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Kick Off January With Refreshing Hard Seltzers

January 13th 2021

Hard seltzer is a canned trend that is here to stay this year. They may have hit the shelves years ago, but these drink-at-home cocktails are a hit with the nation and have been since 2019. So, what is all the hype about?

What are Hard Seltzers?

In essence, hard seltzers are ready-to-drink alcoholic sparkling water products which are typically popular for their infusions of botanical flavours. They are also appealing to consumers for their low calorie density and mostly sugar-free, natural flavourings. In fact, one can of these fruity fusions usually contains fewer than 100 calories. An ideal refreshment for your January health kick. 

But what sort of alcohol do hard seltzers contain? Well, here’s the other thing. Although they are known as vodka sodas, some brands have become more savvy with their canned creations. Adding neutral spirits and wines has also become popular in the world of the seltzer to give it an extra kick. These spiked seltzers are not something to be missed and are worth adding to your repertoire of low calorie lockdown drinks throughout the Spring season.

Our Top 4 Hard Seltzers

With the hard seltzer boom and increasing number of brands jumping on to this trend, it can be hard to choose between your favourite fusions. Let’s take a look at our top picks of ready-to-drink seltzer brands.

Bodega Bay

Taken from the sandy beaches of California, Bodega Bay was the first premium hard seltzer to hit the UK shores. This brand was the first to recognise the need for a high quality refreshing alcoholic drink that leaves health-savvy customers feeling guilt-free.

Made from just three simple ingredients (sparkling spring water, CraftedClear alcohol and natural flavourings), Bodega Bay Hard Seltzers can be enjoyed straight from the chilled can and poured over ice. Fancy giving them a try? See the flavours that we are currently offering below:

Bodega Bay, Apple, Ginger and Acai Hard Seltzer

Bodega Bay, Elderflower Lemon and Mint Hard Seltzer


As experts in bold fruity flavours, Kopparberg were one of the most well known drinks brands to hop onto the Hard Seltzer trend. Using their trademark KopparSpirit, an alcohol base produced from fermented fruits, they have injected their acclaimed flavour credentials into pure sparkling spring water to create a bold fruit refreshment.

Kopparberg wants to challenge the culture of the Hard Seltzer category in the UK as more brands are appearing in the market. Rather than shying away from the flavour, they aim to diversify their seltzers and provide wonderfully fruity tasting notes in a low calorie refreshment that packs a punch. Take a look at the flavours you can get from Wine Rack today:

Kopparberg Hard Seltzer Mixed Berries

Kopparberg Hard Seltzer Passionfruit


Launched in the UK during 2020, Mike’s Hard Seltzer is a light and refreshing new alcoholic drink that you can now freely enjoy without compromising on great taste. Not only is it vegan, gluten-free and less than 100 calories per can, but it also contains only 2g of sugar!

Mike’s is a Canadian brand with a vision to provide its customers with easy-to-drink and easy-to-love hard beverages. All of their seltzers are produced without artificial sweeteners or flavours; just water, bubbles alcohol and fruit. Why not explore the flavours we have to offer:

Mike’s Hard Seltzer Black Cherry

Mike’s Hard Seltzer Lime


These canned cocktails go by the name Smirnoff Spiked Seltzers. They contain a blend of Smirnoff No.21 Premium, sparkling water and natural flavours. With only 90 calories per can, you can trust that this new range of hard seltzers are a great addition to the ready-to-drink category. 

As leaders in innovation, Smirnoff have also successfully tapped into the canned drinks market and trust us when we say their flavours are not to be missed. Take a look at the flavours that our store brings to you today:

Smirnoff Seltzer Orange and Grapefruit

Smirnoff Seltzer Raspberry and Rhubarb