Healthy Drinks

8 Healthy, Hydrating Sparkling Beverages To Sip When You’re Tired of Seltzer

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Take a stroll down the soda aisle at your grocery store, and you'll notice an unstoppable sipping trend: Sparkling, wellness-focused beverages are taking over. The manifold drink options mean you'll be anything but dehydrated this summer, but if you're finding yourself getting tired of seltzers (totally understandable), worry not. We've perused the beverage world for the very best sparkling beverages to cheers at your desk, the beach, or a summer barbecue. With any of these options in hand, you'll never have to consider stirring balsamic vinegar into a sparkling drink to lift your taste buds ever. again. (Seriously, stop.)

The sparkling beverage industry is practically bubbling over with options: The market for carbonated soft drinks is expected to reach $370 billion by 2027, and Well+Good did call that non-alcoholic spirits would rule happy hour in our 2022 Trends report. All this growth means that flavor options abound, and companies are getting creative with activating their beverages using ingredients like ashwagandha, mushrooms, prebiotic fiber, and other plant extracts.

Stated simply: It's a brave new beverage world out there. So if you're struggling with what cans to pick up first, keep scrolling to learn about the best new drinks to stock in your fridge this summer. Whether your palate is searching for something fruity, tangy, or intense, you'll find a hot-on-the-market option for your taste. And no, boozy seltzers are not invited to the party.

The 8 best sparkling beverages (not seltzers) to sip all summer

1. Holy Tepache

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Love kombucha? This is the sparkling beverage for you. Holy Tepache labels itself as "kombucha's bubbly cousin"—and she's just as fun to hang out with as she sounds. Tepache was traditionally enjoyed by the Nahua people of Central Mexico and contain live probiotics as well as prebiotic fiber from the fermented fruit.

The beverage comes in four fresh, bold flavors: majestic pineapple, strawberry lime, peach mango, and hibiscus ginger. Find it at select Costco and Whole Foods locations, or at smaller health foods stores.

2. Hop Wtr

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Hop water is designed to put a hop in your step, literally. Every beverage aims to lift your mood with adaptogens and nootropics (plant extracts that show early promise of reducing stress and bettering your state of mind).

Hop Wtr's beverages come in a range of fruity flavors from lime to peach, and many of them contain a generous amount of vitamin C—which contains essential antioxidants for proper immune function. You can find them in-store or order a variety pack online.

3. Kin Euphorics

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Kin Euphorics harnesses the power of adaptogens and nootropic to set you up for whatever life is throwing at you. If you're having trouble sleeping, the brand's "Lightwave" blend is crafted to lull you to sleep with a relaxing blend of reishi mushroom, L-theanine, and L-tryptophan. They also serve up an energizing formula for social stamina called Kin Bloom. So evaluate what you need and order away.

Kin's flavors are incredibly unique, and won't appeal to everyone—but if you have a more complex palette and enjoy tasting rosemary, white grape, and barrel oak all in one sip, consider giving it a try. Pick up Kin at fast-casual healthy restaurants like Bluestone Lane, or order a sample pack online.

4. KeVita Herbal Spritzers

Spritzers and summer just go together—and, luckily, KeVita is on the ball. The brand's line of bevvies fermented with water kefir culture contains millions of probiotics and come in sparkling, refreshing flavors like peach elderflower and orange sage.

Find a vendor selling KeVita near you or order yours on Amazon.

5. Sound 

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If you're the kind of person who always orders an iced tea at lunch, Sound's sparkling beverages for you. The beverage makers combine organic tea, botanicals, and fruit extracts to create canned water that's never sweetened and always delightfully fruity.

Blueberry, tangerine, and rose are just a few of the delightful flavors Sound offers, and you can pick these beautifully branded cans up at a store near you. Or, go ahead and order a sampler so you can narrow down your go-to flavors. (This is very important work.)

6. De Soi

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Speaking of stunning packaging, De Soi will also make your refrigerator look at least 10 times more gourmet. While De Soi does offer canned sparkling beverages, the magic of this brand is the gorgeous, champagne-esque bottles you can pick up for your sober-curious dinner crowd. (Hey, we love sipping from a can... but something about drinking out of a wine glass just hits different.)

De Soi's flavors are vegan, gluten, and alcohol-free, and contain adaptogens like reishi, maca, and tart cherry. This beverage does contain trace amounts of caffeine, so take not if you're sensitive to stimulants. Check out the variety pack to experience De Soi's flavors for yourself.

7. Hoplark Water

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Hoplark prides itself on brewing tea in the spirit of craft beer, and their sparkling beverages reflect that intention. These vegan, sugar-free drinks come in beautiful cans and flavor profiles to suit how much pizzazz you really want in your drink. For example, the Citra Hop Water has the happiness rating "quite." Meaning, it's a bit more subtle and nuanced.

Try a mixed pack to discover your favorite flavor, stat.

8. De La Calle!

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Inspired by the street food culture in Mexico, De La Calle! offers what are arguably the most fun-loving flavors in the sparkling beverage game. Choose from probiotic fusions like watermelon jalapeño, cactus prickly pear, tamarind citrus, and pineapple spice. In other words, don't expect quiet, subdued sips from De La Calle!, okay?

This beverage brand is starting to pop up all over the country at Whole Foods and smaller markets, so find a store near you or opt to order or subscribe online.

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