(Antfer) #1

Before


There Was


White Claw,


There Were


Highballs


I


N THE BLAZING SUMMER HEAT, NOTHING
feels quite so refreshing as a sparkling cock-
tail. Bartenders and the spirits industry have
quenched our collective thirst with one fizzy
drink after another, be it a scotch and soda,
Aperol spritz, or most recently a White Claw.
Canned hard seltzer—a low-ABV concoction
of seltzer water, alcohol made from fermented
sugars, and fruit f lavors—became last summer’s
unofficial drink, with sales skyrocketing by more
than 286 percent, to $2.73 billion, from 2018 to


  1. Trendy? Definitely. But new to the drinking
    scene? Not exactly. LA


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MB

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// BY ADRIENNE DONICA //

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