Review: Snapple Spiked Pink Lemonade (Limited Edition)

I honestly don't remember the last time I drank a regular ol' Snapple iced tea but it appears to be whenever Snapple moved away from glass bottles to plastic. I only ever bought Snapple for the nostalgia, the fun facts were almost always BS but the distinctive POP! from the cap and drinking from a glass bottle brought back memories of childhood. 

I don't see much of Snapple in Canada anymore, grocery stores and convenience stores may have a bottle or two but most of their stock has been replaced with other brands. I didn't really notice but it seems that Snapple has pretty much moved towards catering to adults now days by doing a vodka "spiked" edition of the beverage.. well, they're pretty much appealing to the exact same consumer that was drinking the beverage back in 90s and 2000s. Today's sampling is their limited edition Pink Lemonade. This popped out at me immediately, I got really excited because I looove pink lemonade, I love the tartness of the lemon and the sweetness of whatever fruit the pink part is supposed to be and twenty years ago I was wishing that Mike's Hard Lemonade would make a pink lemonade beverage.. but I don't know if that ever happened.

Appearance: Brightest neon pink I've ever seen in a drink aside from a crazy version of MTN Dew. Slightly carbonated, no head.

Aroma: Hefty amount of lemon, lots of sugar, possibly a bit of raspberry? It's sweet but not disgustingly sweet like their spiked iced tea offerings (Looking at you Raspcherry Tea).

Taste: Sweet, lots of sugar, lots of lemon juice, raspberry. The vodka is subtle so it doesn't give off a boozy burn like you would get from a Mike's Hard Lemonade and a lot smoother than Pink Whitney.. but in the case of that one, that one's actually a flavoured vodka.

Overall Thoughts: Me circa 2003 would have loved this, this is way way too smooth so you can feel the spike in sugar hitting your body after having a second one, so definitely don't recommend drinking many of these. Definitely my favourite in the Snapple 'Spiked' series so far. Pairs well with family BBQs, hot heat and long weekends. 5.5% ABV

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