VnC Cocktails, Our Drink of the Week

Jessica Ford
Some nights, I just want a cocktail delivered to me without having to leave the comfort of my apartment. I've come one step closer to making this a reality with VnC Cocktails--bottles of premixed, just chill-and-serve cocktails.

VnC Cocktails include Strawberry Daiquiri, Banana Daiquiri, Mojito, Margarita, Pomegranate Cosmo and Pacific Breeze. I was lucky enough to get my hands on three bottles: Mojito, Margarita and Pomegranate Cosmo.

I'll start off with my favorite of the group--Pomegranate Cosmo. This one-liter bottle contains a blend of premium vodka, triple sec, natural flavors, pomegranate, cranberry and lime juices. The flavors manage to stay distinct, allowing this drink to actually taste like a Pomegranate Cosmo once it's poured. Normally I would avoid something premixed, but VnC uses only 100-percent natural juices and their cocktails do not contain preservatives, additives or colors. Plus, it's 150 calories or fewer per serving. Not bad VnC, not bad!

Next comes the Margarita, which I was most hesitant about trying. Finding a well-made margarita is tough, but VnC gave it a solid effort. Their margarita is a combination of premium tequila, triple sec, "natural margarita flavors," and lemon and lime juices. This cocktail is where you can most appreciate the company's use of natural ingredients--too many bars and restaurants use sweet-and-sour mix instead of actually crafting the cocktail themselves. My only complaint about the VnC Margarita is its heavy use of lemon juice; I'd prefer a stronger lime flavor.

The Mojito is not as good as the other cocktails, but once it had time to mellow, the strong mint flavor subsided and you were able to appreciate more of the flavors. Since I enjoyed the Pomegranate and Margarita so much more (even better was mixing these two for a pomegranate margarita), I'd stick with the cocktails that focus on sweeter flavors. That seems to be more of the VnC specialty.

This New Zealand-based company sells their cocktails online, and for $13.95, you can purchase the one-liter bottles. Now it's time for me to try the rest of the VnC cocktails. Let the taste-testing begin!

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Ummm, wrong.

What types of people are posting these positive reviews about this companies products? Either people with severely damaged tastebuds, fake reviewers from the company, or fools who truly don't know what a margarita is supposed to taste like.

I just bought the 750ml sized Margarita. I live near Mexico, and have been drinking them for 30+ years. I can even tolerate pretty bad ones, like the old saying about pizza...even when it's bad, it's good. Not this though.

This is the most foul and pathetic excuse for a margarita I've ever had, and I've had a ton. I'd thought the worst was another pre-mixed supermarket margarita from a company in New Orleans, whose name I have forgotten. But this beats it in the gross factor by an impressively wide margin. The flavor is horrid. And there is a strange chemical aftertaste as well. Reading the glowing reviews is shocking. Surely they are somehow associated with the producer of this vile liquid.

But don't take my word for it. Try it. But, you've been warned.

Worst pre-mixed margarita in perhaps the entire history of ready-made drinks.

I threw out the entire bottle, minus the three or four large sips I tasted. And I'm a borderline alcoholic.


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