|ONLY DOOM WOULD DARE!|
|Only the majesty of this souvenir cocktail glass from my first cruise is enough to contain the glory.|
Well, it's...clear. That's something right? Well, mostly clear. Vermouth generally adds a bit of tint to the otherwise colorless spirit that is gin, and this is no exception. The tiny bubbles are from the act of pouring it out of the can...I hope. It smells like cheap gin and sour vermouth, to be honest, though the scent isn't very strong. But how does it taste? Let's find out!
The first sip is full of horror and woe, though it does not quite reach the level of "canned despair". The gin is clearly not top shelf stuff, but it is the really sour taste of the horrible vermouth that sets it apart as being truly terrible. It isn't so much a flavor as some sort of military campaign against your taste buds with a side trek into your nostrils just to make sure you KNOW it's bad. I believe I actually winced when I sipped this. I'll give it this though, it's pretty potent in getting one intoxicated. So much so that about half way through I almost started to...well, not enjoy it, but "tolerate it better". It is drinkable, as in it is not quite turpentine in taste and aroma, but it's really not good at all.
On the FACE Rating System I would give this drink 2 Frowny Faces. It is pretty bad, but I don't know what I was expecting for $1. The concept of the canned cocktail is not a new one, but I think it can be done far better than this atrocity. Try it if you want to, but it is totally not recommended, unless you want to get rip roaring drunk for $3 or so. Even then, I might consider other alternatives.