Go easy on me

OK, I did it. I didn’t do it very well and I couldn’t do it again, because I only had one canned cocktail to open with a flourish.

DD and I guzzled the other three – they come in 4-packs – on Sunday. We couldn’t help ourselves, they were so delicious.

Rookie error.

I also couldn’t work out how to cut the video and then start filming again. So I just had to go with a 30-second grab from my first attempt.

I have learned a lot about what to do – and not do – during my next video.

Have I lost you?

I made my first Tik Tok video yesterday for Drinks Digest, featuring an Archie Rose Vodka Mango Spritz.

Here it is:

I look a little woolly and bedraggled, as do most of us who’ve been in lockdown for a million years.

And the video currently only has one “like”- go me.

But the objective was to educate myself and get comfortable with the medium, not go viral.

Not that going viral would be a bad thing, but it’s highly unlikely for a nervous 53 year old doing booze reviews when there’s no humour or cute animals involved.

Here’s a bit of background on the drink from Drinks Digest:

The Vodka Mango Spritz contains carbonated water, mango, lime and chilli, which gives it the nostalgic flavour of Australian summers. 

Many spritzes are artificially sweetened, but Archie Rose decided to buck the no-sugar trend and add a dash of the sweet stuff, together with other natural flavours.

Archie Rose Distilling Co’s head of hospitality, Harriet Leigh explained: “When we sat down to approach this project, we did so the same way we do all projects at Archie Rose – in the pursuit of the best possible flavour. Where most canned drinks feature sugar modifiers and flavourings, our Canned Cocktails are the real deal. Made with botanical distillates just like our gins and vodkas, these drinks are real flavours encapsulated.”

Each 200ml can has 6% ABV, slightly higher than some RTD cocktails on the market, which are generally around 3.5 to 4%. But the vodka is incredibly well integrated in the drink. We find some spritzes can lack a little oomph.

The range is also a little pricier than your average RTD, with an RRP of $25 for a 4-pack. We think the flavour totally justifies the price tag.

I’m not fibbing either – the drink is insanely good, despite what my uncertain facial expression in the video might suggest.

I’m wondering if I should stick to still images with a voiceover moving forward. Or do you think its better to keep filming myself?

Maybe I should do booze news instead? So many questions …

Anyways, the weekend is almost here and it’s going to be a hot one.

You know what that means …


Hope you have a good one.

Song of the day: Duran Duran “Girls on Film”

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