23 of the best hard seltzers, ranked by alcohol content

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23 of the best hard seltzers, ranked by alcohol content
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Spiked seltzers come in a variety of flavors. Wild Basin/TRULY/White Claw

Crook and Marker Spiked and Sparkling drinks are made with organic alcohol.

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Crook and Marker's seltzers come in at least eight flavors. Crook & Marker

ABV: 4%

Crook and Marker's Spiked and Sparkling drinks are made with organic alcohol that contains quinoa, amaranth, millet, and cassava.

The flavors currently include black cherry, tangerine, strawberry lemon, blackberry lime, grapefruit, mango, peach, and coconut pineapple (aka cocolada).

Barefoot Hard Seltzer is a mix of sparkling water and wine.

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The popular budget wine brand also has spiked seltzers. Barefoot

ABV: 4%

Barefoot is known for its affordable wines, but it also has a line of hard seltzers, which come in 8-ounce cans.

The seltzers are a combination of sparkling water, grape wine, and natural flavors in six unique varieties: peach and nectarine, cherry and cranberry, pineapple and passion fruit, strawberry and guava, blueberry and lime, and watermelon and lime.

Michelob Ultra has a line of organic hard seltzers.

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Michelob Ultra has two different variety packs of hard seltzer. Target

ABV: 4%

Michelob Ultra is largely a light-beer brand, but it also has several flavors of spiked seltzer.

It comes in two different multipacks, one with spicy pineapple, cucumber lime, and peach pear, and the other with citrus, mixed berry, and mango apricot.

Press has a variety of seltzers in sophisticated flavors.

Press spiked seltzer has some unique flavors. Target

ABV: 4%

Press is a woman-owned hard-seltzer brand with some unique blends.

It offers nine flavors: pineapple basil, lingonberry elderflower, blackberry hibiscus, pomegranate ginger, lime lemongrass, grapefruit cardamon, blood orange chili, pear chamomile, and apple cinnamon.

Henry's Hard Sparkling Water comes in six fruity flavors.

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You can buy six-packs of Henry's hard seltzer. Amazon

ABV: 4.2%

Henry's Hard Sparkling Water comes in blueberry-lemon, pineapple, lemon-lime, strawberry-kiwi, passion-fruit, and peach-mango flavors.

Bon Viv Spiked Seltzer comes in botanical, fruity flavors.

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Bon Viv seltzers can be purchased in multi-flavor variety packs. Courtesy of BON V!V

ABV: 4.5%

Bon Viv Spiked Seltzers come in a range of fruity flavors, including black cherry, grapefruit, mango, pear elderflower, cranberry, clementine hibiscus, lemon-lime, coconut pineapple, and raspberry dragon fruit.

Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer comes in fruit- and rosé-themed flavors.

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Smirnoff seltzers are sold in 12-ounce cans. Meijer

ABV: 4.5%

You might think of Smirnoff for its vodka, but the brand also has a line of hard seltzers.

Some of the brand's flavor options include cranberry lime, blood orange, berry lemonade, raspberry rosé, piña colada, strawberry rosé, white-peach rosé, and pink-apple rosé.

Corona Hard Seltzer comes in eight tropical flavors.

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Corona is a popular beer brand, but it also sells hard seltzers. Target

ABV: 4.5%

Corona is a popular Mexican beer brand, and it now sells 12-ounce hard seltzers.

The seltzers come in eight different flavors: blackberry lime, cherry, tropical lime, mango, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry, and passion fruit.

Jose Cuervo launched a line of Playamar tequila-based seltzers.

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Jose Cuervo's Playamar spiked seltzer in grapefruit. Target

ABV: 4.5%

Jose Cuervo is known for its tequila, but the brand also sells tequila-based seltzer drinks.

It currently comes in four flavors: lime, grapefruit, mango, and black cherry.

High Noon offers a vodka-based hard seltzer in a variety of flavors.

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High Noon has a few different variety packs. Target

ABV: 4.5%

High Noon sells vodka-based "Sun Sips" that are advertised as being made with real juice and no added sugar.

The brand offers a classic variety pack (in eight or 12 cans) with watermelon, black cherry, grapefruit, and pineapple. It also has a tropical pack with watermelon, mango, passion fruit, and pineapple.

Outside of the packs, High Noon also has lime and peach flavors.

Truly sells over a dozen different flavors.

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You can purchase berry or citrus Truly variety packs. TRULY

ABV: 5%

Truly was one of the early seltzer brands on the market and is known for having a wide variety of flavors.

You can choose from wild berry, blueberry and acai, raspberry lime, black cherry, lime, grapefruit, orange, lemon, citrus squeeze, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, pomegranate, watermelon and kiwi, or rosé.

The brand also launched Truly Extra with 8% ABV in black raspberry and peach mango, alongside spiked lemonades, ice teas, and punches.

White Claw also comes in a bunch of flavors.

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White Claw has expanded its flavor selection. Target

ABV: 5%

White Claw offers a variety of hard-seltzer flavors in 12-ounce cans.

The different variety and single-flavor packs include raspberry, mango, black cherry, natural lime, ruby grapefruit, watermelon, tangerine, lemon, strawberry, blackberry, and pineapple.

