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8 Spindrift Spiked Sparkling Water Flavors, Ranked

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Deceptively Fruity

Spindrift Sparkling Water threw its hat into the hard seltzer ring in 2021 and has since released nine flavors, each of which tastes less alcoholic than the last. They are essentially indistinguishable from the standard flavors, and that spells trouble. But trouble, as you know, is a specialty of mine, so I decided to grab two variety packs of Spindrift Spiked — featuring all of the available flavors except for Spiced Apple Cider, a limited seasonal release — and see how they stack up. 


Variety packs are available on Instacart for $21 and up. Prices and availability are subject to change.


Related: I Tried 9 Spindrift Sparkling Water Flavors, and These Were the Best (And Worst)

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Best: Lemon

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As tart as a San Pellegrino Limonata and as tasty as a standard Lemon Spindrift, it's moments like the first taste of a Lemon Spindrift Spiked that make me wonder what reason I'd ever have go crawling back to beer. "Doesn't taste like alcohol" is just the beginning. This guy is light, crushable, and refreshing. I can see myself spending a Sunday afternoon porchin' it with a case of Lemon Spindrift Spiked. Good thing it's only 4%.

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2. Blood Orange Tangerine

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I can't believe how good these are. With every sip I took, I closed my eyes and defied myself to taste the alcohol, but alas, the identification never came. Not only is this boozy blood orange seltzer one of the best in the Spindrift lineup, but it is also one of the best spiked seltzers I've ever had.


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3. Half & Half

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I'll start by pointing out that "Half & Half" is a terrible name for this beverage, because I'm fairly certain that everybody associates this phrase with milk and not an Arnold Palmer. Which already has a name. So, I don't know, maybe just use that? That is luckily my only criticism, because, just wow. This is so good. Much tastier than the non-alcoholic version, somehow.

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4. Mango

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There's a lot of aloha going on here. This makes me feel like I'm kicking back on the beach in Hawaii, drinking an ice cold mango juice with a little bit of rum in it, getting so pitted. Vacation vibes have arrived.

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5. Passion Orange Guava

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I'll ask you something now, something I generally ask people within the first two minutes of meeting them: You a guava head? I myself am a rather large guava head, and it's rare when something guava-flavored isn't a hit for me. So yeah, these are delicious. This seltzie is far more fruity than the others, so come for these tropical flavors if you dare.

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6. Pineapple

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If you can handle the thick, sweet, semi-artificial taste of the standard pineapple flavor, you're probably in luck with this flavor. Despite containing real pineapple juice, something just tastes a little bit manufactured. I'm not complaining though. Well, I'm not complaining that much.

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7. Grapefruit

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Remember when I said these don't really taste like alcohol? I was lying, a little. The grapefruit flavor definitely does. But that's OK, because there is a paloma energy happening in this drink that can't be defeated. Since it's only 4%, I can't say I'd shy away from throwing a little splash of mezcal in there.

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