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Refreshing, sweet and (oh yeah) sour......
Member Name: WessexgirlS14
Disadvantages: Not a high alcohol content considering price
Apple Sourz is an alcoholic beverage that originated in the US and has an alcoholic content of 15%. It is primarily a drink to shot, but I find that it tastes great with lemonade.
The brand Sourz have (the last time I checked) five different flavours, these being: Apple, Cherry, Blackcurant, Pineapple and Tropical. I have only tried Apple (which I love), Cherry (also very good) and Blackcurant (which is not good to shot but taste yummy with lemonade). However as they all have a similar taste Im sure the other too taste good too. This is quite a sweet drink so I wouldn't recommend it to people that dont have a sweet tooth.
The price for a 70cl bottle varies from £10 upto £12. However is often on special offer in places like Morrisons and Asda where it is £8. This may seem expensive but If you were to order a Shot of sourz at a bar it would cost you a minimum of a pound. I have paid as much as £1.90 for a shot before. Also you can get alot of shots out of the bottle (From my experience it averages at about 25) and so this is well worth the cost.
The bottles all have a similar design but the colour of the bottle changes according to their flavour. Apple is Green, Cherry is red, Blackcurrant is purple, pineapple is yellow and the colour of the Tropical bottle is blue. This helps in distinguishing between the different flavours.
-Times to Drink-
This drink is quite universal. If you fancy a drink but dont want to get drunk then an Apple sourz and lemonade is the drink for you. Its refreshing, sweet and doesn't taste like your drinking alcohol. If you use double the sourz then you taste the alcohol and can get merry fairly quickly. However if you really want to feel the buzz of the alcohol, then shotting the sourz is your best bet. Unlike shots like Vodka and Tequilla, this drink does not burn and has a nice after taste. However I would like to point out that it has a high percentage of alcohol (15%) so you should drink in moderation. There is no best time to drink this drink as it works at all social occasions such as: parties, clubs, pubs and even drinking games.
There are other alternatives to Apple sourz that taste similar but dont have the high price tag. Crabby Jacks tastes almost exactly the same and you can buy it from Iceland for £5. Sidekick is another brand of shooter drinks and cost £4.99 from asda. This however does not have such a great taste and so is defenitly not as good.
-Cocktails you can make with Sourz-
Cherry Blossom Cocktail:
2x25ml shot of Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
2x25ml shot of Sourz Cherry
Top up with Lemonade
This is my favourite cocktail as it has a real summery fruity flavour. I have found that only weatherspoons know of this cocktail so far but other places will make it if you tell them the ingredients.
2x25ml shot of sourz apple
2x25ml shot of Vodka
Top up with Lemonade
This is another good cocktail, you dont taste the vodka much in this one though.
Summary: A good all rounder.