Sunday, June 15, 2008

Random Post Alert: Mike's Hard Lemonade taste-off

This past Friday, my brother and I hosted a barbecue party on our patio. As part of the extensive festivities, we held a Mike's Hard Lemonade tasting. Sort of like a wine tasting, but instead of a sophisticated, nuanced beverage like wine we used the various saccharine and artificial flavors of Mike's Hard Lemonade. This is the sort of thing that happens when you put a group of sarcastic people together with a grill, a beautiful summer night, and various forms of booze. In any case, if you're in the market for an intensely silly, barely alcoholic drink (and you're a girl-- that goes without saying), read on for our tasting notes.

Mike's Hard Lemonade (Regular): Very lemony and sweet. Essence of Crystal Light.
Mike's Hard Lime: Tangy. Some thought it tasted more lemony than the plain lemon flavor; others thought it evoked Mountain Dew.
Mike's Hard Cranberry: Very strong cranberry aroma, but flavor less present on the palate. More balanced than some other options.
Mike's Hard Pomegranate: The sweetest of the bunch. Straight up-sugar; notes of Crystal Light Raspberry Ice.
Mike's Hard Light Lemonade: Strong artificial-sugar tang; less alcoholic than already laughable regular Mike's. Not a crowd favorite ("Mike's Hard Soap?").

As you might expect, no spatulas were awarded during the course of this tasting.

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