“ Brand: Caribbean Twist / Type: Cocktail „
I am eighteen and I occasionally throw parties or just have mates round for a get together. We usually put our money together and buy some drinks to share, but after buying some, we had a couple of quid left over so we plonked a couple of these in the basket.
Caribbean twist is a flavoured alcopop available cheaply in large bottles to share. It is made with rum and fruit juice, with a bunch of artificial flavours and colours chucked in to boot.
The bottle is 70cl, and is 4% ABV. So, not the strongest drink in the world, but you can easily drink tons of this as it tastes just like juice and it can add up.
The drink itself is bright blue, and fizzes up quite a lot when you pour it into a glass. It tastes sweet, and of bubblegum and mixed fruit. It is quite a similar taste to WKD Blue and the bottle looks similar too, I can see why some people could get these two drinks mixed up.
It is a very easy beverage to drink, unlike stronger spirits such as vodka and whisky. It doesn't pack a punch, although you can taste the rum a TINY bit at the back of your throat. It's not an unpleasant taste, just a little kick. The website suggests serving this with ice and lemon, but I didn't bother and just poured it into glasses as it was.
I'd say one bottle provides around 5 small wine glasses worth. So it does go pretty quickly, especially if you are using larger glasses (I was).
If you do drink a LOT of this quickly, it can go to your head depending on how much of a lightweight you are (I say this from experience), so be careful and don't guzzle it! lol
Prices vary depending on where you buy Caribbean twist from, however in ASDA they had a special offer of two bottles for £3.50
I would recommend this, it is ideal for parties and sharing round, and as long as you don't drink tons it is a nice drink for those who don't like the bitter taste of beer, and those who don't like to get absolutely smashed on stronger spirits.
Not the classiest drink by any means, but give it a go.
Whenever I host a party I always want to be the hostess with the mostess. Even though my guests will bring a bottle of their own to the party, I want to make sure that we don't run out before the party is over. This is all very well but as I am not made of money, this can be a costly ambition. I have found that Caribbean Twist serves this very purpose and this time I am reviewing Blue Lagoon.
About the drink
The drink is pre mixed cocktail which is ready to be poured and enjoyed. The brand claims that the cocktail is "everything that is good about the Caribbean in a bottle." It also claims that it will make you think of white beaches and turquoise seas. The cocktail has been created using 30% juices and it has a bit of fizz to it. It has been made using Superior Rum and blue Curaçao.
If you should find that you like this drink then there are other varieties in the Caribbean Twist collection. You could try the fruity Mixed Mango, the tropical Pina Colada, the delicious Pineapple Daiguiri or the minty Muddled Mojito.
Packaging and Price
The cocktail is contained within a glass bottle. It is clear so you can see the bright blue drink inside. On the front of the bottle is a picture of a coral reef at the bottom of a blue lagoon and there is some more information about the product given on the back of the bottle. It is opened using a screw top lid. The cocktail is incredibly cheap and you will only need to spend £1.50 to get your hands on a 70cl bottle of it. It can be bought from supermarkets, off licenses and a range of online websites.
Just like Mixed Mango the product has a strong scent but I don't like this one as much. It smells very artificial and sugary, and while it is not horrible by any means, it doesn't really take me to the Caribbean. The drink is bright blue in colour and looks very eye catching and pretty in a glass. The brand recommend that you add ice and slices of lime or orange which is what I did. The colour blue did worry me a little bit and when you poke your tongue out at the end of the night, your tongue will be purple/blue which is not an attractive look.
The alcohol percentage is quite low at 4% which means that you can drink this down quite easily without becoming tipsy. As the drink contains alcohol then you will need to be over 18 to buy or consume it. You can't really taste the alcohol in this one but it does taste very artificial and has quite a strange after taste. It reminds me of a very sugary blue cola for those who have experienced that drink! The drink can be made stronger by adding your own alcohol to it or fruitier with some lime or orange juice. You can even throw some real fruit pieces in their if you want to go all out. The drink does get sickly and I couldn't drink more than a glass of it. There isn't enough alcohol in the drink for one glass to make me tipsy or even merry. If you tip, the drink then it does stain and make the surfaces sticky.
All in all, this one won't be for everyone's liking because of the sugary and artificial taste. It can be adapted to your liking though by adding more fruit juices or alcohol. It looks eye catching and in a glass and you get a lot of it for your money. I will always provide this one at my parties but it's probably not the first one I'd go to... Then again, it probably wouldn't be the last.
