Hard seltzer is one of the biggest growing alcohol trends you'll find. This is a refreshing drink that offers fewer calories than the alternative flavor. While it isn't necessarily healthy, hard seltzer has made its way into the hearts and bellies of more health-conscious alcohol drinkers.
Hard Seltzer Is New to the Market:
If you haven't heard of hard seltzer before, don't worry. It's a fairly new drink variety on the market. In fact, one of the first hard seltzers on the market, SpikedSeltzer, released in 2013. It wasn't until 2015 when the drink started making a buzz and more companies started joining the market.
Who Drinks Hard Seltzer?
With so many varieties in flavor and style, there's a hard seltzer for just about anyone. However, there are a few groups who specifically go for this fizzy drink.
First, you'll find people who are trying to keep a better handle on their overall health popping the top of a hard seltzer rather than a beer. Not only does this drink offer fewer calories than the alternatives, but it also has significantly fewer carbs.
The next group grabbing a hard seltzer are those who simply want to have a variety of flavors available. That's one of the best things about this drink. You can find a huge number of fruity, bright, delicious flavors to make your taste buds dance. With options like lime, grapefruit, black cherry, pomegranate and orange, hard seltzer offers a bright, refreshing flavor.
If you're sensitive to the sugars in other drinks and easily get hangovers, try grabbing a hard seltzer instead of wine. The sugar content in wine is known to give terrible headaches and hangovers to sensitive drinkers. Because seltzer offers very little in the way of sugar, you can easily drink something delicious and not have nearly as much of a bad time the next day.
Mixing Hard Seltzer:
One of the many reasons why drinkers love hard seltzer is that it makes a great mixing drink. You can mix just about anything with hard seltzer and make an outstanding drink.
Using a cranberry hard seltzer, mix in a half-ounce of Aperol and four ounces of rose champagne. Add pomegranate seeds on the top for a delicious summer drink. For a drink that makes you think of fall, try an orange seltzer with dark rum, apple cider, bitters and a cinnamon stick.