Boozey Booze: not all sugared lolly water

I am a drinker of "alcopops" (I hate that term) or, sugary alcoholic beverages (as evidenced here and here and more here). My drink of choice mostly is Guava flavoured Vodka Cruisers. As with most drinks of this ilk, the flavour, while pleasant and delicious, bears no resemblance to real guava flavour at all.
I still like them though, and while they are high in sugar and thusly, high in calories, I would be devastated if they stopped making them.
So it was with irritation that I read Most dangerous alcoholic drinks identified included my beloved Cruisers.

The drinks targetted as baddies -
Bundaberg Rum and Cola, Kristov Vodka Cruiser Black Raspberry (a "double black" double strength version of the drink above) and Bulleit Bourbon, Woodstock Bourbon, Jager Bomb, Fairy Bomb, Haig Extra Scotch and Cola, Elevate Bomb, Hi NRG, Cougar Volt, Crazy Mexican and Pulse Red.

****Gah! Annoyingly at this point I realised I mis-read the article and my brand is number two, when I had thought it had been spared. I feel like such a tool.***

Cougar Volt is part of a move by Fosters to agree to stop producing Energy drinks with Alcohol in them. Of the twelve listed above I think 5 are energy/guarana and alcohol combinations, which I would not drink and I think energy drinks are foul.

I do think there are too many pre-mixes on the market, its a bit saturated now with disgusting products, but I hope they keep Guava Cruisers and Pink Grapefruit Bacardi Breezers (hey I like the taste, its just a happy conicidence that both those products are pink......)

I really am so over hearing about teenage binge drinking. Taking premixed drinks away from them won't stop them. They'll buy vodka and mix it with Shweppes Lemon Lime and Bitters like we did when we were 16. Where there's a will there's a way, and why should adults like me be punished and have our drinks taken away!

5 kindred spirits ~ This bugs them too!:

Reanan said...
March 28, 2008 4:24 PM

Hear hear!

Teenage binge drinking is (no longer lol) my fault so why should WE be punished by the removal of our fave premixers!
Bring on the Jose Cueurvo premixers, two standard drinks in one bottle – what value!

I personally think that the energy drink premixers are the worst; it is a vile elixir which takes away little pieces of peoples souls.
I do not like that foul energy drink stuff, and it’s dangerous and only compounded when added to alcohol. Go to the club have several red bull and vodkas then go home, smoke a joint and its game over man.

PrincesseEmma said...
March 28, 2008 6:16 PM

I, too, was a huge fan of the Guava Cruisers!
When my boyfriend when to Hawaii on hols I was so surprised that when I tried guava fruit I hated it! Like you say, the cruiser doesn't actually taste anything like guava lol.
But I find those pre-mixed vodka drinks make me really sick the next day, anyone else?

Dataceptionist said...
March 31, 2008 10:21 AM

thankfully PrincesseEmma one of the reasons I like Cruisers so much is because they don't give any ill side-effects the next day, whereas champers, which makes me tiddly quickly, leaves me with a shocking headache, as does wine if I drink a lot. Cruisers leave me drunk, yet dandy!

Re I'd be drinkin your Vivezo's down quick smart, as two standard drinks a bottle they'll probably phase them out. Anything over 1.7 they're cracking down on apparently.

Re said...
March 31, 2008 12:25 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Dammit

Anonymous said...
January 09, 2009 6:20 PM

yum :D

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