Long a favorite of musicians like 2Pac, Notorious BIG and Jay-Z, Alize was a spirit I had heard about but never had the chance to sample. That is until recently. I received a bottle of Alize Red Passion for review and my interest, or rather Elisabeth’s interest, was immediately piqued. I do have to admit though, the idea of passion fruit and cranberry is definitely appealing. And, I’m happy to say, Alize Red Passion lives up.
Alize Red Passion (16% ABV) – Light red with an aroma of passion fruit, Alize makes a strong visual impression. Passion fruit is definitely the star here. The cranberry is far lighter but still present in the background. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. You could easily drink this straight over ice. This would make a nice stand-in for wine in your next picnic basket. Or, better still, combine the two by adding some sparkling wine for a light spritzer. Make it a brut though so as not to get overly sweet.
I enjoyed the Alize. Am I going to be writing songs about it? Likely not. But that can be said for all the spirits I taste. I’m getting a vibe that this would mix well with some gin. Haven’t had a chance to experiment as yet, but you’ll be sure to know when I do.
† The product reviewed here was provided to me as a free sample. If you’re wondering what that means check out my sample policy.