Hangover? We don’t know her. These low-cal sips promise a dash of alcohol without the morning after headache.
This season, we’re saying yes to tipples but no to hangovers. Thanks to the rise of hard seltzers in Singapore, headache-free drinking sessions are now a reality. More fruity than sweet, more refreshing than alcoholic; hard seltzers are essentially spiked and flavoured sparkling water.
But make no mistake, mild doesn’t mean less tasty: what hard seltzers lack in alcohol content, they make up for with bubbly flavour. Crack open a can any time for a fruity and zesty pick-me-up. The low ABV means you’ll have just enough alcohol for a tinge of booze, though not enough to get you wasted on a lazy arvo by the pool.
For the health conscious drinker who’s not quite keen on ditching the occasional tipple, this low-cal thirst-quencher is the ideal guilt-free option. Sip on a can while chilling at home, or bring a box for a picnic party – this versatile drink is as suited for solo drinkers as it is for social situations. Want in on the fizz? Read on for the popular brands to try.
Best hard seltzer brands in Singapore
1. White Claw Hard Seltzer
White Claw is touted as the brand that started the hard seltzer craze. Its 5% ABV tipples are crisp and easy to drink, made with seltzer water, a gluten-free alcohol base and a hint of fruitiness. With only 100 calories and 1 gram of sugar per can, these sips are making a low-cal splash. Fruit for thought: what works best in a hard seltzer – black cherry, watermelon, mango, lime or ruby grapefruit? Try them all to find out.
White Claw Hard Seltzer, available at supermarkets and online stores including NTUC, Lazada and Thirsty Beer Shop
2. Sunly Seltzer
Born in Byron Bay, Sunly Seltzer’s sips are as refreshing as the coastal town it hails from. Ideal for a beach picnic, crack open a can for a naturally-flavoured buzz that’s vegan, gluten-free and low in sugar (less than 3 grams per can!). Take things up a notch by serving them with fresh fruits, we say. This pitcher perfect bubbly has a 4% ABV, and is available in flavours like blood orange and grapefruit, ginger lemon, and plum and berry.
Sunly Seltzer, available online at Temple Cellars
3. Topo Chico Hard Seltzer
Topo Chico Hard Seltzer brings us alcoholic sparkling water with a dose of fruity flavour. Craving a zesty beverage? Try the hard seltzer in tangy lemon lime. Thinking of a tropical flavour? Let the pineapple twist be your midday pick-me-up. Want an intriguing fruity combination? Give the strawberry guava a go. Whether you’re at a social gathering or enjoying alone time, these sparkling thirst-quenchers are suitable for any time of the day. Fill your fridge up with these cans for a warm day! Perk alert: buy two four-can packs from Redmart to get a free Topo Chico Hard Seltzer glass.
Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, available at supermarkets and online stores including NTUC, RedMart and Cellarbration
4. Jinro Son Of A Peach
Ditch the can: if there’s something about drinking hard seltzer from a glass bottle that tickles your fancy, Jinro’s punny Son Of A Peach will be right up your street. Sweetened with stevia, this drink features deliciously peachy notes while boasting a mere 99 calories. It’s not easy to find this hard seltzer in Singapore, but homegrown store Amber Nectar has got your back, offering this and other Jinro tipples on its online store.
Jinro Son Of A Peach, available online at Amber Nectar
5. Somersby Hard Seltzers
We can always count on Somersby for a bottle of cider, but did you know the brand makes hard seltzers too? Somersby is shaking things up with its 4.5% ABV drinks, which are available in lime or mango and passion fruit. These sparkling sips are as refreshing as dipping your toes in the water on a sun-soaked day, so grab a can or two for your next poolside hang.
Somersby Hard Seltzers, available at supermarkets and online stores including NTUC, Cold Storage and Shopee
There you have it: light and boozy hard seltzers in Singapore that will leave you refreshed and not hungover – we’ll clink to that!