It feels like alcohol alternatives are the talk of the town, especially when it comes to seltzers.
Now I know what you may be thinking: Isn’t a non-alcoholic seltzer just… sparkling water? Well yes, technically.
BUT, there is growing popularity with non-alcoholic seltzers that have ~special~ ingredients like adaptogens and nootropics, which will supposedly make you feel “buzzed,” without the hangover.
I’m Jen, and I was curious about which alcohol alternatives were actually going to taste good, since there are SO many on the market right now. To get some answers, I decided to host a blind taste-test with my coworkers.
And here are the blind taste-testers:
And last but not least, this is Bora.
I made everyone close their eyes, and I poured all the seltzers into generic cups that looked like this:
Everyone tried the same drink at the same time, in the same order. Without knowing which drink they were tasting, they wrote down their thoughts. The taste-testers also gave each drink a numerical rating, which I averaged at the end to arrive at an official ranking. Here’s how it went:
So which one was the best and which one was the worst?
Well ladies and gents, here are the results for everyone’s least favorite drink:
It looks like it was overwhelmingly Drink 9, De Soi Champignon Dreams. However, one person did vote that Drink 8, Recess Mood Peach Ginger, was their worst drink. Bummer!
And a drumroll for our FAVORITES, please. Here’s what came back:
It looks like the votes are in for Drink 8, Recess Mood Peach Ginger, Drink 5, Kin Spritz, and Drink 6, Recess Mood Blood Orange.
Since some of the data above is conflicting, I averaged the ratings of all of the drinks to make an official ranking from worst to best. Here’s the official ranking:
Have you tried any of these beverages? Let me know what your favorites are in the comments below!