“ Brand: Bad Angel / Type: Liqueur „
I was introduced to this drink in the summer of 2011, one of my friends decided on a night out that we'd have a few shots of this. I'd never tried it before, but because she worked in a club she'd been selling it for months and knew how good it was - it was my birthday and she decided that she'd treat me to two shots of it and the same for herself. After that point I was sold on this liqueur and knew that I needed to have a bottle of it in my life - so the search began!
~*~ Bad Angel ~*~
Bad Angel is branded as the world's first wild strawberry frappé liqueur, a drink produced with women in mind apparently. The delectable taste of Bad Angel is made by blending the natural flavours of wild strawberries with a light cream and infusing with alcohol. Each bottle comes with an Angels Wand, which is meant to be used to create the perfect frappe liqueur, the bottle is quite chunky in a pinky purple colour - you definitely know you've got it in your hand.
~*~ A Shot of Angel ~*~
This drink is beautiful, the taste I liken this drink to - is strawberry angel delight. Now for some that would immediately put them off buying it, for me though it's the biggest reason why I like it. There's nothing better than drinking a nice strong shot of angel delight. This liqueur is not too thick, but then it depends what you're doing with it, whack the wand in it and whisk it up and you'll have a nice thick frothy liqueur to drink, other wise pouring it out of the bottle and into a shot glass you get a normal thickness drink that is lovely and smooth and will happy go down your throat without really thinking about it! I've found that this drink is so smooth that I can happily have shot after shot on a night out and not really realise how much I'm drinking. I'm not a binge drinker by any stretch, and recently I've changed how I drink this but on a big night out the quickest way bars serve this is in a shot. The fact that this drink is so strong a strawberry flavour you'll find that you don't even notice the fact that it has any alcohol in it at all. The first time I tried it I'd have sworn it wasn't alcoholic until I'd had 4/5 shots and decided to walk back to my seat, it's definitely a really versatile drink so there are many ways you can have it - some making it a quite sophisticated drink actually. However it is a really girly drink, it's very pale pink and to be honest you couldn't get a much girlier drink if you tried. It's a really nice sweet strawberry taste, with a lovely creamy strawberry after taste, it's not sour at all, and it is incredibly moreish! At 15% proof it's a good drink that's not too alcoholic either, it comes in a 70cl bottle, which seems to last me a while when I'm drinking it alone, a bottle will disappear quite quickly if there is three or four of us drinking it. However the fact that online it's only £10 a bottle at the minute I don't really mind buying it!
My favourite way of having this drink recently is simply to just use the wand to whisk up the drink, pour it over crushed ice into a small glass, admittedly I'd like a Bad Angel glass but I've not got one of those yet! It's a really quick simple way to enjoy the drink over maybe half an hour or something, without downing it and trying to get drunk on it basically. On the Bad Angel website there is a few different recipes to make this drink really desirable, admittedly I've sort of adapted one to my own use which my friends really quite like trying, which is - A small measure of my Thorntons Chocolate Liqueur, around half way up a shot glass, and the other half is a frapped measure of the Bad Angel, the two don't mix because the Angel has been frapped and it makes for a really sweet shot of strawberry and then a nice chocolate shot after.
This drink has fast become really versatile and i love it, speaking of which I might have to go buy myself another bottle while it's on offer!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
Best deal at the moment is on ampmdirect.co.uk where the liqueur is currently £10 a bottle with £4.49 Fed Ex delivery, which is good considering the bottle is normally £15 anyway. It is quite an elusive drink to get hold of, you'll not find it in Asda or Tesco unfortunately, so it's a hunt around online for a bottle of girly goodness.
Bad Angel wild strawberry frappe liqueur is a brand new style of drink designed to frappe in the glass. Bad Angel combines the naturally intense flavour of wild strawberries and light cream infused with alcohol. Creating the frappe is not only fun, it enhances the natural flavours, releases aromas and gives Bad Angel it's unique mouth feel that delights the senses. Drinking Bad Angel feels indulgent but at only 98% fat free you can indulge without feeling guilty. Bad Angel is fun, deliciously moreish and wildly strawberry - the perfect way to start any party.