These cocktail shots are picnic or party-ready
Sometimes when a publicist reaches out to me with the “next big thing,” I get a wary itch in the back of my brain. But my FOMO always gets the best of me and I usually try whatever they’re pushing. In this case, it was worth it! LIQS, a line of premixed cocktail shots are surprisingly good for pre-mixed cocktails. In fact, the LIQS cocktail shot lineup is better than a lot of drinks I’ve ordered in bars.
LIQS won’t replace a master mixologist but these party shots are a great addition to a summer barbecue or pool party. And because they’re pre-packaged, they’re a no-mess solution for any festive occasion. (Just be sure to keep them chilled.)
How do they taste? Our LIQS review
If you have low expectations for packaged cocktails, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. LIQS are made with real ingredients, including natural fruit juices. And they taste like handcrafted cocktails. In fact, if you tasted one blind, you probably wouldn’t guess that these are manufactured drinks.
These ready to drink shots take premade cocktails to a whole new level of quality. These are truly premium premade shots. The flavors are balanced, the drinks are relatively low in sugar. They’re also perfectly portioned with the essence of a great cocktail served up in a simple shot. Each individual cocktail is 50ml.
Those watching their figure will be grateful for the portion control. But those who want to watch alcohol intake should be warned that each shot is 20% alcohol by volume.
LIQS cocktail shots come in five flavors:
- Vodka Lemon Drop
- Whiskey Fireshot
- Tequila Cinnamon Orange
- Vodka Kamikaze
- Vodka Lychee Grapefruit.
My favorite LIQS cocktail shot is the Vodka Kamikaze, followed closely by Tequila Cinnamon Orange. I don’t think you could get more aphrodisiac than this well-balanced combination of tequila, citrus and the aphrodisiac of cinnamon.
The most popular flavor based on our offic taste testing as well as online searches is Whiskey Fireshot. Their take on a Fireball shot, the drink combines whiskey with cinnamon and vanilla créme for a powerfully full-flavored shot experience. (It is also interesting to note that the fireshot drink is also the highest calorie of all the premade shots and also contains the most sugar. Keep that in mind if you’re planning to enjoy multiple servings.)
LIQS premade cocktails are made in the USA and all of the ready to drink shots are gluten free. Additionally, they have a shelf life of 12 months if left unopened.
When to serve LIQS Ready to Drink Shots
These cocktail shots really represent low-stress entertaining. That, “Want to come in for a drink?” after a date becomes far less complicated when you can just pop the tops off of a couple of sleek mini-cups of your favorite cocktail. Store them in the refigerator to be ready at all times.
The shots also travel well for simplifying the drink situation at a picnic or a concert. And cancel that bartender for your next party. You can just pass trays of icy LIQS.
They’re really good enough to impress your friends at an at-home cocktail affair. In fact, our team liked them so much that one of our editors wants to keep a carry case of them in the trunk of her car for cocktail emergencies. Now that’s love.
Where to buy LIQS shots
LIQS can be purchased online through the company’s website, https://www.liqsshot.com/#buy. They’re also available from major spirits retailers nationwide including Total Wine & More.
LIQS also makes full-sized premixed cocktails, if you prefer to shake and serve. The bottled cocktail mixes come in 1.5l glass bottles. Their cocktail boxes come in 3l serving containers and have a shelf life of three months after opening. (These are sold in Margarita, Strawberry Margarita and Mojito flavors.)
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