- A lot of brands have their own versions of spiked seltzers in a variety of flavours, although not all of them contain the same amount of alcohol.
- Pabst Stronger Seltzer only comes in one flavour and it has one of the highest ABVs on this list at 8%.
- Four Loko’s Sour Seltzer has a 14% ABV, making it the strongest drink on this list.
- Crook & Marker Spiked & Sparkling and Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water both have an ABV under 5%.
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Hard seltzers are a popular alcoholic-beverage choice this summer, although not all of them are created equally in terms of flavour options and strength.
To see how some of the most popular hard seltzers stack up, INSIDER ranked them by percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV), which can tell you how much alcohol is in a beverage.
Here’s a round-up of some of the best spiked seltzers on the market, ranked by alcohol content.
Crook & Marker Spiked & Sparkling drinks are made with organic alcohol.
Crook & Marker Spiked & Sparkling drinks are made with organic alcohol that contains quinoa, amaranth, millet, and cassava. You can choose from black-cherry, tangerine, strawberry-lemon, blackberry-lime, grapefruit, mango, peach, and coconut-pineapple flavours.
Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water comes in six fruity flavours.
Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water comes in blueberry-lemon, pineapple, lemon-lime, strawberry-kiwi, passion-fruit, and peach-mango flavours.
Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzers have botanical, fruity flavours.
Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzers come in a variety of flavours including: black-cherry rosemary, grapefruit, pear-elderflower, cranberry, clementine-hibiscus, lemon-lime, and prickly pear.
Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzers comes in fruit and rosé flavours.
You might think of Smirnoff for its vodka, but the brand also has a line of hard seltzers.Some of the brand’s flavour options include: cranberry-lime, watermelon, berry lemonade, raspberry rosé, piña colada, strawberry rosé, white-peach rosé, and pink-apple rosé.
Truly Hard Seltzer comes in over a dozen different flavours.
Truly Hard Seltzer is known for having a wide variety of flavours. You can choose from wild-berry, blueberry and acai, raspberry-lime, black-cherry, lime, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple, mango, passion-fruit, pomegranate, or rosé flavours.
The cans are available in six-packs or larger variety packs, in case you want to try more than one flavour.
White Claw Hard Seltzers come in at least five flavours.
White Claw offers a few different flavours including raspberry, mango, black-cherry, natural-lime, and ruby-grapefruit.
Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water comes in four flavours.
Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water comes from the craft-brewery Oskar Blues. You can choose from classic-lime, cucumber-peach, lemon-agave hibiscus, or melon-basil flavours.
Natural Light’s new hard seltzer comes in two fruit flavours.
When you think of Natural Light, you likely think of beer, but the brand recently debuted Natural Light Seltzer, which is sold in 12-packs, 24-packs, and 25-ounce cans.
It comes in two varieties so far – Catalina Lime Mixer, a mix of cherry and lime flavours, and Aloha Beaches, a mix of mango and peach flavours.
Pabst Stronger Seltzer comes in just one flavour: lime.
Pabst Stronger Seltzer boasts a higher ABV than most other hard seltzers and even many larger-production lagers – including the original PBR.
It contains more alcohol than all of the other seltzers on this list, although it notably has more calories than the other options, coming in at 228 calories per 16-ounce can.
Four Loko has one flavour of seltzer and it’s stronger than most wines.
Four Loko, known for its high-alcohol malt beverages, recently entered the hard-seltzer game with its blue-razz flavored bubbly drink in a can. Although it has not been spotted on shelves yet, the brand has already promised it will be the “Hardest Seltzer in the Universe.”
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