Up until recently, I’ve never been much of a drinker. That isn’t to say I’m consuming copious amounts of alcohol now (just to clarify), but lately, I’ve been enjoying the odd drink in the evening while I sit and relax on our back porch.
I was probably in my early twenties when I started drinking here and there, whereas before I would drink once or twice a year. I gained an appreciation for wine after working at a winery, and ever since, I’ve been broadening my alcohol horizons and am enjoying trying new things.
I’ve seen and heard a lot about a hard seltzer known as White Claw, and a few days ago my sister picked some up for me from the LCBO. She grabbed the mango and lime flavours, and considering I had never had one, I was eager to give them a try.
Turns out I really like White Claws.
These drinks are five per cent alcohol, and one can is around 140 calories. They’re definitely a lighter option for anyone who enjoys coolers but not the sugar rush that comes with them.
Out of the two flavours I tried, I would have to say the mango is my favourite. My fiancé told me he tried the black cherry one, which is apparently the most popular flavour, so I’m looking forward to trying that one next.
I think these drinks are perfect for summer, and because they come in a variety of flavours, it wouldn’t be too challenging to figure out food pairings for each. They’re refreshing, delicious, and they’re a healthier option, making them quite versatile in terms of what they offer.
I don’t know why I waited so long to try a White Claw, but I’m glad I hopped on the band wagon. They’re tasty as hell.