March 11, 2006

Liquid Core/Liquid Charge Energy Drink Review

Liquid Core and Liquid Charge
Energy Drinks With Alcohol, containing Taurine, Guarana, Caffeine, & Ginseng
13.8 Proof (6.9% ABV)

Liquid ChargeWe got a box a couple days ago, containing two alcoholic energy drinks, called Liquid Charge and Liquid Core. The stuff is marketed to your typical extreme sports types, and we were a bit nervous before we tasted them, especially since we tried Tilt and hated it. Now, don't get us wrong - we like a good adrenaline rush as much as the next guy, whether it's running away from angry bouncers, stealing drinks from bikers, throwing darts at Karaoke singers.

Even so, we're not exactly the target market for most of the alcoholic energy drinks on the market, since we get our fill of extreme sports on Spike TV. With that in mind, we dove into our sample cans, chugged them down and crushed them against our foreheads - and when our headaches went away, we reviewed them for you.

The Color: EXTREMELY Bright and Bubbly
Liquid Charge - A pale, bright orange, like someone mixed Sunny D with ginger ale.

Liquid Core - Bright red, with a light pink head on top if you're enough of a sissy to pour it in a glass (like we did).

The Nose: EXTREME Fruit
Liquid Charge - Citrusy and crisp, with other tropical flavors in the mix as well.

Liquid Core - Berries all the way, but not too sweet...nice and tart.

The Taste: EXTREMELY Tasty
Liquid Charge - We could taste a variety of citrus flavors, including orange and maybe even mango. This was the sweeter of the two, and the vibe we got was sort of like Red Bull mixed with orange juice.

Liquid Core - When we first saw the pink froth on top of this one we were nervous, but it was tart and crisp, not too syrupy like other energy drinks we've had.

The Recipes: EXTREME Donkey Punch
Liquid Charge - We found a couple recipes, but the only one we tried was the Short Bus - a combination of Liquid Charge and vodka, served on the rocks. Good, good stuff.

Liquid Core - The recipe we tried with this one has the best name we've heard for a drink since Dumpster Juice - the Donkey Punch. To make one, just mix Liquid Core, Liquid Charge, vodka, gin, rum and triple sec, and serve it on the rocks. Yes, we know we didn't give any portion sizes here, but you don't need 'em - it's more EXTREME to mix them you jump out of a plane...strapped to a snowboard. Anyway, we liked it.

The Verdict: EXTREME Buzz
All in all, Liquid Core was our favorite, since it was crisp and tasty, without being too sweet or syrupy, but we enjoyed both varieties. Plus, since they weigh in at 6.9% alcohol, you get a nice little buzz very quickly. Oh, and the effects of all the herbs and caffeine in there? The first night we tried it, one of our interns chugged an entire can at around 6:30, and he told us he was finally able to go to sleep around 2:00. Sounds like our experience on AGWA, and it makes this stuff a good choice when you're about to embark on anything extreme, whether it's wakeboarding, a bender-level drinking bout, or a Saved By The Bell marathon.

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