Hard seltzer cocktails bring a taste of the tropics to any occasion
Why not create a taste of the tropics at home. These hard seltzer cocktails combine flavors that might make you think of the picture-perfect vacation. Whether it is a sweetness of coconut or the brightness of the pineapple, these flavors could have you feeling those beach breezes wherever you go.
With the increased popularity of hard seltzers, hard seltzer cocktails are the perfect way to enjoy a taste of the tropics. Given the fruit forward flavor of some of the hard seltzers, they work perfectly in a tropical cocktail.
For example, BON V!V hard seltzers are delightful in cocktails. The zero sugar, gluten free, 90 calorie beverage is bursting with flavor, is light and refreshing. More importantly, the sophisticated flavors lend themselves to both drinking on their own and in a cocktail.
For example, the BON V!V Pineapple Coconut flavor is delicious in a frozen, slushie cocktail. Instead of a frose, the BON V!V Frozen Calypso combines the flavors of pineapple and coconut. With a touch of lime for a little boost of refreshment, this hard seltzer cocktail could become a summer must have.
Here’s how to make the BON V!V Frozen Calypso.
- 2 ounces coconut rum
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 4 ounces BON V!V Coconut Pineapple Spiked Seltzer
- Lime wheel & pineapple leaf garnish
Add liquid ingredients and ice to the blender and blend to a slush. Garnish with lime and pineapple leaf fan.
If you are looking for a cocktail that brings a nuanced flavor, a touch of herbaceous notes can be quite delightful. Hibiscus has been a trending flavor for a while. The floral flavor adds just the right punch to citrus, like the BON V!V Clementine Hibiscus.
For this hard seltzer cocktail, there is a nod to a margarita, but the flavor is subtle. And, if prefer a more tropical twist, make the coconut water swap.
Here’s how to make the BON V!V Desert Rose.
- 1 1⁄2 ounce silver tequila
- 1⁄2 ounce aloe vera juice (Or coconut water option)
- Top with BON V!V Clementine Hibiscus Spiked Seltzer
- Garnish with lime, orange + cucumber wheels
Fill glass with ice, pour tequila, juice and top with BON V!V Clementine Hibiscus. Garnish with an orange wheel.
Lastly, sometimes you want to make a big batch of cocktails. Even though huge parties might be put on hold this summer, a pitcher of hard seltzer cocktails can ensure that you never have to leave you relaxation perch.
In this cocktail, the BON V!V Smoke & Mirrors, that bottle of rosé is transformed into a quite refreshing sip. From the tartness of the grapefruit to the aroma of the rosemary, this cocktail could be your new way to rosé all day.
Here’s how to make a pitcher of the BON V!V Smoke & Mirrors
- 4 ounces mezcal
- 16 oz rosé
- Top with BON V!V Grapefruit Spiked seltzer
- Grapefruit slice + rosemary sprig garnish
Fill rocks glasses and pitcher ½ full with ice. Pour mezcal, rosé in the
Pitcher and top with BON V!V Grapefruit Spiked seltzer. Stir the pitcher and garnish pitcher and glasses with grapefruit and rosemary.
These hard seltzer cocktails are just a few suggestions of the many combinations that are possible. Whether you are dreaming of a tropical getaway, a beach vacation or another escape, let your cocktail glass take you away.
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