“ Brand: Caribbean Twist / Type: Cocktail „
I bought this because it was cheap and I like tropical flavours in drinks. It isn't very strong at all at 4% alcohol but is just fine for a light drink, especially in the summer. I bought mine from Tesco and I have seen it in different supermarkets, it retails at around £2.50 for a 700ml bottle and there are quite a few other flavours available.
The drink contains mango, orange and passionfruit juice with 'blended fermented alcohol' and Caribbean white rum. The drink is red in colour which can be seen through the clear glass bottle. The bottle has pictures of fruit and flowers on to fit the Caribbean theme. The drink itself is very sweet and mostly just tastes like a sugary tropical squash or juice drink, I can't really taste the alcohol at all which isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially in a cheap drink like this. It's got a little bit of fizz to it but not too much, I'd call it lightly sparkling. You can definitely taste the fruit juices although you can also taste the sugar, it's a very sweet drink. It may be too sweet for some and I wouldn't like to be drinking too much of it as it could probably get quite sickly after a while. While it is very sweet and quite sugary, it doesn't have a really unnatural and chemically taste to it like I've noticed in some drinks. In terms of drinking to get drunk, the percentage of alcohol is very low at 4%. For a stronger drink you could mix it with extra vodka- but then if you were going to do that you could always choose your own tropical juice and mix vodka with that.
This drink is easy to drink and great for the summer served very cold or with ice, it's fruity and sweet, it's refreshing and light. The alcohol content is so low that it it can barely be tasted so it's good for someone who doesn't like the taste. The whole bottle contains only 2.8 units of alcohol.
I'd recommend this if you're just after a little something to drink in the warm weather or if you're not really a big drinker or just don't want to drink a lot of units. It's also a good 'pre-drink'. At this price I would recommend giving it a try if you like these types of drinks.
Caribbean Twist Mixed Up Mango, Orange and Passion Fruit
Having recently rediscovered my freedom from a large piece of university work - I have taken up trying all sorts of fruity looking premixed drinks. One that I found in a local discount store was the Caribbean Twist mango drink. It's 4%, and the full 70 cl bottle contains 2.8 UK units. The drink is made with white rum.
Personally I drank it chilled and served over ice. It is recommended that it is served with slices of mango, and orange - but to be honest I didn't get the chance - although I thin k I will do this when serving it next time.
The drink is a lightly sparkling concoction - that is a rather dark orange colour. The predominate flavour is the mango, which is followed by the orange. Personally I didn't really notice the passion fruit taste. Altogether the taste works well. There is a little after taste that probably comes from the sweeteners in the drink. It is a very sweet concoction - but this is the kind of thing that I like - so that isn't a complaint - merely an observation.
Personally I found the drink to be a nice refreshment on a warm summer night. Although I don't think that I would have wanted to drink more than the 70cl bottle, as it my have become too sweet, even for my tastes.
I paid £1.99 for the bottle, and overall I feel this was a bargain. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes their drinks to be sweet, and mixed with white rum.
It does loose one star for the over sweet after taste - but still it's a nice drink to try...
Whenever I have a house party, I feel like I am obliged to provide enough alcohol to keep the party going. Even though my guests always bring their own, the last thing you want to do is to run out of alcohol at a party but then I don't want to run out of money providing it. I have a found a cheap way of doing this is to buy Caribbean Twist.
About the drink
The drink is essentially a pre mixed cocktail. It promises to "deliver everything that is good about the Caribbean in a bottle." Obviously this is a light hearted claim. The drink is created using 30% fruit juices and it is a sparkling drink. It has been created using a mixture of rum, mangoes, passion fruit and oranges. It also contains sugar and sweeteners. 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.
If you find that you like this one then others in the Caribbean collection include Pina Colada, Blue Lagoon, Pineapple Daiguiri and Muddled Mojito.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained a clear glass bottle and you can see the red coloured liquid inside. On the front of the bottle is some grass, flowers and lots of delicious fruit and on the back is some more information about the drink. There is also a picture of some palm trees. The bottle is a screw top which is easy to open and close. One of the best things about this drink is that it only costs £1.66 for a whooping 70cl. It can be bought from supermarkets, off licenses and a range of online websites.
The cocktail has an incredibly delicious scent which is quite strong. It smells like a summer drink smelling of lovely fruit although I can't pick out one in particular. It also smells really sweet so you know it is going to have a sweet taste. The drink has a rich red/orange colour and it looks really pretty in a glass. The drink has a really sweet taste which is really more sugary than it is fruity but it is still lovely. You can't taste the alcohol at all which is always a good thing in my book! During parties, I pour a whole bottle in a bowl and then add some more Vodka, Passoa or whatever tickles your fancy into the bowl.
