As a bartender, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to create delicious drinks for my customers.
And lately, I have been experimenting with a new ingredient that has been taking the cocktail world by storm: seltzer water.
Seltzer water, also known as carbonated water, is a refreshing and bubbly addition to any drink. It is a healthier alternative to soda and can be used as a base for a variety of cocktails.
The best part? It's low in calories and sugar, making it the perfect ingredient for those who are looking to enjoy a tasty drink without the guilt.
But what makes seltzer water so great for cocktails? For starters, it adds a refreshing and effervescent quality to any drink.
It also helps to balance out the sweetness of other ingredients, making for a more well-rounded flavor profile. And because it is so versatile, it can be used in a variety of cocktails, from fruity and tropical to spicy and savory.
So, whether you're a seasoned cocktail connoisseur or just looking for a new way to enjoy a refreshing drink, seltzer water is definitely worth exploring.
In this blog post, I will be sharing some of the best seltzer cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your taste buds and your guests. So, grab a glass and get ready to indulge in some delicious and bubbly concoctions.
1. Lime Seltzer Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for your next party? Look no further than the Lime Seltzer Cocktail! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this cocktail is perfect for guests who want a light and refreshing drink without all the sugar and heaviness of traditional cocktails.
Plus, you can easily customize the flavor by using flavored seltzer water or adding in other ingredients. Whether you're hosting a cocktail tasting party or just want a quick and easy drink to enjoy, the Lime Seltzer Cocktail is sure to be a hit. So why not give it a try at your next gathering?
2. Homemade Hard Seltzer
The Homemade Hard Seltzer is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for hot weather. It requires only a few ingredients, including vodka, fruit juice or puree, carbonated water, and ice cubes.
This cocktail is versatile and customizable, allowing you to use nearly any fruit you like and choose your favorite fizzy water. The prepared juice can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, and if you've got extra fruit juice or puree, freeze them in ice cube trays for even easier homemade hard seltzers next time!
3. Black Cherry Seltzer
The Black Cherry Seltzer is a refreshing and crisp cocktail that's perfect for a summer evening. Made with fresh cherries, bubbles, and vodka, this cocktail is a great way to beat the heat. The White Claw Hard Seltzer used in this recipe is 100% natural, low carb, and gluten-free, making it a healthier option for those who want to enjoy a cocktail without the guilt.
The Black Cherry Seltzer is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that's perfect for any occasion. If you're looking for a refreshing and light cocktail to enjoy this summer, give the Black Cherry Seltzer a try!
4. Grapefruit and Rosemary Sparkling Seltzer
The Grapefruit and Rosemary Sparkling Seltzer is a refreshing and healthy cocktail made with White Claw Ruby Grapefruit Hard Seltzer, Prosecco, and fresh rosemary. It's an all-natural, low calorie drink that's perfect for lazy afternoons by the pool or summer parties with friends.
The addition of fresh rosemary adds a sophisticated and herbaceous twist to this classic seltzer cocktail. Give it a try this summer and your taste buds (and your waistline) will thank you.
5. French 75
One of the best seltzer cocktail recipes out there is the French 75. This classic cocktail has been given a modern twist with the addition of hard seltzer. The French 75 is a refreshing and bubbly cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and topped off with hard seltzer.
The combination of flavors is both sweet and tart, making it a great drink for those who enjoy a balance of flavors. The hard seltzer adds a lightness to the cocktail, making it perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. If you're looking for a fun and refreshing cocktail to try, the French 75 is definitely worth a try.
6. Vodka Seltzer
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail, the Vodka Seltzer is a must-try. With just four natural ingredients, this cocktail is perfect for a quick late-afternoon drink or to serve a crowd. The bubbles from the seltzer and the touch of vodka and lime create a unique twist on the classic Vodka Tonic.
It's perfect for outdoor events like BBQs or picnics, or even just a relaxing evening at home. The recipe can also be easily adjusted to serve a larger group, making it a great option for parties. So why not give the Vodka Seltzer a try and experience the perfect combination of flavors and bubbles?
If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to try, look no further than the Paloma by The Sea. This twist on the classic Paloma features butterfly pea flower and spiked seltzer, creating a magical color-changing drink that's perfect for summer parties or Halloween bashes.
