Who gave Brutal Fruit and all those highly flavoured alcohol drinks a bad name? They suffer the terrible reputation of being the downfall of many a teenage girl and are completely scorned by ‘proper’ drinkers. They sit in the clumsy gap between evil alcohol for children and play play alcohol for grown-ups.
Well, in my forties I am now becoming a fruit alcohol drinker. I am proudly announcing my preference here. Last night Big Friendly and I went to the cutie 2020 domestic game at Newlands (which was such fun btw) and I was delighted to drink down two delicious strawberry flavoured Brutal Fruits. Firstly, you can’t actually taste the alcohol (except for maybe at the end). Then, when compared to your only other option at the cricket, draught beer, which tastes properly horrible, it seems better. And it looks very pretty in those plastic cups with tons of ice. Delicious I tell ya!
I haven’t checked out the calories yet (I imagine with something that sweet there must be gallons of sugar in there) but it can’t be worse than beer or wine. Surely?
I have to share what just happened. I wanted to link to Brutal Fruit’s website and I obviously pressed the wrong button and so now I can’t access it until I am 18 or older! Love it! SAB being responsible for me! I don’t know how to fix it, but it is quite funny. But the facebook page tells me I like Sultry Strawberry. Does anyone remember that cute ad campaign with the naughty strawberry and the bad mango?