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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This is the first new product launch since the success of Two Dogs in 1994, the alcoholic lemonade which sparked the RTD boom.
The division was also hit by a fall in overseas sales of Hooper's Hooch, the so-called alcoholic lemonade or alcopop.
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.
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.
The boy said he went out most nights and drank beer and several bottles of alcoholic lemonade.
Sainsbury's alcoholic lemonade, criticised for its cartoon-style lemon on the label, is being discontinued.
Neither should breweries make alcoholic lemonade aimed at youngsters - far better to promote low- alcohol drinks.