Quite recently, a new category of alcoholic beverages has appeared on the Swiss market. It is a flavoured, carbonated alcoholic water, called “hard seltzer” created in the process of sugar fermentation in water, with the addition of flavour extracts. Personally, I had the pleasure to try products from this category from Sundays Hard Seltzer, produced in Switzerland and what a better day than Sunday would be to bring this product closer to you.
So far the company has released five different flavours:
-cucumber and basil
-passion fruit and mango
-mint and lime
-grapefruit and bergamot
-cardamom and ginger
Each of them contains 4% of alcohol, no gluten, 0g of sugar and only 22.6 kcal per 100ml, which is an undoubtedly big advantage for people who do like to enjoy alcohol from time to time but also take care of their physique. This hard seltzer, well chilled, comes in like a… water and you do not feel any alcohol in it! Sundays Hard Seltzer is a high quality product created by people with passion and incredibly positive energy. It is for this very reason that I would like to bring you my experience with this product.
Of course, the first thing that came to my mind was the use of this product in cocktails, however, I decided first to find for myself an ideal way to enjoy this drink in a pure form.
Here are examples of my personal “perfect serves” for each flavour and a short explanation of “what and why”. Let`s go!
cucumber / basil
my serve: well-chilled bottle, a glass full of good quality ice and some basil leaves.
tip: Clap the basil leaves before you put them in the drink to release their flavours.
explenation: the addition of basil releases its fresh aroma and perfectly harmonizes with the taste of cucumber to create an refreshing
grapefruit / bergamote
my serve: a well-chilled bottle, a glass full of good quality ice and 2-3 sprigs of thyme.
tip: Clap the thyme sprigs before you put them in the drink to release their flavours.
explenation : the delicate, characteristic thyme aroma goes perfectly with refreshing citrus notes of bergamot and grapefruit, giving them a unique expression in flavour.
ginger / cardamom
My serve: a well-chilled bottle, a glass full of good quality ice and a lemon zest.
tip: squeeze the aromatic oils from the lemon peel over the finished drink and then put it inside.
explenation : the lemon adds a fresh note which gives a perfect contrast to the ginger and cardamom.
mango / passion fruit (personal favourite)
my serve: a well-chilled bottle, a glass full of good quality ice and a orange zest.
tip: squeeze the aromatic oils from the orange peel over the finished drink and then put it inside.
explenation: the combination of orange, mango and passion fruit gives a fresh and tropical tones of flavours.
lime / mint
my serve: a well-chilled bottle, a glass full of good quality ice and a lime wedge.
tip: squeeze the lime and throw it inside halfway through pouring the Sundays Hard Seltzer into a glass of fresh ice and then fill the rest of the glass with the drink.
explenation: lime zest make this combination of flavours even better. If you have ever thought about a low-calorie Mojito - here is a perfect and ready-made solution (optionally add rum 😉 )
I am curious what you think about Sundays Hard Seltzer and if you have already had the opportunity to try it out and if so, in what favourite combinations.
In the meantime, I personally encourage you to follow Sundays Seltzer’s activities on the Instagram and Facebook profile and to watch their cool videos on the Youtube profile. Visit also their website to keep the track of what`s new 😉
Sincerely yours BarTourist.