CANTINA Tequila Soda Review: Watermelon Margarita

Cantina Especial Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda

Rating: 87 Points

Calories: 99

Carbs: 1g

ABV: 5.6%

CANTINA Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda Refreshes Without Being Too Sweet

Cantina Especial Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda— Do you remember when someone would bring home a watermelon as a treat? Everyone would gather in the kitchen and watch as the big, sharp knife cut into the green rind of the fruit to reveal the pink succulence waiting inside. The fresh watermelon taste still stands out as a favorite childhood memory for many. Sure, you had to avoid the seeds, but that becomes almost a game – part of the price of getting to taste one of the most delectable flavors of any fruit variety. Without a doubt, watermelon is one of the most beloved fruit flavors. You can now enjoy that flavor — with a southwest style adult twist — in a CANTINA Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda.

Friendly Watermelon Fragrance

When you open a can of CANTINA Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda you are greeted with the familiar scent of watermelon. It is a milder but authentic aroma, and very inviting to be sure. The makers definitely did not overdo the fragrance. It is subtle, but desirable. In terms of alcohol content, this Tequila and soda cocktail has a 5.6% alcohol by volume (ABV). Each can has only 99 calories, with just 1 gram of total carbohydrates and 0 grams of total sugars. This spiked sparkling Tequila water also has a great level of carbonation that adds to the enjoyment factor. There are a lot of fun bubbles in this cocktail just like there is in the other flavors of CANTINA Tequila Soda that we’ve reviewed.

CANTINA Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda is Modestly Mild

When you take your first sip of this Tequila soda by CANTINA, you are not overwhelmed by a strong flavor. Rather, the watermelon margarita flavor is subtle. Also to CANTINA’s credit, the watermelon is not overly sweet – a mistake spiked seltzer makers often make. Instead, it is a subdued fruit flavor that blends magically with the Tequila for an overall great taste experience. There are also tones of lime and orange in the flavor bouquet. The light flavor of fruit and the harder flavor of spirits make an interesting combination that is really enjoyable for the drinker. You can definitely taste the Tequila, but it is not an overpowering flavor. Those who enjoy frozen margaritas will surely enjoy this hard soda. The flavor is the same, but you won’t need a straw!

Watermelon for the Win

A gluten-free sparkling cocktail, CANTINA Watermelon Margarita Tequila Soda is an extremely enjoyable adult bubbly beverage. The watermelon scent is subtle and leads to a similarly friendly watermelon taste. CANTINA has avoided an overly sweet fruit essence and this is to the drink’s benefit. The authentic watermelon, orange, and lime flavors mix ideally with the Tequila for a truly enjoyable drinking experience. And at just 99 calories per can, this Tequila seltzer won’t break the bank if you’re counting calories – a great selling point to anyone on a diet who likes to enjoy a drink once in a while. Add in a liberal amount of carbonation and you have a fun, friendly, and and fruity hard soda that is sure to please.


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