Red Bull Fig Apple Winter Edition Flavor Review
So as Red Bull often does, they recently put out a new seasonal flavor, the all new Winter Seasonal Red Bull is a Fig Apple flavor. While the all new Fig Apple Winter Edition Red Bull has been out for about a month now, it hasn't yet begun hitting most mainstream grocery stores and gas stations, though that should be happening this week. We managed to get our hands on a can of the all new Winter Edition Fig Apple Red Bull and wanted to take it for a test drive so we decided to try it and out will be giving you a review and a taste test.
RED BULL WINTER EDITION FIG APPLE REVIEW
I typically like the Limited Edition Red Bulls be it Dragon Fruit, Blueberry or some of the other seasonal varieties they put out, typically they are unique flavors and quite tasty. I was a little uncertain however about a Fig Apple flavor, while I do like apple flavored drinks, I've never been a huge fan of fig newtons and I'm not sure I've ever actually tried the actual fruit, a fig. So upon popping the can the scent or smell of the drink is overwhelmingly apple with maybe a hint of plumb or raisin. Upon taking a sip the overwhelming taste is that of an apple Jolly Rancher which was a bit surprising as I was expecting a more natural apple flavor like that of a sparkling apple juice. The fig flavors is a subtle taste at the finish of the drink, it almost imparts a bit of bitterness which is actually good as it kind of cuts the sweetness of the apple flavor. If you breathe out through your nose after taking a sip you do get notes of raisin or plumb or prune, maybe that's just the fig and I don't know what a fig actually tastes like, but that's what I got from the drink.
FIG APPLE WINTER EDITION RED BULL PRO'S
- Great Carbonation Level
- Good Level of Sweetness Without Being Syrupy
- Unique Flavor I Haven't Seen in an Energy Drink Before
- Good Taste the Fig Nicely Balances Out the Apple Candy Flavor
FIG APPLE WINTER EDITION RED BULL CON'S
- Some May Prefer a Natural Apple Flavor Versus Candy Like Flavor
- Typical of Red Bull's High Sugar Level
- Some May Not Like The Bitter Finish
Overall I was a fan of the drink, while it wasn't what I was expecting, it was a unique flavor that was well executed. In terms of level of carbonation I'd rate it an 8, in terms of strength of flavor I'd also rate it an 8, and lastly in terms of level of sweetness I'd rate it a 9. Would I buy it again? I'd absolutely buy another can of the Red Bull Winter Edition Fig Apple flavor, however it's definitely not something you could drink day after day without getting sick of it, that said this is a limited edition flavor and it offers a nice change from the Original Red Bull.
MAKING An ALCOHOLIC COCKTAIL FROM RED BULL FIG APPLE WINTER EDITION
So while Red Bull isn't nearly as popular as it was say 20 years ago, Red Bull in large part rose to popularity not only as an energy drink but as a popular mixer for alcohol. Back in the day drinks like Red Bull and Vodka or Jager Bombs were all the rage. Red Bull recently put out on their website a recipe to make a non-alcoholic Spiced Honey Spritzer, however by adding a shot of your favorite spirit, you can turn this into a tasty seasonal alcoholic beverage. So here's the recipe...
- 3/4oz Cinnamon Rosemary Honey Syrup
- 1oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1 Bar Spoon of Red Currant
- 1 Can Red Bull Winter Edition Fig Apple
- Garnish: Rosemary Sprig
- 2oz Your Favorite Spirit
So to make this cocktail combine cinnamon rosemary honey syrup, lemon juice, red currant preserves, and 2oz of your favorite liquor, I'd recommend either Vodka, or Bourbon or Whiskey for a more fall feel. Combine in shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Let mix sit for a few minutes to meld all flavors together. Pour into a rocks glass with ice, add a sprig of Rosemary, serve and enjoy.