The 5 Best Low-Carb, Low-Sugar Hard Seltzers You Can Sip On

Contributing Health & Nutrition Editor By Stephanie Eckelkamp
Contributing Health & Nutrition Editor
Stephanie Eckelkamp is a writer and editor who has been working for leading health publications for the past 10 years. She received her B.S. in journalism from Syracuse University with a minor in nutrition.
Expert review by Molly Knudsen, M.S., RDN
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Molly Knudsen, M.S., RDN is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Texas Christian University and a master’s in nutrition interventions, communication, and behavior change from Tufts University. She lives in Newport Beach, California, and enjoys connecting people to the food they eat and how it influences health and wellbeing.
Collage of healthiest spiked and hard seltzers for 2019

Alcoholic seltzer has proved it's here for the long haul—and we're not mad about it. But before you reach for this bubbly libation, there are a few things to keep in mind. For one, while you might assume all hard seltzer is gluten-free (since, you know, regular seltzer is gluten-free), that's surprisingly not the case. "If you're gluten-sensitive, look for malt, which is made from gluten-containing barley, and opt for a non-malt option," says mbg Collective member Jess Cording, R.D..  

Next, make sure you actually enjoy it. This might seem like a no-brainer, but there are so many different types of low-calorie hard seltzer out there—you just have to find what unique flavors you like. Here, we've rounded up our favorites, all of which are gluten-free, low-sugar, and big on taste.

Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water

Wild Basin Boozy Sparkling Water (5% ABV) comes in some pretty refreshing flavor combos. Take cucumber-peach for example, which tastes like bubbly spa water for grown-ups. With zero grams of sugar and one gram of carbs, it won't weigh you down. To find out where it's sold near you, click here.

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White Claw Pure Hard Seltzer

Sometimes you just want to keep things simple—we get that. For those occasions, White Claw's lineup is just the thing. Pure (5% ABV), the first plain hard seltzer on the market, has a refreshing clean taste and clocks in at zero grams of sugar and two grams of carbs. It's also perfect for adding your own flavor twist, like a splash of juice, drizzle of elderberry syrup, or dash of bitters.

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Truly Hard Seltzer

Truly Hard Seltzer's Berry Mix Pack is perfect for when you're feeling a bit indecisive. The clear standout, however, is the Blueberry Acai (5% ABV)—a sophisticated spin on mixed berry. With one gram of sugar and two grams of carbs, it competes with the best of 'em for low-carb queen.

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Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer

If you're drawn to natural fruit and botanical flavor combos, Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer (4.5% ABV) is the brand for you. While our personal fave is Pear Elderflower, herbal enthusiasts may also enjoy Black Cherry Rosemary or Clementine Hibiscus. With zero grams of sugar and one to two gram of carbs, we really can't complain.

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The Shell House Sparkling Hard Seltzer

Is there anything Trader Joe's can't do? The Shell House (5% ABV), their own line of hard seltzers, is unsurprisingly delicious and available in three flavors: Meyer Lemon, Pomegranate, and Raspberry (available at TJ's locations where beer is sold). With five grams of carbs and sugar, it might not be the top pick for keto dieters, but it's still a light, refreshing, and totally delicious option. Pro tip: The Meyer Lemon is like a boozy sparkling lemonade.

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