I love using seltzer water in cocktails because it brings a fresh and light flavor to the drink. It is especially tasty to use seltzer in cocktails on those hot days. Today I am sharing a cocktail with White Claw Hard Seltzer, which is a sparkling seltzer water that has 5% alcohol and fresh fruit.
Not only is this seltzer water spiked it is also low carb and gluten free. I love this seltzer water because you can make a cocktail with it or just serve it chilled for a light beverage. This is a great option for people looking to imbibe on the healthier side this summer. It’s a great healthy alternative to a vodka soda or white wine especially when there are three natural flavors to choose from including Natural Lime, Black Cherry and White Claw Ruby Grapefruit. In saying this I am including White Claw Hard Seltzer in a lot of my summer drinking because as someone who does a lot of summer entertaining I have to have a balance. I love rotating between my favorite bourbon cocktails and White Claw so that I feel equalized not only in alcohol content but also with calories. It’s also a good option to have on hand for outdoor events, as it is a pre mixed drink in a convenient 12-ounce can.
I recently had a backyard party and decided to substitute my regular seltzer with White Claw in my cocktail. I love topping off my cocktails with seltzer water and this one adds an additional flavor pop. Anyway back to my story I decided to create a summer lemonade with blackberries and black cherry White Claw; let me tell you that this cocktail was a hit. The blackberries were muddled with fresh lemon juice and honey, which was the base of this cocktail, then it was topped off with White Claw Black Cherry seltzer. I made so many of these that my friends have now all gone home with the complete recipe. All the components made this a well rounded a fun summer cocktail especially for entertaining.
- 1.5 ounces of vodka
- 1 ounce of lemon juice
- ½ ounce of honey syrup
- 8 blackberries plus more for garnish
- 1 cup of ice
- 2-3 ounces of White Claw Black Cherry Seltzer
Garnish: Blackberries and Lemon Slices
- In a shaker muddle blackberries with lemon juice and honey syrup
- Add ice and vodka to the shaker then shake the mixture
- Strain mixture into serving glass then top with White Claw Black Cherry Seltzer