The Bon & Viv spiked seltzer adds a hint of grapefruit flavor that complements the grapefruit and lime juices in the cocktail. Plus, with the added bonus of being low in calories and carbs, this cocktail is a guilt-free indulgence. Don't miss out on trying this must-try cocktail that's sure to impress your guests.
8. The Not Negroni
"The Not Negroni" is a refreshing and bubbly take on the classic Negroni cocktail. This recipe replaces the traditional Campari with SeekOut Seltzer's raspberry and Meyer lemon hard seltzer, creating a slightly tart and fruity twist on the original. The choice of gin and sweet vermouth is up to personal preference, but the recipe suggests using a London dry gin or an American dry gin like Aviation.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love the taste of Campari but want a brighter and more complex version. Plus, it's a great way to introduce non-Campari lovers to the flavor in a more approachable way. Overall, "The Not Negroni" is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and unique seltzer cocktail.
9. Ranch Water Seltzer
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail, Ranch Water Seltzer is a must-try. This tequila spritzer is a perfect blend of tequila, agave, sparkling water, and tajun seasoning, which creates a unique and flavorful drink that packs a punch. The cocktail is perfect for parties and gatherings, and it's always a hit with guests.
The recipe is simple, and the ingredients are easy to find, making it a great option for those who want to impress their guests without spending too much time in the kitchen. If you're looking to switch up your cocktail game, Ranch Water Seltzer is definitely worth a try.
10. Black Cherry Limeade
"Black Cherry Limeade" is a refreshing and fun cocktail that is perfect for summer parties and get-togethers. This cocktail is made with Black Cherry Hard Seltzer, limeade, and a touch of cherry juice, resulting in a fruity, slightly sweet, tart, and fizzy drink. It is an all-natural, low carb, gluten-free sparkling seltzer water with just a hint of fruity flavor.
With only 110 calories per serving, this cocktail is guilt-free and perfect for those who want to enjoy a delicious drink without any artificial ingredients. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that will impress your guests, "Black Cherry Limeade" is definitely worth trying.
11. Valentines Strawberry Hard Seltzer
If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail for Valentine's Day or any occasion, the Valentines Strawberry Hard Seltzer is a must-try. Made with vodka and strawberry seltzer, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The strawberry flavor adds a sweet and fruity touch, while the vodka gives it a nice kick.
Garnished with mint leaves and strawberry slices, this cocktail looks as good as it tastes. Plus, it's easy to make at home, so you can skip the canned hard seltzers and impress your guests with your mixology skills. Don't miss out on this delicious and refreshing cocktail!
12. Malibu Watermelon Seltzer
Looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to try this summer? Look no further than the Malibu Watermelon Seltzer. This delicious drink combines the tropical taste of Malibu rum with the crispness of watermelon seltzer, making for a truly unforgettable experience.
The addition of fresh watermelon slices and mint leaves adds an extra layer of flavor and freshness to this already delicious cocktail. Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, the Malibu Watermelon Seltzer is the perfect drink to cool you down and add a little extra fun to your summer.
13. Rosemary Lemonade Spritzers
The Rosemary Lemonade Spritzers are a refreshing and tangy cocktail that is perfect for any season. This cocktail is a combination of sweet lemonade, Limoncello, and bubbly seltzer water, served over ice with a sprig of rosemary. The herb-infused rosemary adds a unique and flavorful twist to the drink.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love a fruity and spiked drink. It's easy to make and perfect for a summer day by the beach or a cozy night in. If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail, the Rosemary Lemonade Spritzers are definitely worth a try.
14. Dragonberry Seltzer Cocktail
The Dragonberry Seltzer Cocktail is a simple yet delicious drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with Dragonberry rum and seltzer water, this cocktail is easy to make and will surely please any crowd. The addition of Dragonfruit water enhancer gives it a unique and refreshing twist.
Garnished with fresh dragonfruit and mint, this cocktail is not only tasty but also visually appealing. Whether you're enjoying a pool day, happy hour, or a party, the Dragonberry Seltzer Cocktail is a must-try. So why not give it a shot and experience the sweet and fruity flavors of this amazing cocktail?
15. Peach Whiskey Cocktail
The Peach Whiskey Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for sipping on a warm summer night. Made with peach-flavored whiskey, frozen peaches, peach bitters, and seltzer, this cocktail is light and cool with a fizzy finish.
