Coca-Cola is getting into the hard-seltzer game

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  • Sparkling water brand Topo Chico, acquired by Coca-Cola in 2017, say it 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 US release to follow, the company said.

It's official: Coca-Cola is getting into hard seltzer.

Topo Chico — the company's sparkling-mineral-water brand — said it would soon have a spiked option in its catalogue. Coca-Cola acquired the brand in 2017.

In a photo provided by the company on Thursday, it appeared that the hard seltzer would be offered in a "Tangy Lemon Lime" flavor on its release later this year.Advertisement

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.

Hard seltzers have been gaining traction in the past 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.
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The drink will launch in select Latin American cities later this year, with a US release to come at a later date.

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