The Finnish Long Drink Canned Cocktail Review: Strong Citrus

The Finnish Long Drink Strong Citrus Featured

Rating: 87 Points

Calories: 230

Carbs: 18g

ABV: 8.5%

Long Drink Strong Citrus

The Finnish Long Drink Strong Citrus

The Finnish Long Drink Company provides an intriguing option with their citrus-flavored high-ABV canned cocktail. When they say strong, they mean it. This drink contains a whopping 8.5% ABV. The Finnish Long Drink’s goal with this Strong Citrus canned cocktail is to provide a similar-tasting offering to their Finnish Long Drink Traditional, except with far more alcohol content per can. It is more tailored for adults who have a higher tolerance or prefer more of a kick of alcohol with their canned seltzers. The final result is a strong and delicious option for gin cocktail enthusiasts who desire a higher alcohol content. Below is a detailed review from Seltzer Nation test tasters.

Great Taste Powered by Natural Grapefruit

The Finnish Long Drink Strong Citrus Canned Cocktail features an authentic grapefruit scent and flavor. You will notice a grapefruit aroma once you open the can. The grapefruit flavor is just as strong as the scent. Grapefruit is certainly the dominant flavor; however, there are also intriguing hints of juniper berries as well. There are no artificial sweeteners, and the taste reflects that. Nevertheless, it is a fairly sweet cocktail. Overall, we enjoyed the experience that this canned cocktail provides. It tastes natural, albeit sweet. The alcohol is more subtle in taste than you would expect from a canned cocktail with such a high alcohol content.

A Stronger Canned Cocktail at 8.5% ABV

The Finnish Long Drink makes its Strong Citrus Canned Cocktail with gin with natural grapefruit, juniper berry flavors, and carbonation. Be prepared for a fair amount of alcohol in this canned beverage. It contains 8.5% alcohol by volume, so it contains far more alcohol than the average canned cocktail. It also has far more calories as well. There are 230 calories per 12 oz can. Additionally, there are 18 grams of carbohydrates per can. The Long Drink Strong Citrus is, however, gluten-free. It also uses natural ingredients and does not contain sweeteners. With that said, the most important takeaway is the heavy alcohol content. The booziness creeps up on you fast, so be sure to drink responsibly and in moderation.

A Flavorful Drink with a Strong Kick of Alcohol

The alcohol is far more noticeable with this canned cocktail than it is with most others. For many, this is nice and makes the drink more fun and ideal for drinking at night. In fact, you may even be able to substitute a couple of glasses of wine with a can of Finnish Long Drink Strong Citrus and have a similar experience. As it pertains to the flavor, this tastes very good and natural. The grapefruit, in particular, is the tastiest and most prominent flavor with every sip. Overall, we recommend trying this canned cocktail by the Finnish Long Drink for yourself, but it may not be the ideal choice for everyone. For those who want a lighter canned cocktail with fewer calories, we recommend you stick to the Finnish Long Drink Traditional.

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1 comment

  1. John Ross 12 January, 2023 at 00:26 Reply

    Has the formula for the black long drink changed? I’ve purchased this product at Habersham beverage in Savannah regularly and have noticed a significantly poor taste from the last 2 six packs and will not purchase it again if this continues. Would appreciate a reply. I have photos of the lot numbers but cannot tell if it’s expired

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