While in the booze shop recently, I noticed new pouches of booze by a company named “Parrot Bay”. The pouches contain premixed cocktails which you freeze, smash up a bit while it’s still in the bag and then either pour into a glass or drink straight out of the metal pouch like an adult Capri-Sun. While they looked interesting and I have been wanting to try a Daiquiri for a while now, I decided that at a price of £2.75 for a 250ml drink with only 4.7% alcohol content, it was far too expensive. However, while in the same booze station today, the pouches were reduced to £2, so I decided to take the hit and got a Citrus Daiquiri.
The drinks come in a pouch which resembles a Capri-Sun but without the straw. The packaging says you can drink it from the pouch, but it’s impossible to open without a knife or scissors, so if you’re somewhere you can actually open it, there’s probably a good chance that there’s some kind of drinking receptacle nearby. I was hoping to drink my Daiquiri out of a cocktail glass like in the movies, but I had none. After some internal debate over whether or not a wine glass is a suitable replacement, I found a glass which slightly resembles a massively over-sized cocktail glass with no stem. To prepare the drink, you put it in the freezer for 8 hours and then squeeze it or run hot water over the pouch while it is closed to break up the ice inside. Then you drink it. I didn’t have the patience for such a thing and instead I only put mine in the freezer for about 2 hours, which was long enough to freeze it pretty well.
When I opened the pouch I expected it to be of a much more liquid consistency, but it was an icy slush. I dumped the contents of the pouch into a glass and it sat there like a boozy snowball. At first it seemed kind of weird, but I soon realised it was like an alcoholic Slush Puppie, and that made everything seem OK. The Citrus Daiquiri is a pale white colour like cloudy lemonade. There was a slight citrus smell from it, but you wouldn’t notice any smell at all unless you were told it was citrusy. On my first taste I was pretty impressed by how it tasted. It’s tastes pretty much like a Slush Puppie mixed with a slight hint of Fanta Lemon topped off with a nice boozy kick. It’s extremely refreshing and would be massively delicious on a hot summer day.
Overall, Parrot Bay Frozen Citrus Daiquiri is a pretty delicious drink, however it’s also expensive and takes a while to prepare. If they were cheaper I would buy more and see how it tastes when not frozen. At first they seem like a drink you could drink all night, but by the end of the pouch I began to see how you could get sick of them after drinking a few. As a delicious booze snack on a hot day, these are pretty awesome, but they’re in no way a session drink. Lots of points for deliciouseness, but loses one because of the price.
Booze Review rating: 9/10 deliciouses