Bud Light Seltzer Review: Strawberry Daiquiri
Bud Light Seltzer Strawberry Daiquiri is Heavy on Berry Flavor
— Daiquiri is the name of a beach in Cuba, as well as the name of a nearby iron mine. An American mining engineer invented the daiquiri drink while he was in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. It is believed that the daiquiri was introduced to New York society by U.S. Congressman William A. Chandler. In 1909 Rear Admiral Lucius W. Johnson introduced the drink to the Army Navy Club in Washington D.C. While the daiquiri has evolved from being served in a tall glass over cracked ice to being a shaker-mixed beverage with shaved ice served in a chilled coupe glass, its ingredients have basically stayed the same. The recipe consists of rum, juice, and superfine sugar. Adapting the daiquiri to the spiked soda water market is Bud Light Seltzer Strawberry Daiquiri.
The flavorful concoction is part of Bud Light Seltzer’s “Out of Office” limited edition variety pack. Opening up a can of Bud Light Seltzer Strawberry Daiquiri instantly transports you to fields filled with wild berries as far as the eye can see. If pink was a scent, that would be the aroma of this hard seltzer. It is a light and airy fragrance. It invites you in without hitting you over the head. If you pour your can over ice, you will notice a pleasant pink hue to the nectar. In terms of alcohol content, this one is fairly middle of the road with a 5% alcohol by volume (ABV). Each can contains 100 calories, and only 2 grams of total carbohydrates and 0 grams of total sugars. This hard seltzer is gluten free like all flavors found in our Bud Light Seltzer Reviews category.
Bud Light Seltzer Strawberry Daquiri is Stevia Sweetened
The recipe for this Bud Light Seltzer cocktail includes cold-fermented cane sugar, natural flavors, fruit juice, vegetable juice, stevia leaf extract, and malted rice. When you take your first sip you will be smacked in the face with flavor. To be certain, this hard seltzer is very strong when it comes to flavor. Not only is the flavor strong, it is exceptionally sweet. Those who favor an overly sweet hard seltzer will be in heaven. Those who prefer a more subtle flavor may not be as pleased. The flavor, however, does not really match the name. There is a berry flavor, but it would be a stretch to call it strawberry. The lime juice that is usually part of the signature daiquiri taste is missing. There might be a hint of lime, but nothing that stands out.
Heavy Berry Flavor
As far as seltzer versions of popular drinks go, Bud Light Seltzer Strawberry Daiquiri makes a valiant stab at this goal. The concoction that the mixologists at Bud Light came up with is very strong in flavor. It is more a general berry mix than strawberry specific. It smells and tastes like a pink drink you would have while sunning yourself on the beach. Thanks to stevia sweetener, this daiquiri in a can is exceptionally sweet. If you are a fan of the rum mixed drink daiquiri, you may find this one to be a less heavy alternative. If sweet seltzers aren’t your thing, you may want to seek out a different alternative.
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