Kopparberg launches spiced cherry rum and pre-mixed cans

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Kopparberg is normally known for their tasty fruit ciders, but they’ve been adding a few more strings to their bow of late.

First came a new gin, followed by a hard seltzer launch last month, and now it’s time for them to reveal their new rum.

The spiced cherry flavour is characteristically fruity for Kopparberg, but obviously this drink is in 37.5% spirit form rather than a lower-alcohol cider.

You can add it to your cocktails for a sweet kick – we think this would be lovely in a bowl of rum punch – or sip it neat with ice if you’re that way inclined.

If you can’t be bothered with that faff, though, the release also includes a pre-mixed can of the rum with cola, coming in at 5% ABV.

The products will be available in Asda at the launch, which is this Monday 22 June.

Initially a 70cl of the rum will cost £18, on offer from its normal price of £20.

The 250ml pre-mixed cans come in a pack of four, and will start at £5 a pack but will eventually cost £6 once the promotion ends.

One 25ml shot of the rum will come in at 52 calories, which is pretty decent when compared to a 500ml bottle of Kopparberg strawberry and kiwi cider at 330 calories.

Of course, summer picnics and enjoying the sun rarely warrant calorie counting – after all, it’s about having fun and being outside. But, if you want a tasty, fruity drink with slightly fewer cals, this could be a great switch.

Get your hands on Kopparberg’s spiced cherry rum from Asda (available on-site and in-store from Monday).

For another addition to your picnics and garden chills, this tip for making boozy ice poles is genius.

All you need are ice poles, a spirit of your choice, and a hair straightener. Sounds mad, but actually works.