Sparkling Ice Spiked Hard Seltzer Review: Grapefruit Juniper

Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper Hard Seltzer

Rating: 88 Points

Calories: 80

Carbs: 1g

ABV: 4%

Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper Hard Seltzer is a Sweet Sensation

Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper Hard Seltzer— Juniper berries have long been used in the creation of spirited beverages. For instance, juniper berries are the key ingredient that give gin it’s trademark flavor. Actually considered cones and not berries, juniper is used as a spice throughout Europe. Juniper can be used with other flavors to create wonderful concoctions in the kitchen. The mixologists at Sparkling Ice have put their thinking caps on for how to best introduce juniper to the hard seltzer market. Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper Hard Seltzer is a brave and exciting flavor mix that is sure to delight the senses. From casual to serious drinkers, this hard seltzer has a lot going for it.

Ginger Ale Aroma

When you first open a can of hard seltzer, the scent bouquet is usually a good sign of what taste sensation is in store for you. In the case of Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper Hard Seltzer, the fragrance you are greeted with is one similar to ginger ale. The juniper spice dances in the air, surrounded by the complimentary fragrance of grapefruit. You will be truly tempted. This hard seltzer is not a heavy drink. It sports a hospitable 4% alcohol by volume (ABV), so feel free to have more than one. The hard seltzer is also light on calories – just 80 calories per can. Each can offers just 1 gram of total carbohydrates and 0 grams of total sugar. It is also gluten free. Find more low calorie and gluten free flavors in our Sparkling Ice Spiked Reviews category.

Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper Hard Seltzer Has Sweet Flavor

While the fragrance of a hard seltzer can be a good sign of what is instore for the drinker, it is the taste that ultimately determines if the flavor is a winner or not. In the case of this flavor from Sparkling Ice Spiked, the flavor medley falls heavily on the side of grapefruit. However, the added juniper results in a flavor that focuses on the sweet side of grapefruit, without the bitterness that sometimes can be associated with the fruit. It is a very sweet and enjoyable flavor with no sourness. This hard seltzer also has great carbonation. If you like to pour your drink over ice, you will be transfixed by the intricate play of the bubbles as they dance and pop. The crystal-clear appearance is another great attribute of this seasonal seltzer.

Citrusy Good

When it comes to grapefruit hard seltzers, some are plagued by an overly sour presentation. In the case of Sparkling Ice Spiked Grapefruit Juniper, the makers have avoided this pitfall by blending the grapefruit with the natural flavors of juniper. The result is a beverage that smells like ginger ale with a clear finish and lots of fun bubbles. It can be just as entertaining to watch the bubbles as it is to drink this spiked sparkling water. When you do take a sip, you will be pleased. This seltzer captures all of the sweetness and citrus goodness of the grapefruit, while eliminating the sour tones. All together this is a truly enjoyable spiked citrus beverage.


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