Jess’ juices: Fruity, sweet, and summery

Illustration by Janis McMath

Illustration by Janis McMath

The best cheap, alcoholic beverages

By Jessica Berget, Staff Writer

 

It’s practically summer! Which means the days of beach trips, picnics, and barbeques, are finally here.

You know what goes great with summery activities? Alcohol. And if you have the taste buds of an eight-year-old child like me, the sweeter the better. With such a wide variety of sugary drinks available, ’it can be hard to know which ones are good and which ones are best left on the shelf. Alcohol can be expensive too, so how can you know which ones are worth buying? Don’t worry—I got you. I’ve had my fair share of alcoholic beverages, and so to aid you in your drinking escapades, here are my takes on sweet alcoholic drinks.

 

Note: It’s important to drink lots of water as sweeter drinks will definitely give you an awful hangover (believe me) and drink responsibly!

 

Woody’s Pink Grapefruit: 3/5

Grapefruit flavoured anything is usually a go-to for my summer drinks, and this one really hit the spot. The crisp, light, refreshing taste of the citrus and the carbonation makes this drink taste more like a punch, which is great if you really can’t stand that strong taste of alcohol. Perfect as a starter beverage for your day drinking activities. And at only $2.40 a can, it’s definitely a summer favourite.

 

Breezer Rum and Juicy Mango: 3.5/5

The tropical taste of mango is perfect for those hot days on the beach, and the design of the can is so aesthetically pleasing. I’m not usually a rum person, but this drink is a new favourite of mine. The mango flavour overpowers it perfectly enough so that you still get a hint of the alcohol within’’.

 

Snapple Spiked Tea Vodka: Peach 2/5, Strawberry 4/5

I had to try both flavours of this one because I love Snapple. I was more excited for the peach one, but the strawberry proved to be more delicious. I would definitely buy the strawberry one over the peach next time—get it quick, though, as it’s a limited edition. The peach tea had bit more of a vodka taste to it, as the peach tea flavour in Snapple is very subtle. The strawberry tea is deliciously fruity, and it tastes like those strawberry marshmallows you get in the five cent candy bins! This is what Sailor Moon would drink if she wanted to get smashed. Easily the best flavour out of all three teas, the third option being pear for some strange reason.

 

Jack Daniel’s Watermelon Punch: 5/5

This is the ultimate summer drink. Watermelon is the best flavour for anything summer related. The taste of the whisky and watermelon punch is a beautiful combination. The watermelon flavour is so artificially flavoured and so sweet it’s like your drinking the watermelon flavoured syrup at the bottom of a freezie. I thought the whisky taste would be a bit overpowering but it’s hardly noticeable, so you can keep slamming them back. ’

The Other Press

The Other Press, Douglas College's student newspaper since 1976. Articles, insight and updates from the New West and Coquitlam campuses.

More Posts - Website

46 comments on “Jess’ juices: Fruity, sweet, and summery
  1. I am not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this information for
    my mission.

  2. You made some good points there. I checked on the web to learn more about the issue and found most
    individuals will go along with your views on this
    web site.
    Liverpool tröja

  3. Good way of explaining, and pleasant paragraph to get facts concerning my presentation focus, which i am going to present in institution of higher education.

  4. After exploring a number of the articles on your web site, I seriously like your technique of blogging. I added it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my website too and let me know what you think.

  5. Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a honest price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

  6. Howdy would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a fair price? Kudos, I appreciate it!

  7. I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else encountering
    problems with your blog. It looks like some of the written text within your
    content are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if
    this is happening to them as well? This might be a issue with my browser because I’ve had this
    happen before. Thank you

  8. I seriously love your site.. Excellent colors & theme.
    Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as
    I’m attempting to create my own personal blog and would
    like to know where you got this from or what the theme is named.
    Thanks!

  9. Hi there I am so happy I found your weblog, I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Askjeeve for
    something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a incredible
    post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to browse it all at the minute but I have saved
    it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I
    will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the fantastic
    jo.

  10. Hi I am so thrilled I found your website, I really found you by accident, while I
    was searching on Google for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to
    say thank you for a tremendous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I
    have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read
    a great deal more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

  11. I’m not sure exactly why but this web site is loading extremely slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?

    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  12. Thanks for any other excellent article. The place else may just
    anybody get that type of info in such a perfect means of
    writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the look for such information.

  13. Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice practices and we are looking to exchange methods with others, be sure to shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  14. Hi excellent website! Does running a blog like this take a massive amount work?
    I have no knowledge of coding but I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any
    suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject
    but I just wanted to ask. Thank you!

  15. facebook find love –
    Hi there exceptional website! Does running a blog
    like this require a great deal of work? I have very little expertise in computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyway, should you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share.
    I know this is off topic nevertheless I simply needed to ask.

    Thank you!

  16. facebook find love –
    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this
    matter to be really something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will
    try to get the hang of it!

  17. What’s up all, here every person is sharing these kinds of experience, therefore it’s fastidious to read this webpage, and I used to go to see this webpage
    every day.

  18. I blog frequently and I truly appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest.
    I am going to take a note of your site and keep checking for new details about once a week.
    I opted in for your RSS feed as well.

  19. I am extremely inspired together with your writing abilities and also with the structure
    in your weblog. Is that this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self?

    Anyway stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s rare to peer a
    great blog like this one these days..

  20. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m
    not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else
    know such detailed about my difficulty. You’re incredible!
    Thanks!

  21. I have been browsing online more than 4 hours
    today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet
    will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  22. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button!
    I’d most certainly donate to this fantastic blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed
    to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about
    this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

  23. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who was conducting a little homework
    on this. And he actually bought me lunch simply because
    I found it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to discuss this
    matter here on your web page.

  24. You could definitely see your expertise in the article you
    write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are
    not afraid to mention how they believe. At all times follow
    your heart.

  25. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you will
    be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back at some point.
    I want to encourage one to continue your great posts, have
    a nice evening!

  26. What i do not understood is actually how you’re no longer actually a lot more well-favored than you might be now.
    You are very intelligent. You realize thus considerably in terms of this subject, made me in my opinion imagine it from a lot of numerous angles.
    Its like women and men are not interested except
    it’s something to do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs nice.

    At all times handle it up!

  27. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you are
    a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and will often come back in the foreseeable future.
    I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great work, have
    a nice holiday weekend!

  28. Hello, I think your blog could be having internet
    browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your web site
    in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I.E.,
    it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick
    heads up! Besides that, fantastic website!

  29. Great blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?

    I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  30. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this
    website before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*