I enjoy a drink in the evening after putting my daughter to bed. I don't go out often and this is the next best thing. Nothing better than sitting down with a drink and rubbish tv or a film. Blue lagoon is my cocktail of choice when I do manage to get a night out and when I spotted this in my local Asda I decided to give it a try.
Caribbean twist is available to buy from Asda either in store or online. This blue lagoon flavour costs around £1.60 for a 70cl bottle. There are often offers on the range for three bottle of Caribbean twist for £3.50 which makes it slightly cheaper.
The bottle is quite unique with the majority of it being transparent with a dark blue rim around the top and the bottom of the bottle featuring a pink and blue coral like, under sea design. The bottle tells us the product name and the back has all the usual information and warnings found on alcohol packaging. The lid of the bottle is made from metal and is a simple screw on and off one.
The drink itself is deep blue in colour with a transparent feel to it, after pouring it into the glass there is a slight fizz to it, it isn't overly fizzy but you can see a few bubbles on the top. I have to drink it with a couple of ice cubes to make it ice cold, if it's served at room temperature it doesn't have the same refreshing taste to it. This blue lagoon is actually made with white rum, I'm used to Wetherspoons blue lagoon and that is mainly curacao and vodka so it did taste quite different to what I'm used to the first time I tried it. Although it is different, it still tastes good with the refreshing fruity kick to it.
There is only 4% alcohol content in this drink so it is very low. Even though it is quite low you can definitely tell there is alcohol in it as it has that kick to it. I do like drinking this blue lagoon but not on a regular basis, it's more of a novelty drink more than an every day one.
I'd definitely recommend this blue lagoon from Caribbean twist. Although it isn't the same as my favourite, it is a nice twist on it. It is refreshing and tastes best sold. I think it represents great value for money.
On a cheeky night out I love mixing up the cocktails, but this time there was a difference I was skint and couldnt afford all the different types of alcohol I would need in their original bottles. I didnt know what to do so I headed to ASDA looking for some cheap deals and I spotted this, a cocktail in a bottle, ready mixed and ready to drink, how can you go wrong?
The average alcohol content is only 4%, which is extremely low. Drinking this cocktail is just like drinking juice so beware of how drunk you are getting. You can get other drinks in this range such as Pina Colada, Orange,Mango and Passionfruit, Pineapple and Orange Sunrise. They all have a funky carribbean twist and remind you of sandy beaches with a cocktail in your hand. So off I went to the till with three of these blue lagoons and got three for a fiver or £2.20 each, which is a cracking saving of £1.60. Enough for me and my two friends.
The bottle is mostly blue but has pink coral on the bottom, around the base of the bottle, on the label it states carribbean twist in large blue lettering and above this lettering it also has some palm trees on a small island, a strong connection to what most people associate with holidays and the carribbean. The bottle has a dark blue neck and is there to represent everything that you associate with a lagoon, the water, the coral and the palm trees upon an island.
When I got home I tipped it into a pitcher, you get about one and a half bottles to a pitcher, so three bottles made two pitchers which was more than enough alcohol for us to enjoy before heading out to party. I buy the packs of ice from the supermarket and crush it all up together, this makes the cocktail like a form of slush, but still so you can drink it. It tastes amazing ice cold, do not drink it warm, as with most drinks this is horrible.
Blue lagoon is generally made with lemonade, vodka and curacao, the ASDA brand however is very different, it uses white rum, which gives this cocktail a more fruity and sensual taste. I definitely prefer this cocktail to making my own now as the rum takes the cocktail to a whole different level that I had never been able to achieve myself with my mixing cocktail skills.
Overall I would definitely recommend the purchase of this cocktail as it is fresh, fruity and most definitely refreshing. The price of the bottles also have to be a strong factor it is almost 6 times cheaper to buy these bottles than making your own cocktail. The rum also adds a different flavouring to the cocktail, and it is something I have never tried before. So for a quick drink to prepare before a night out or a tropical night in, this would definitely be my weapon of choice, cheap, quick and tastes refreshing, you would never guess you hadnt made it yourself. (unless your cocktails are as awful as mine). Don the slice of lemon and the paper umbrella and your in Jamaica.
Last night after enjoying approximately 3 bottles of wine we frequented the off licence to re stock the fridge. We purchased 1 bottle of blue lagoon and in fairness after one sip we were all hooked. Obviously we then returned to the shop and purchased a refill. I agree with the other comments that initially it was the blue colour gleaming like a blue beacon that attracted me to the beverage. In fairness it ticks all the boxes, refreshing, cheap and it has great packaging, I can't wait to try the rest of the range! Any one got any advice on the one I should try next?
