Pharrell Williams has done many good deeds for the ladies: produced songs that make our booties shake, sung in that sexy falsetto to have us swoon, and kept himself looking right to make me just shiver when I see him (yes, I have a crush on him. No frontin’ here). Now he can add yet another accomplishment; with his newest endeavor, Qream with a Q, ladies who love their liqueur on the sweeter side can thank this man once again for giving us something to love.
Known for his collaborations, Pharrell stepped away from music and fashion to team up with Diageo, the world’s leading spirits producer, to create a drink meant for indulgence. The luscious flavors, Strawberry Crème and Peach Crème, just scream sexy. If he’s putting his name on a drink, it will have to live up to it, and everything from the taste to the bottle has his stamp of approval.
I received a bottle of Peach Qream for review and I couldn’t wait to pop it open. The bottle design looked majestic with a golden faceted topper and glass embossed with royal crowns and fleurs-de-lis. Fancy! But before I opened it to take a taste, I read the back of the bottle:
“Inspired by European Royalty, I created this silky drink to celebrate the beautiful, independent and sophisticated women of today. It is a truly elegant experience for the modern day queen and her court of friends.”
– Pharrell Williams
This is a drink that I needed to share with my girls so we could “live deliciously,” as Pharrell says. So I waited to pop it open and organized a birthday celebration for one of my queens. In spirit of the peach crème flavor, the rest of the menu had elements of peach: a savory peaches and cream pasta, a moist tres leches cake with peaches, and of course, the sweet, ripe fruit on its own. If I wanted to, I could have incorporated Qream into my menu, as there are even recipes for cocktails and dessert using the liqueur, but I saved the drink for the special after-dinner toast.
My ladies gathered around as the birthday girl had the honors of opening the bottle and serving her court of friends a glass. The anticipation kept us giddy, as we swirled around our drinks and almost became intoxicated by the waft of the sweet-smelling spirit. We each took a slice of peach and toasted to everything that Pharrell scribed on the bottle. After our first taste, the brief moment of silence was stopped by a harmonious sound of satisfaction. Mr. Williams could have sampled our moans.
The silky drink felt light and smooth, with a peachy sweetness that had my taste buds asking for more. The aftertaste was almost as delightful, leaving a delicate vanilla flavor in my mouth. My girls around me, even those that prefer their liquor straight up, all agreed that it tasted delicious as they hurried to fill up another glass.
After a few refills, we caught the giggles. Although considered a “girly drink”, don’t mistake it for a weak one. It has a 12.5% ABV, and aside from the sweet taste, the vodka flavor is clearly present, yet not overpowering. The drink is pleasurable by itself, but I would still love to try Qream mixed with other liqueurs to create other concoctions. My friends are curious about the Strawberry Crème flavor, so we might have to arrange for another night with my queens in my court, and maybe that time I’ll make a little dessert. Qream puffs?
Qream retails just below $30, which is a good price to pay for an elegant evening with the sophisticated ladies in your life.
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