I recently crossed paths with a new attendee to the hard seltzer party; Neatly Spiked Soda. I’ll preface this by saying that I don’t typically drink hard seltzers. I found the elegant, slender can in my hand when we ran out of wine at a gathering and I didn’t feel like being weighed down by a beer. Neatly Spiked was a bit of a revelation. Crisp. Light. Refreshing. It didn’t have the hard edges and cloying sweetness of many of the drinks in this category (yes, I’m looking at you Whiteclaw). The hint of tea extract elevates the beverage with a subtle, pleasing aftertaste that plays well off the tingle of the soda. Would I spend an evening drinking them? Probably not. But I’d reach for one again to shake things up once in a while.

Neatly Spiked is made with 6x distilled American vodka, natural flavors, and only 100 calories per can. Each can is green tea-infused and available in five flavors (5% ABV): Black Cherry, Blueberry Honey, Cucumber Mint, Pineapple Coconut, and White Peach. Neatly Spiked is available for purchase at a location near you or available online at www.neatlyspiked.com. Cheers.