Review: Cocktail Calorie Suntory Cassis Orange カクテルカロリ。〈カシスオレンジ〉

Alcohol: 3% (10.5 ml)
Quantity: 350 ml can
Calories: 112 calories
Sugar: 10.22 grams
Price: MSRP 141 yen (108 at AEON)
Official Site:カクテルカロリ

Suntory’s Cocktail Calorie Cassis Orange takes it name from one of the most popular cocktails among women in Japan. Cassis is the french word for the blackcurrant, a sweet, dark berry. Suntory’s “Cocktail Calorie” line advertises itself as having 50% less calories than most chuuhai and also boasts the usage of some actual fruit juice and pulp in the drink. True to its namesake, this chuuhai has a sweet, tangy flavor, but with only 3% alcohol content, only a lightweight is going to get any kind of buzz from the 350 ml can. However, these qualities make it appeal to females who want to drink something sweet and alcoholic without having to worry about getting drunk.