Kelly the Culinarian: Drink discovery: Premixed crantini

Monday, January 21, 2008

Drink discovery: Premixed crantini

I'm not a big fan of the girly drinks. They're nice, but you can only ever drink one because they're so sweet that it makes you feel like your stomach is rotting. It's really unpleasant.

But hey, I'm all about trying new things. When Tim and I saw these Crantinis by Mike's Hard Lemonade at the store the other day, we thought we'd give it a try. Be forewarned -- these are tiny little bottles and it's $7.50 for four. At that price, it might be cheaper to mix your own cranberry martini.

They did taste pretty nice -- a real cranberry taste and a little kick from some alcohol. The bottles were tiny but cute. It was nice to have bubbles in the drink, but I think I could have made a similar cocktail for about the same price.

If you're in a hurry and want something other than beer, this might be a good choice though.


Faye said...

Hi Kelly--I'm off to Fresh Market tomorrow and will look for your cute crantinis. Good for drinking alone on Saturday night!

First time I've seen your blog and a quick scroll convinced me that I need to come back and study more carefully after Fun Monday dies down.

frannie said...

Hi Kelly!

thanks for stopping by my blog.

I just quit breastfeeding, so I'm able to drink for the first time in 3 years. I should have a crantini to celebrate! :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kelly!
I'm a big fan of cranberries. I've mixed cranberry juice and cranberry vodka for a dee-lish summer drink (topped with a tad of lemon juice). Ultimately cheaper than Mike's but of course less convenient. :)
My hubby made the black bean soup and I was stunned at how good it was. I was a fan of black beans before but now... wow! ;)

daphne said...

crantini-hehe..even the name sounds fun.

Rosie said...

Hi Kelly, this drink sounds really lovely with a cranberry base! One for a girly night in :D

Thank you for calling my blog I do appreciate it and I look forward to viewing you next post!

Rosie x

Larramie said...

It was nice to have bubbles in the drink, but I think I could have made a similar cocktail for about the same price.

Kelly, you did invent the Lingoberry Cocktail.

Unknown said...

Interesting stuff. I used to like their lemonades but I haven't had anything but Diet Coke to drink in ages. :) Pretty to look at though

Lisa Johnson said...

Hey Kelly! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have to admit that I'm a fan of the sweet girly drinks, so I love these things. I haven't seen this flavor before though. I'll have to try some. And I love your Standmixer Sundays! Very cool! : )