February 2021 Spirits The WineKnitter

Fantasy Island

A Virtual Vacation Courtesy of Biza Cocktails

Every weather forecast of late is either snow, freezing rain, ice, or frozen tundra temperatures. So one can imagine my delight when I received a one-way ticket to a magical island where the sun always shines, and tropical breezes soothe the soul.

Photo credit: Penny Weiss

My virtual airline ticket also included some delightful island cocktails in a can for easy transport to the beach. Biza calls it “a vacation in a can.”

Photo credit: Penny Weiss

Biza is a brand developed by a group of friends aimed at catering to the millennial generation (those who fall in the range of 23 to 38 in 2019). However, Biza has also captured the attention of those beyond this group. These ready-to-drink vodka-based cocktails in a can are NOT “flavored malt beverages.” Biza cocktails are made with premium vodka produced from winter wheat and corn from southern Idaho. The drinks are naturally sugar and yeast-free. A touch of carbonation is added to give a little oomph to the cocktail.
 
These sparkling cocktails are available in four flavors: Passion Fruit Peach, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Vanilla, and Mango Jalapeño. My vacation package included all except for the Passion Fruit Peach.

Photo credit: Penny Weiss

Coconut Pineapple
As listed on the can, the ingredients are Premium Vodka, Sparkling Water, Natural Flavors & colored with Beta Carotene. Aromas of coconut and pineapple segue onto the palate with the slightest effervescence and minimum sweetness.  This is absolutely delicious!  Where’s my beach chair?
Alcohol:  6%
SRP:  $12.00/4-pack

Photo credit: Penny Weiss

Mango Jalapeño
As listed on the can, the ingredients are Premium Vodka, Sparkling Water, Natural Flavors & colored with Beta Carotene. Aromas of mango and other tropical notes tease the nose and set the stage for a surprise explosion of spice in the mouth. Yes, the jalapeño makes its presence known and blends well with the fruit. Minimum sweetness and light effervescence add to this light and refreshing cocktail. 
Alcohol:  6%
SRP:  $12.00/4-pack

Photo credit: Penny Weiss

Pomegranate Vanilla
As listed on the can, the ingredients are Premium Vodka, Sparkling Water, Natural Flavors and colored with Fruit and Vegetable juice. Strawberry and a hint of cherry are present on the nose. Vanilla and pomegranate come through on the palate with a little more sweetness than I prefer in a cocktail. However, it is light and a perfect quaff for a day at the beach.
Alcohol:  6%
SRP:  $12.00/4-pack

Photo credit: Penny Weiss

For added entertainment, just scan the QR code on the back of the cans. It will redirect you to the Biza Spotify page for a delightful playlist that will surely have you moving! Relax, sip, listen, and enjoy this virtual vacation!

Cheers!

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