Sonic to Launch Hard Seltzers Inspired by Their Signature Slushes
Sonic is hopping on the hard seltzer trend just in time for the warm weather.
The fast food chain is teaming up with fellow Oklahoma-City based brand COOP Ale Works to launch its first line of hard seltzers, Sonic confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday.
The hard seltzers will come in two different variety 12-packs: tropical and citrus. Each can of seltzer contains 5% ABV, 100 calories and 1 gram of sugar.
The tropical variety pack includes ocean water, orange pineapple, mango guava and melon medley. The citrus variety pack features cherry limeade, classic lemonade, lemon berry and original limeade.
The new item is slated for release beginning May 1, but won’t be available at the fast food drive-in. The chain has yet to announce where the product will go on sale, but it’s likely you’ll need to visit a grocery store or liquor store to purchase.
“SONIC fans are encouraged to enjoy their favorite flavors in hard seltzer form responsibly,” the company said in a statement.
In December, Gordon Ramsay announced that he would also be releasing his own line of spiked seltzers: Hell’s Hard Seltzer.
Ramsay worked closely with Brew Pipeline and Global Brews of London to bring his drink to life.
“Yes, even I enjoy a hard seltzer after a long day, so I decided to toss the devil horns into the ring and heat things up!” Ramsay said in a press release. “Hell’s Kitchen will never freeze over, but a cold Hell’s Seltzer is a great start.”
The new beverages, slated to hit shelves this year, will be available in four flavors inspired by popular menu items from Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurants.
The flavors include Berry Inferno (a mix of peach, blueberry, and raspberry), Knicker Twist (a blend of passionfruit, pineapple, and orange), Mean Green (a fusion of kiwi, lime, mint, and pineapple), and That’s Forked (a sweet combination of key lime, vanilla, and graham).
The seltzers each contain 5.5% ABV and are gluten-free. They will be available in a 12-pack variety pack for around $16, so you can get a taste of each of the unique flavors.