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Smirnoff Pure Passionfruit, Lime & Soda

For all the alco­hol­ic bever­ages in the archives, we’re very cas­u­al drink­ers who are more inter­ested in try­ing new fla­voured drinks than any interest in the buzz. So, we like to check out the clear­ance sec­tion at Dan Murphy’s for any marked down items. Usually, the items still have ample time until expiry and are only marked down because they’re singles rather than a pack — per­fect for people want­ing to try some­thing new.

This find here is the Smirnoff Pure Passionfruit, Lime & Soda. We’d passed on this earli­er simply because any­thing oth­er than cider and sake eas­ily sends us tipsy.

The drink is a trans­lu­cent pale straw col­our with a fruity pas­sion­fruit nose. Served chilled, a less pro­nounced pas­sion­fruit fla­vour comes through with a subtle sweet­ness in the head against mod­er­ately bit­ter notes of vodka in the back­ground that peaks in the body before giv­ing way to fresh zesty lime notes and a crisply clean and lightly acid­ic fin­ish with unsweetened notes of pas­sion­fruit linger­ing on the pal­ate in the after­taste. While we’d have enjoyed bright­er pas­sion­fruit notes, there is a per­fect bal­ance between the sweet and bit­ter notes that make this a light and refresh­ing sum­mer drink.

This bottle of Smirnoff Pure Passionfruit, Lime & Soda con­tained 300 ml. It was pro­duced in Australia and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.