Let's preface this by saying if you didn't know this was alcoholic, you probably wouldn't be able to tell in the slightest. Which is great, but not ideal if you were planning on getting wasted by smashing a few of these down. However, it does taste sensational, though The Alcoholic is not a raspberry fan.
Both the scent and taste of this shot taste incredibly reminiscent of Ribena, which has more of a blackcurrant flavour, but we all agreed on this.
The Bar Test
We were split on opinions on this one. The Alcoholic wasn't a fan, but we decided he doesn't really like raspberries, black currant or anything of the type.
The bar test really just smelt like water, however it had a waft of raspberry behind it, hidden... somewhere. The combination of coke and Chambord created a softened black raspberry taste, which is actually quite pleasant. It was very sweet, but blunt and definitely quite drinkable. We definitely don't think it would be anyone's first choice at a bar though, it really doesn't feel worth it, maybe just settle for a bourbon and coke with a side of cherry coke.
Definitely more ideal for mixing, such as in cocktails. If you want to shoot it, probably have a jam doughnut shot, sweetness and a bit more depth. It is definitely a pleasant drink and it certainly works with coke, but we wouldn't recommend buying it in that form while at a bar. We recommend drinking it on a fancy night in some form of cocktail.
- Really just tastes somewhere between black raspberry and ribena: it's quite refreshing and a little syrupy, with no taste of coke evident.
- Kind of just bad black currant that also has a weird fizz to it. Not overly pleasant.
- Similar to a fizzy raspberry lolly. Not bad, not bad at all. Get on it confectionary lovers.
- What we imagine a raspberry coke edition would taste like as coke rules the taste here leaving you with only a hint of black raspberry, before you hit the black raspberry lingering aftertaste.
$39 per 500ml bottle
Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.