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12 Best Seltzers In The World: The Votes Are In

Seltzer summer incoming.
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12 Best Seltzers In The World: The Votes Are In

Seltzer summer incoming.
best seltzers - fellr

The Hard Seltzer Masters awards have crowned the best seltzers in the world for 2022.

If you’re keen on drinks of the fruity, vodka sort, then listen up, because the world’s best of the best hard seltzers have been officially named.

With a huge surge in popularity over the last few years, seltzers have fast become recognised as the drink of summer, meaning quite a few brands have hit the market. They’re a great option for those not so keen on the stomach pains after a few pints or a heavy glass of wine, given the low ABV option (around 4%) and low calories to keep your summer bod well intact.

The big question though – exactly which seltzers are the tastiest? 

Judged by experts in the field of bartending, spirit writing, and publicans, you can safely put a pause on the bottle shop browsing or online research because the 12 best seltzers in the world have been crowned at the Hard Seltzer Masters 2022 awards.

1. Young Heart Seltzer – Green Tea & Muscat Grape

The surprising big winner of the night came from Belgian distiller Young Heart taking out the number one spot for Best Seltzers in the world. 

Where the majority of brands on this list found success in the ‘Spirit-based’ category, Young Heart came in strong from the ‘Fermented’ category to snag best in the show for 2022. Their hard seltzer is an all-natural, brewed product made with carefully selected ingredients, and the Green Tea & Muscat Grape boasts a herbal, fruity flavour that screams summer. 

best seltzers - young heart seltzer
Source: @youngheartseltzer

2. FELLR – Passionfruit

One of our own, Australian brand FELLR has cemented itself in the seltzer hall of fame after grabbing the title of best seltzer in the world under the Brewed category. 

The Sydney-based business is relatively new on the block but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming one of the best Seltzers on the market. Launching in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Their winning passionfruit seltzer embodies the laidback coastal feels from down under, with natural passionfruit complimenting crisp hints of citrus and ending with a smooth, dry finish. 

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Source: @drinkfellr

3. Say Vodka Seltzer Grapefruit-Lemon

From Finnish company Anora Group, SAY Vodka got an approving nod from the judges, being commended for its vibrant nose and fruit-forward characteristics. 

It scored winning points for being a spirit-based seltzer delivering a strong hint of both major fruit components, with a solid balance capped off by a subtle sweetness. 


4. Yan Tan – Damson & Rhubarb Hard Seltzer

The name Yan Tan might not sound overly familiar to seltzer lovers, but the little UK producer came in swinging with their unique Damson & Rhubarb release. 

Their hard seltzers combine natural botanical ingredients with sparkling water, and the winning bottle delivers fruit-forward drops rounded off with soft damson and a sharp rhubarb bite. 

  • Category: Spirit-Based
  • ABV: 4%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Find it Here

5. Mike’s Hard Seltzer – Raspberry

Popular brand Mike’s Hard Seltzer made it on the board this year with their raspberry release. 

Described to be ‘like alcoholic sparkling water, because that’s exactly what it is’, their cans are lightly refreshing and 100% drinkable. The winner is a hit of fresh-picked raspberries with just 2g of sugar per can for a few guilt-free drinks on a hot summer day.

  • Category: Spirit-Based
  • ABV: 5%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Find it Here

6. Long Shot Drinks – Pink Grapefruit Hard Seltzer

Up there in the judge’s favourites, Long Shot Drinks Pink Grapefruit drink was commended for its light carbonation and tart finish. 

The company set about on a journey to change the drinking game back in 2019, producing fruit-infused hard seltzers low in calories with all-natural ingredients, and have now made a permanent name for themselves in the biz. 

best seltzers - long shot drinks
Source: longshotdrinks.co.uk
  • Category: Spirit-Based
  • ABV: 4%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Find it Here

7. Long Shot Drinks – Raspberry & Blackcurrant Hard Seltzer

No, you’re not seeing double – Long Shot Drinks are just that good that they scored not one but two awards on the night. 

Like its mate Pink Grapefruit, the Raspberry & Blackcurrant seltzer was praised by the judging panel. This one’s an alcoholic twist on a childhood classic with naturally sweet fruit juice, sparkling mineral water and a splash of alcohol. 

  • Category: Spirit-Based
  • ABV: 4%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Find it Here

8. High Water – Mango and Peach

To say the UK dominated in these awards is probably an understatement. 

British label High Water was a winner for its Mango and Peach release that, according to judges, showcased a juicy, bold mango aroma alongside pleasant carbonation for a pleasantly fruity finish. 

best seltzers - high water
Source: @drinkhighwater
  • Category: Spirit-Based
  • ABV: 5%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Find it Here

9. Pals Vodka – Central Otago, Peach, Passionfruit and Soda

Hailing all the way from New Zealand, Pals put the country on the map for its Central Otago, Peach, Passionfruit and Soda drops. 

All their cans are filled with premium spirits and real fruit, but in this winner you’ll find a touch of fruitiness with tart passionfruit and juicy peach. 

  • Category: Spirit-Based
  • ABV: 5%
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Find it Here

10. Two Brooks Lime Cooler

Another ticking two awards off their list, Two Brooks first scored for their Lime Cooler seltzer. 

The independent UK company are driven by a mission to keep things natural and simple with a union of fruit spirit, sparkling water, and taste. Their popular Lime Cooler has been revamped to pack a bigger zesty punch with a crisp finish. 

  • Category: Fermented
  • ABV: 4%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Find it Here

11. Two Brooks Mango Hi Ball

Their second entry is a tropical and refreshing hit of creamy mango taste with floral and botanical notes underneath. 

It’s one of the most fruit-forward brews on this list and is perfect enough drunk ice cold from the can or garnished with an orange wedge over ice. 

best seltzers - two brooks
Source: @twobrooksdrinks
  • Category: Fermented
  • ABV: 4%
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Find it Here

12. Adán & Eva Hard Seltzer Coconut Lemon

Rounding off the list of best Seltzers is a more unique and adventurous entry, Costa Rican brewer Adán & Eva took home a Master award in the Flavoured category. 

The slightly bizarre Coconut Lemon concoction impressed with its boldness and is among the most popular in the brand’s limited collection. Slightly harder to get, but worth it if you do. 

  • Category: Flavoured (Other)
  • ABV: 4%
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Find it Here

Feature Image: @drinkfellr

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