Sparkling water brand Topo Chico, acquired by Coca-Cola in 2017, is launching a Lemon-Lime hard seltzer. Hard seltzers are gaining popularity, with 26 brands on the market, up from 10 in 2018. The drink will be sold later this year in Latin America, with a U.S. release to follow. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
It's official — Coca-Cola is getting into hard seltzer. Topo Chico, the company's sparkling mineral water brand that comes in three variations, will now have a spiked option in its catalogue. Coca-Cola acquired the brand in 2017. In a photo provided by the company Thursday, it seems the hard seltzer will be offered in a "Tangy Lemon Lime" flavor upon its release later this year. Coca-Cola isn't the ony major beverage company to announce a hard seltzer beverage, as Bud Light and Anheuser-Busch are both launching their own drinks this year as well. Hard seltzers have been gaining traction in the last two years. According to a Nielsen report, just 10 hard seltzer brands were on the US market in 2018, a number that rose to 26 brands by early 2019. The drink will launch in select Latin American cities later this year, with a U.S. release to come at a later date.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid