Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy some delicious cocktails. But if you're looking for something a little lighter and refreshing, hard seltzer might be just for you. These low-calorie drinks are ideal for hot weather, and there are plenty of different flavors to choose from.
In this blog post, we will share some of our favorite hard seltzer cocktails that will help keep you cool this summer!
1. High Noon Lime Mule
Best served over ice, this Moscow Mule recipe combines vodka or gin with High Noon Lime hard seltzer and citrus juice for a tart and zesty beverage. If you're looking for something a little sweeter, try adding a splash of simple syrup to balance out the flavors.
2. West Texas Ranch Water Cocktail
This drink is proof that Texans really know how to party! The West Texas Ranch Water Cocktail is a cowboy favorite with only three main ingredients. This delicious mix of seltzer water, lime juice, and tequila is popular in dive bars and house parties.
3. Mrs. Robinson Seltzer
For a flavorful twist, we’ll use ingredients like raspberries, lemon juice, simple syrup, shots of Creme de Framboise, and bourbon.
4. Raspberry White Claw
Launched in 2016, White Claw became popular in 2021 and is still the company that holds the title of the "best hard seltzer." This cocktail is light, delicious, and easy to make—a great way to stay cool and refreshed during the hot summer.
5. Cherry Fizz
Cherry Fizz has a good balance of sweet and tart flavors, perfect for your friends and family. It calls for a high-quality fruit brandy, a Flying Embers Black Cherry hard seltzer, and citrus juice to provide natural flavors of cherries and hints of fresh lime.
6. Truly Blue
Truly Blue is your new best friend if you want to make a hard seltzer cocktail that’s impossible to screw up. It uses pineapple-flavored hard seltzer, blue curacao, coconut water, lemon juice, and fresh pineapple chunks for citrusy and fruity notes, ideal for summer!
7. Nu Pomelo
Nu Pomelo is an exhilarating, flavorful, low-calorie cocktail made with Truly lime hard seltzer, ruby red grapefruit juice, and light agave nectar. It's a good source of Vitamin C and only has 90 calories per serving—so you won’t have to worry about gaining some pounds while drinking it!
8. One In A Melon Spritzer
Feeling a little hot? Try this thirst-quenching One In a Melon Spritzer. This one-of-a-kind beverage is a superb summer drink that combines White Claw watermelon hard seltzer, vodka, lemonade, and watermelon liqueur in a glass over ice.
9. Lime N' Coconut Seltzer
Corona Tropical Lime hard seltzer provides a natural sweetness that pairs well with coconut rum and lime juice—striking the perfect balance of fruity and tart notes. So if you’re looking for an alternative to drinking beer, give the Lime N’ Coconut Seltzer a try!
10. Keto Hard Seltzer Fruit Slushy
Drinking white light beer is a good option if you’re on a keto diet, but hard seltzer is an even better-tasting alternative. For this slushie recipe, you can use different fruits such as strawberries and bananas—an oddly satisfying combination!
11. Cantaloupe Seltzer Daiquiri
Cantaloupe Seltzer Daiquiri is a fabulous summertime drink with vibrant color and scrumptious taste. It combines white rum, cantaloupe puree with lemon juice, syrup, cherry juice, lime juice, and any hard seltzer you choose.
Plus, this boozy libation is easy to remember, especially when you're a fan of the American sitcom Friends!
12. Grapefruit Seltzer Cocktail
Looking for a drink that packs a punch? Try the Grapefruit Seltzer Cocktail! This mouthwatering beverage is made with hard seltzer, vodka, and grapefruit juice. It's refreshingly sweet and tangy, perfect for your summer outing with family or friends.
13. Raspberry Gin Rickey Seltzer
Named after a 19th-century American Democratic lobbyist, the original Gin Rickey cocktail used bourbon and was named Bourbon Rickey before it was adapted to several variations.
Raspberry Gin Rickey Seltzer is an adventurous twist to the classic recipe and uses hard seltzer to make it bubbly. The raspberry liqueur and the black cherry flavored seltzer give this cocktail a heavenly taste, excellent for days spent in the pool or at the beach.
14. White Claw Aperol Spritz
It's no secret that the hard seltzer trend has quickly become a national obsession, with White Claw leading the pack.
White Claw Aperol Spritz is a delectable twist on the classic Aperol Spritz, and it's sure to be your new go-to summer cocktail! Simply combine the stimulating taste of White Claw with the iconic Italian aperitif Aperol in a glass with ice and garnish with an orange slice.
15. Truly Spiked Seltzer Mojito
Everyone loves drinking Mojito, but this twist on the classic is ideal for the hot season. This cocktail recipe is perfect for a backyard BBQ with friends or family and is made with Truly Lemon Iced Tea hard seltzer, rum, aromatic mint, and zingy citrus.
Hard Seltzer Cocktails FAQ
1. What alcohol goes in hard seltzers?
In the US, the alcohol in hard seltzers is commonly obtained from fermenting cane sugar and malted barley. Hard seltzers produced outside the country can contain neutral spirits or fermented fruit, with approximately 5% ABV.
2. Can you put vodka in hard seltzer?
Yes, you can put vodka in hard seltzer. In fact, vodka is one of the most popular spirits to mix with hard seltzer.
You can also make your vodka-infused hard seltzer. Simply add ice cubes to a highball glass, pour vodka and top it with soda water. Splash a little bit of lime juice and garnish with a lime wheel.
3. What mixes well with White Claw?
You can combine White Claw hard seltzer with fruit juice, soda, or beer. If you're looking for something different, try mixing it with tequila or vodka. Other flavors that pair well with White Claw include lemon-lime soda, grenadine, lime juice, and muddled raspberries.