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10 Best Tequila Seltzer Brands: Complete Guide (2023)

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Lydia Martin

If you want to switch from the usual beer-based seltzers, why not try these tequila-based seltzers? 

These are seltzers infused with tequilas and fruity flavors you can enjoy as is or in cocktails. 

But if you don’t know where to start, we’ve listed our recommended tequila seltzer brands below.    

Top 10 Tequila Seltzer Brands In A Can 

10. Ranch Rider Spirits Co.

4 cans of Ranch Rider Spirits Co.

Average Price: around $13.99 /4-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 6% ABV 

Why We Like It: Ranch Rider Spirits Co. is a Texas-based company that makes great-looking cans of ranch water– crafted with Reposado tequila, real grape juice and lime juice, and sparkling water.

It comes in at only 119 calories per can and is gluten-free. Also, it makes an ideal addition to any vodka seltzers and Paloma cocktail. 

9. Volley Tequila Seltzer

Volley Tequila Seltzer in 3 different flavor

Average Price: around $28.98 /8-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 

Why We Like It: Made from 100% blue agave tequila, sparkling water, and organic juice, Volley Tequila Seltzer delivers a refreshing light drink.

This is not too sweet, with a real fruit flavor.

It comes in four flavors: tropical mango, spicy ginger, zesty lime, and sharp grapefruit. 

With no added corn syrup or sugars, you’re left with a slightly tart and real fruit juice flavor that’s truly refreshing. 

8. Capriccio Spirits Co.

Capriccio Spirits Co. Vodka Soda and Lime with glass on top of a table

Average Price: around $13.99 /6-pack (Drizly)

Alcohol Content: 5% ABV 

Why We Like It: The Capriccio Spirit Co. features ready-to-drink cocktail mixes such as vodka Soda & Lime, Paloma, and Ranch Water. 

The Ranch Water variation is made with tequila, sparkling water, and lime juice, while the Paloma expression is made with real grapefruit juice, tequila, and sparkling water.

7. Onda Tequila seltzer

hand holding can of Onda Tequila Seltzer Mango

Average Price: around $10.99 /4-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 5% ABV 

Why We Like It: Onda’s tequila-based seltzer is made with premium ingredients– all-natural, real fruit juice and silver tequila, straight from Jalisco, Mexico.

Each can contains 1g of carbohydrates, 100 calories, 0% sugar, and is gluten-free– perfect for health-conscious drinkers.  

6. Jose Cuervo

PLAYA MAR JOSE CUERVO MANGO AND GLASS ON TOP OF A TABLE

Average Price: around $11.99 /4-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV 

Why We Like It: Jose Cuervo launched Playamar, a tequila-based seltzer with four flavors: mango, lime, black cherry, and grapefruit.

These drinks are made using Jose Cuervo Tequila, which contains 90 calories but zero carbs. Also, it’s gluten-free and has no artificial ingredients.

5. Hornitos Tequila

man holding Hornitos Tequila ranch water

Average Price: around $11.99 /4-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 5% ABV 

Why We Like It: The new canned cocktail from Hornitos features a tequila-based seltzer with four flavors: mango, pineapple, lime, and passionfruit. 

This drink is made with real Ranch Water and is double distilled and filtered through charcoal and a blast chiller process.

No additives or artificial sweeteners are used, and it is low in calories.

4. Freshie Tequila 

Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer in can

Average Price: around $10.99 /4-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 4.5% ABV 

Why We Like It: Freshie’s organic tequila seltzer is crafted from natural ingredients: sparkling water, Blanco tequila, natural flavorings, and agave nectar. 

“Seltzer is a chameleon… People have filled it with meaning, with the idea that it can communicate something about who they are and who they want to be.”

— Barry Joseph, Author/Public Speaker

You have three-flavor options: lime, blood orange habanero, and grapefruit guava. Expect its mellow and revitalizing notes that contain low (99) calories per can. 

3. Sundays Tequila 

Sundays Tequila Seltzers in 3 different flavor

Average Price: around $19 /12-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 4.7% ABV 

Why We Like It: Sundays Tequila seltzers are made from 100% Blue Weber agave from both the Lowland and Highland fields. 

The spirits are crafted from real tequila, natural fruit juice flavors, and sparkling water. It comes in four flavors: lime, watermelon, tropical, and grapefruit. 

Each can contains 100 calories, 2% sugar, and 3g carbs, and it is gluten-free. 

2. Canteen Spirits

Cantina Tequila Soda Ranch Water and a Glass

Average Price: around $9.99 /4-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV 

Why We Like It: Canteen Spirits is a leading producer of ranch water in Texas, which introduced Cantina Tequila Soda.

It’s a tequila-based seltzer featuring a smooth and slightly tart flavor. 

The alcohol content is comparable to a pale lager or pale ale, but it’s also less caloric (99 calories). Additionally, it has zero sugar with only 1 gram of carb. 

1. Dulce Vida Tequila

Dulce Vida Tequila Sparkling Soda in Different Flavor

Average Price: around $11.99 /4-pack (MSRP)

Alcohol Content: 7% ABV 

Why We Like It: Dulce Vida Tequila variations are crafted with real fruit and vegetable juice, as well as sparkling soda. 

We like its recently introduced expression –Tequila & Soda– that joins the brand’s other popular canned drinks such as Paloma, Watermelon Margarita, and Margarita.  

FAQs 

What does tequila seltzer taste like?

Tequila seltzers taste like natural sparkling water, spiked with tequila flavors and a particular fruity note. 

Can tequila seltzers get you drunk?

Tequila seltzers can surely get you drunk if you consume more than five cans, especially if you’re alcohol tolerance [1] is low. 

One or two cans can’t get you drunk, three to four can make you feel tipsy, but more than that can get you intoxicated. 

Final Thoughts

Seltzers [2] now are not just beer-based as tequila-based brands are slowly coming in– attracting more young adult drinkers. 

If you want to try other liquor-based drinks, then don’t hesitate to try these tequila seltzer drinks.

It won’t disappoint, and you’ll agree that there’s more beyond the usual beer-based drinks. 

From a variety of flavor options– from different brands, there’s no way you can’t find one drink that’ll surely satisfy your palate. 

References:

  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/veterinary-science-and-veterinary-medicine/alcohol-tolerance 
  2. https://elemental.medium.com/a-brief-history-of-seltzer-booms-in-america-ce82d81a0f3f 

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