Back in 2021, it felt like every other week some new off-the-wall brand was dropping their own versions of hard seltzers, or just any type of alcohol in general.
Hell, Arby’s dropped a curly fry flavored vodka, and that’s when I knew the twilight zone had carried over from 2020 into 2021.
2022 didn’t bring us nearly as many new hard seltzer releases (pretty much every alcohol company already released one), however, one brand is getting into the game themselves, and it’s a brand I never would’ve thought in a million years…
Yes, SunnyD, the orange drink (not juice) that we would drink so much of on 95 degree days as kids. It was kind of like orange juice, but kind of like bug spray… a bit metallic, a bit citrus. It was pure sugar, a microscopic amount of actual orange juice, and kids LOVED it.
With that being said, according to VinePair, the brand is dropping their own version of a vodka seltzer.
The new drinks will have a 4.5% ABV, that will mirror the taste of the OG SunnyD as much as possible.
The ingredients include real fruit juice (probably not much of it), sparkling water, natural orange flavor, and vodka, for a total of 95 calories.
They come in four-packs of 12-ounce cans, along with individual 12-ounce cans.
The new alcoholic beverages are supposed to be hitting the shelves at select Walmart locations across the country on March 11th, although it looks like they’re already available in some locations.
The seltzer is distributed by the American Beverage Corporation, a subsidiary of Harvest Hill Beverage Company which also makes Juicy Juice, Little Hug Fruit Barrels, Daily’s Cocktails and more.
The packaging for the product reads:
“We took your favorite legendary orange flavor and added vodka to create a delightful drinking experience that tastes like you’re sipping on sunshine.”
Not gonna lie, I simply can’t picture this taste in my head. Is it just gonna taste like a cheap mimosa? Is it gonna be so thick tasting that I can’t get past more than two sips?
I guess we’ll just have to find out.