White Claw. Truly. Mighty Swell. The list goes on and on. Spiked seltzers are the unofficial summer beverage, and the list of spiked seltzer options continues to grow. While it seems that spiked seltzers sort of emerged from nowhere over the last year or two, the bubbly adult beverage genre was actually invented in 2012 by Nick Shields of Westport, Connecticut. Having worked in the beer industry, he noticed a decline in beer consumption as consumers showed favor to wine and spirits. As the story goes, Nick was at a bar in his hometown one evening when he watched as the bar’s female patrons ordered vodka-sodas more than any other drink. So, as most great ideas do, the concept of a drink that was light, refreshing and made with fermented sugar (versus barley) came to him. Now, eight years later, the brand he created — aptly called Spiked Seltzer — has been sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev, and this particular beverage category has skyrocketed in popularity. And while we’re not 100% sold on the forthcoming pumpkin spice spiked seltzer (that’s a hard pass, Vive!), there are some pretty tasty spiked seltzers that are refreshing on their own or act as a great mixer in some summery beverage recipes.

Whether you’re new to the spiked seltzer scene or are simply looking for suggestions to expand your spiked seltzer palate, here are some tried-and-true suggestions from the StyleBlueprint team. Behold, our favorite spiked seltzers!

8 Spiked Seltzers to Try This Summer

Bravazzi Blood Orange Spiked Seltzer

Calories: 160 | Carbs: 20g | Alcohol volume: 4.2%

“My sister and I love the blood orange spiked seltzer from Bravazzi. It’s quite sweet, so we fill the glass to the top with ice and mix it half and half with either a plain club soda or lime La Croix. It ends up being super refreshing and low-alcohol.”

— Megan Casey, SB Director of Marketing

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Bravazzi Blood Orange Spiked Seltzer | Image: Bravazzi

Mighty Swell Watermelon Spritzer

Calories: 110 | Carbs: 4g | Alcohol volume: 5%

“I was recently introduced to Mighty Swell Spiked Spritzers, and I was pleasantly surprised! Of their four signature flavors, I enjoyed the watermelon the best (especially when used in this recipe). Each can contains 110 calories and is both gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Other flavors include peach, cherry-lime, and grapefruit.”

— Ashley Haugen, SB Director of Editorial

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Mighty Swell Watermelon Spritzer | Image: Mighty Swell

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Vista Bay Coconut Mango Hard Seltzer

Calories: 100 | Carbs: 2g | Alcohol volume: 5%

“I’m an Aldi fan and a coconut fan, so I couldn’t resist the Vista Bay Coconut Mango Hard Seltzer. Since it’s their brand, the prices are irresistible, too, at $5.89 for a pack of six 12-ounce cans!”

— Ginny Staggs, SB Director of Sales

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Vista Bay Coconut Mango Hard Seltzer | Image: Aldi

Vizzy Pineapple Mango Hard Seltzer

Calories: 100 | Carbs: 2g | Alcohol volume: 5%

“My favorite seltzer brand is Vizzy. I like it because it has antioxidants and Vitamin C in it. The best flavor is hands down the pineapple mango — it tastes like summer! A close second favorite is Crook & Marker.”

— Taylor Justice, SB Birmingham Client Success Representative

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Vizzy Pineapple Mango Hard Seltzer | Image: Vizzy

Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water

Calories: 100 | Carbs: 1g | Alcohol volume: 5%

“I’m not very adventurous, but I do love any grapefruit-flavored seltzer — Truly, White Claw, Bon V!V. And the Wild Basin Seltzers are good, too! They have super unique flavors — Lemon Agave Hibiscus & Melon Basil are my favorites.”

— Bailey Torkelson, SB Editorial & Marketing Assistant Manager

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Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water | Image: Wild Basin

Truly Pineapple Hard Seltzer

Calories: 100 | Carbs: 2g | Alcohol volume: 5%

“I really like Truly’s pineapple hard seltzer. It’s the perfect ‘tonic’ to add to fun at-home cocktails. It’s subtle enough not to detract from other flavors, but it infuses a mule or spritzer with an exotic little punch.”

— Jenna Bratcher, SB Nashville Associate Editor & Lead Writer

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Truly Pineapple Hard Seltzer | Image: Truly

Bon V!V Grapefruit Spiked Seltzer

Calories: 90 | Carbs: 4g | Alcohol volume: 4.5%

“I love Bon V!V grapefruit flavor. It’s a great pool/lake day drink because it’s super light, has plenty of flavor and only has 4 grams of carbs so it doesn’t leave you bloated. Super tasty on a hot day!”

— Katelyn Caughron, SB Memphis Client Success Representative

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Bon V!V Grapefruit Spiked Seltzer | Image: Bon V!V

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Black Cherry or Tangerine White Claw

Calories: 100 | Carbs: 2g | Alcohol volume: 5%

“I’m boring and just started drinking them. But I love black cherry or tangerine White Claw. I love that they are light, bubbly and refreshing — they’re great on a hot summer day!”

— Amanda Stanfill, SB Regional Account Executive

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Black Cherry White Claw | Image: White Claw

Enjoy exploring the flavorful world of spiked seltzers. And always drink responsibly!


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