The brand also offers pineapple and clementine flavors in its lower-calorie seltzers with 3.7% ABV, "seltzer surge" flavors with 8% ABV in blood orange and cranberry, and a variety of hard-seltzer ice teas.

Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water comes in eight flavors.

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Wild Basin makes craft seltzers. MyBeerWine

ABV: 5%

Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water comes from the craft-brewery Oskar Blues.

You can choose from yuzu pineapple, mango mai tai, citrus spritz, fruity sangria, habanero piña colada, yumberry, strawberry coconut, melon basil, cucumber peach, tangerine lime, blueberry mango, and black raspberry.

Arctic Chill's spiked seltzers come in several flavors in two different variety packs.

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Arctic Chill is made with Polar Seltzer. Arctic Chill

ABV: 5%

Polar Seltzer is known for its non-alcoholic sparkling waters, but the brand entered the hard-seltzer market with Arctic Chill (formerly known as Arctic Summer).

It currently has two different variety packs.

The Weekender pack features the pineapple pomelo, ruby red grapefruit, raspberry lime, and black cherry. The Daytripper Mix features fresh lime, strawberry watermelon, mandarin orange, and cranberry lime.

The brand also has a ginger-lime flavor highlighted on its website.

Bud Light is known for its beer, but its spiked seltzers come in several flavors.

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Bud Light Seltzer's come in several flavor varieties. Target

ABV: 5%

Bud Light may be known for its beer, but the brand has also thrown its hat in the hard-seltzer ring.

Bud Light Seltzer currently comes in four flavors: black cherry, lemon-lime, strawberry, and mango. A limited-edition "Out of Office" pack also has watermelon mojito, lime margarita, mango mai tai, and strawberry daiquiri.

Additionally, the brand launched Bud Light Seltzer Lemonade in original, black cherry, strawberry, and peach; Bud Light Premium Seltzer (8% ABV) in wildberry, citrus, and blood orange; and Bud Light Seltzer Ice Tea in peach, raspberry, tangerine, and apple.

Mystic Reef Hard Seltzer comes in four classic flavors.

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Mystic Reef Hard Seltzer is sold at Target. Target

ABV: 5%

Sold at Target, Mystic Reef Hard Seltzer is available in 12-can variety packs or 12-can black-cherry packs.

In addition to black cherry, the other flavors are grapefruit, mango, and lime.

The brand also has four varieties of lemonade hard seltzers.

Vizzy Hard Seltzer comes in eight fruit-combining flavors.

A box of Vizzy hard seltzer.
Vizzy markets its product as an antioxidant and vitamin C booster. Target

ABV: 5%

Vizzy advertises hard seltzers with antioxidants and vitamin C.

Its 12-ounce seltzer cans come in eight mash-up flavors: pineapple mango, black cherry lime, blueberry pomegranate, strawberry kiwi, watermelon strawberry, raspberry tangerine, papaya passion fruit, and blackberry lemon.

The brand also offers spiked raspberry lemonade, strawberry lemonade, peach lemonade, and watermelon lemonade.

Aldi's Vista Bay hard seltzers come in single and variety packs.

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Aldi has its own brand of spiked seltzers. Aldi

ABV: 5%

Vista Bay is Aldi's hard-seltzer brand, and it comes in both single-flavor and variety packs.

One multipack comes with raspberry, ruby grapefruit, natural lime, and black cherry, and the other features lemon, mango, tangerine, and watermelon.

Last December, Aldi released a hard-seltzer advent calendar that had other specialty flavors, like green apple and blueberry.

Trader Joe's also has its own brand of spiked seltzers called Shell House.

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Trader Joe's hard seltzer in raspberry. Trader Joe's

ABV: 5%

Trader Joe's entered the hard-seltzer game with its Shell House brand.

It offers simple flavors like pomegranate, raspberry, lime, and Meyer lemon.

Mighty Swell is a Texas-based seltzer brand.

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Mighty Swell seltzer comes in eight different flavors. Courtesy of Mighty Swell

ABV: 5%

Mighty Swell is a hard-seltzer brand that started in Austin, Texas.

The brand offers eight flavors: cherry lime, blackberry, watermelon mint, peach, grapefruit, pineapple, blood orange, and mango raspberry, which come in two different variety packs.

Natural Light Seltzer comes in four fruit flavors.

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Natural Light Seltzer now comes in four flavors. Natural Light

ABV: 6%

When you think of Natural Light, you likely think of beer, but the brand also has Natural Light Seltzer.

It comes in four varieties so far: Catalina-Lime Mixer (cherry and lime), Aloha Beaches (mango and peach), House Rules (strawberry kiwi), and Zest I Ever Had (strawberry lemonade).

Pabst Blue Ribbon Stronger Seltzer comes in two different flavors.

Pabst Blue Ribbon is known for beer, but the brand sells seltzers, hard teas, and hard coffees. PBR

ABV: 8%

Pabst Stronger Seltzer boasts a higher ABV than most other hard seltzers and even many larger-production lagers — including the original PBR beer.

The seltzer is currently available in lime and wild-berry flavors.

Four Loko has two flavors of seltzer and they're stronger than some wines.

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Four Loko makes high-alcohol seltzers with 12% ABV. Binny's

ABV: 12%

Four Loko, known for its high-alcohol malt beverages, entered the hard-seltzer game with its black-cherry and sour-mango flavored bubbly drinks.

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