These 5 Spiked Seltzers For Summer 2019 Will Expand Your Happy Hour Options
During the summer, I'm totally one of those people who is constantly trying to find new excuses to kick back, relax, and have a couple of drinks on my apartment building's rooftop. Telling myself, "It's the start of the weekend!" or simply, "It's sunny out!" are just a couple ways I justify doing so, and you know what? I'm totally OK with it. And since a light sip is generally preferred — especially when it's getting hot out — these five spiked seltzers for summer 2019 are definitely going to come in handy.
Alright, IDK about you, but I'm a little picky in regards to hard seltzer, in that I need mine to be ice cold. Room temp hard seltzer definitely does not cut it for me. But, as long as there is ice (or at least a frosty mug!) readily available, I'm totally satisfied. Right now, there are so many brands out there that are making really, really solid flavors. Whether you're more of a fan of citrus sips or happen to prefer something flowery, there is definitely something out there for everybody. Give the below options a quick look, because they are — hands down — a few of my top favorites.
1. Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer
Formerly known as SpikedSeltzer, newly named Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer recently released a lineup of botanical flavors, that include Pear Elderflower, Hibiscus Clementine, and Black Cherry Rosemary, according to the brand. With a 4.5% ABV per 12-ounce can, the brand still offers fruity classics such as Grapefruit and Black Cherry, and you can find the cans, which come in six-can variety packs and solo flavors, at most retailers nationwide. You can use the online locator to know exactly where to go.
2. Vista Bay Hard Seltzer
On May 2, German grocery chain Aldi released its own line of hard seltzers called Vista Bay. They come in four refreshing flavors, including Ruby Grapefruit, Lime, Black Cherry, and Coconut Mango. They're super cheap, with a six-pack of a single flavor only costing $5.89, and I can personally attest to the fact that each variety is worth tasting.
3. Truly Hard Seltzer
Truly Hard Seltzer is a low-sugar sip that comes in 13 (!!!) fruity flavors, according to the brand. While I'm a big fan of the Raspberry Lime and Mixed Berry, you can sip your way though Black Cherry, Blueberry, Grapefruit, or even their newest flavor, Rosé. Each slim can boasts 5% ABV, and they are now available at retailers nationwide. Just make sure to check out their online locator to see where you can buy them for yourself.
4. Smirnoff Seltzer
It should come as no surprise that vodka giant Smirnoff created its very own line of SMIRNOFF Spiked Sparkling Seltzers. Each one is light with a 4.5% ABV, and they come in a number of unique flavors, like Cranberry Lime, Raspberry Rosé, and Berry Lemonade. Check out where to buy them on the company's website, or you can order them to your doorstep via Drizly.
5. Hard Frescos
If you've never had Hard Frescos, they're simply cold-fermented versions of Aguas Frescas, which are popular Latin American drinks. According to a press release from the brand, each can combines cane sugar, sparkling water, real fruits or botanicals, and natural flavors. They come in four varieties, including Tamarind, Hibiscus, Guava Citrus, and Cucumber Lime, and each of them are available in six-packs of 12-ounce "Sleek" cans for $9.99, and 19.2-ounce "SingleServe" cans for $2.49 at retailers nationwide. Just note that price may change by location.
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with hard seltzer. Whether you're hosting a BBQ on your rooftop or simply kickin' it with your cat, it's a really refreshing way to cool off when the summer heat is in full force. So, get started on trying some of these — the flavor options are endless.