, so you can drink them without guilt (listen up, Keto fans). They were consistent, tasted like the actual flavor, and weren’t shy to try bold interpretations of sparkling water. However, if you can find Sauza Agua Fuerte, it's time for a fiesta with all your closest amigos, as this hard seltzer goes down smoother than your favorite margarita. You might think of Smirnoff for its vodka, but the brand also has a line of hard seltzers. Each one is mixed with Sauza brand silver tequila and contains no artificial flavoring. The brand also has a ginger-lime flavor highlighted on its website. The cherry variety is actually a pleasant surprise in terms of how natural it tastes, while the grapefruit version manages to capture the flavor of grapefruit without the harsh bitterness. Currently, their flavors include Blackberry Hibiscus, Blood Orange Chili, Grapefruit Cardamom, Lime Lemongrass, Pear Chamomile, and Pomegranate Ginger. The brand comes in nine flavors so far, and they are sold in two different variety packs. But somewhere between the idea and product, things went awry. Alternatively, their classic lime is what you are looking for in a traditional seltzer drink. Try This Low-Sugar Recipe That's Only 200 Calories, This Pizza Stone Makes Restaurant-Quality Pizza, No Cooking Skills Needed, Babe's Election Night Survival Kit Comes With a Scream Pillow and, of Course, Wine, I Tried the New Brach's Turkey Dinner Candy Corn and (Barely) Lived to Tell the Tale, Anheuser-Busch's First Black Female Brewmaster Natalie Johnson Wants More Black Talent in the Beer Business. While there are tons of brands out there right now, I took it upon myself to do the gruelling job of drinking some of the most popular spiked seltzers just so you could know which ones are worth buying. But the company is making some strategic partnerships — they are the Official Hard Seltzer of the Indiana Pacers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Columbus Blue Jackets — so it's probable that their reach will expand in the not too distant future. In terms of alcohol content, PRESS has some of the lightest seltzers on the list, at just 4 percent ABV. In addition to black cherry, the other flavors are grapefruit, mango, and lime. Their grapefruit and pineapple varieties are outstanding, with the fruit flavor taking center stage. How does their hard seltzer stack up? So, you love margaritas, but you don't like those margaritas in a can? PRESS seltzer isn't as smooth as some of the other brands, but it's definitely unique if you are looking for something outside the traditional seltzer flavors — or you are trying to impress a date by flexing your adventurous taste buds. No matter what you want to call it, these boozy seltzer drinks have become a force to be reckoned with as people are drawn to the unique flavors and relatively low number of carbohydrates and calories in each drink. Their offerings are refreshing, crisp, and easy to drink, but not especially notable either positively or negatively. 06/10, by Victoria Messina So, if you are looking for a low-cost buzz, you've stumbled into an acceptable option. While most boozy seltzers are blended with malt liquor, High Noon Sun Sips is blended with actual vodka. But wait a few seconds and you will be hit with the aftertaste. The seltzer is currently available in lime and wild-berry flavors. The other flavor that is a must-taste from Mighty Swell is their watermelon mint. The brand sells a variety pack with tangerine-yuzu, raspberry, and black-cherry flavors. After their big beer success, how will they fare with spiked seltzer? Registratie of gebruik van deze site vindt plaats onder Algemene Voorwaarden en Privacybeleid. Source: Binny’s. 16 hours ago, by Murphy Moroney Copyright © 2020 Business Insider Nederland. You might think of Smirnoff for its vodka, but the brand also has a line of hard seltzers. The Daytripper Mix features the fresh-lime, strawberry-watermelon, mandarin-orange, and cranberry-lime flavors. When you're sipping your beverage on the beach with the sand between your toes and the sun roasting your skin, you'll want your drink in hand to be one like High Noon Sun Sips. Bon & Viv is the third best-selling spiked seltzer in the country, and it might start gaining some more traction since it recently became the Official Hard Seltzer of the NFL. Smirnoff continues to be the best-selling vodka in the world, but does that mean you should trust all their endeavors, or does it mean they should just stick to what they know best? It should be noted that Mighty Swell has more sugar than some of the other spiked seltzer favorites with 110 calories and four grams of sugar per 12-ounce can. 3 weeks ago, by Victoria Messina The brand also offers pineapple and clementine flavors in their lower-calorie seltzers with 3.7% ABV. When you see the marketing for Crook & Marker, you might think you've hit an alcohol-fueled jackpot and are on your way to acquiring one of the best hard seltzers out there. But how does it taste? As it stands, Vive Hard Seltzer is only available in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. 2 days ago, by Yerin Kim But, across the board, you'll get no aftertaste, which is one of the biggest turnoffs of a disappointing spiked seltzer. Well, if you are a tequila drinker, we have the seltzer for you – Sauza Agua Fuerte. The taste of this beverage is extremely sweet, artificial, and overall nasty — not exactly what you are looking for in a light, refreshing seltzer. Polar teamed up with Boston's Harpoon Brewery to create a new line of hard seltzer — Arctic Summer. Their flavor choices range from satisfactory (Strawberry Kiwi) to subpar (Blueberry Lemon) and a bunch of other middle of the road options in between. That said, if you want something to enjoy by the pool all day, Wild Basin melon basil is it. But it's there — and it keeps Truly out of the number one spot. Source: PBR, Foto: Four Loko makes high-alcohol seltzers with 12% ABV. The varieties of Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer range from basically flavorless (looking at you, Raspberry Rosé) to too much overbearing flavoring — most notably in the Watermelon, which for some reason tastes like bad bubblegum. Not all spiked seltzers are created equal, however, so keep reading for the top 10 spiked-seltzer brands from best to worst. You'll like it. The nutritional stats are similar to many other spiked seltzers, coming in at 5 percent ABV, 100 calories, and two grams of carbs per can. So, it is definitely a bit different than your run of the mill hard seltzer. There's good reason they're second when it comes to the best selling non-alcoholic seltzer brands in America. Another major player on the scene, our testers didn’t love the Truly seltzers quite as much as the competition (though it is worth pointing out that they do offer 16 flavors, the most of any brand on the market). Cherry and lime typically mesh well together as long as there is a nice balance — and in this case, there is. Pabst Stronger Seltzer boasts a higher ABV than most other hard seltzers and even many larger-production lagers – including the original PBR beer. 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