Comparison of alcopops

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Alcopop (or cooler in Canadian English or spirit cooler in South Africa) is a colloquial term describing certain flavored alcoholic beverages, including:

  1. malt beverages to which various fruit juices or other flavorings have been added
  2. beverages containing wine to which ingredients such as fruit juice or other flavorings have been added (wine coolers)
  3. beverages containing distilled alcohol and added ingredients such as fruit juices or other flavorings[1]

Beer-based[edit]

Name Producer Sold mixed with Sold in D/C*
Cola Lemonade Citrus Milk Stimulant US Australia UK
3sum United Brands Company No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Country Coolers Jack Daniels (Brown-Forman) Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No
Four Loko Phusion Projects Inc. No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Jeremiah Weed Diageo Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No
Joose United Brands Company No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Sparks Miller Brewing Company No No Yes No No Yes No No No
White Mountain Cooler Stroh Brewery Company No No Yes No No Yes No No No
Zima XXX Coors Brewing Company No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes
Tilt Anheuser-Busch No No Yes No No Yes No No No

Bourbon whiskey-based[edit]

Name Producer Sold mixed with Sold in D/C*
Cola Ginger Ale Lemonade Citrus Milk Stimulant Apple Juice US Australia UK
Jack Daniel's Brown-Forman Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jim Beam Beam Suntory Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes
Wild Turkey Austin Nichols, Campari Group Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No

Rum-based[edit]

Name Producer Sold mixed with Sold in D/C*
Cola Ginger Ale Lemonade Citrus Milk Stimulant US Australia UK
Bacardi Breezer Bacardi No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Bacardi & X Bacardi Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No
Bundaberg & X Bundaberg Rum Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No
Jewel Isle Rum Punch Jewel Isle Productions No No No Yes No No No No Yes No
Red Square Halewood International No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No

Scotch whisky-based[edit]

Name Producer Sold mixed with Sold in D/C*
Cola Ginger Ale Lemonade Citrus Milk Stimulant US Australia UK
The Black Douglas Black Douglas[citation needed] Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No
Johnnie Walker Diageo Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No

Vodka-based[edit]

Name Producer Sold mixed with Sold in D/C*
Cola Ginger Ale Lemonade Citrus Milk Stimulant US Australia UK
Hooper's Hooch Bass Brewery No No Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Kiss Mix Kiss Mix Drinks Company No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Lemon Ruski Stolichnaya No No No Yes No No No Yes No No
Mike's Hard Lemonade Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Pulse Independent Distillers No No Yes No No Yes No Yes  ? No
Red Square Halewood International No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
Rev FBM Distilleries (Bacardi Canada Ltd.) Yes No No No No Yes No No No No
Smirnoff Ice Smirnoff (Diageo) Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Vodka Cruiser Independent Liquor (Asahi Breweries) No No No Yes No No No Yes  ? No
Vodka Kick Global Brands No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Vodka Mudshake Independent Distillers No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
TVX ICB Brands No No No Yes No No No No Yes No
Woody's Beverage Brands No No No Yes No No Yes No Yes No

Other[edit]

Producer Base Sold mixed with Sold in D/C*
Cola Ginger Ale Lemonade Citrus Milk Stimulant US Australia UK
Canadian Club Beam Suntory Rye whiskey Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes  ? No
Cult Shaker Cult Energy Cider No No No No No Yes No No Yes No
Gordons Gin and Tonic Gordons Gin No No No No No No No Yes Yes No
Metz Bacardi Schnapps No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes
Red Square Halewood International Schnapps No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No


  • D/C = Discontinued

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