I do like drinking Cocktails but they can work out a bit expensive. I often pick up a few bottles of this stuff in Asda as it is cheap and cheerful, and I usually go for this one as I like Blue coloured drinks for some reason.
This comes in a 70cl bottle and costs around £1.80 so not all that expensive. I would say this totally fits into the teenage alcopop range due to the price and strenght of this as it is only 4%. Then again so many drinks seem to be hovering around the 4%-5% thesedays.
The bottle looks like the picture so you see the nice blue colour. Some people have said to me that it is a yukky colour, but I like it. I;ve always wondered why this brand hasn't went into the 4 pack 275ml bottles as I think since that would probably work out cheaper than WKD and that then there would be marketability for it. This has a screw top lid so easy enough to pour a glass of this then pop back into the fridge.
So how does this taste? It is a nice taste and reminds me of the blue ice poles that you used to get (and perhaps still do!). The alcohol in here is White Rum, and I would say the Fruity taste is made up of Raspberry and the odd dash of Citrus fruit. This is fizzy but not overly fizzy and best served nice and cold.
There is no nutritional information on the label the last time I looked, but I am assuming per 100ml there won't be less than 40 calories as this tastes quite sweet.
A nice bright coloured drink which tastes lovely.
This is a beautiful translucent blue colour and the bottle design is good, but let's face it - blue just isn't right for a drink, is it?
This had been bought a while ago so that we had at least a few things in the house that our younger visitors might enjoy. However, it remained undrunk and I came across it in the pre-Christmas stock-check. I had some last night and I have another glass in front of me now.
I like rum and I like the idea of lying back in some sun-drenched Caribbean resort taking in the high life. The reality is that as I write this, I am in front of a log burner with Corrie on in the background, so it has been difficult to bring my imagination to bear on the situation!
The drink tastes quite nice and has an adult appeal. I am surprised that the taste of the rum is as strong as it is, since it is only 4% ABV. The dominant fruit in this case is pineapple and I think I can taste a bit of coconut as well. However, I am a little perplexed here because the Blue Lagoon cocktail that I know is made with Vodka, Blue Curacao and Lemonade and served with Maraschino cherries and ice. Still, anything goes in the cocktail world so maybe this is a Blue Lagoon with a Caribbean twist. I'm cool with that.
The bottle contains 2.8 units of alcohol and contains 70cl. Having just slurped off the last mouthful, I've decided that as a novelty drink I really rather like it, although I can't see it becoming a regular favourite. I am sure I would appreciate it more if it wasn't blue. It slips down very nicely and leaves a nice mellow aftertaste.
Blue Lagoon is one of a number of ready to drink cocktails marketed by Halewood International, The latest flavour launched before Christmas is Orange Sunrise. All the bottle designs in the range are great, I have to say.
I am not a big drinker and so whenever I decide to have a tipple I always go for alcopops as I prefer the pop taste that they have to a full on alcohol one. These Caribbean Twist drinks I have seen often andI n different flavours in Asda a few times costing £1.80 a bottle and so the other week I decided it was about time that I tried the pretty blue coloured drink out as it always grabbed my attention!
The bottle holds 70cl and it has a screw on/off dark blue cap to the top of it and around the bottom of the bottom there is a brightly coloured deep sea picture shown and on there we were told that it is Caribbean Twist Blue Lagoon 'A sparkling cocktail made with superior white rum' On the back of the bottle we are told a bit more about the product and allergy advice is given, we are told that the whole bottle only contains 2.8 units of alcohol which equates to 4% volume and contact details for Halewood International LTD are given (the manufacturer of the product). I like this colourful and informative enough bottle and I do appreciate being able to see the drink through it too.
The Drink Itself:
Well like I have previously mentioned this drink is a light blue in colour, is transparent and slightly sparkling opposed to fizzy or being too sparkling. Smell wise it has a rich smell of pineapple and grapefruit to it to me and my nasal passages and is has a naturally sweet/sugary aroma to it.
Taste wise this is a really fruity drink, sweet in a natural was and you can taste a slight bitterness due to the rum it contains but that alcohol taste isn't all that noticeable and to me its like drinking a nice pop (so be careful!).
Best served chilled in my opinion this is a very pleasant drink that looks interesting once poured and I like the fact that is has grown up bubbles more than a kids fizz to it and all in all I like this fruity concoction lots! Just enough fruit juice and rum to get a party slightly started!
Available in all good supermarkets and off licences etc and other flavours within this range are available too.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Brand: Carribean Twist / Type: Cocktails / ABV: 4%