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Ready-to-drink cocktail review: Bass Note Sangria (Part 1)

Ready to drink cocktail review of Bass Note sangria


Is sangria a cocktail?

I think yes, and I make the rules around here so we're doing this. 😜

While I don't love wine, I've always enjoyed sangria - especially when served on a patio with friends. I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a ready-to-drink version of sangria since last summer. There are surprisingly few of them around. Part of my love for sangria is that it checks off my "easy to serve to a crowd" box. You can make a big pitcher full and you're set. But a pre-made version would be even easier . . .

Enter Bass Note Sangria. When they reached out to me offering samples of their unique sangria flavors I jumped at the chance. I even got some cool new sunglasses out of the deal. I love their flavor combination - Peach + Tarragon, Raspberry + Hibiscus, and Blackberry + Sage - so I was intrigued right away and eager to give them a try.

I'm starting off with their Peach + Tarragon because I'm currently obsessed with all thing peaches. I've been loading up on peaches at the farmers market every weekend so I have peach on the brain. Fingers crossed this ready-to-drink sangria makes my peachy dreams come true.

Here is my official review of Bass Note's Peach + Tarragon Sangria:

5 out of 5

I'll take a case of the Bass Note Peach + Tarragon Sangria please. I. Loved. This. Sangria!

It is still definitely wine but it has so much more going on than traditional wine. This sangria has a really rich fruit flavor that for me, rounds out the wine taste and makes it so much more enjoyable. It's sweet. It's peachy. It's maybe my new summer drink. 

I shared this with my girl friend - who I finally got to see IRL after so many months of social distancing. Yay for girl dates again! I tossed some frozen peach slices along with ice into our glasses and topped the whole thing off with a healthy pour. We both really liked it. Lucky for me, we were at my house so I was able to have a second glass. And I'll be finishing off the bottle this weekend for sure.

If you've been looking for a sangria, do not sleep on Bass Note! I'm so impressed with their Peach + Tarragon Sangria. I'm already excited for next week when I'm trying the Raspberry + Hibiscus and Blackberry + Sage sangrias.

 

Sweetness

4 out of 5
One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

Peachy perfection. If I'm going to drink wine, I want it to be a sweet one and this sangria checks all my boxes. It is sweet and fruity and I can really taste the peaches. Loved it!  

Booziness

4 out of 5
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos

Well hello! This sangria officially rings in at 11% ABV. I felt this buzz right away which took me by surprise. I didn't look at the label until later so I didn't realize it had such a high ABV while I was drinking it. Is that normal for wine? I don't know. I don't drink wine. But the moral of this story is, this is not a watered down, cheap restaurant sangria where you could drink the whole pitcher yourself and never notice. This is the good stuff so sip accordingly. :)

Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?

Yes, I will for sure buy more of Bass Note's Peach + Tarragon Sangria. It would be perfect to take to outdoor parties this summer. Stay tuned to see how the other two flavors stack up next Friday. I may just need to buy a case of each.

If you want to find Bass Note in your area, use this link: https://bassnotesangria.com/store-locator/

Or you can buy it directly from their website here: https://bassnotesangria.com/buy-it-now/

Thank you so much for reading this review. These are just my opinions and I'd love to hear from you in the comments. Have you tried Bass Note? Is there another pre-made sangria I should try? Let me know.

Until next time, cheers!!

 

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