12 Strongest Hard Seltzers to Try

High alcohol hard seltzers offer a bold and exhilarating taste experience, with a noticeable kick of alcohol.

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These seltzers often boast vibrant flavors ranging from tangy citrus to luscious berries, providing a refreshing burst on the palate. 

While they can vary in sweetness, they tend to strike a balance between crispness and a subtle hint of sweetness. Crafted with high-quality ingredients, they typically feature sparkling water, alcohol, and natural flavorings. 

Those who enjoy a lively and spirited drink with a twist will find high alcohol hard seltzers to be their perfect match.

To best enjoy these seltzers, serve them chilled over ice and garnish with a slice of fresh fruit or a sprig of mint for an added touch of elegance and flavor.

Hard Rock

A bold blend of tropical fruits and a hint of spice make Hard Rock hard seltzer an adventurous choice. At 6.0% ABV, these seltzers are stronger than the average 4-5%.

Hard Rock

With flavors like mango, pineapple, and jalapeño, it delivers a unique and fiery kick that excites the palate. 

Best enjoyed over ice, it pairs well with grilled seafood or spicy tacos, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that leaves an unforgettable impression.

June Shine

Crafted with organic ingredients, June Shine hard seltzers offer a exhilarating twist on traditional flavors.


Their canned vodka sodas are 5.9% ABV, and their hard kombucha is 6% ABV, making for a stronger canned drink.

The honey ginger lemon, blood orange mint, and cucumber elderflower options provide a burst of natural, tangy sweetness without overwhelming the taste buds. 

Perfect for a sunny afternoon, these seltzers complement light salads and delicate grilled chicken, creating a harmonious dining experience.


Monster hard seltzers pack a punch with intense flavor combinations and a 6.0% ABV. Unlike their energy drink predecessors, however, they do not contain caffeine.

Monster energy drink

With vibrant choices like tropical punch, blue raspberry, and citrus burst, these seltzers unleash an explosion of fruity goodness. 

Enjoy them ice-cold at outdoor gatherings or alongside spicy barbecued meats, allowing the bold flavors to cut through the heat and leave a lasting impression.

Natural Light

Natural Light hard seltzers are a classic choice, offering a variety of fruit-forward options and a stronger kick than their beer at 6.0% ABV. 

Natural Light Seltzers

Flavors like black cherry, strawberry kiwi, and pineapple mango provide a burst of natural sweetness. 

Best enjoyed with a group of friends at a backyard party or paired with classic picnic fare, these seltzers bring easygoing enjoyment to any occasion.

Svedka Tropics

Svedka Tropics hard seltzers transport you to a beachside paradise with their tropical flavor offerings.

Svedka Tropics

At 5.0% ABV, they’re slightly stronger than your average light beer. Svedka also offers canned vodka sodas at 8.0% ABV.

From coconut pineapple to passionfruit mango, these seltzers evoke the feeling of a sun-drenched vacation. 

Sip on them poolside or pair with spicy Caribbean dishes for a delightful sensory escape.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Stronger Seltzer

Pabst Blue Ribbon Stronger Seltzer combines bold flavors with a higher alcohol content, at 8.0% ABV. 

Pabst Blue Ribbon Stronger Seltzer

With options like lime, strawberry, and blueberry, these seltzers pack a punch while maintaining a crisp taste. 

Enjoy them during lively social gatherings or alongside hearty pub-style foods, adding a spirited twist to the festivities.


Volley hard seltzers bring a alluring twist to the traditional flavors of lime and grapefruit. Made wit tequila instead of the usual vodka seltzers, Volley comes in at 5.25% ABV.

Volley Seltzers

Crafted with 100% blue agave, these seltzers offer a crisp and slightly tart experience. 

Best savored during outdoor activities like hiking or paired with light seafood dishes, they provide a zesty and revitalizing sensation.

White Claw

White Claw hard seltzers have become a household name with their signature flavors like black cherry, mango, and watermelon.

White Claw Seltzers

The classic White Claws are 5% ABV, but you can also try White Claw Surge for a stronger 8% ABV.

These seltzers strike a delicate balance between sweetness and crispness, making them widely loved.

Enjoy them at casual gatherings or pair with spicy Asian cuisine for a harmonious blend of flavors.


Truly hard seltzers offer a range of fruit-forward choices, including wild berry, blueberry acai, and raspberry lime.

Truly Seltzers

Most Truly flavors clock in at 5% ABV, but Truly Extra options are 8% ABV for a stronger kick.

These seltzers provide a burst of natural fruit flavors without overpowering the palate. 

Sip on them during outdoor picnics or pair with grilled vegetables for a satisfying and vibrant taste experience.

Bud Light Seltzer

Bud Light Seltzer delivers classic fruit flavors with a light and sparkling touch. Most Bud Light Seltzer flavors are 5% ABV, but their Bud Light Platinum Seltzer line is a stronger 8%. 

Bud Light Seltzer

With options like strawberry, black cherry, and lemon-lime, these seltzers offer a crowd-pleasing selection.

Perfect for social gatherings or paired with finger foods, they bring a familiar and enjoyable drinking experience to the table.

Flying Embers

Flying Embers hard seltzers take inspiration from the world of kombucha to create unique and intriguing flavors. Their hard kombucha flavors range from 6.9 – 8.5% ABV.

Flying Embers hard kombucha

Choices like ancient berry, ginger & oak, and pineapple chili strike a delicate balance between sweet, tangy, and spicy. 

These seltzers offer a complex flavor profile that captivates the adventurous palate. 


MTN Dew hard seltzer combines the beloved citrusy flavors of the popular soda with a alluring twist – a 5% ABV!

MTN Dew Seltzers

While this isn’t the strongest canned seltzer on the market, it’s certainly stronger than your usual Mountain Dew soda. 

With options like original, watermelon, and tropical, these seltzers provide a nostalgic and fortifying taste experience. 

Best enjoyed during outdoor adventures or paired with spicy Tex-Mex cuisine, they offer a lively and thirst-quenching sensation that keeps you coming back for more.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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