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Review: Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzers

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Alcoholic water isn’t a new thing, but Smirnoff’s entry into the market is bound to give “hard seltzer” a bigger presence on the shelf. Available in three “invigorating” flavors (with no artificial flavors added), the seltzers pack just 90 calories and 4.5% abv in each 12 oz. can. We tried all three. Thoughts follow.

Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Orange Mango – Surprisingly fragrant, with both orange and mango notes distinct, particularly on first cracking open the can. On the palate, it’s rather mild and slightly sweet, but the significant, creamy fizziness give it a clean and fresh finish. Rather harmless. B

Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Cranberry Lime – A low-cal cosmo as a fizzy drink? Here the berry notes come across on the strong side, and the sweetness is a little overbearing at times compared to the more subtle Orange Mango. Fans of sweeter sodas may find this more appealing than me. C+

Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer Watermelon – Watermelon is always a tricky flavor, and here it comes across largely as expected, a bit like Jolly Rancher candies melted down and mixed with fizzy water. The least nuanced of the group. C-

each $9 per six-pack of 12 oz cans / smirnoff.com

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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4 Comments

  1. Penny L Mickel May 29, 2017

    I actually like all three flavorers. I found them to be refreshing and light.

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  2. Cherrie L Berkley June 18, 2019

    6/27/19 bought product to try as summer drink. It is awful. I’m 60+ and have tasted many drinks & this is first time that I actually said a drink was awful. Since it is Smirnoff product, I didnt hesitate buying the 12 pack. My 33 year old son tried it too. The taste is so horrible I told him he could throw the rest of the drinks away. 15.99 + CA tax wasted.

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  3. Karen Betz July 6, 2019

    We’re drinking the Smirnoff piña colada flavored beverage and it is delicious. Maybe because we enjoy LaCroix with a variety of alcoholic beverages. Bravo Smirnoff!

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  4. GT August 6, 2019

    I had 3 people other than me try all of the flavours. They all taste awful. Like watered down candy that tastes disgusting. Not a fan. I’d stick to mikes hard or white claw. Don’t even try this shit. Smirnoff Ice is better

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