“ Brand: Perfect Serve / Type: Alcopop „
I do like the odd glass of Cava and also like to buy a bottle of spirits such as Southern Comfort, Vodka or Bacardi but these days I only drink on the odd occasion and I tend to reach more for the Alcopop section more just for convenience and a nice not heavy drink. The premixed Alcopop range these days has expanded quite a bit over the years and there should be a drink out there for everyone. The Perfect Serve range is available in my local Tesco. It has been out for a few years and I think when it 1st came out it was on a special offer of £1 per 250ml tin. There has been the odd offer of 4 for £5 but there doesn't seem to be many offers on this these days - or maybe I am just going in at the wrong times. The right price of this is £1.40 per tin. I maybe wouldn't say that this price is too expensive but often the brand named tins can be found a little cheaper than this tin and you would think the pricing would be the other way around. There is a few different flavours in the range. The tin looks alright. It is quite a simple looking tin and I think it is trying to look sleek and sophisticated. This has 6% alcohol in it. So how does his taste? It is a nice drink. I've always had this when it has been nice and chilled and like all drinks I think it is probably best when it is nice and cold. You can taste the White Rum but it isn't too strong. The Lime gives a nice flavour mixed through as well. Every time I have had this i can say that the Cola has never been all that Fizzy. Although this has a nice taste to it there is no denying that the Cola and White Rum aren't brand named ones which is apparent with the taste and the proper brand named Bacardi and Coke would taste better in my view but the Lime makes this taste so nice. A nice flavoursome drink which is saved by the twist of Lime.
I like to treat myself to an occasional bit of rum from time to time. I can't decide wether I prefer dark rum or white rum as when I've asked for it in pubs I've been served and drank both. I usually have it with orange juice, served ice cold it's beautiful, especially in summer though I can't have many as I'm definitely a light weight. I saw these cans of rum already mixed with Cola. I do drink Coke and like it with vodka or Jack Daniels but hadn't tried it with rum before. They're in Tesco for £1.40 per can which is quite pricey but not as expensive as it would be in a pub. The rum and coke comes in a silver, tall thin can, more similar to what energy drinks come in than normal cans of pop. It has black writing on with the logo 'The Perfect Serve' and a bit of product information below. It's quite plain and you open with a simple ring pull ontop similar to a normal drinking can. When you open it, it does smell quite strong and I had to look at the % again. It's only about 6% which isn't a great deal given that it's a spirit. When I tried it, you immediately taste the coke which tastes quite cheap then the rum in a strong zingy alcoholic taste straight afterwards. The coke reminded me of the cheap kids pops like panda pops that my grandaughter used to have when she was younger, I'm sure it's not Coca Cola. It's not very fizzy either but I think that's because of the rum as it's not normally fizzy when mixed with JD or vodka either. The mixture of alcohol and coke is just right so it's not too strong so you pull a face afterwards but you can definitely taste it during and after drinking. It's got a slightly limey taste but it's not bold and doesn't make a massive difference to the flavour. It's quite a refreshing drink which I think would be made much more enjoyable to be drank in the garden on a hot day. I quite like this drink as it's simple. It saves time getting a bottle of rum and coke and trying to work out how much to use. I think it would work out cheaper to make it yourself but you're paying a bit extra for the convenience. These might be good for parties, paticularly if you could find them in multi-packs so they're a bit cheaper as you wouldn't have to worry about glasses then and the cans would be easy to clean up afterwards. I've only seen this paticular brand in Tesco although Asda do a very similar one which I tried today which is only £1 and is just as nice so you might want to try that too. Overall, at just £1.40 a can, I wouldn't go mad on these as it is rum but they're definitely nice for an occasional treat. Only available from Tesco. This drink costs around £1.19
I do love a nice Rum and coke I must admit. I usually buy it when I go out drinking on a girly night out, however I spotted this the other day at my local Tesco store and just couldn't resist giving it a try. The packaging~ It comes in a silver can with ' Perfect Serve' at the top. Ready to serve white rum lime and cola. selected for Tesco Stores only! Ingredients~ Carbonated water, rum 17% Sugar, colour [caramel e150d] Citric acid, flavourings Phosphoric acid, preservative [potassium sorbate] sweetner [sodium sacharin] myself drinking it~ The drink has a strong taste of lime and rum but hardly any taste of cola, to me that makes it an excellant alternative to buying it at the pub. Not only is it cheap and saves money but is of good quality in my opinion. I believe this drink is excellant if your having a few friends around for a drink or just a tipple before you go on a night out. i noticed they had other flavours in tesco too. i will definately be giving them a try too! This product is highly recommened! Only available from Tesco. This drink costs around £1.19
Following on from my previous review, I also bought the Perfect Serve Number 5, which is White Rum with Lime and Cola. I am generally a fan of rum based drinks, although normally ones which I have mixed myself, but thought I'd give this one a go as well. This drink is available exclusively to Tesco supermarket, and was introduced at the bargain price of £1. This offer has now expired, and it has reverted to its regular selling price of £1.59. The drink is a ready to serve mixed drink of white rum, cola and lime juice and can be served either straight from the can, or over ice. The can itself contains 250ml of the blended drink, which has an abv of 6% making a can worth 1.5 units of alcohol. The can itself is very tall and thin, and is quite plain in appearance, being mainly a metallic grey colour, with a bluey-green band around the bottom of it, which contains the name and description of the drink. This is the basic look of all 5 of the drinks in this range, with the only distinguishing feature being the colour of the band around the lower part of the can. The drink contains 17% of white rum, as well as carbonated water and the usual flavourings and preservatives present in a cola based drink. It should also be noted that there isn't actually lime juice listed in the ingredient list, which leads me to believe that a lot of non-natural flavourings have been used in this drink. On opening the ring pull, the first aroma that hits you is the smell of lime juice, however as I feared after reading the ingredients list, it doesn't smell quite right. Instead of the zingy freshness of the smell of limes, it is more of a sweeter artificial smell, although not totally unpleasant. You can also get slight notes of the rum in the background, but no hint of cola whatsoever. I served my drink over ice, which is how I would drink it had I mixed it myself. The colour was a dark brown which to be fair looked the part. As with all drinks, the important part is how it tastes. When you take a sip you can clearly pick up the 3 elements, the rum isn't particularly strong, which is a bit of a negative thing. The cola is the weakest of the three flavours. It is as if it's only reason for being there is to add volume to the can, so this is a major negative for me. Lastly the lime juice does come through, rather too strongly compared to both the rum and the cola, and also not with that fresh flavour that citrus is generally associated with. I feel that this is due to its artificial nature, and it rather overpowers both the rum and the cola. Also due to the use of sodium saccharin as a sweetener, it is also both sweet, with a slight bitter aftertaste. I've been pretty negative about this so far, and I do feel rather disappointed by the overall experience. I will say that despite all of the negatives, it isn't overly offensive in any way, it is pretty easy to drink, it just compares very badly to buying a bottle of white rum, freshly squeezing a lime, and adding some cola. This shouldn't really come as much of a surprise, but I was expecting a little bit better from something, which describes itself as "The Perfect Serve". So to sum this one up, would I recommend it to others? Well in short no. Whilst with sum of the other drinks in this series, which were passable, this one is a little too disappointing to bother with, even taking into account the reasonable price and alcohol content. Alcopop lovers may find this drink pleasant enough, but for any serious cocktail lovers then it really isn't one to consider. Thanks for reading this. Again its short and sweet, (unlike this drink sadly!!!). This review also appears on Ciao under my same username.
Tesco / A ready to serve White Rum, lime and cola drink exclusive to Tesco