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Launched at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012, X.B Sweet Tempered Punch is a ready-t0-drink version of the Sex on the Beach cocktail. The brand is marketed around the club scene with endorsement from the likes of Busta Rhymes. It is vodka based with orange, cranberry, peach and grape juice.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 15/12/2012
(sample best before 22-Dec-12) Cloudy, reddy pink.
Tropical fruit, but reminiscent of confected/pasteurised fruit rather than fresh.
Slightly sweet but with balancing tartness, thin rather than cloying. Intense fruit flavours with orange zest, passion fruit and grape juice. Sensation of peppery alcohol bite is pronounced considering its mere 12% alcohol content.
Lingering citric acid, cranberry and processed mixed fruit juice. Will not appeal to sophisticated palates but this is not trying to be a sophisticated product. Those just of l.d.a. need apply.