While waltzing through the liquor store I spotted an almost offensively pink liquid and immediately decided to try it. I figured every good blog needs some rage reviews on occasion, and at under $8 and the name Burnett’s this would be a disgusting lemon scented chemical cleaner fiasco.
I tried a shot warm and a shot chilled. It was surprisingly inoffensive either way. It is not a sweet thick shot like many flavored spirits; rather it downplayed the awful harshness of Burnett’s by giving you a pretty decent (though obviously fake) lemon flavor to focus on. I sipped my fourth shot trying to get a better handle on the flavor. I sipped Burnett’s. That is enough of a rating in itself. I highly recommend this to anyone. A Doctor friend of mine offered his opinion that this would be quite delicious mixed with Sprite or 7up and I agree. Plus who wants to be seen taking pink shots?
Which brings us to my one complaint: is this marketed for college girls driving their VW Bugs to UNCW? I get that it’s pink lemonade, but must it all be so … pink? Luckily, out of the bottle, the liquor itself is barely a noticeable pink (dependent upon your blood alcohol content) but the weirdly pale pink cap is not excusable. It’s like if Barbie turned hobo, she’d make vagabond vodka martinis out of it.
If you’re low on money and secure in you masculinity (or alcoholism) buy this. It’s no Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka or UV Cake Vodka (review coming soon to interwebs near you) but for anyone looking to please the Smirnoff Ice crowd or just looking for a palatable vodka its worth at least 10 shots and/or eight bucks.