In honor of Easter, we are reviewing the Hiram Walker Watermelon Schnapps this week. You might ask yourself, what does Watermelon Schnapps have to do with Easter? Nothing per se. But, its bright color reminds me of Easter eggs. And, I couldn’t wait to dye Easter eggs as a kid.
When the flavored Martini craze hit in the late 1990′s, early 2000s, I was pretty excited. I really love Jolly Ranchers and the flavored schnapps reminded me of Jolly Ranchers. In fact, I used to joke that a Watermelon or Apple Martini was a Jolly Rancher for adults. Even thought the flavored Martini craze is supposedly now passe, I still love a good Watermelon or Apple Martini. We recommend you make up a pitcher to help the adults celebrate Easter. Here is our tasting note for the Hiram Walker Watermelon Schnapps:
Appearance: clear, bright, medium minus pink.
Nose: clean, youthful, medium intensity of watermelon jolly rancher, watermelon sour candy, watermelon and rose petal.
Appearance: sweet, medium plus acid, alcohol fortified to medium, youthful, pronounced intensity of watermelon sour candy, watermelon jolly rancher and rose petal.
Rating: Good. Well integrated alcohol and sugar. Try in a Watermelon Martini (shake 1 1/2 oz vodka with 1/2 of watermelon schnapps and strain into a chilled martini glass).