Hiram Walker Watermelon
15% Alcohol (30 Proof)
So... I'm back again with more beverage reviewing for you guys!
This time, we have another bottle from Hiram Walker (that's a link to their Facebook page, go "Like" them, they're good people!). If you look back through the archives, you'll see that this is the fourth bottle from Hiram Walker I've formally reviewed here. The other three were their Butterscotch schnapps, Cinnamon schnapps, and the spiffy Caramel Apple Liqueur. All three of those surprised me with how tasty they were. Don't let the rather cheap price of those bottles fool ya, they're gooood stuff.
This newest one is Hiram Walker's Watermelon Sour Schnapps. Like most of their schnapps, it's 15% alcohol, made with all natural flavors, and intended as a mixer in cocktails. I have no problem with that, but like anything, I always like to try stuff straight to see its true colors... so I did.
Hiram Walker's Watermelon Sour Schnapps smells like sweet, sweet sugar, candied watermelon, and a touch of dare I say, rose petals. There's something oddly, yet rather pleasantly floral about the aromas here. You take a sip and get hit with what I can only describe as liquid Watermelon Jolly Rancher. No joke. It tastes exactly the same. It's like someone melted down some Jolly Ranchers, added booze, and poured it into my mouth. That being said, it's delicious.
Is this crazy sugary sweet? Yes, very much so, but out of the four Hiram Walker schnapps/liqueurs I've reviewed, this one tastes the best on its own. But then again, I love watermelon Jolly Ranchers... This would probably be great mixed in some iced lemonade with a splash of vodka. Or, on the bottle there's a recipe that includes this in a 'Melon Margarita' which actually sounds freaking delicious:
1 part tequila
1 part Hiram Walker Watermelon Schnapps
1 part lime juice
3/4 part Triple Sec
Shake with ice, then strain over fresh ice
I'd drink that.
Anyway, go check out Hiram Walker's Facebook page, like I said earlier. They have an upcoming contest called The Quest where you can win some sweet shwag, I'm sure. Tell 'em Bob sent you!
On a side note concerning the long-running search to find my wife some booze she actually likes (check out the archives, you'll see what I'm talking about), she informed me that watermelon is her favorite "fruit flavor." Who would have known?! This one just might just be a winner, after all...
Drink This: if you want a sweet, candy watermelon-y schnapps for your cocktails. It's sweet, but I could see this mixing well in many different drinks.
Don't Drink This: if you're looking for something to drink neat or on the rocks. It's not scotch. But, that's pretty obvious, don't ya' think?
So glad you're back. I've enjoyed your spirit reviews tremendously and follow your blog and was a little worried. I also list your blog on the blogroll of my own blog. I find your writing concise and clear; your palate spot on and your eclectic reach sweeping. Keep it up! I love what you do.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Cooperedtot! I took a little break from reviewing due to the craziness that happens in life, but I have more on the way... much more. I have tasted and made notes on more than 100 different beverages that still need formal reviews. Just a matter of finding the time...Delete
Thanks again for the support and kind words! I appreciate it.