I then also add some real fruit pieces just to make it look a little bit posher! It's also nice to make your own little cocktail in a glass. I've shared a bottle with a friend and not felt tipsy so it's not too strong but it does get a bit sickly after a while because it's so sweet. Even for someone like me who likes sweet things. It also gets incredibly sticky if you spill some because of all the sugar in it. Even though this is obviously a summer drink you can enjoy it all year round.
All in all, you can't really complain about this drink considering the price. It is really sweet but if you mix it with some fruit juices then the sweetness subsides a little bit. You can't taste the alcohol but you can add more alcohol to it if you want to make it stronger. It looks pretty especially when you add pieces of fruit. You can make lots of cheap cocktails with this to keep your party goers happy for a very small cost. I am a firm fan of this one and I would happily recommend.
On a recent trip to the supermarket with my Mum and spending a ridiculous amount on food and drink for the rest of the family, standing in the drinks isle of my local Morrisons I decided to opt for some alcopops drinks as I'm not the biggest drinker and I also don't have huge amounts of money being that I am a student.
One drink I bought was a bottle of Caribbean Twist which I have tried previously as just Mixed Mango flavour. This time I opted for a little more adventurous flavour which was a bit risky for me seeing as I can't stand the taste of passion fruit but I hoped the combination of this with orange and mango would make for a nice mix. The cocktail includes mango, orange and passionfruit flavour as I mentioned as well as sugar and sweeteners. There is also blended fermented alcohol and Caribbean white rum.
Rum is usually quite strong for me (I did mention I wasn't a huge drinker!) but I think the mix with these particular fruits makes it light fruity flavour. It isn't very strong and is only 4% which is pretty much the case for all alcopops but it is still a pleasant drink which comes in an attractive red/orange colour. The taste reminds me of tropical juice with a slight alcoholic aftertaste.
I must admit 90% of why I chose this particular drink was because of its price. A 100ml bottle cost me only £2.20 so I was able to buy a fair few bottles of different drinks for a very reasonable price. The label is a tropical looking scene which alludes to its Caribbean feel and was the other reason why I happened to pick this drink. It stood out from the shelves for a reason other than being very bright and colourful.
Overall I would recommend this product particularly for those on a budget. I still like to mix it with other products but it is nice tasting by itself and is a nice tropical tasting drink. It is quite a low percentage and so you will need a fair few swigs at the bottle if you happen to be drinking to get drunk but this is pretty easy as you can buy a fair few for a very reasonable price. The taste is nice and fruity and all the flavours complement each other nicely.
I enjoy a drink in the evening after putting my daughter to bed. The normal tipple of choice is either lager or alcopops, I do drink other alcoholic drinks too but tend to save them for when I go out anywhere. One alcopop I've had recently is this Caribbean Twist mixed up mango, orange and passion fruit.
Caribbean twist is usually on offer at three bottles for £5 so I normally buy three different flavours at a time. Bought on their own, each bottle costs around the £2.20 mark. I think it's only available to purchase from Asda, either in store or online, I've never seen it when shopping in Tesco so perhaps it's exclusive to Asda, I'm not sure.
The packaging is quite pretty compared to other alcopop ones as although it is largely transparent, the bottom of the bottle features a picture of sliced up fruits showing how fruity the drink inside will be. The normal information found on alcoholic drink packaging can be found on the back of the bottle. It has a normal screw cap lid to keep the drink fresh.
Spotting this drink on the shelf, it really stands out as most other alcopop drinks it sits next to are plain coloured but this red really shows out. On opening the bottle you are met with that familiar fizzing sound and when pouring the drink you get a little fizz on top too. The taste of this alcopop is really what you would expect from the mixed up name, it's a mix of everything. At first the main tastes that stand out are the mango and passion fruit, when drinking the fruity drink it doesn't taste alcoholic in the slightest as it doesn't have that twang to it. It is rather sweet but not in an artificial way, the aftertaste is quite nice and this is when the orange in the drink stands out to me.
The 70cl bottle contains 2.8 units of alcohol and has a volume of 4%.
I'd definitely recommend this mixed up mango, orange and passion fruit drink from Caribbean Twist. Although the alcoholic taste isn't prominent at all, the taste of the mixed up fruits is nice and sweet. It works out extremely cheap compared to other alcopops when bought on the three for £5 offer.
