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January 2013 - Mixers & RTDs

January 2013 - Mixers & RTDs
This month's Spirits feature is Mixers & RTDs

Mixers & RTDs Reviews

Bloody Bold Bloody Mary Mix
91 points
$5.99
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary: Rich aromas and flavors of spicy roasted tomato sauce, roasted peppers, celery salt, oyster shell, and horseradish with a thick chunky texture and a long, tangy herb and spice medley on the finish. Very vibrantly spicy and flavorful, but not too hot. For those who like their Bloody Marys big and bold.
91 points $5.99 Best Buy
Slim Bob & Skinny Chick’s Lemon Drop Martini Mixer
90 points
$7
Best Buy
Cloudy yellow white color with a frothy head. Aromas of lemon meringue pie with a tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a lingering lemonade and custard finish. Very tasty and not at all dietetic tasting. A very good lemon drop mixer.
90 points $7 Best Buy
Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Extra Horseradish
90 points
$8.78
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary: Vibrant, but not aggressive, horseradish aromas and flavors with a solid backdrop of grilled green pepper, cracked pepper sweet cherry tomato, and celery. The cocktail is balanced and flavorful with a good emphasis on the horseradish, but not overly hot and spicy. Well done.
90 points $8.78 Best Buy
VnC Cocktails Passionfruit Caprioska
90 points
$12.99
Best Buy
True orange yellow color. Great pure passionfruit, apricot, and pear aromas and flavors. Punch-like and delicious. Try with a little sparkling wine for an even better bellini.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasoning Classic Recipe
89 points
$7.95
Best Buy
Tasted as a Bloody Mary: Well meshed aromas of tomato sauce, herbs, pepper, and green vegetables follow through with a good, lightly chunky texture and a warming black pepper finish. A savory, not too spicy Bloody Mary that is very "sessionable".
89 points $7.95 Best Buy
Lacey’s Bettah Bitters Gentian Aromatic Bitters
88 points
$11.77
Best Buy
Tasted in Gin and Ginger ale Cocktail. Aromatically the bitters is fairly restrained with the juniper and ginger ale note more dominant. The effect is a to add a toasted spiced nut dimension to the nose. On the palate the key spice notes of the bitters: cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, clove and gentian come through and play well with the juniper. Overall and integrated and flavorful cocktail that is subtly enhanced by the bitters.
88 points $11.77 Best Buy
TinyTini Reduced Calorie Cotton Candy Martini
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Hazy electric pink color. Bright aromas and flavors of graham cracker caramel smores with a supple, sweet medium body and a lingering caramel cream and cotton candy finish. Very confected but tasty.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Tres Agaves Organic Bloody Maria Mix
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Cloudy brick red color. Meshed aromas of sweet Spaghettio sauce, herbs, pepper, and citrus with a thick, tangy medium-to-full body and Worcestershire, honeyed citrus, and peppercorns on the finish. A solid Bloody Maria.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
Gosling’s Dark n Stormy Ready to Drink Rum Cocktail
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Cloudy burnt orange color. Aromas of ginger beer and caramel with a frothy, highly effervescent moderately sweet medium body and a crystallized ginger, steely mineral, and peppery spice accented finish. Lively ginger flavor with mild rum character.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Tropic Isle Palms Long Island Iced Tea
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Golden color. Mild aromas of praline, citrus, nuts, herbal root beer, and cola with a moderately sweet medium body and a tangy, well balanced finish. Nice rum, tequila and gin character throughout.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Compay Mojito Ready to Serve
87 points
$24.99
Pearl green color. Aromas of doublemint gum and lime ice with a crisp, sweetish medium body and a tangy limeade and mint water finish. A clean, pleasant mojito.
87 points $24.99
Slim Bob & Skinny Chick’s Original Margarita Mix
86 points
$7
