It goes without saying that the best way to serve hard seltzer is ice cold, so store it in the refrigerator, pour it over ice and garnish with a slice of lemon or lime for an extra refreshing beverage. Pineapple Sunset: A refreshing, alcoholic spritzer with a burst of pineapple aroma and flavour.
What is a Hard Seltzer?
It’s alcoholic sparkling water with a hint of fruit flavouring. Hard Seltzer can often resemble an alcoholic soda water – carbonated, refreshing and flavoured with fruit with a clean crisp finish. The Mangrove Jack’s Hard Seltzer Kits are designed to make 19L at approximately 4.2% ABV.
How To Make it
The Hard Seltzer Recipe Kits are easy to make with a process very similar to brewing an extract beer kit. Simply ferment, flavour & bottle. All the ingredients you need to ferment a batch is contained within the kit. You will also need Sanitiser, Bottles & Caps and Carbonation Drops. You can use either good quality glass beer bottles or PET Bottles. Both can be sourced here.
Brewing & Tasting Notes
- Final Volume 19Lt
- Time to make 3-4 weeks
- Aroma & Flavour: Fresh tropical pineapple
- Mouthfeel: Very light body with fizzy effervescence
- Appearance: Crystal clear with no colour
- SRM (colour) : 0
- IBUs (bitterness): 0
- ABV: 4 - 4.2%
Here's a quick step-by-step guide
1. Start by mixing the sugar syrup with water to the directed volume. Then add the yeast and nutrient combination to begin fermentation
2. When the fermentation process is complete, it is time to flavour your Hard Seltzer using the included flavour pack.
3. Once you have flavoured your Hard Seltzer, it is time to start thinking about how you will be packaging it – either by bottling or kegging.
4. Bottle using the same method as beer bottling by using carbonation drops or a measure of sugar to bottle carbonate.
To create some fantastic aromatics, add some fresh herbs like mint, rosemary, elderflower or basil, or spice things up by popping a slice or two of fresh ginger into your glass. You can also enhance these herby and fruity flavours by sticking sugar or salt around the rim of the glass.
Make your hard seltzer even fruitier
With any Seltzer recipe you can spruce things up by adding 500g of fresh or frozen fruit to your fermentation.
Transform classic beverages
If you enjoy a glass of wine spritzer, or a refreshing gin and tonic, next time try replacing your usual soda or tonic water with hard seltzer. It could become your new favourite drink.