The hard seltzer that nobody asked for is coming to a city near you… probably.
Sonic Drive-In recently became the latest entrant into the hard seltzer game, and they brought a boozy version of two of their most popular drinks to a handful of states.
But now they’re ready to bring the drinks to the rest of the country – at least most of it.
First released only in Oklahoma, Sonic then expanded their seltzers into to six new states, including Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Arizona.
And now, they’re adding 21 more.
The seltzer will now be available to seltzer lovers in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additionally, Missouri residents are now able to get their hands on SONIC Hard Seltzer in St. Louis.
Sonic Hard Seltzer comes in two different variety packs: Citrus and Tropical. The Citrus pack gets you flavors like Lemonade, Limeade, Lemon Berry, and of course Sonic’s famous Cherry Limeade. The Tropical pack, meanwhile, contains Mango Guava, Melon Medley, Orange Pineapple, and Ocean Water.
The seltzers, brewed by COOP Ale Works in Oklahoma, clock in at 100 Calories and 1 gram of sugar per can, and a 5% ABV.
And I’m not gonna lie, the Ocean Water flavor has me interested.
If you’re not familiar, Ocean Water is one of Sonic’s signature drinks that’s basically a mix of Sprite and blue coconut flavor. And it’s insanely good, especially when you’re dehydrated (i.e. hungover). When I’m struggling, I go through the drive thru and get the biggest size they’ve got. Super refreshing. Brings you right back to life.
But how will that translate to a hard seltzer?
I’ll be honest, I haven’t really found a seltzer yet that I’m crazy about, but I’d definitely be willing to give that Ocean Water a try.