So it’s not shocking that some brands have started adding alcohol to the mix, resulting in bubbly beverages that promise a delightful buzz—for around the same alcohol by volume (ABV) as most light beers.
But just because they’re clear, fizzy, and refreshing doesn’t mean you should start chugging like a college kid. “Spiked seltzers are very much still booze, so it’s important that you avoid drinking on an empty stomach since food helps delay the absorption of alcohol and that you remember to hydrate with at least one glass of water for every drink,” says Laura Iu, RD, a nutritionist in New York City.
And don’t be fooled by the fruity “natural flavors,” spiked seltzers don’t provide much, if any, nutrition.
If you want to give this buzzy beverage a go, try out these nutritionist-approved hard seltzers that are worth the hype:
Per serving: 100 calories, 2 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 20 mg sodium, 5% ABV
Per serving: 108 calories, 1.7 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 5% ABV
Per serving : 100 calories, 2 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 25 mg sodium, 5% ABV
Per serving: 88 calories, 1.7 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 4. 5% ABV
This low-cal creation is for beer fans—it has a bit of a foamy consistency when you pour it. And Nauti offers some flavors, such as cranberry, reminiscent of fruit-flavored beers (think: keto-approved Michelob Ultra).
Per serving: 100 calories, 4 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 75 mg sodium, 4. 5% ABV