Summer is hot on everyone’s mind, and these boozy sips from emerging beverage brands are the perfect pairing for a day at the beach, the park or a backyard BBQ. Stock your cooler and chill with these top players in the spiked seltzer game.
LYTT is a brand new line of Guaranà-infused, gluten-free, zero-sugar, 100-calorie hard seltzer sparkling teas sweetened with Monk Fruit. Flavors include Raspberry, Moroccan Mint and Peach.
Vizzy, spiked drinks containing antioxidants, recently launched some new flavors: Papaya Passionfruit, Blackberry Lemon, Watermelon Strawberry and Raspberry Tangerine. Like the original Vizzy flavors, these new offerings contain 100 calories, 1 gram of sugar and check in at 5% ABV.
Juneshine, a play on moonshine, is a San Diego-based organic hard kombucha made with no artificial ingredients or coloring. Unique, SoCal-inspired flavors like Blood Orange Mint and Acai Berry.
Berczy is the brainchild of three old friends, Nick Graham, Nick Johnson and Matt Richardson. Having visited Toronto’s Berczy Park in the summer of 2019 and having seen the impact of hard seltzers across the country, they vowed to come back and introduce their own concept to the UK.
What started as a Kickstarter campaign is now a nationally-distributed hard seltzer brand. Willie’s pledges 3% of profits to support an environmental cause each year (such as the Coral Reef Alliance in 2019). Each flavor is made with real fruit and comes in varieties like Pineapple & Lime, Ginger & Lemon and Mango & Passionfruit.
Oregon-based hard seltzer crafted with 100% real fruit and water (even the alcohol comes from fruit!). Refreshing flavors including Key Lime + Mint, Pineapple + Passion Fruit and Raspberry + Meyer Lemon.
Flying Embers is a Ventura, California-based maker of hard kombucha. With beverage industry veteran Bill Moses at the helm as CEO (he previously ran Kevita and oversaw its sale to PepsiCo), Flying Embers has expanded rapidly since its April 2019 launch. Their organic, vegan, gluten-free drinks (all are also naturally sweetened, so have zero sugar) can already be found on shelves across America.
Produced by Maine-based Peak Organic Brewing Company, Highball is certified organic and comes in innovative flavors like Lemon Elderflower and Grapefruit Hibiscus.
Crafted and canned by Colorado-centered brewery Oskar Blues, Wild Basin works to help preserve and sustain rivers and beaches across the country. Flavors include Cucumber Peach, Lemon Agave Hibiscus and more.
Technically a hard kombucha, Booch Craft comes both bottled and canned in organic flavors like Orange Pomegranate, Ginger Lime and Apple Jasmine. Seasonal offerings also available (looking at you, Watermelon Chill!).
This Austin, Texas-based brand offers a laid-back vibe with refreshing flavors like Watermelon Mint and Cherry Lime.
With flavors like Cranberry, Blackberry, Lime and Grapefruit, this hard seltzer is made with all natural ingredients, including locally-sourced California oranges.
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