A 90-calorie spiked still water drink - that allows you to drink alcohol while avoiding dehydration - now exists. Pura Still is lightly flavored
A 90-calorie spiked still water drink – that allows you to drink alcohol while avoiding dehydration – now exists.
Pura Still is lightly flavored booze-infused still water, described by the company as the ‘first of its kind’. Each 11.2 ounce bottle contains just 90 calories in total, as well as an impressive 4.5 per cent alcohol by volume.
And since the product hit the shelves back in December, it seems to have gone down a treat, as many say it left them with no hangover the day after they consumed it.
Bizarre! Pura Still is a lightly flavored, alcohol-infused still water that comes in three different flavors – mandarin orange, mango and blackberry
Interesting: The beverage contains 90 calories per 11.2 ounce bottle, as well as just one gram of cane sugar
The boozy water comes in three flavors – blackberry, mango and mandarin orange.
Its main ingredients include purified water, a malt alcohol base, cane sugar, citric acid, natural flavors, coconut water powder, and sodium benzoate.
Nice! The alcohol in the spiked water is described as a ‘malt alcohol base’
Perhaps the aspect of the drink that makes it different to others is that it is non-carbonated, meaning it has no ‘bubbles’ as such.
And ideal for anyone looking to keep a trim waistline, each 11.2 ounce bottle contains less than 100 calories as well as just one gram of cane sugar, meaning the drinks are somewhat guilt-free.
In comparison, popular alco-pop Smirnoff Ice contains 228 calories per 11.2 ounce serving, and 33 grams of sugar.
Similarly, a beer would usually contain a higher calorie content. According to its website, a 12 ounce bottle of Bud Light contains 110 calories, but has zero grams of sugar.
A glass of red wine boasts roughly 125 calories per five ounce serving, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, while a glass of white wine contains approximately 120 calories per five ounce serving.
The spiked water is available in a number of different locations country-wide, and can be found using the company’s store-finder.
The makers of the product explained the type of alcohol in the drinks as a ‘malt alcohol base’.
Viral: 26-year-old model Nina Agdal has been seen enjoying the beverage on social media as she teamed up with the brand this year to promote the drink
Stocking up! Professional soccer player Carli Lloyd, 36, also jumped on board to promote the alcoholic beverage, as she posted a photo of her with the drinks to Twitter last month
The description of the alcohol on the water’s website reads: ‘Pura Still is made from our proprietary triple filtered malt alcohol base and does not contain any liquor or spirits.
‘The alcohol comes from fermenting malted barley extract and natural sugars and is then filtered through our proprietary filtration technology.
Details: Each bottle of Pura Still contains 90 calories, compared to 228 calories in popular alco-pop Smirnoff Ice, and 110 calories in a bottle of Bud Light
‘The result is a high quality clear, neutral alcohol base that is so clean that it is preferred over premium vodkas in taste tests.’
And unlike many boozy beverages, Pura Still has been ‘crafted to remove gluten’.
However, those with severe allergies to gluten are recommended to please consult with a doctor in the chance that there may be gluten traces in the product.
Speaking to Crain’s New York Business, Jennifer McCauley, who oversees the brand for beverage company Fifco, she said the spiked water tastes like still water ‘with a hint of flavor’.
She said: ‘Bloating is a big thing. A lot of people are talking about it. The fact that Pura Still is non-carbonated is definitely a huge benefit.’
Since the water rolled out across the U.S. in December it has proven popular among those who branched out to try it.
Popular! The spiked water hit the shelves around the U.S. in December, and people seem to be enjoying the beverage as many have praised it on social media
26-year-old model Nina Agdal has been seen enjoying the beverage on social media as it was revealed that she had teamed up with the company to promote the beverage.
The Danish model has posted a couple of photos to Instagram that showed her posing with a bottle of Pura Still.
She also appeared on Pura Still’s Instagram page in a short video clip that showed her enjoying the drink back in January.
In the video, the model said: ‘They did say I couldn’t sound too drunk. Definitely feeling it though!’
Similarly professional soccer player Carli Lloyd jumped on board to promote the alcoholic beverage, as she posted a photo to Twitter showing her stocking a mini-fridge with the drinks last month.
Similarly, folks on Twitter have been raving about the product.
One Twitter user @racohza said he had drank four of the spiked waters and ‘woke up feeling great!’
User @brianneholthaus said: ‘I haven’t really drank in a few weeks and I’ve had 3 of these WATERS and I’m feeling myself. Pura Still is changing the game.’
Impressed: Several Twitter users posted photos to Twitter and raved about the drink, with one saying that the drink caused no ‘bitterness or bloating’
‘Honestly alcoholic water is the best invention since sliced bread,’ added user @BriPhilandJerry.
Another user, @brianneholthaus, posted a photo of the blackberry flavored drink and said: ‘I haven’t really drank in a few weeks and I’ve had three of these WATERS and I’m feeling myself.
‘Pura Still is changing the game,’ she added.
Another user who posted a photo of the mango flavored drink, and said that it left her with no hangover.
User @itsmiazane said: ‘Y’all. WATER + ALCOHOL = GOOD TIME. Pura Still water is in. Seriously, water and alcohol which is no hangover, none of carbonated feeling when drinking beer.
‘Y’ALL NEED TO TRY THESE,’ they added.
’10/10 can confirm this is the future, tastes like good mango water no bitterness or bloating,’ user @laurenlizxox said.
The water is being sold at a number of retailers including Trader Joe’s, Rite Aid and Walmart.
According to Total Wine, a six-pack of Pura Still retails for $9.99.