We’re always intrigued by any drink that works day and night—and can be sipped all afternoon or evening long. Our latest find in this regard is called SpikedSeltzer—an all-natural, gluten-free, low-carb sparkling beverage with relatively low (6%) alcohol. It comes in four cold-pressed fruit flavors—West Indies Lime, Valencia Orange, Indian River Grapefruit, and Cape Cod Cranberry.
SpikedSeltzer launched two years ago in Connecticut and defies easy classification. It’s technically a “beer” because it’s brewed like one—the sugar is cold-fermented and then ultra-filtered (not distilled). That being said, it’s reminiscent of a spritzer with the effervescence and subtle fruit notes that make for easy sipping.
SpikedSeltzer can be enjoyed chilled, on the rocks, or mixed into a cocktail. Some of our favorite fall cocktails that use SpikedSeltzer are below.
1. The Siren
6 oz. SpikedSeltzer Cape Cod Cranberry
1 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
Serve over ice. Fresh cranberries to garnish.
2. Cinnamon Sparks
12 oz. SpikedSeltzer Valencia Orange
1 1/2 oz. Rum
3 oz. Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
Cinnamon stick to stir.
3. The Madison
4 oz. SpikedSeltzer Indian River Grapefruit
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz. Ginger Liqueur
Candied ginger to garnish.
Find more at spikedseltzer.com/cocktails.
Editor's Note: SpikedSeltzer is currently sold statewide in ME, NH, VT, MA, PA, VA, TN, NC, RI, CT, NJ, and as of this fall—NY. Follow @SpikedSeltzer for news as they continue to expand distribution.