These Hard Seltzer Cocktail Hacks Will Make Your Summer

by Ashley Kowalewski

With summer quickly approaching, there has never been a better time to reach for a hard seltzer. They’re light, refreshing, and give just the right amount of sparkle to quench your thirst on a hot day. Picture it now — floating on an inflatable swan in a crystal-blue pool, hard seltzer in hand. Now that’s the perfect summer.

If you're looking for a go-to beverage, try Truly Hard Seltzer. With 100 calories and only one gram of sugar, these gluten-free delights are the perfectly light warm-weather drink to enjoy chilled, or in a cocktail. There are seven delicious flavours, with something for everyone. Whether you're a Truly Wild Berry, Truly Black Cherry, Truly Colima Lime, or Truly Tropical (Passionfruit, Pineapple, Watermelon and Kiwi, or Mango), these hard seltzers will be the toast of the season.

There are plenty of creative ways to make hard seltzer a staple in your bar pantry this summer, no matter what your go-to cocktail flavour is. These eight hacks will help elevate your hard seltzer to the next level with minimal effort. Toast us now, thank us later!

1. Switch Up Your Moscow Mule

Moscow mules are one of those beverages that can be enjoyed all year-round, but can be especially refreshing in the hot summer months. To mix it up, pair Truly Colima Lime Hard Seltzer with vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and a lime wedge for a truly sparkling thirst-quencher.

2. Make A Watermelon Mojito

Is there any better way to make a refreshing summer mojito more refreshing than by adding watermelon? Mix Truly Watermelon and Kiwi Hard Seltzer with white rum, some muddled mint leaves, simple syrup and garnish with either a lime wedge or watermelon slice (or both).

3. Change Up Your Tom Collins

A Tom Collins is a simple yet refreshing beverage that combines lemon juice, gin, soda water and simple syrup. Just swap out regular soda water for any Truly Hard Seltzer for an easy update to this summer al fresco staple.

4. Update A Classic Negroni

It’s difficult to improve upon a beverage that has already been perfected, but hear us out. By adding some Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer to your classic Negroni — which mixes gin, vermouth rosso and bitter orange liqueur with an orange peel garnish — you’re giving this tasty beverage a little something extra. Not only will it add an extra touch of flavour, but it’ll also add a subtle carbonation, giving your cocktail some extra spirit.

5. Amp Up Your Sangria

One of the main ingredients in sangria (besides the wine) is soda water. Instead of plain old soda water, substitute some Truly Hard Seltzer to your sangria base without all the added sugar. Truly Wild Berry, with its sweet mix of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry is a perfect choice. Even Truly Black Cherry or Truly Colima Lime will do!

6. Add Some Extra Bite To Your Paloma

If a Paloma isn’t already in your regular summer drink rotation, you’re sorely missing out. This popular Mexican drink is typically made with grapefruit juice, tequila, and soda (sometimes classic, sometimes lemon-lime). To make things more interesting, swap out soda for your favourite Truly Hard Seltzer flavour. Truly Colima Lime is a great classic choice, but Truly Pineapple or Mango would be great additions as well!

7. Infuse Your Favourite Cocktails With Hard Seltzer

The options are endless when it comes to changing up your favourite cocktail with Truly Hard Seltzer. Simply replace regular soda water with your preferred Truly Hard Seltzer flavour. Some of our go-tos are: the gin fizz, gin and tonic, or margarita made with Truly Colima Lime. We also love a wine spritzer with white or rosé vino and any Truly Hard Seltzer flavour you have on hand.

8. Freeze Some Juice, And Pour Over With Some Truly Hard Seltzer

Anyone can add a splash of juice for a simple seltzer cocktail, but freezing juice cubes ahead of time will not only keep your drink cold on a hot summer day, but it’ll also add a punch of colour and flavour to your fave Truly Hard Seltzer beverage.

This article was sponsored by Truly Hard Seltzer.