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Vodka Cruiser is Australasia's leading pre-mixed drink in a bottle. It was launched in 2000 & is now sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Using double distilled vodka, the Vodka Cruiser rainbow of colours and fruit flavours has grown from strength to strength. Current flavours include timeless favourites such as Raspberry & Passionfruit.
Fun and frivolous, stylish and sassy, Vodka Cruiser has developed into a mature brand with a loyal following.
Ice, Cool Lime, Lemon, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Raspberry
OOOOH MY vodka cruisers are my preferred drinks,,, so many memories of having a good time in my pre 20's years lol why do i like them so much they are easy digest have great flavours and definetly best of all i never woke up the next morning with a hang over.
compared to other drinks i found that these didn't really taste like a alcoholic beverage more like a fruit drink of some sort, (also referred to as lolly water) but still gave you that kick for and enjoyable social drink with family or friends without getting too drunk again without the hangover or after affects.
The great thing with any RTD mixes they are already premixed for you, so you don't have to go to any function with bulky bottles and mix your own, at least thru out your night your drink measures are consistent and you don't over fill with vodka.
the other thing i like about this is the fact that Vodka Cruisers now come with a wide range of flavors ranging from raspberry, peach cranberry etc, and also come with different alcohol percentages, therefore the ones that can handle a bit more alcohol in one drink can get a bit more than lolly water lol.
finally the last thing that i liked while in the liquor shop was they are very well packaged and comes in packs of 4 6s box of 12 and some liquor shops also allow you to buy them singly therefore you can purchase more than one flavor for you to enjoy for the night
overall defiantly a drink that i enjoy
Oh my GOSH....these bring back many memories!! Yes they are definitely referred to as Lolly Water, they are very tasty and very easy to drink. I am a big vodka fan so when I was introduced to these many years ago I became a fan. Quick trip to the bottle shop always resulting in plenty of Vodka Cruisers purchased was a quick and hassle free RTD to accompany me to any party or BBQ. With the range of flavours offered I could always choose a couple of different boxes.
The great thing about RTD Vodka Cruisers is I didn't have to worry about taking along several larger bottles of alcohol and mix my own, also if the party was taken to town I didn't have to worry about leaving the excess at a mates place, if I had to mix my own I would need to go back at same stage to pick up the larger bottles of alcohol....the Vodka Cruisers would be all gone so no need to worry! Perfect!!
One thing you would have to worry about was not to drink too many as they really are like lolly water, even I would forget sometimes I was consuming an alcoholic beverage!! I liked that at my bottle store they offered single bottles of Vodka Cruisers or 4 packs, 6 packs or a 12 pack box so it catered for everyone and every situation....also I like the different volumes of alcohol percentages too, so I could choose stronger or weaker taste on vodka depending on my mood etc.
A quick and easy drink to take, no fuss, no mixing as it is already done for you, and the flavours are yumm! to many delicious flavours to just choose one! If you like vodka and like sweet drinks then Vodka Cruisers are just right for you. Reasonably priced as well and with different options they are just perfect for every budget and taste.
Vodka Cruisers were the drink of choice back in my mis-spent early 20s. At the time there was not a great variety of RTD drinks. KGB offered their lemon flavour, Purple Goanna was a firm favourite as well. Still when Vodka Cruisers came out, it became the thing to track down every flavour and try it. The real appeal, aside from the girly fruitiness of a cocktail premix was the price. These generally went at 4 for 10 dollars. So when you were a student on a budget, it made great sense to go with a Cruiser.
While I was at the bottle store the other day I saw they had a relatively new flavour for me to try. This one was Summer Fruit. I liked the bottle. It was wrapped in white with a tutti frutti candy coloured wave or twist design on the white. It looked kind of 70s retro, which appealed to me. I picked up a bottle to add to my order. Once back home, I cracked open the bottle. The smell was like orange soda, very sugary. But then the ingredients are basically soda water, vodka and sugar.
The taste was like a boiled orange lolly. A strong vodka taste almost eclipsed the orange taste. Then slowly a possible passionfruit or apricot or both comes through. More of an aftertaste. Of course there is no way to know what summer fruit flavours are meant to be in the bottle as all it says is Summer Fruit. I think the bottle could have done with a small blurb to give the consumer an idea that they haven't just purchased re-branded orange. I made a cocktail with this, lemonade and some tropical juice. This made the vodka taste way less overpowering and cut the sweetness to an acceptable level for me.
cruisers aka lolly water! not a bad drop, good way to start the night, at home with the girls. I personally don't know too many lads who are into these, but are popular among my girl friends. Its been awhile since i've indulged in these as i have a spate of bad memories from big nights in Queenstown ....urgh.
overall, they are sweet, easy to drink, taste like the label says, albeit with the tang of vodka and they often pack a punch the next day due to them being so easy to drink - you can find you have put away a fair few without even trying. Along with other rtd's you can pick these up in packs of 4 for about $10 down here, making it a cheap and fun/yummo way to start the night :)
Have also tried most of the different flavours of cruiser, and like many RTDs do consider them to be like drinking lolly water... A little too yummy, and not too strong, a very easy drop to drink.
For some the flavours might not be to ones liking and I must admit that the Raspberry one is one of my least favourites, but the rest really are delicious. I have not yet tried Cool Lime or Lemon.
The bottles are easy to hold and the packaging attractive to the eye. The info on the labels easy to read and understand too which is good.
Can recommend vodka cruisers to anyone wishing to dry vodka for the first time, but I must say to be careful with consumption, as like I said it can be like drinking lolly water, and one could easily drink to much.
Having sampled most of the flavours since they appeared on the market, i find these drinks to be quite satisfying & even refreshing depending on your taste buds.
All rtd's tend to be quite sweet & these are no exception. However i didn't find them to be sickly sweet like others i have tried.
My personal favourites are the Grapefruit & lime flavour. These were slightly less sweet than the others, so appealed to my own preferences.
I don't drink often but these are near the top my list for a cheap buzz
I have had a soft spot for clear spirits for a while and was happy when these were introduced. I have tried adding different flavours to Vodka and the like for a while, usually with dismal results. This is a welcome change to the normal beer or other RTD.
My personal favourites, in order of preferrence would be Pineapple, Raspberry, Passionfruit then Lemon. I haven't tried the Lime or the Ice flavour but I have been told by those who have that they are nice.
I am not really a Vodka person... clear spirits don't really appeal to me much at all, being as I am a Bourbon Man.
However, when a mate shouted me one of the Pineapple Cruisers at a pub a little while ago, I was really pleasantly surprised at how tasy they were. I could still detect the tang of the vodka, but it had enough fruit flavour to mask the worst effects from my tastebuds.
I wouldn't say I have been converted, far from it, but I will admit that if I need a quick drink in the pub and I am in the mood for something sweeter than Bourbon, I would certainly consider a Cruiser...
Shame about the lack of Orange Cruisers though... can't seem to find any of them around.
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Agreed, though KIWI REVIEWER 00 Orange is available at the FITZ
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