So the good, happy and high (no puns intended) people at Bacardi have got all Christamas-sy and have organised this super cool blogging drive at Indiblogger – write about your favourite Breezer flavour and if you are lucky and write a really breezy (again, absolutely no pun intended!) post, you get to win a year supply of Bacardi Breezer. The first image flash after I read this was the delivery van outside my house taking out crate after crate of breezer bottles. Whoa! What a sight! Very inspiring! Hahaha. The second image or rather thought was of a quick mental calculation of the cost of a year supply of Bacardi Breezer. Double whoa! More inspiration. Hahah.
So I set down to plan my post. But first things first - select your favourite favour. The choice was from these six flavours:1. Jamaican Passion
3. Blackberry Crush
4. Lime5. Orange, and
6. Island Pineapple
|They look so deliciously inviting!|
So that left me with Island Passion, my second favourite flavour, and I did not lose any time in joining this team lest I be stranded while other breezer enthusiasts took off for Bacardi's Breezerland. But despite being here, my heart was still set for Cranberry and I waited in the shadows, hoping for some seat on Cranberry bottlewagon to fall vacant, waited for some Cranberry enthusiast to change his mind and shift teams! I waited, and while I waited guess what I did! Guess, guess!
I PLAYED THIS SUPER FUN GAME!
|Catch the Flavour! On your phone!|
And so while I waited, hoping to eventually become a part of my favourite Cranberry team, I became a pro at packaging and bottling! Cranberries, pineapples, limes, blackberries et al, all sorted in their respective bottles!
|Bottling or Packaging? Take your pick!|
|Bottling like a pro!|
|Packing it all up!|
So now that I have finally managed to catch Cranberry Express, here's why I so love this flavour...But, well, before I wax eloquent about why Cranberry is my favourite flavour, here's some some gyaan about Breezers first - for all those who think it is an out and out alcoholic drink, or as some say in Hindi, that it is...eh...sharaab. This gyaan is sourced from wikipedia and can be cross-checked with various online forums and relevant websites. But then you can also check about the alcohol content right on the breezer bottle too.
Bacardi Breezer is a fruit wine-based alcopop with 4.8% alcohol in India, 4.4% in Australia, 6.6% in the United Kingdom and 4.5% in Europe. It comes in a variety of fruit flavours: lemon, peach, pineapple, apple, ruby grapefruit, lime, orange, blackberry, watermelon, cranberry, coconut, raspberry, blueberry, pomegranate, strawberry, and mango. In India, Bacardi Breezer was the first entrant in the ready to drink category.
So you see, Breezer is not an out and out alcohol beverage and has very little alcohol percentage. In fact many reviews about the product say that it's a very peppy drink with strong fruity flavour. So now that the are basics of Breezer done with, here's why Cranberry flavour is my favourite flavour!
|Cranberry, my favourite flavour!|
ALCOHOLIC SHERBET! It is rum mixed with fruit juice but it's the fruity cranberry that wins over the rum. It tastes like fruit juice mixed with soda, giving a nice sweet and tangy flavour.
IT REFRESHES! Besides the good taste part, cranberry flavour is pretty refreshing too. If you thought that breezers will get you intoxicated, here's this myth busted. It's quite mild and just about tingles your tongue.
TINGLE & MINGLE! Like I mentioned earlier, Breezers have very little alcohol content, so this gives me a chance to mingle a bit more with those friends who are social drinkers and prefer hard drinks...so while they swirl their whiskeys and rums, I have my own fancy breezers to give them company! Better than the boring fruit juices!
ATTRACTIVE COLOUR! As much as the tangy flavour or rather the tartness of cranberries tastes good, the attractive orangy red colour too is very inviting! Plus it's been packed so beautifully in cute glass bottles! Beatiful and inviting packaging!
|Cranberry, first among equals|
This post has been written for Catch the Flavour Blogging Drive sponsored by Bacardi Breezer in association with IndiBlogger.
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