In the United States it's a matter of federal Tax law.
Though the product will be made at different alcohol content
to meet differeing state regulations if you actually find a bottle
that isn't "Flavored Malt Beverage" I'd like to see the empty bottle.
In Canada? I wouldn't be a bit suprised to see Smirnoff Ice actually
made with Smirnoff Vodka. Made that way it'd probably give you less
of a hangover as well.
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, "Brendan Keith" <bkeith@...>
> Depends where you are buying them. I'm not sure that every state
> with malt liquor.
> In Canada, they're vodka based.
> Per the original question: Some essence makers make a flavouring
> wash, to produce a fruity wine cooler sort of thing.
> Personally, I just put a can of frozen lemonade in a pitcher with
> fifth of vodka and top up with soda water.
> Brendan Keith