As is contained in the introduction of many of my reviews I will churn out my excuse for buying the product before telling you if you should follow suit and do the same - I'm a student with not much money! However, rule number one of being a student is that you don't pass up the opportunity for a night out. This Caribbean twist alcoholic beverage was purchased from Asda after looking at the Alco pop section and seeing that this was one of the cheapest that they did.
The bottle looked very appetising it was a red/orange in colour and had palm trees and fruits on the front of it so it did look like a holiday cocktail which instantly added to its appeal. It was in a glass bottle with a screw top so looked very much like a normal Alco pop bottle. Another reason why I thought that it would be a good idea to purchase this was because the name reminded me of the fizzy pop 'Fanta fruit twist' which I love.
When I poured it out it did fizz up slightly but not much. It was orange/red in colour but was quite transparent and it looked very girly and like a cheap cocktail which I found very appealing. To drink it did taste fizzy and also did taste a bit like Fanta fruit twist. The mango and passion fruit flavours were definitely the most prominent in terms of taste and smell. It didn't have a very alcoholic taste to it but there was a slight after taste.
I bought this 100ml bottle for £2.09 which is very cheap for a bottle of this size. The alcohol content was only 4% so was great for pre-night out drinks. Overall, an enjoyable drink and would definitely recommend for a light refreshment.
I have not long tried this flavour of the Caribbean Twist Cocktail range. I first started off by trying the Yellow one, then the blue one and this was the last 1 that I ended up trying. Not sure why as I really like the taste of mango, but I think my local Asda didn't stock this one in the beginning anyway, so that was probably the reason.
This comes in a 70cl bottle and costs around £1.80. As I said in the other review I done on this brand I am surprised that this brand doesn't bring out this in smaller 275ml bottles as sure it would sell alright.
The bottle is alright. Looks like the picture above - as usual. You can see the deep red coloured liquid through the glass so all ok looking. This has a screw top lid so easy enough to pour a glass and pop this back in the fridge to chill.
So how does this taste? It is lovely. It tastes just like Fruit Juice, but there is a dash of Alcohol in here. The Alcohol in here is White Rum and although this is only 4% which isn't the strongest percent at least you can taste the Rum in here alright. I would say the main flavouring in here is Mango, closely followed by Passion Fruit. I can't taste the Orange in here but that may just be me. This isn't sickly and just tastes nice and refreshing. This is fizzy, but not too fizzy and just a little bit of Fizz in here. I've drank this when it has been flat and it still tasted good.
So a nice Fruity taste which is a good price. Best served nice and Cold.
Do I prefer this one or the Blue one? Very hard choice. I would say both flavours are tied and at the price of them I can afford to have both.
Having loved another flavour of this drink that I tried recently when I was back in Asda I treated myself to another bottle of this cocktail. I have mentioned a few time whilst writing reviews on this site that I am not a huge alcohol fan...unless its alcopops and more pop flavoured than anything else! I like alcohol well enough just not the flavour it usually. Ok I'm a bit odd...... I concede to that lol.
This being called mixed mango and being a bright orangy/red colour appealed to me!
The bottle holds 70cl of the cocktail is a glass bottle with a red screw on/off cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Caribbean Twist, Mixed Mango 'A sparkling cocktail made with superior rum' and there is a brightly coloured picture of sliced oranges and mangos on there. On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit about the product and the ingredients used, the size is stated as I've listed already), I'm told that the bottle contains 2.8 units of alcohol and that its 4% volume and contact details for Halewood International LTD are given (the manufacturer of the product). Nice looking, bright and informative bottle this is and easy to open etc.
The Drink Itself:
This drink is as I have mentioned already is a red colour and it is transparent and slightly sparkling though and not what I would describe as fizzy. Best served chilled this contains the juices of mango, orange and passionfruit. It is incredibly sweet but in a rather natural way and doesn't taste bunged up with sweeteners and this has a slight zesty taste of orange giving it a slight sour but refreshing taste against that sweet sugary almost syrupy taste.
The taste of rum is there lingering but really all I can taste from that is a slight bitter taste but again that flavour mingles well with other flavours brilliantly.
Although this is sweet I love this drink. I find it refreshing, juicy and brilliant looking if you garnish it in a glass with fruits and ice. Great quality and not too alcoholic in flavour.... what is there not to like?!
Available in all good supermarkets/off licences etc priced at about £1.80 a bottle.
Brand: Caribbean Twist / Type: Cocktails / ABV: 4%