Spritz up your summer with some of the best seltzers Australia has to offer!
This summer 2024 it’s all about convenience. And, what better way to embody the season than with a refreshing, sippable seltzer.
The American trend of boozy sparkling soda has well and truly hit Australia’s shelves. Something which many pre-mixed drinks (or RTD’s if you will) have done so too. However, unlike canned cocktails, seltzers are mixed with minimal ingredients and can be produced through breweries and wineries.
So, to help you right the seltzer wave this summer, we’ve pulled together a list of the best seltzers in Australia. Low calorie, delicious and made in Australia, there’s no better time to jump on the hard seltzer bandwagon. So strap yourselves and sip through our list of the best seltzers for summer 2024 in Australia!
Brookvale Union is best known for their alcoholic ginger beer. However to utilise their beer-making skills, Brookvale Union has specialised in two seltzers: Tropical Punch and Vodka Lemon Squash. They are super sweet and ridiculously refreshing, perfect for whatever the warm weather throws at you.
Fellr launched their way into the Australian seltzer market mid 2020 and has since worked their way up to be a reputable hard seltzer brand in Australia. Like many start-up stories, theirs started over a couple of beers, and a debate over why there was a serious lack of pre-mixes that people were proud to serve. Their seltzer collection includes Double Green Apple, Double Lemon, Passionfruit Martini and Watermelon Margarita. Dripping with natural flavours, brewed in Australia and reminiscent of nostalgic summer afternoons Fellr is one of the best seltzers in Australia for 2024!
When we think of Moon Dog, first thing comes to mind is their limited-edition cannoli craft beer. But, it may come as a surprise that this Victorian Craft Beer Brewery are also the masterminds behind a scrumptious seltzer range. Founded in 2010 by two brothers and a mate, in recent times Moon Dog ventured into the world of seltzers. Think Raspberry Sorbet, Sour Watermelon and even Tropical Crush. Their range of seltzer is just as reputable and loved as their beer. So if you ever need a reason to support local, there’s no better way to do it this summer with Australian seltzer brand Moon Dog.
Hailing from Melbourne’s inner-western suburb of Footscray, ‘Ray is a refreshing hard seltzer brought to us by the team over at Hop Nation Brewing Co. – a brewery with years of experience. One of the best seltzers available in Australia, although they have an impressive selection part of their range, most favourable is the Watermelon & Mint that has no added sugar, 88 calories and, more importantly, a refreshing taste. Must try in 2024!
Somma is one of Australia’s first hard seltzer brands, launching way back in September 2019. With a fresh look and favourable flavours, their collection includes Guava, Pineapple and Watermelon & Lime. The perfect summer seltzer, Somma is perfect for those balmy afternoons by the beach. Plus, did you know that the spring water used in every can has been sourced from an extinct volcano in Victoria, which is also where the drink is made?
We couldn’t think of a better fit for our guide to the best seltzers for summer even if we tried. Meet Sunly, the Byron Bay brand that’s taking over this summer 2024. Its range uses all natural ingredients, it’s gluten-free, vegan and low in calories. And, with less than 3g of sugar per can, there really is no excuse. How does Blood Orange & Grapefruit sound? Or maybe Davidson Plum & Berry? Designed to tingle your tastebuds, Sunly is perfect for those afternoons when you’ve just gotten home from the beach. A must try this summer 2024!
If we truly had to tell you what the best seltzer in Australia is, we’d say that it would have to be Truly. The alcoholic sparkling water brand well and truly takes pride in the fact that they use natural ingredients with hints of fruit. No artificial flavours and no sweeteners. Instead, you’ll find a low calorie seltzer with low sugar, it’s gluten free, it’s light and it’s refreshing. Their range includes Original Lemon, Raspberry & Lime, Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon & Kiwi, Watermelon Lemonade and Wild Berry. Regardless of the ocassion or the reason, Truly is the perfect addition to your summer celebrations with a seltzer!
White Claw REFRESHR
The already famous, cool-kid American drink has landed itself on Australian shelves just in time for the summer season ahead. With four alcoholic lemonade’s as part of their REFRESHR debut – Limon, Strawberry, Blood Orange and Blackberry – the entire range is easy to drink, light on calories (90 to be exact) and, ultimately, it pushes the idea of a hard lemonade to the next level thanks to its flavour packed profile. At all times, be sure to remember the rule with alcoholic lemonades: three is plenty, four is more than enough, and five is usually the first bad decision.
Looking to spritz things up a bit more? Sip your way through our list of the 10 Best Australian Hard Seltzer Brands. Or, shake things up with this guide to Australia’s Best Pre-Mixed Canned Cocktails.