Summer drinking typically involves pounding buckets of cold beers, any and all chilled bottles of rose, and unfortunate sunburn lines. But your warm-weather day drinking is about to make a serious turn this year with an increasingly popular drink: alcoholic seltzer waters. The threat of sunburn, however, will remain.
One brand of the boozy "water," Spiked Seltzer, has been around for years now, but the upcoming launch of a competing brand called Nauti Seltzer next month is cracking open a case of new interest in the low-carb, gluten-free, and [insert health-centric buzzword here] beverage category. The appeal is pretty simple: a bottle of Spiked Seltzer, for example, has about the same amount of alcohol as a beer (6% ABV), but less than half the carbs -- 5g versus roughly 13g, according to a report by BuzzFeed. Basically, you can get just as buzzed and experience slightly less regret later.