Hard Seltzers

At Drinkwell, we love a hard seltzer - they are refreshing, fruity, and delicious (as well as being delivered to your door). There are three main ingredients in hard seltzer: carbonated water, alcohol, and fruit flavouring extracts. In most cases, the three base alcoholic spirits that are used for hard seltzer are wine, malt, and other light spirits such as vodka or white rum. The most appealing aspect of hard seltzers is that they don’t contain unfermented complex sugars or proteins, which means that they are extremely low in calories.

Hard Seltzers

What Does our Hard Seltzer Collection Include?

Our seltzers are the perfect choice for anyone looking for a lower-carb or lower-calorie alcohol drink choice that works as an alternative to beers, wines or spirits. Our seltzers range from leading brands such as White Claw to Island Bay as well as small independent brands such as Boozy Boocha Alcoholic Kombucha.

What are Hard Seltzers? 

Put simply, hard seltzers are ready-to-drink alcoholic sparkling water drinks, usually infused with a natural fruit flavouring. So, what’s the secret ingredient that makes hard seltzers so popular? Well, there isn’t one - in fact, we think it is the simplicity of the product that makes it so popular with modern drinkers. 

Hard seltzers are simply made from carbonated water, alcohol and natural fruit flavouring. They come in a wide array of exciting flavours to suit all tastes, such as elderflower, white citrus, black cherry, clementine, grapefruit, and watermelon.

Aside from being super tasty and refreshing, hard seltzer’s popularity is significantly bolstered by the fact they are very low in calories and carbs -typically with less than 100 calories and 2g of carbs per can. They are also quite low in alcohol - normally around 4% ABV - making them a lighter alternative to cocktails and spirit mixer drinks.

What is the Lowest Calorie Hard Seltzer at Drinkwell?

All of the hard seltzers we offer are low-calorie options, however, if you are looking for the lowest-calorie hard seltzer in our range then allow us to introduce you to Served’s Rasberry Hard Seltzer. Served’s seltzer is made with wonky Scottish raspberries and contains zero sugar or carbohydrates. Oh, and it is also absolutely delicious.

How is Hard Seltzer Made?

The ingredients and process involved in making seltzer are fairly simple. Generally, the three main components are carbonated water, flavouring (usually from fruits), and alcohol.

In most cases, the alcohol in seltzers comes from the fermentation of cane sugar in water, rather than grains. This process produces a clear alcohol that is carbonated and flavoured after fermentation, giving producers control over the range of flavours and calorie count of the drink.

However, the alcohol and ingredients used in seltzers may vary widely depending on the brand. Some brands use malted barley to produce their alcohol, while others use infusions of well-known spirits, such as gin and vodka.

Are hard seltzers better for you?

Part of hard seltzer’s claim to fame is the common assumption that sipping on a refreshing glass of spiked seltzer is healthier than having a glass of beer or wine. In 2020, 40% of American consumers reported choosing a hard seltzer over a cocktail.

The simple ingredient list makes it a lighter alternative to many popular drinks. The fermentation process through which the alcohol is obtained leaves behind no residual sugars and very little else is added by carbonated water and flavourings. This means that hard seltzers have a lower calorie count, and lower sugar levels than similar ABV counterparts, like beer.

However, the delicate fruity flavours of many hard seltzers make it easy to forget that want you are consuming is not just a refreshing soft drink. Hard seltzers still contain alcohol, an ingredient that should always be approached with moderation.

How many calories are in hard seltzers?

One of the reasons hard seltzer drinks have become so popular is that they offer a lower calorie alternative to other ready mixed fizzy alcoholic drinks. On average, there are between 80 to 100 calories in a 330ml can of a hard seltzer drink. For example, in the Bodega Bay hard seltzer cans there are 72 calories, which is significantly less than the 172 calories found in an average 4% alcopop drink.

Where can you buy hard seltzer in the UK?

DrinkWell are excited to be one of the first stockists of hard seltzer drinks in the UK. We have a number of different brands and flavours available to purchase on our website, providing a wide selection to choose from for our customers. We’re proud to be at the forefront of this growing trend offering more choice than many other supermarkets, stores or online retailers. 

Wanna try them all? Why not grab a mixed case and find your favourites!

Or browse the DrinkWell collection for the biggest and best selection of hard seltzers this side of the Atlantic. Keep your eyes peeled for more additions throughout the year.