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Absolut Cherrykran / Burnett’s Strawberry Banana

15 Oct

Absolut Cherrykran and Burnetts strawberry banana

Absolut Cherrykran (80prf) – This is flavored with cherries, white cranberry, and plum. I’m going to say in theory that sounds pretty fucking amazing. In reality it suffers from the problem I find with a lot of Absolut’s flavored line: it just is not sweet enough. It smells amazing but that flavor never really translates well onto the tongue. I also found it vaguely medicinal. There may be a drink or mix this would work perfectly with, possibly a flavored/infused syrup. As is, straight up I’m giving it a CHUCK.

Burnett’s Strawberry Banana (70prf) – This smelled pretty good and the taste didn’t disappoint. It is fruity and delicious without being overly sweet. It very much reminds me of strawberry banana yogurt. In a very good way. This one, like most of Burnett’s offerings gets a CHUG.

Southern Comfort Bold Black Cherry

6 Aug

This was also brought this by my roommate, so I guess it really was a message to stop, drop, and review. I know that I’ve had SoCo before, but I was probably really drunk and have no idea what it tastes like. Nonetheless I was excited by this because shits got booze, son.

I threw this back and immediately grinned. It was whiskey with a delicious cherry taste which was exactly like cherry cough syrup. That may sound like a bad thing, but for some reason it’s not. I mean people drink the fuck out of Jager and that shit tastes like liquorice cough syrup and is the most disgusting booze known to man. And I don’t know if I’d want to drink SoCo Cherry all night or anything, but I guess the little kid in me likes the idea of drinking whiskey flavored cherry cough syrup and not getting in trouble. What to mix with this? Cherry Robitussin. Just kidding, I have no fucking clue. I recommend this for simple, straight shots.

Cherry Whipped Pinnacle / Cherry-Popped Shirley Temple

15 Jan

This was given to me as an apartment-warming gift by a god of a man. I hadn’t tried it before but I love the original Whipped Pinnacle so I was stoked to give it a whirl. Yes that’s a fucking time machine in the background. Honey I Shrunk the Flux Capacitor.

The vodka vapors are stronger in this than in Whipped, but I have to say that I was pleased by the muted cherry flavors and sweet vanilla finish. Be warned this does have a kick even when chilled. I’m a bigger fan of the plain Whipped; the cherry flavoring seems almost superfluous. But if you find yourself with a bottle on hand or a pussy of an alchy, I recommend my patent pending Cherry-Popped Shirley Temple.

Mix ginger ale with a splash of maraschino cherry juice, add the desired amount of drunk juice, and garnish with cherries.  This has the added bonus of looking like Cherry 7Up if you’re at work or some other god forsaken place where alcohol is unjustly frowned upon.