Marketing to women, because it is women’s history mont or because they can’t tell booze from shampoo?
As a stereotypical TV sitcom woman, you could stay in your role, if you take a nice warm bath, sip a glass of cold Moscato and pour this stuff into the bath water.
Don’t buy cocktail mixers. We aren’t living in the 1980s. You can afford to make your cocktails the right way. You don’t need a denim apron and a fancy shaker. You need booze, bitters, sugar (simple syrup), and quality ice. Good ice is key. Camper’s directional freezing method is a game changer for the home enthusiast (alcoholic). If your preferred cocktail requires fruit juice or oleo saccharum make it yourself.
Commercial cocktail mixers are bad and if you use them you should feel bad. Insert Zoidberg meme.
@j37hr0 cocktail snobbery is ridiculous. You should be ashamed. Sometimes it’s easier to use a mix like these instead of harvesting your own cucumbers and mint leaves in the winter. Where do you draw the line at making your own ingredients?
@j37hr0@warpedrotors In the past, I drank margaritas and blood Mary’s and whatnot from a can. Was pretty good. Cutwater. Better to buy a 4 pack than a 1/5 or a gallon at Costco. I don’t drink them anymore but they weren’t shitty. Need a couple of minor tweaks (squeeze of like, ice etc) and tastes great [enough].
That said this isn’t even canned so I’m with you, it’s atrocious. Canned drinks or go fly a kite. I won’t associate with a website that settles for this crap. Bottles are for urine, cans are forever. Long live canned cocktails.
@j37hr0 I haven’t tried these flavors but the ones I bought from the old site were way more expensive and not even very good. Some homemade simple syrup and some bitters makes a much better old fashioned than the old fashioned mixer.
@j37hr0 your immediate jump to “enjoy your shitty drinks,” along with this post doubling down on an idiotic assumption that I must drink cocktails made from a bar rag wrung-out into a dirty pint glass, clearly show that your feelings are hurt. Being a pretentious douche isn’t the best personality trait, but you certainly seem proud of it. I’ve made my own bitters, but Angostura makes it much quicker and easier. Strange that you can’t apply that thought here. I never said these made amazing drinks, that they were finely crafted with top notch ingredients, or that they were even potentially slightly better than any cocktail made from fresh ingredients. I simply stated that they could be a good shortcut when you don’t have the access to or the patience for using fresh ingredients. I’ve used a few “cocktail syrups” that have made delicious cocktails. Shortcuts don’t automatically mean the end result is trash. Just because you put on an apron, wax your mustache, straighten your bowtie, and change gloves after fingering your asshole, doesn’t mean you’re making a good cocktail. It just means you’re a pretentious douche chiseling blocks of ice before you drink alone. Enjoy your amazing cocktails, jethro.
The ingredients are decent and it is much easier to buy this than mix your own. I was gifted some mixers over Christmas that had tons of food coloring and other junk added to it.
For full price, probably not worth it. For only a couple $ per bottle, great deal!
@brainmist these are normally $20/bottle. WithCo is having a rare warehouse clearance sale for the $6/bottle on two of the flavors we have here (sweaterweather out of stock). Apparently they will be in 1700 Target stores on March 15th
I might have tried the Old Fashioned mix but it’s AWOL so…pass on these.
But… if I’m too lazy to make them from scratch I’m going to use something with the bourbon already in it… since I pre-made a lot of clear ice balls it’s just a pour and fill process. I might zest an orange if I have enough energy
Handy and Schiller uses Buffalo Trace if you can find it.
Can someone explain the pictures of the ingredients? Do you add 1.5 oz of everything listed along with 1.5 oz of the mixer? That’s about 6 oz of hard liquor with 1.5 oz of champagne to 1.5 oz of mixer!