Best Buy
Aromas and flavors of lemon-lime sherbet, roasted pineapple and sweet potato, and canned fruit cocktail with a sweet fruity light-to-medium body and a candied yam, golden, diet lemon-lime and cream sodas on the finish. A bit candied but interesting agave character comes through and not too "artificial sweetener tasting".
86 points $7 Best Buy
Savída Sangría Red
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Violet color. Aromas of raspberry, strawberry, and sour cherry juices with a supple fruity medium body and a tangy, green apple, apricot, melon, and mint accented finish. We.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Savída Sangría White
86 points
$12.99
Best Buy
Pale golden yellow color. Mild peach, melon, orange sorbet, and ginger ale aromas and flavors with a soft, fruity medium body and a crisp apple and spice accented finish. A pleasant dessert or picnic sangria.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Tropic Isle Palms Strawberry Daiquiri
85 points
$14.99
Brilliant crimson color. Attractive strawberry sorbet aroma with a sweet fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy strawberry rhubarb jelly and violet candy accented finish. Pleasant, serve very cold.
85 points $14.99
Franco’s Lime Margarita Bar Mix
84 points
$3.39
Best Buy
Electric chartreuse color. Waxy lime candy and sweet potato aromas with a sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy lime popsicle and powdered lemonade/limeade/iced tea finish.
84 points $3.39 Best Buy
Isla de Rico Mojito
84 points
$14.99
Hazy moonstone green color. Aromas and flavors of lime pie and mint lozenge with a tingling sweet medium body and a cooling menthol-mint and lime soda finish. A vibrant, lively mojito.
84 points $14.99
TinyTini Reduced Calorie Pear Martini
84 points
$14.99
Electric pale green-yellow color. Faint waxy green apple candy aromas and flavors with a satiny smooth, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a fleeting creamy apple custard, salt water taffy, and Jell-O accented finish.
84 points $14.99
SlimRitas Margarita Mix
83 points
$12
Pearl straw color. Aromas of lime concentrate, grilled lemon, and faint rubber with a tangy sweet light-to-medium body and a diet lemonade powder finish with no agave character coming through. Acceptable for a "diet" cocktail.
TinyTini Reduced Calorie Chocolate Martini
83 points
$14.99
Murky brown color. Hot cocoa, tootsie roll, and chocolate cookie aromas and flavors with a soft moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a chocolate phosphate meets Yoo-hoo drink finish.
83 points $14.99
Tropic Isle Palms Mojito
83 points
$14.99
Aromas of plastic wrapped lime and mint with a very sweet light-to-medium body and celery-mint soda, floral melon, and lime powder finish.
83 points $14.99
SlimRitas SlimTea Lemon Sweet Tea Mix
82 points
$12
Cloudy amber brown color. Aromas of lemonade with a semisweet light body and diet lemonade, lemon heads and aspirin finish with lingering tannins.
Stinky Gringo Margarita RTD
82 points
$15.99
Cloudy yellow straw green color. Aromas of sliced pepper, squash, lime rind, and peanut have carrot cake like quality with a tangy sweet medium body and a candied yams, brown sugar, and lime sorbet finish. A bit funky (in a good way) on the nose, but quite tasty on the palate.
82 points $15.99
Isla de Rico Hurricane
81 points
Hazy reddish pink color. Mild aromas of tropical fruit gum and punch with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy diet punch soda and citrus popsicle finish.
Twisted Tea Cranberry Tea
81 points
$6.99
Copper brown color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry juice and tea leaves with a silky, mildly sweet light-to-medium body and a slightly dilute and tannic melon and spiced pear accented finish.
81 points $6.99
Monkey Paw Mojito
81 points
$14.99
Hazy silver green color. Lime powder and toasted lime-mint cake aromas with a syrupy sweet light-to-medium body and a honeyed lime and minty mouthwash accented finish.
81 points $14.99
Monkey Paw Long Island Iced Tea
80 points
$14.99
Golden color. Curious aromas and flavors of honeyed ham, cola, and lemon pie with sweet light-to-medium body tangy, honeyed citrus pith and jerky finish. Odd.
80 points $14.99
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