Colt 45, which has been traditionally aimed at African-American consumers, is trying to reach a wider audience, including women, with Blast by Colt 45, a drink containing fruit flavors and 12 percent alcohol that is launching next month. The drink has twice the level of alcohol as the original Colt 45, a new spokesperson in the form of Snoop Dogg, and comes with a shot of trouble, treading in the same prickly territory that the high-powered drink Four Loko did.

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