The Top 10 Hard Seltzers & Sodas Of 2021 | Spirits-Based
Announcing Our Top 10 Spirits-Based Hard Seltzers & Sodas of 2021
As if 2021 wasn’t already amazing enough for seltzer drinkers, even more spiked and sparkling products arrived on the scene to the delight of seltzer lovers near and far. Some are called seltzers, some are called sodas, and some are called both. Sometimes they’re even referred to as ready-to-drink cocktails or simply canned cocktails.
But no matter what you call them, there was no shortage of new products to grab your attention if you like the flavors of a traditional sparkling cocktail made with real liquor. There were many fantastic options available to seltzer and canned cocktail drinkers this year, and we sampled a seemingly endless supply to arrive at the best of the best below.
So without further ado and in no particular order, we’re pleased to announce our choices for the Top 10 Spirits-Based Hard Seltzers & Sodas of 2021.
Drinking a can of Big Storm Grapefruit Vodka Soda is a minimalist experience – in a maximum way. Grapefruit at times is the forgotten citrus fruit, but this vodka soda makes a good case as to why that shouldn’t be. It offers a very subtle grapefruit flavor. And it is in that perfectly executed subtlety where this sparkling vodka canned cocktail really shines.
No matter what time of year it is, a delicious hard seltzer is always a great way to end the day. If you’re in training for a revealing bathing suit, you may as well drink a flavor associated with summer – like watermelon. High Noon Sun Sips Watermelon Vodka & Soda is the complete package for what many crave in a spiked sparkling water.
CANTEEN Pineapple Vodka Soda is a beverage you can enjoy however you choose. It is an ideal hard seltzer style drink for relaxing with after a hard day at work. It is also a great spiked sparkling water cocktail for a peaceful afternoon. If you pour this vodka soda over ice, you will notice a clear complexion and an ideal level of carbonation.
The Finnish Cranberry Long Drink is a sparkling canned cocktail that takes a traditional recipe and gives it a U.S.A. twist. Whereas the traditional long drink blends grapefruit juice and gin, this variation introduces cranberry flavor. The result is divine. The cranberry flavor is natural and sweet with just a hint of tartness.
Volley Sharp Grapefruit Tequila Seltzer is a winner. The complimentary flavors of grapefruit and tequila combine for a very favorable drinking experience. Combing excellent carbonation and the simple ingredients of agave tequila, sparking water, and real juice, this grapefruit hard seltzer is just right for playing games in the sun.
Anyone who has ever been to a spa knows the allure of cucumber water. And Cutwater Cucumber Vodka Soda delivers that flavor with a kick. This refreshing canned cocktail is big on the natural taste of cucumber infused with premium vodka. Cucumber can be a challenging taste to get right, but this vodka soda captures the flavor with authority.
The tradition of Ranch Water goes deep in West Texas history. And Buena Gave Ranch Water combines the great flavors of lime juice, agave spirits, and sparkling water. With a tangy lime flavor balanced with just the right amount of agave, this canned cocktail is a refreshing treat.
If you are a citrus fan, you will undoubtedly want to try La Dolce Vita Il Pompelmo Vodka Seltzer. This fantastic seltzer focuses its concentration first on the divine flavor of fresh cut grapefruit, then as that taste begins to dissipate, you are next greeted by just a hint of blood orange flavor. The result is a phenomenal easy-to-drink flavor experience.
With its beautiful pale pink color and light, but effective, carbonation, Spiritfruit Cranberry Lime Vodka Soda is a simple drink with a fancy appearance. And with a 5% alcohol by volume (ABV), this cranberry and lime vodka soda is one that can be enjoyed whenever the mood strikes.
If you’re looking for the feel of Mexico without crossing the border, look no further. CANTINA Grapefruit Paloma Tequila Soda takes you there. We enjoyed its great carbonation level and the authentic tastes of grapefruit, orange, and Tequila. Not boozy tasting at all, this well-balanced sparkling canned cocktail provides a fresh taste and clean finish.