“We’ve all been there. On a cruise, dying to let our hair down and let loose. You get a bottle of rum, vodka, whatever you prefer, and you get your party started.
But something doesn’t quite taste right. You need something to mix with your shot and you don’t want to pay the insane prices that usually accompany small travel drinks, right?”
The above comes straight from the literature that Shot Dropz provide, and to be fair, I’ve been in the same kind of pickle myself at that young adult point in my life. There’s nothing worse than you just wanting to spice up a spirit, but having to buy way more than you would ever need.
Enter Glenn Hettinger of Columbus, America. Whilst being in the same situation, he had an idea, and in 2012 the first batch of Shot Dropz were released.
Housed in a 15 ml pouch, Shot Dropz come in four different alcohol-free varieties, all ready to be added to a 30 ml shot of either rum, vodka or tequila. So, lets see how they fare, and of course if they really do make a spirit more palatable –
Shot Dropz Lemon Drop – 0%
A very subtle nose of lemons, with an incredibly sharp, sweet and sour flavour on the palate. Think sherbet dip. Short.
Try with Jose Cuervo Silver or Bacardi Superior.
Shot Dropz Appletini – 0%
Plenty of apple aromas on the nose, with sweetness coming through. Again incredibly sharp, sweet and sour flavours on the palate. Also short.
Try with Smirnoff Red.
Shot Dropz Orange – 0%
Strong dried orange aromas on the nose, with yet again an incredible sharp, sweet and sour flavour on the palate. Short as well.
Try with Smirnoff Red.
Shot Dropz Margarita – 0%
Potent citrus on the nose, with, surprisingly, a palate that is a little softer than its counterparts. Still short, but more agreeable.
Try with Jose Cuervo Silver.
Personally, I think Shot Dropz is very student-orientated. Quick and easy, and creates four ‘cocktails’ that are readily available in most Student Unions. Although I’m not taken with the idea of having the shot on its own, the mixers to the spirits suggested above will add a different slant to them, but to be honest we’re not talking anything ground-breaking. To be fair though, it does what it says it will do, and the students could love it.
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