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For me, summer is all about lazy afternoons, enjoying the beach or pool, backyard BBQs and catching up with your friends for a chat and a few drinks.

And I don’t mind trying new drinks with friends, especially cocktails. There’s now a new refreshing chill being added to summer with Smirnoff’s Frozen Pouches.

This is a new way to enjoy vodka but in the form of an icy sorbet. Icy vodka – yum!


There are four flavours: lemon, apple bite, mango and raspberry sorbet.

You put them in the freezer for at least eight hours, take them out, squeeze and serve.

The soft pouches are easy to transport and store. They can stand up on or lie down on a freezer shelf, or tucked away in the freezer door. It doesn’t really matter what shape they are in, just as long as they freeze.

vodka_sorbet_01I tried all four flavours (with a little help!).

The lemon was very subtle in flavour, and being someone who really loves lemon I could have had it a lot stronger. The sorbet was refreshing with an obvious hit of vodka to it.

vodka_sorbet_02The raspberry flavour tasted a bit artificial and not quite right – it was my least favourite.

The apple was tangy and a little sour, but with a welcome sweetness to it at the same time. It’s certainly not too sour that you stop drinking it.

vodka_sorbet_04The mango was probably my favourite – sweet, had an authentic mango flavour and was perfectly summery!

vodka_sorbet_05Each pouch is 250mls and contains 4.7%ABV or 0.9 standard drinks. The recommended retail price is $6 each or three for $15.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable product, and I looked forward to trying each of the flavours. I’ve already recommended the sorbet pouches to friends and family as a fun and tasty addition to their summer experience.

Smirnoff Frozen Pouches are available from liquor stores now.

** I was sent these products to try. All opinions are my own.