alcopop

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alcopop

A popular term for any of the alternative beverages that were formulated in response to an increase in the US federal wine tax in the early 1990s. The spirits industry responded by moving away from wine coolers to malt-based alcoholic beverages including "hard" lemonades and fruit coolers and drinks.

alcopop

Substance abuse A cider, juice or other beverage which has been commercially 'spiked' with a low amount of alcohol–eg, ±5%; some authorities believe alcopops may lead to future heavier alcohol use. See Alcohol, Wine cooler.
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And then there's a Made in England alcoholic lemonade called simply, Hooch.
The alcoholic lemonade tipple sparked a revolution when it was launched in June 1995.
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It's time they ploughed some of their huge profits into a more effective watchdog than the toothless Portman Group, which issued a mild warning about the teenage-friendly labelling on a new alcoholic lemonade just hours before it went on sale.
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The division was also hit by a fall in overseas sales of Hooper's Hooch, the so-called alcoholic lemonade or alcopop.
Sainsbury's own-brand alcoholic lemonade, criticised for featuring a cartoon- style lemon on the label, is already being discontinued.
09; Birds Angel Delight (2 pack), 45p; Hooch alcoholic lemonade (10 pack), pounds 4.
There was no point in joining the alcoholic lemonade bunfight.