The great thing about being a food blogger is that I get all sorts of things to test. And sometimes testing involves eating.
I just got a chance to try one of the new liquor from Smirnoff - the fruit punch from the Sours line. The other flavors are watermelon and green apple. The fruit punch flavor reminded me of something else that I couldn't quite put my finger on. But I liked it a lot.
I had planned on using the Fruit Punch Sour to make some cocktails, but I found that it was pretty darned good over ice. Just plain. Really flavorful.
A couple years ago, I went a little crazy making infused alcohols, often starting with vodka. What I ended up with was something that you'd drink all on it's own, like a liqueur. That's sort of what these sours are like. They've got a little more body than something like vodka, and they're a little sweet along with being tart.
I'm planning on working on some cocktail ideas using the Sours for my food blog, but thus far I've been pretty happy drinking it over ice. If you don't want it as a chilled shot or over ice, I think it would be pretty good with something simple like lemon-lime soda or fizzy water.
The other cool thing about these new sours is the bottles. They're kind of shiny and glittery in the light, but they're also supposed to glow in the dark.
I don't know how much of a selling point that is - I really don't go looking for glowing liquor bottles in the dark, but it could be fun for a party or for someone who's got bottles on display. Crafty people might find a use for them, too.
The Sours themselves are brightly colored, so no matter what you mix them with, you should end up with some interesting color.
So ... have you tried these yet? Will you?
I received product from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.