I fall into the category of one of those women who thinks a drink on occasion is OK. I mean, technically, if we took Communion as it was intended, we’d all be drinking wine, right? (Yeah…that might be pushing it.) If I do have a drink, I typically get a “girly” drink and will sip at it for the rest of the night. Most of the drinks that I’ve tried have been mixed drinks so I was intrigued when I saw that Alizé Passion Liqueur already had a passion fruit flavor.
About Alizé Liqueur
Intensely unique and inviting, Alizé Passion liqueurs infuse premium French Vodka with luscious, all natural flavors from the world’s most exotic regions. Our Master Blenders travel from the jungles of Brazil, the lush hillsides of Chile, the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, the flourishing Mediterranean Coast, and to the tropical shores of South America and the pacific islands to bring you the nectars of our exotic fruits.
Alizé is delicious mixed with vodka, tequila, rum or a splash of Champagne. Alizé is also refreshing on the rocks or in mimosas, martinis and margaritas.
Two bottles of Alizé Passion liqueurs arrived at the house and I was told by my friends that I should immediately put them in the fridge to chill. “Alizé is best served cold,” they advised. I had received two of the five available varieties: Alizé Red Passion and Alizé Gold Passion. (Now, I’ll admit that they actually told me to put it in the freezer because alcohol doesn’t freeze, but apparently Alizé does freeze, or at least partially freezes. I’m guessing the passion flavoring froze leaving a very strong vodka unfrozen. But not to worry, just thaw and you’re ready to drink.)
Alizé Red Passion: “Exotic passion fruit and cranberries delicately blended with premium French Vodka.”
I tried Alizé Red Passion first. I was feeling brave so I tried it on the rocks. I was surprised. On the rocks, this is definitely strong, but it wasn’t hard like straight vodka. The passion fruit flavor softened the flavor and then the cranberries added a twinge of tanginess.
Next, I tried it in the “Party Crasher”, which is 2 ounces Alizé Red Passion and 1 ounce vodka on the rocks. Now THAT has a kick. It even made the guys who tasted it catch their breath a bit.
Finally, I tried it in the “Passion & ‘Pagne” (recipe below.) Now this recipe was my favorite use of the Red Passion flavor – the bubbles and sweetness of the champagne blended beautifully with the Alizé to make a sweet drink perfect for sipping. This feeling was unanimous among all testers.
Alizé Gold Passion: “Exotic passion fruit delicately blended with premium French Vodka.”
I found the Alizé Gold Passion on the rocks is similar to Red Passion, but with a sweeter flavor from the passion fruit. It was perfect for sipping as it was, chilled and smooooooth.
We mixed the Alizé Gold Passion with tequila, triple sec and lime to create the “Old School”. One of the guys tested this drink out for me, and it sounds like that was a good call. He said that he loves it and that it’s the kind of drink that would “put hair on your chest.” The Passion Fruit flavor is balanced perfectly with the other alcohols with neither one overpowering the other.
For a flavorful and smooth drink that can be enjoyed on the rocks or as a mixed drink, check out Alizé Passion liqueurs. You can visit their website for great drink recipes that you can mix up for your friends over the holidays.
Passion & ‘Pagne
3 ounces Alizé Red Passion
3 ounces Taittinger Champagne
1. Serve chilled in a champagne glass.
Mad Scientist Sangria
1 ounce Alizé Red Passion
1 ounce red wine
1. Chill Alizé Red Passion and red wine.
2. Just before serving add 1 part ginger ale.
3. Serve in a wine glass and garnish with a slice of apple or orange.
Recipes courtesy and copyright of Alizé Passion liqueur (www.alize.com.)
Please drink responsibly.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive free bottles of Alize liqueur from the manufacturer or the representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.