CANTEEN Vodka Soda Review: Ruby Red

Canteen Ruby Red Vodka Soda

Rating: 90 Points

Calories: 99

Carbs: 0g

ABV: 5%

CANTEEN Ruby Red Vodka Soda Shines on its Own or as a Mixer

Canteen Ruby Red Vodka Soda— In the 1980s there was a fad diet called simply “The Grapefruit Diet.” The premise was pretty simple – eat lots of grapefruit and not much else. Even though it didn’t last, the diet likely contributed to a growing number of people who now have an appreciation for the flavor of grapefruit. Unlike its cousin fruit the orange, grapefruit has an earthier tartness – almost bitter but not quite. Some people choose to sweeten their grapefruit with cane sugar or brown sugar, but others prefer the traditional, unadulterated taste of plain grapefruit all on its own. Once the tartness passes, the sweetness erupts in your mouth with a blissful taste sensation. Taking that grapefruit experience and giving it an adult seltzer twist is CANTEEN Ruby Red Vodka Soda.

Fresh Scent

Sometimes when you open a beverage, there is little or no frangrance to tempt your appetite. Other times you open a beverage, and you are overwhelmed with a highly artificial scent. When you pop the top on a can of CANTEEN Ruby Red Vodka Soda you know right away that you are in for a treat. Not only is the grapefruit scent strong and appealing, it is also uniquely accurate. It smells like you just cut a fresh grapefruit in half, right out of the refrigerator. The citrus lingers in the air, inviting you to want to taste the crisp fruity sparkling water and vodka cocktail. This particular hard seltzer has a 5% alcohol by volume (ABV). In terms of calories, this sparkling water cocktail weighs in at 99 per can. It has 0 grams of total sugars and 0 grams of total carbohydrates. It is also gluten-free like other CANTEEN Vodka Sodas we’ve reviewed.

CANTEEN Ruby Red Vodka Soda Is A Flavor Sensation

Even though the seltzer has a relatively high ABV, it never comes across as “boozy.” Nor does it ever feel think like some bar drinks that taste “heavy.” Rather, there is a crisp and clear grapefruit essence that is absolutely thrilling to experience. Just as this vodka seltzer has an authentic aroma, the flavor sensation is equally as authentic. The clear vodka soda is less sugary than a bar drink and is ideal for mixing with other spirits and juices. Let your imagination go wild and be sure to garnish your seltzer-based mixed drink with a slice of grapefruit. In terms of carbonation, this vodka soda has a lot of bubbles which tickle the nose and makes it a fun drink to consume. Overall, this vodka seltzer drink is very refreshing.

Great Mixer

If you can remember back with a smile to when you were young and first enjoyed the taste of grapefruit, then you will be very satisfied with CANTEEN Ruby Red Vodka Soda. It’s low on calories and big on taste. In terms of both taste and fragrance, the grapefruit essence is right on target. It has an authentic grapefruit flavor and an equally authentic grapefruit scent. The seltzer cocktail is high on bubbles and has a pretty typical 5% ABV. You can enjoy this sparkling water and vodka drink on its own or use it as a mixer. If you are seeking a crisp and delicious adult grapefruit cocktail, you might want to start your search with this CANTEEN offering.


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