Demand is increasing for top hard seltzers. We’re already hitting near record temperatures in Southwest Florida. Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples – it’s hot! Even looking at the bottom of my computer screen:

Hot Weather

There ‘s a little icon that says “hot weather.”

So cooling off with a hard seltzer is a pretty solid choice. I’ve got some of the Mike’s in my fridge. Diana prefers the Corona ones. So with data provided by YouGov, we’re able to list the 20 most popular hard seltzers in the county.

Before we get to the rankings, there is a new seltzer that has caught my eye. They just dropped it this spring so it didn’t make the rankings, but High Noon now has a Tequila Seltzer. They make it with real tequila and fruit juice and it comes in lime, grapefruit, passionfruit, and strawberry. I have to say, as a fan of tequila, and that song by Joe Nichols, I am interested. Always looking for new flavors to try. I’m guessing you do to, that’s why you’re here. To see how they rank.

If you want to see how seltzers track, here’s the rankings from the end of last year. I expected that things wouldn’t change much, but they have. This data was collected at the end of Q1 of 2023 so this should hold true going into summer. This is not a list of the biggest selling, it’s a ranking of popularity. Here’s the faq on that if you’re interested. Above all, if you’re looking for a new flavor or brand to try, here’s the Top 20. And coming in at number 20 is one that I’ll admit – is new to me.

  • 20. WILLIE'S SUPERBREW MANGO & PASSIONFRUIT

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    Real Superfruits We're really serious about creating a SUPER hard seltzer. By brewing real fruits like mangoes, passionfruit, and pineapples, our Superbrews burst with beautiful, bright colors, incredible aromas and deliver sensational full flavors. Gluten Free Seltzer fans with a gluten sensitivity, look no further!

    Being South Florida, I’m a fan of mango. I’ve not seen Willie’s Superbrew in the stores here but maybe I just haven’t noticed. It’s number 20.

     

  • 19. SVEDKA SPIKED PREMIUM SELTZER

    Svedka been in the vodka game a long time. It’s no surprise they’re on this list.

  • 18. HIGH NOON GRAPEFRUIT

    High Noon’s Grapefruit makes the list at number 18.

  • 17. POLAR SELTZER ARCTIC SUMMER

    https://twitter.com/csnell508/status/1147330060770316293

    Spiked raspberry does sound right. And the lime no doubt adds a touch of tart. Number 17.

  • 16. NATURAL LIGHT SELTZER

    Natty Light was my go-to in college. Their seltzer continues that trend. Number 16.

  • 15. SPARKLING ICE SPIKED RUBY FIZZ

    A fairly new drink that’s gaining in popularity. I don’t know this one. But that’s where we’re doing this. Number 15.

  • 14. ARCTIC CHILL RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT

    Arctic Chill on the list. 8 flavors, but the Ruby Red Grapefruit seems to be the most popular.

  • 13. FOUNTAIN BEVERAGE CO. MANGO

    You can get this at Costco? That changes everything. I’ll try this next time I pick up my bottle of Kirkland vodka.

  • 12. BUD LIGHT SELTZER

    We won’t know until next month’s data how much the boycott may have hurt BL Seltzer. I personally haven’t seen anyone with a Bud Light, but I also live in Southwest Florida.

  • 11. HENRY'S HARD SPARKLING WATER

    Henry's Hard Sparkling Water Variety Pack Spiked Seltzer (12 fl. oz. can, 12 pk.) - Sam's Club

    Buy Henry's Hard Sparkling Water Variety Pack Spiked Seltzer (12 fl. oz. can, 12 pk.) : Hard Seltzer & Flavored Alcoholic Beverages at SamsClub.com

    At Sam’s Club. The zero sugar part is nice.

  • 10. BAREFOOT CHERRY & CRANBERRY

    A very popular wine, and a top 10 seltzer.

  • 9. TRULY HARD SELTZER

    There were a lot of stories last year about Truly’s demise. I don’t see it. A quality product.

  • 8. TOPO CHICO

    A solid transition from ranch water to seltzer. Topo Chico is number 8.

  • 7. BLUE MOON LIGHT SKY

    I actually thought this was a beer. It’s a seltzer?

  • 6. CORONA HARD SELTZER

    A fave here at the station. They also do promotions locally. Top notch.

  • 5. SMIRNOFF SPIKED SPARKLING SELTZER

    https://twitter.com/SmirnoffUS/status/962006083836420096

    Top 5. We’re getting to the big name ones, now. Smirnoff is a biggie.

  • 4. TRULY PASSION FRUIT

    Another Truly entry on the list.

  • 3. WHITE CLAW HARD SELTZER

    White Claw is slipping a little, but is still a dominant player in the game.

  • 2. WHITE CLAW ICED TEA MANGO

    That’s right, the regular White Claws are slipping because people are buying the Iced tea ones. I like them, a little more flavor than the OGs.

  • 1. MIKE'S HARD LEMONADE SELTZER PINEAPPLE

    Number one on the list is Mike’s Pineapple. You can get pineapple flavors in the Harder variety, too. I personally think the Harder ones are a little too sweet. They do pack a punch, though.

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