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Super duper Sourz!
Member Name: SoadFan
Advantages: Tangy sweet and sour flavours
Disadvantages: May not suit everyone
~Super duper Sourz~
I only recently got in to the Sourz range of products after having had a recommendation for them when I was out looking for something that could be used in cocktails etc. I have tried a number of the flavours in the range, with the apple flavoured Sourz Spirited product being the one I like the most, as it has a nice sharp yet sweet taste that works well in many cocktails. The apple Sourz product can be just as easily mixed with lemonade and ice and drunk as a refreshing apple-ade type product that is rather nice on a hot day, as it is slightly tangy yet sweet and can be sipped at leisure to give a nice sweet and sour tasting long drink.
~Product bottle/ ease of use~
The Sourz bottles that you can buy are a little bulky to store in my opinion as they are a little wider than many similar bottled products, so they do take up more room when it comes to storing them away after use. The products lids do fit the bottle tops reasonably well, although they can become sugary and sticky if not wiped over after you have poured out your measure of Sourz. This can effect the seal they give, which may in turn have an effect on how long the product can be safely stored for. I find it easy to pour a measure of Sourz from the bottle without spilling it. The base of the product bottle is heavy and quite wide making it something that is not easily tipped over by accident. Each Sourz product comes in a colour co-ordinated bottle that I feel makes each flavour easy to identify.
The cost of a bottle of Sourz is quite reasonable in my opinion as you can very often pick up a full sized bottle for as little as £8/9. The highest price I have seen for any Sourz product is £11 which is still fair value in my opinion. as a little bit of Sourz goes a long way when used sparingly.
~What can I use Sourz with?~
I have used the apple Sourz product in place of lemon sours (syrup, lemon, base liquor) in some 'sour' type cocktails and found that as long as I add a little lemon juice to the mix, the taste is generally very similar and quite pleasing. Obviously less is more when using the product this way as the apple flavour can be overly strong if not used with care. The other flavours in the range include a raspberry blend that again can be mixed with lemonade or mixed and made in to a cocktail. I find the raspberry version of Sourz to be fruity, sweet and tangy all at the same time. The cherry flavoured Sourz is something that I have yet to try, although it looks quite appealing as it can be mixed with lemonade and blue curacao (which I like), to make an interesting sounding cocktail called a cocktail called 'purple rain' which sounds rather nice. This cherry flavoured Sourz is certainly something that I will be looking to buy in future.
~An apple Sourz cocktail mix~
For a refreshing cocktail using apple Sourz, mix together vodka, triple sec, apple Sourz, blue curacao and a dash of lemon juice, with plenty of lemonade and drink over ice. This makes a nice long drink that is both cooling and refreshing on a hot summer day.
I have enjoyed the products from the Sourz range that I have tried so far, as I feel they are easy to use, being something that can be simply mixed with lemonade to make up a cooling long drink, or mixed in to a cocktail if wanted. The cost of a bottle of Sourz is not too high in my opinion and I find that one bottle will last a long time if used sparingly. My rating for Sourz products is 4 stars as I feel there is a Sourz flavour to suit many moods and tastes.
Summary: A versatile range of drinks