If you’re into malt beverages but don’t want to go as low as a 40 ounce of Colt 45, you may want to give Smirnoff Ice Pomegranate Fusion a try. You can also checkout or latest podcast on Malt Liquor if you want a wider range of opinions and drinks!
Like all Smirnoff Ice bottles, you’ll notice Pomegranate Fusion is labeled the same, with a crimson/purple colored label. The drink is clear with no real artificial colors like most Smirnoff Ice you’ve seen, almost appearing like a vodka in nature (go figure).
Pomegranate Fusion smells like a watermelon jolly ranger, but does not have any real watermelon taste when sipping. The taste is slightly cherry with a bit of artificial pomegranate taste resembling that of a Roses Grenadine without the sickly sweet taste.
Don’t get me wrong, this drink is sweet, slightly bubbly and flavorful with a slight citrus aftertaste. Pomegranate Fusion goes down quickly and feels refreshing on a hot night after a long day of work, no doubt.
A single bottle, twist off cap and all, is worth 5% alcohol by volume and packs a bit of a calorie punch. According to Smirnoff’s website:
SMIRNOFF ICE® has 228 calories per 12-ounce bottle, that’s about 70 more than a super-premium/imported beer but don’t worry, that difference in calories is about the same as one hot wing, five little pretzel twists OR 3 tortilla chips…with nothing on ’em.
Now, this is their standard bottle, but we’re thinking Pomegranate Fusion holds roughly the same nutritional value (just add some flavoring). They do some great comparisons to other food to give you a general idea on why you’d choose Smirnoff Ice over, say, tortilla chips and pretzel twists. However, it’s almost a full meal in calories (for someone on a diet at least).
If you’re not into calorie counting while drinking, then none of this matters, just drink up and party. Smirnoff Ice Pomegranate is a must try for Smirnoff Ice fans and anyone else looking for a refreshing new Malt Liquor.