Welcome to the ultimate March showdown of hard seltzer! Oola is on a bubbly quest to crown the queen of the spiked seltzer and we need your help. Welcome to Seltzer Madness, presented by Archer Roose.
Have you noticed how hard seltzer is slowly taking over the beer aisle at your local grocery store. Everyone seems to be drinking it! Don’t linger in the fridge section for minutes on end again. Go forth with the confidence you deserve when purchasing your seltzer libations with our handy guide below.
Competing seltzer will go head-to-head as you determine which brand is the best. Receive a special discount code JUST for voting! The competition of the Spiked Sixteen kicks off Sunday, March 21st. The winner will be announced on Sunday, April 4th. Ready to meet the competitors? Let’s go!
Real vodka and real fruit juice combined with sparkling water is what make High Noon a winner in our book. Natural flavors include grapefruit, black cherry, pineapple, watermelon, lime, and peach. Get a sampling when you take home a variety eight or 12-pack. This 100-calorie seltzer is 4.5% alcohol by volume (ABV), has no added sugar, and is gluten-free.
We heart BON V!V Spiked Seltzer's light, refreshing taste. Out of pear elderflower, lemon-lime, clementine hibiscus, coconut pineapple, grapefruit, black cherry, mango, and cranberry, we think the grapefruit is best. This 90-calorie seltzer is made with purified water, champagne yeast, and natural fruit flavors. It's 4.5% ABV and gluten-free!
Bud Light Seltzer is just as easy-drinking as its barley-bred brother. A five-step filtration process makes for a clean, refreshing finish. Natural carbonation and quality ingredients like sparkling water, real cane sugar, and natural fruit flavor make this light and sparkly seltzer one of our favorites to sip on. At 100 calories, this hard seltzer sports a 5% ABV with less than a gram of sugar. Also try Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade, Bud Light Platinum Seltzer, Bud Light® Seltzer Raspberry Iced Tea, and the limited edition Bud Light Seltzer Out of Office Variety Pack.
Tequila fans rejoice! Mamitas Tequila & Soda is exactly what it sounds like: hard seltzer made with real tequila. Comin in at 5% ABV and only 95 calories, this seltzer is perfect for day drinking on the water. Try all four fizzy flavors: pineapple, paloma, lime, and mango.
Speaking of session-worthy seltzers, Mighty Swell is a fruit-forward spritzer with can sip all day. Try all four refreshing flavors: cherry lime, watermelon mint, blackberry, and peach—all with 5% ABV. Made with natural ingredients and low sugar attributes, this 100-calorie can contains three carbs, but it's kosher-certified and gluten-free!
PRESS Premium Alcohol Seltzer was created in 2015, when female founder Amy Walberg identified the need for "seltzer with a little something." According to the company, "PRESS is the only woman-owned seltzer among the top-10 brands in a now burgeoning beverage category. It is available in all lower 48 states, gathering glowing media accolades and securing shelf space at major retailers." We're all about female-founded businesses, but PRESS Premium Hard Seltzer is also one of the best-tasting spiked seltzers. This gluten-free adult beverage is crafted with all-natural ingredients. A unique blend of fruits and spices makes for a light, crisp flavor profile. Try all four premium flavors—blackberry hibiscus, pomegranate ginger, lime lemongrass, and grapefruit cardamom—in the variety 12-pack.
White Claw is probably one of the most well-known hard seltzers in our Seltzer Madness competition. Its black cherry, mango, natural lime, ruby grapefruit, raspberry, watermelon, lemon, and tangerine flavors are almost too drinkable. But at a cool 5% ABV, you can feel free to keep sipping. White Claw stays competitive with 100 calories and 2g carbs per 12oz can. But if that's too many calories for you, try White Claw® Hard Seltzer 70, with only 70 calories, 3.7% ABV, and 0g sugar per can. Multiple variety packs ensure you'll never get bored with one flavor. But when you're sick of seltzer, try adding it to a boozy slushie!
Step up your seltzer game with Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer. Brewed with real stuff like quality cane sugar and blue agave, Funky Buddha skips diluted grain spirits with added preservatives found in many popular hard seltzers. Try all four vibrant, all-natural flavors: tropical mango guava, juicy blood orange, crisp pink grapefruit, and lush key lime cherry. In addition to a crisp, clean taste, gluten-free Funky Buddha Premium Hard Seltzer only has one gram of carbs, and zero grams of sugar.
In addition to classic lime, Wild Basin offers wild flavors like cucumber peach, melon basil, lemon agave hibiscus, mango mai tai, bitter citrus spritz, fruity sangria, habanero pina colada, yumberry, strawberry coconut, blueberry mango, and black raspberry. Various combos are available in a few mix packs and go great in their mixed drink recipes. Plus, you can feel good about purchasing Wild Basin because a portion of each sale goes toward Can’d Aid's river and beach cleanups.
Corona Hard Seltzer is gluten-free, has zero carbs, and is only 90 calories. This alcoholic seltzer water is lightly fruit-flavored with a splash of natural flavor. Available in a selection of refreshing flavors, try this tasty spiked seltzer water in blackberry lime, tropical lime, mango, and cherry.
Michelob ULTRA Organic Hard Seltzer refreshing, fruit taste comes in cucumber lime, spicy pineapple, peach pear, citrus, mixed berry, and mango apricot—all with 4% ABV. Certified organic, this slim can contains only all-natural, high-quality ingredients. With only 80 calories, Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer contains zero sugar and zero grams of carbs, too!
Truly may offer the most variety, with 16 refreshing flavors. We like to get a mixed pack like the citrus style with citrus squeeze, lime, grapefruit and lemon, or the berry pack with new black cherry, wild berry, blueberry and acai, and raspberry. No matter which light, crisp choice you go with, you can be sure that the hint of fruit is never from artificial sweeteners or flavor. At 5% ABV and 100 calories Truly contains one gram of sugar and is also gluten-free.
Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer also offers a wide variety of flavors, including Red, White and Berry, raspberry rose, berry lemonade, cranberry lime, pina colada, pink apple rose, strawberry rose, white peach rose, blackberry, and blood orange. Rosé all day with Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer 4 Ways to Rose, which includes four zero-sugar rosé seltzer flavors: raspberry, strawberry, white peach, and pink apple. By the way, zero sugar is where it's at when you want to avoid a hangover from hell!
We're not sure how Malibu Splash snuck into our Seltzer Madness competition, because technically it's not even a hard seltzer, it's a sparkling malt beverage. Malibu Splash is available in pineapple, strawberry, passionfruit, and lime, which all taste like artificial sweetener tbh.