And it is definitely NOT White Claw *face palm*
Unless you've been hiding under a rock all summer, I'm sure you've seen a White Claw canned cocktail. They are literally everywhere! Grocery stores, gas stations, concerts, I even saw them as the exclusive alternative to beer or wine at a fancy car show. But White Claw isn't the only hard seltzer in the game, and it is definitely not my pick.
This week I wanted to make you handy guide to all of the hard seltzers I've tried so far so you know which one to pick up next time you're in the market for one of these light canned cocktails.
#1 PICK: BON & VIV
Over 4th of July my good friend B showed up with a new hard seltzer I hadn't tried yet and to my absolute shock - I loved these seltzers from Bon & Viv! This hard seltzer is the only thing that saved me from writing off this category of canned cocktail for good!
Read the full review here: Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer
RUNNER-UP: PURA STILL WATER
I am probably going to get some shade for including a still water in a seltzer round-up but it's a "water" based cocktail so I'm doing it. Don't @ me. :) This one is surprisingly good! It is just like regular water with a hint of blackberry. It doesn't have that weird mineral taste like sparkling water does. It's just water with a bit of flavor. I kinda like it! :)
Read the full review here: Pura Still Water
NOT WORTH THE EFFORT: TIE
WHITE CLAW & SMIRNOFF'S SPIKED SPARKLING SELTZER
I picked up both of these canned cocktails early last summer - also known as before the hard seltzer craziness of this summer - and was less than impressed with either one. Technically they are fine. But fine is just a waste right? We deserve better than that girls!
Read the full White Claw Hard Seltzer review here.
Read the full Smirnoff's Spiked Sparkling Seltzer review here.
Have you tried hard seltzers? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories.