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7 Best Non Alcoholic Seltzer Choices for Refreshing Hydration

Best Non-Alcoholic Seltzer

As a seasoned bartender, I’ve got the lowdown on choosing the tastiest zero-proof seltzers (sometimes called soda water). I’m all about tastes, bubbles, and quality ingredients.

Whether I’m seeking a healthier alternative to alcoholic drinks or want a delightful burst of flavor, zero-proof seltzers never fail to deliver.

But what’s the best non-alcoholic seltzer? I got you! Backed up by years of drinking experience, here are my top seltzer favorites you might want to try.

Top 7 Best Non Alcoholic Seltzers To Try

1. Wynk’s Booze-Free Seltzers

Wynk's Booze-Free Seltzers on a Table

Average Price: Around $64.99/18-pack (MSRP)

Nose: Subtle raspberry and mint

Palate: Clean, fruity, and herbal

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why I Like It: Wynk’s Booze-Free Seltzers are a delightful surprise with their refreshing mix of fruity flavors. If you’re seeking a burst of flavor, this is a must-have, especially for those hot afternoons.

“Celebrate life’s moments, alcohol-free, with the effervescence of non-alcoholic seltzer.” – Liquor Laboratory

But what I like the most about this seltzer is that it’s not just a low-calorie quencher but has no calories. So, this is the perfect sparkling water for diet-conscious peeps!

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2. 0.0 Citra Hop Seltzer

0.0 Citra Hop Seltzer in Can

Average Price: Around $46.99/18-pack (MSRP)

Nose: Citrusy hops

Palate: Zesty, hoppy, and citrus-forward

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why I Like It: For beer lovers looking to stay alcohol-free, 0.0 Citra Hop Seltzer provides hoppy satisfaction without booze. It’s slightly bitter, but the bold, citrusy notes make it a standout choice.

This seltzer is made with carbonated water, citric acid, and Citra hops and has zero sugar, gluten, and calories. This could be your all-in-one choice in terms of health and enjoyment.

3. Hop Valley H2o Hop Seltzer

Pouring Bottle of Hop Valley H2o Hop Seltzer on a Glass

Average Price: Around $10.70/330ml (MSRP)

Nose: Floral and herbal hops

Palate: Clean, crisp, and slightly floral

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why I Like It: Hop Valley H2o Hop Seltzer is one of the non-alcoholic drinks that gives a unique twist with its floral and herbal hops. This gives the luxurious feel but ultimately a refreshing choice for everyone.

If you’re looking for the best mixer for your mocktails, this seltzer goes well with lemon juice (or lime juice), pear juice, soda water, club soda, and other ingredients.

4. Hop Wtr Ginger Limeade Sparkling Water

Can of Hop Wtr Ginger Limeade Sparkling Water

Average Price: Around $36.99/12-pack (MSRP)

Nose: Zesty ginger

Palate: Spicy, zesty, and refreshing

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why I Like It: The zesty ginger in Hop Wtr Ginger Limeade is perfect for those who enjoy a touch of heat in their seltzer. Besides, it has zero sugar and calories, unlike some club soda and soda water.

While Hop Wtr doesn’t contain the booze, it provides a spicy kick, allowing for a satisfactory drinking experience. It’s the closest we can get to a hard seltzer.

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5. Ish Gin & Tonic Seltzer Single

Can and a Glass of Ish Gin & Tonic Seltzer Single on a Table

Average Price: $7.30/4-pack (MSRP)

Nose: Juniper and citrus

Palate: Classic gin and tonic tastes

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why I Like It: I like how Ish Gin and Tonic Seltzer brilliantly captures the essence of a classic cocktail without the booze. It’s one of the non-alcoholic beverages with sophistication suited for any occasion.

This seltzer infuses sun-dried juniper berries with coriander seeds plus citrus fruits. So, it tastes great with lemon juice, pear juice, and other citrus juices, as well as club soda and soda water.

6. Hiyo Peach Mango Seltzer

Can of Hiyo Peach Mango Seltzer on a Wooden Table

Average Price: Around $44.99/12-pack (MSRP)

Nose: Sweet peach and tropical mango

Palate: Sweet, fruity, and tropical

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: One of the canned cocktails that really tastes tropical is this Hiyo Peach Mango Seltzer. It’s like a vacation in a can with its sweet peach and tropical mango notes.

You can’t go wrong with this peach-mango-flavored sparkling water [1] if you have a sweet tooth like me. It’s vegan and non-caffeinated, perfect for health-conscious folks!  

7. Athletic Brewing Company – Mango Sparkling Water

Athletic Brewing Company - Mango Sparkling Water and Mangoes on a Table

Average Price: Around $9.99/6-pack (MSRP)

Nose: Juicy mango

Palate: Tropical, juicy, and slightly tart

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why I Like It: Athletic Brewing Company’s Mango Seltzer will definitely transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise with mango flavor, though it doesn’t use the organic Vienna malt for its sweetness.

“Seltzer water can be used as a healthier alternative to drinking soda.” – Jamie Bering, Gastroenterologist

It’s gluten-free and made from carbonated water and natural flavors, making this a perfect thirst-quencher. However, you may find the flavor strange unless you like mango like I do!

*Note: Each product was evaluated on its flavor complexity, smoothness, versatility in mixology, and popular consensus among enthusiasts.

FAQs

What can I drink if I don’t like beer or seltzers?

You can drink zero-proof beverages or cocktails, soda water, herbal teas, sparkling waters with fruit infusions, or even cold-pressed juices if you do not like beer or seltzers.

What is the healthiest non-alcoholic drink?

The healthiest no-alcohol drink varies from person to person, but options like plain water, herbal teas, and pure fruit juices with no added or minimal sugar and natural flavorings.

Is there a zero-proof version of White Claw hard seltzer?

A zero-proof version of White Claw will arrive on shelves in January 2024 (in time for “Dry January” resolutions). These nonalcoholic beverages will be called “White Claw 0%,” described (by the brand) as non-alcoholic hard seltzers.

Is 0.5% ABV considered non-alcoholic?

Beverages with 0.5% ABV or lower are considered booze-free in some countries, including all in Europe. However, it’s essential to check your local regulations, as the definition of non-alcoholic” can vary.

Is non-alcoholic seltzer good for you?

Non-alcoholic seltzer can be a good choice for those looking to reduce drinking alcohol. It typically contains fewer calories and sugar than alcoholic drinks, along with carbonated water [2] or filtered water, making it a healthier option.

Is Bud Light Seltzer non-alcoholic?

No, Bud Light Seltzer is an alcoholic beverage. However, Bud Light does offer a separate line of zero-proof seltzer drinks for those seeking a booze-free option.

What flavors are available for non-alcoholic seltzer?

Non-alcoholic seltzer comes in a wide range of flavors, including classics like lemon, lime, grapefruit, and berry, as well as more unique options like cucumber, watermelon, and mango.

How do I choose the best non-alcoholic seltzer for me?

Consider your flavor preferences, whether you prefer natural or artificial flavors, and any dietary considerations such as sugar content or presence of artificial sweeteners when choosing a non-alcoholic seltzer.

Are non-alcoholic seltzers healthier than soda?

Non-alcoholic seltzers typically contain fewer calories and less sugar than traditional sodas, making them a healthier option for those looking to reduce their sugar intake or calorie consumption.

Can non-alcoholic seltzers be used as mixers in cocktails?

Yes, non-alcoholic seltzers can be used as mixers in cocktails to add fizz and flavor without adding alcohol. They work well in a variety of mixed drinks, from simple spritzers to more complex cocktails.

Are non-alcoholic seltzers carbonated like regular seltzers?

Yes, non-alcoholic seltzers are typically carbonated like regular seltzers, providing the same effervescence and refreshing fizziness that people enjoy.

On A Final Note

In terms of zero-proof seltzers, there’s one that truly stands out: Wynk’s Booze-Free Seltzers. Its harmonious blend of raspberry and mint delivers a refreshingly unique experience that will satisfy any taste bud.

I like how this sparkling water strikes the perfect balance between bold flavors and a booze-free, sugar-free profile, making it the clear winner among the seltzers I’ve tried.

But remember – the best choice always depends on your preferences.

References:

  1. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2023/09/25/is-seltzer-water-bad-for-you/70823544007/
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/nursing-and-health-professions/carbonated-water
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