By 2018, that number had exploded to $550 million. It's clean, crisp, and beyond refreshing.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. While your socks won't get knocked off, there's nothing particularly wrong with either of the flavors. If you are reminiscing about Smirnoff Ice from drinking days gone by, these spiked seltzers are similar but aren't exactly the same thing. One initial fear was that these would end up being 2019 parallels to the cloying wine coolers of the ‘80s. 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. Chase is the founder and Creative Director of, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. If you want to support Wild Basin, stock up on melon basil and classic lime, and ignore all the rest of their offerings.

Roma Ristorante in Houston is hosting a virtual wine dinner with Marco Fantinel! It’s kind of like Bartending for Dummies. 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. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! This malt beverage from Wachusett Brewing Company had more of an “artificial" taste than the others, with a stronger alcoholic kick if that's what you're going for. ② White Claw Made by Mark Anthony Group, whose portfolio includes Mike’s Hard Lemonade, White Claw was one reviewer’s favorite and several … get the latest recipes, news and hacks from tasting table. Based in Austin, Texas, Mighty Swell might not be one of the top selling hard seltzers but they are making a name for themselves. It tastes like cough medicine. Use coupon code LEAP to get the deal. Available in Pineapple and Clementine — two brand new, mouth-watering flavors — it has 70 calories, 3.7% alcohol, 0g carbs and is naturally gluten free. In fact, these hard seltzers have zero grams of sugar per can, so you can drink them without guilt (listen up, Keto fans). But here's the thing — Henry's is just not that good. Who knows what happens in the fermenting process to yield these unpleasant results. In all, Truly offers 13 total flavors across their different variety packs. In fact, these are rather dry. With just 80 calories (zero from sugar), one gram of carbs, zero gluten, and only 4 percent ABV, these spiked seltzers are some of the lightest on the market. 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. Whether you're drinking at a bar, or even just need something to pair with your dinner, Bon & Viv is a marvelous choice because it's extremely easy to drink. They offer interesting flavors like clementine hibiscus, pear elderflower, and prickly pear, which is one of the best flavors across any brand. One thing you'll like about it is you get to sample some of their best flavors all in one pack: their berry mix pack. Mighty Swell in Austin is aiming for a share of the growing low-calorie, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverage market. Comment below and tell us! Houston's Iron Sommelier competition is back this year on November 12th! Of course, the real question is: how do the Mighty Swell drinks taste? The trio’s goal was to create a drink made with natural ingredients that was easy to throw into a cooler and had a laid-back vibe to match Austin’s reputation. Spiked seltzer is a relatively new phenomenon in the world of alcoholic beverages. 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. Their flavor lineup looks intriguing and phrases like "zero sugar" and "organic alcohol" are definite attention-grabbers.

Whether you're a spiked seltzer newbie or a well-versed veteran of seltzers of the hard variety, read on to view the ultimate guide to the hard seltzer brands — ranked from worst to best. If you read about a product or service on our site and make a purchase through the links we provide, we may receive a small commission or "affiliate fee" that we use to offset our editorial costs. How does their hard seltzer stack up? 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.

Well, if you are a tequila drinker, we have the seltzer for you – Sauza Agua Fuerte. Secondly, the organic alcohol they tout isn't mana from an environmentally-friendly heaven. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Making hard seltzer is easy. A post shared by White Claw (@whiteclaw) on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:13pm PST. But, that said, they just don't provide enough flavor to jump any higher in this ranking. Also, all of our readers have an opportunity to be the first to enter our fun contests and win a prize from a Houston-area restaurant, festival tickets, and other fabulous goodies! The company sent samples so we could answer that question for ourselves. White Claw fever has taken over the country, and as a result, it has become a victim of its own success with the popular hard seltzer brand confirming a nationwide shortage. 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. In 2013, SpikedSeltzer, er, bubbled up onto the scene, and several imitators have since followed suit, each with an array of fruity flavors (like lime, grapefruit and black cherry) and fun perks, like alcohol content comparable to beer (4.5 to 6 percent) but with less sugar and fewer calories and carbs. Facebook. A post shared by Nauti Seltzer (@nautiseltzer) on Oct 5, 2016 at 8:01am PDT. The results are a handful of fruity Mighty Swell cocktails in cans: grapefruit, watermelon mint, peach and the newest flavor, cherry lime. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. And early in 2019, an actual seltzer brand finally got into the mix — Polar Seltzer.

Mighty Swell added Cherry Lime to its portfolio of flavors this summer, joining Watermelon Mint, Grapefruit and Peach. We had four people blind-taste various hard citrus seltzers to determine which combination of bubble strength, sweetness, fruitiness and booziness yielded the most balancing, pleasing drink. To find these at a local retailer, check out the handy map that’s searchable by zip code.