I'm always looking for ~the drink~ of the summer. Summer, in my humble opinion, is the best time of year for cocktails and hard seltzers. Brands bring their A-game and the consumer always wins. I've done the ~difficult~ task of narrowing down the five seltzers you should be drinking (responsibly) this summer. Please, thank me later.

1. Alani Seltz

When I heard that my favorite energy drink brand was making a hard seltzer I knew I had to try it. With four epic flavors, some inspired by their energy drink lineup and some brand new, there’s an Alani Seltz flavor for you. Sip on Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Mimosa, Peach Please, or Frozen Lemonade as you crush all your summer plans this year. And don’t worry, there’s no caffeine in these seltzers. 

2. Smithworks Seltzer Lemonade

Brewed for kicking up dust and kicking back and in partnership with Blake Shelton, Smithworks just launched a line of Hard Seltzer Lemonades are putting a twist on traditional seltzers. The American brewed hard seltzer lemonades come in four distinct flavors, Classic Lemonade, Ripe Strawberry, Southern Peach Tea, and Crisp Lime. Grab a variety 12-pack and thank me later.

3. Volley

Next, we have Volley. Volley is a simple seltzer that is made with 100% organic blue agave tequila, real fruit juice, and sparkling water. Volley comes in four distinct flavors, Zesty Lime, Spicy Ginger, Sharpe Grapefruit, and Tropical Mango. Grab a four-pack and split them with your friends while having a picnic at the park, or laying by the pool. 

4. Truly Lemonade

We simply cannot go any deeper in this list without mentioning the treasures that are Truly Lemonades. Truly’s are one of the ancient founders of the hard seltzers, and we should treat them with the utmost respect. We all know that Truly’s are superior to White Claws, and the fact that Truly Lemonades are God-tier. However, I think it's time for something new from Truly this summer, but let’s not forget where we came from and who was there for us most while we were all in quarantine. 

6. Vizzy Hard Seltzer

Hard seltzer with Vitamin C, say less. One thing I really love about Vizzy is their juicy flavor mash-ups. I'm talking Raspberry Tangerine, Blackberry Lemonade, and Pineapple Mango. Vizzy comes in two different variety packs, and a lemonade pack. So grab a case of Vizzy, or three, and try all the delicious flavors all while getting a Vitamin C boost.

6. Natty Light Seltzer

Natural Light but make it seltzer. Same Natty Light buzz with a splash of fruit. It's light, refreshing, and easy to sip by the pool. Need I say more?

Please drink responsibly. 21+ older.