An alcopop (or cooler, spirit cooler in South African English, or malternative in American slang) is any of certain flavored alcoholic beverages with relatively low alcohol content (e.g., 3–7% alcohol by volume), including:
Malt beverages to which various fruit juices or other flavorings have been added
Beverages containing wine to which ingredients such as fruit juice or other flavorings have been added (wine coolers)
Beverages containing distilled alcohol and sweet liquids such as fruit juices or other flavourings
The term alcopop (a portmanteau of the words alcohol and pop) is used commonly in the United Kingdom to describe these drinks. Other terms include FAB (flavored alcoholic beverage), FMB (flavored malt beverage), PPS (pre-packaged spirit or premium packaged spirits), and RTD (ready-to-drink – Australia and New Zealand).