selt·zer | \ˈselt-sər \

Definition of seltzer 

: artificially carbonated water

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has questions for National Beverage, maker of LaCroix, the fruity flavored seltzer in pastel colored cans that is especially popular with millennials. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "SEC Has Questions For LaCroix Parent Company National Beverage," 26 June 2018 Summer tends to be accompanied with beers on the beach, froze at happy hour, and spiked seltzers at barbecues. Kimberly Mugler,, "Dos and donts of drinking alcohol on paleo, keto diets," 26 May 2018 PepsiCo's take on seltzer will be available in both the typical 12-ounce can, as well as 20-ounce bottles, and will hit grocery store shelves later this month. Andrea Park, Bon Appetit, "PepsiCo Unveils New Line of 'Bubly' All-Natural Sparkling Water," 9 Feb. 2018 The Wall Street Journal reported that the response was lackluster, with Diet Coke enthusiasts paying more attention than seltzer drinkers. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Diet Coke Just Dropped Its Lime Flavor. Cherry Could Be Next To Go," 3 July 2018 My favorite is the raspberry, which lands somewhere between a life-saver and a fancy seltzer, while also being beer. Marian Bull, GQ, "Why You Need Fruity Beers in Your Cooler This Summer," 2 July 2018 Video/Photo: Rob Alcaraz/The Wall Street Journal (Originally published Sept. 13, 2017) National Beverage has seen sales of its flavored seltzer soar as consumers ditch soda for more healthful options. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "The SEC Has Had Its Own Questions About LaCroix," 26 June 2018 The chamber also will have a booth that sells beer, wine and an alcoholic seltzer. Cody Boteler,, "Frederick Road Fridays to bring familiar music, new wine to its summer season," 25 May 2018 Use less fat than normal and sub seltzer for water or broth. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: How to make fluffy, light matzo balls," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of seltzer

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seltzer

modification of German Selterser (Wasser) water of Selters, from Nieder Selters, Germany

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: water that has bubbles added to it

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