Spiked Seltzer: OmNomCT’s New Go-to Warm Weather Drink

14 May

West Indies Lime, their flagship “brew”

We had our first sips of Spikedseltzer from Boathouse Beverage at the Greenwich Wine & Food Festival this past October.  Our first impression of these new drinks was, wow…they can be dangerous.  While they are technically considered a beer and weigh in at 6%, you’d never know that either was true.  Spikedseltzer is technically called a beer because of the fermentation process of carefully selected sugars that it undergoes, though they don’t use any barley, wheat, hops, or other typical brewing ingredients.  Because of this, Spikedseltzer is gluten-free and it’s also low carb, netting just 5g of carbs per bottle.

The alcohol taste and bite just isn’t there, but in its place is a spritzy, bubbly drink with a citrusy finish. They are able to get the drink so light and refreshing by keeping all their ingredients natural, including the natural citrus and flavors that Headbrewer and owner Nick Shields infuses into each batch.  Nick not only has a MS in Food Science from Cornell, he has also managed his family’s Haffenreffer beer and has developed drinks for companies such as Cadbury Schweppes, Ocean Spray, Nantucket Nectars, a Manhattan brewpub, and even a Long Island winery.  With him as a co-founder is Nick’s friend, Dave Holmes, who adds business savvy and a lot of passion to Spiked Seltzer.

Currently they have three flavors out:  West Indies Lime, Valencia Orange, and Indian River Grapefruit.

This is the kind of drink you take to the beach, you sip on the patio, or you just down to cool down.  And, you can even take things to the next level by creating your own cocktails:

Mer-Mosa:  Spikedseltzer, splash of OJ, a slice of orange, ice

Cosmo-Fizz:  Spikedseltzer, splash of cranberry juice, splash of Triple Sec, slice of lime, ice

Belle-Ini:  Spikedseltzer, splash of Peach Schnapps, a sprig of Rosemary, ice

The Renzo: SpikedSeltzer, a Splash of Grand Marnier, ice

The Nauti Reindeer: SpikedSeltzer, an ounce of Sorrel

Spikedseltzer is available at Whole Foods and lots of other stores throughout Fairfield County, Westchester, and even more places.  Check out where you can find their drinks by clicking here.  Also, make sure to keep up to date with them on Facebook and Twitter so you can see where they are doing their next tastings and what they’re doing.  

 

6 Responses to “Spiked Seltzer: OmNomCT’s New Go-to Warm Weather Drink”

  1. slimsmitty May 14, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Ooooooh, this is probably the best thing I’ve heard all week! Thanks, guys! :D

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