Alcoholic sparkling water drinks, or hard seltzers, are all the rage in South Africa right now. But, with a myriad of hard seltzers on the market it takes a lot for a newcomer to truly stand out, but Skinny seltzers have managed to do just that with its trio of gin, vodka, and tequila hard seltzer drink options.
The demand for healthier drinks continues to increase, and consumers are looking for convenient ways to enjoy a healthier option wherever they are. Whether they’re out for a picnic, enjoying sundowners on the mountain, or heading to a friend’s house for a braai. The Skinny seltzers range is aimed at wellness-minded drinkers who like a ready-mixed drink in a can that is easy to transport.
While many hard seltzer drink options are loaded with additional sweeteners and flavourings, the Skinny range boasts a low-calorie trio with zero added sugar. All three flavours in the range are also free from artificial flavourings, and colourants, making it the premium choice amidst the noise.
Further helping the Skinny range to stand out from the crowd is the offering of different spirit options. The range switches things up with three, 4% alcohol seltzers, each with a twist: The flagship Skinny B — the internationally celebrated mix of vodka, lime and soda with only 77 calories; the Skinny M — a crisp mix of tequila, lime and soda with 79 calories, and the Skinny G — a refreshing alternative to a classic G&T, featuring gin, lime and soda with 77 calories.
I tried the full Skinny seltzer range and absolutely loved these delicious drinks as an alternative to calorie-loaded ciders or mixed drinks. I am a big gin fan, so my favourite of the three was definitely the Skinny G but I also thoroughly enjoyed the vodka option, Skinny B as well. Nothing beats a classic Vodka, lime, and soda and this pre-mixed version offers the opportunity to enjoy a classic Vodka mix with half the calories while also allowing you to cut back on the amount of alcohol consumed.
You get a lovely crisp, subtle lime flavour from both the Skinny B and Skinny G drinks, making these a winner for anyone who loves that tangy sourness of lime in their drinks. The flavour isn’t very strong or overpowering, and it’s obvious that you’re drinking lightly flavoured sparkling water with a kick. If you don’t like lightly flavoured drinks, then you’re better off going for something with a more potent flavour. But, if you’re accustomed to enjoying your spirits with soda water and a dash of lime, then this convenient pre-mixed version won’t disappoint.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.