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Old 08-13-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Well....that was interestin'

My daughter and her fiance came over yesterday for a visit. She brought a bottle of one of the strangest potables I have heard of in a spell.
Chocolate and whipped cream flavored vodka.
She likes it, Mrs Hoot likes it, my daughter's fiance claims he likes it, but I have my doubts.
Hoot did not care for it.
It had a sickly sweet flavor that was reminiscent of cheap artificially flavored instant chocolate pudding.
Now before everyone who likes cheap artificially flavored instant chocolate pudding starts clamoring for my head on a stick, let me say that I truly gave it a fair trial. Still don't like it.
My daughter then proceeds to tell me that there is Froot-Loop flavored vodka, as well as Mountain Dew flavored vodka.
What has the vodka world come to these days?
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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Buon Giorno Hoot, Good Morning,

Thanks for posting, this fun topic.

Vodka which is served around the world at bars, has top notch bartenders shaking and mixing all types of cocktails. However, the market dictates that many average supermarket shoppers, know little about the world of spirits and have few utensils to prepare complicated cocktails ... Thus, they bottle vodka with cranberry, lemon, chocolate, etcetra ... Bailey´s Irish Cream is a popular best selling cordial, as well as Galician Spanish Orujo with Café ... amongst numerous others, and quick mix Margarita or Daquiri ... etcetra. Imagine, a beer with lemon called Shanty ! It is so easy to take a beer and squeeze some fresh lemon in it --- however, people buy a can instead ... same with Sangría in a plastic bottle ... It goes on and on ... There is a market for everyone ...

Not quite my cup of tea either.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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Buon Giorno Hoot, Good Morning,

Thanks for posting, this fun topic.

Vodka which is served around the world at bars, has top notch bartenders shaking and mixing all types of cocktails. However, the market dictates that many average supermarket shoppers, know little about the world of spirits and have few utensils to prepare complicated cocktails ... Thus, they bottle vodka with cranberry, lemon, chocolate, etcetra ... Bailey´s Irish Cream is a popular best selling cordial, as well as Galician Spanish Orujo with Café ... amongst numerous others, and quick mix Margarita or Daquiri ... etcetra. Imagine, a beer with lemon called Shanty ! It is so easy to take a beer and squeeze some fresh lemon in it --- however, people buy a can instead ... same with Sangría in a plastic bottle ... It goes on and on ... There is a market for everyone ...

Not quite my cup of tea either.
Kind regards. Margi.
I reckon so, Margi.
I am just a simple man...I will stick to bourbon.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #4
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Who made the vodka?

I do have a hypothesis that the cheaper brands make cheaper tasting flavors and the premium brands make less cheap tasting flavors, but I might be wrong.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #5
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This vodka was made by Pinnacle...Moderately priced around $15 for a fifth.
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That's the thing about vodka. It will take on any flavour. Just found some on the net with the flavours of skittle candy,marshmallow, bubble gum flavour etc. Don't know about you but life is complex enough without messing with my vodka and orange juice!
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Those marshmallow/whipped cream/bubble gum vodkas are favored by high schoolers.
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Frank Z. Buonasera, Good Afternoon,

This can be quite true yet a fine vodka used for a Martini Dry Straight Up with Olives is pricier than a bottle of plonk and obviously very different in taste profile ... There are Vodkas combining fruit, coffee, chocolate etcetra going for alot more than $15.00 USD.

An aged in oak barrel amber Tequila is about 40 Euros in Madrid Capital, and the clear or white Tequila plonk basic is alot cheaper. Brand, like Calvin Klein verses Chinese Brand X.

Common factor in uncountable items we purchase.

Have nice August.
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Those marshmallow/whipped cream/bubble gum vodkas are favored by high schoolers.
That figgers...my daughter turned 21 in May.
I ain't convinced her brain is fully developed yet....
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That's the thing about vodka. It will take on any flavour. Just found some on the net with the flavours of skittle candy,marshmallow, bubble gum flavour etc. Don't know about you but life is complex enough without messing with my vodka and orange juice!
I can agree with that 100%. I got nothing against vodka...but I prefer to do the flavoring if need be.
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