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Alcopops tend to be sweet and served in small bottles (typically 330 ml in Europe and 355 ml, the normal size of a soda pop
can, in North America), and between 4% and 7% alcohol by volume. In Europe and Canada, alcopops tend to be pre-mixed
spirits, including vodka (e.g. Smirnoff Ice) or rum (e.g. Bacardi Breezer). In the United States, on the other hand, alcopops
often start out as un-hopped beers, depending on the state in which they are sold. Much of the malt (and alcohol) is removed
(leaving mostly water), with subsequent addition of alcohol (usually vodka or grain alcohol), sugar, coloring and flavoring.
Such drinks are legally classified as beers in virtually all states and can thus be sold in outlets that do not or cannot carry
spirit-based drinks. There are, however, stronger ones that are simply pre-mixed spirits (e.g. Bacardi Rum Island Iced Tea),
often containing about 12.5% alcohol by volume, that can only be sold where hard liquor is available.
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