The use of frozen peaches instead of ice cubes ensures that the drink won't be watered down, while the addition of peach-flavored seltzer water gives it a sparkling feel. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a whiskey drink without the heaviness that often comes with it. So, if you're looking for a fun and fruity whiskey cocktail to try, the Peach Whiskey Cocktail is definitely worth a shot!
16. Grapefruit Seltzer Cocktail
The Grapefruit Seltzer Cocktail is a refreshing and easy-to-make drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this cocktail is a delicious combination of grapefruit seltzer water and vodka, garnished with rosemary and grapefruit slices. The tangy and citrusy flavor of the grapefruit, combined with the subtle kick of the vodka, makes for a perfectly balanced and refreshing drink.
This cocktail is a great choice for those who are looking for a homemade hard seltzer recipe that is both tasty and easy to prepare. So, if you're looking for a delicious and refreshing drink to enjoy with friends and family, be sure to give the Grapefruit Seltzer Cocktail a try!
17. Lillet Cocktail With Seltzer
The Lillet Cocktail with Seltzer is a light and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for those who want a drink that's not too boozy. Made with Lillet Blanc, a French aperitif that's similar to vermouth, and plain seltzer, this cocktail has a sweet and citrusy flavor profile that's complemented by a spritz of fresh lime and a leaf of basil.
It's easy to make and perfect for serving at parties or enjoying on a warm summer day. If you're looking for a simple and delicious cocktail that's sure to impress, the Lillet Cocktail with Seltzer is definitely worth trying.
18. Lemon Blueberry Vodka Spritzer
The Lemon Blueberry Vodka Spritzer is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. This cocktail combines the sweetness of honey simple syrup with the fruity flavor of blueberry vodka, and is topped off with the tangy taste of lemon sparkling water.
The garnish of lemon slices, fresh blueberries, and a sprig of rosemary adds a festive touch to this delicious drink. Whether you're hosting a holiday party, a weekend brunch, or a girls' night in, this cocktail is sure to impress your guests. So, why not give it a try and add it to your list of go-to cocktail recipes?
19. Wild Berry Chambord Spritz Cocktail
Looking for a refreshing and fruity cocktail to enjoy by the pool or at your next celebration? Look no further than the Wild Berry Chambord Spritz Cocktail. Made with black raspberry liqueur and topped off with either prosecco or champagne, this cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and dry.
The Chambord liqueur adds notes of ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon to the mix, making it a unique and flavorful option for those looking to try something new. Garnish with your favorite berries for an added burst of color and flavor. Whether you're celebrating New Year's or Valentine's Day, this cocktail is sure to impress. So why not give it a try and see for yourself?
20. Classic Mojito
The Classic Mojito is a refreshing Cuban cocktail that has been enjoyed for centuries. With only five simple ingredients, it's easy to make and perfect for summertime sipping. The combination of mint, lime juice, rum, simple syrup, and seltzer water creates a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavors with a hint of herbaceousness.
The cocktail has a rich history that dates back to Havana in the 1930s, and it has since become a popular drink worldwide. The Classic Mojito is a must-try for anyone looking for a light and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for warm weather.
21. Gin Rickey
The Gin Rickey is a classic cocktail that has been a favorite for many years. This refreshing drink is made with just a few simple ingredients, including gin, seltzer water, and fresh lime juice. The cocktail is perfect for those who love a little bit of fizz in their drinks and enjoy the taste of gin.
The lime juice adds a tangy and refreshing twist to the cocktail, making it perfect for a hot summer day. The Gin Rickey is a great option for those who want a healthier alcoholic drink, as it is typically made with little to no sweetener. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail, the Gin Rickey is definitely worth trying.
22. Michelada Bombs
Michelada Bombs are small fizzy beer bombs that turn your ordinary cerveza into a Mexican beer cocktail infused with lime, hot sauce, Tajin, tomato juice, and Worcestershire sauce.
Made from hot sauce, chile-lime seasoning, and citric acid, these bombs are dropped into a beer or seltzer, causing the citric acid to fizz and infuse the drink with delicious flavors. They pair incredibly well with seltzers, mixed drinks, or even aguas frescas!