Root Beer Vodka

Three Olives Root Beer VodkaI usually fill this space with some sort of beer related tidbit, but this time around I am blogging about vodka. This weekend I had the opportunity to try three new flavors of Three Olives Vodka: Tomato, Triple Shot Espresso and Root Beer. That’s right, root beer! First, I have to say, all three flavors are excellent. When I want a flavored vodka, I usually drink Stolichnaya Vodka because Stoli’s flavored varieties are subtle and don’t taste like someone dumped a packet of Kool-Aid in my drink, like some other brands. The new Three Olives flavors are very subtle and not overwhelming, and may have eroded my preference for Stoli’s flavors. The tomato flavor is perfect for a bloody mary. The triple espresso is fantastic on the rocks with some milk and would make a great coffee martini. I was most intrigued and a bit skeptical of the root beer vodka, thinking it would be another sickly-sweet, over-flavored vodka that tastes like it was made by DOW chemical. Much to my pleasant surprise, I found that the root beer vodka actually tastes like root beer; really good root beer. I could easily drink it on the rocks; probably a bit too easily. I found mixing Three Olives Root Beer Vodka with soda water was a great way to maintain the flavor and get something between me and the alcohol. I can’t wait to experiment more with Three Olives Root Beer Vodka and come up with some new and interesting root beer flavored drink recipes. All three should be coming to a liquor store near you so watch for them and create your own new drinks. [techtags:THREE OLIVES, VODKA, ROOT BEER VODKA, THREE OLIVES VODKA, ESPRESSO VODKA, TOMATO VODKA]

2 Comments

  • Hannah June 17, 2008 @ 9:48am

    Pete – Yum! That sounds delicious. I especially love vodka and soda in the humid summer evenings – I’ll have to try this out.

    I bet it would be tasty to try it mixed with amaretto or bailey’s and then topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream… anyone else up for imbibing on root beer floats?

  • Linda July 16, 2009 @ 11:19am

    Tried root beer vodka while in New Orleans in Sept. 08. Like you said it was easy to drink, I’m not sure what the bar tender added to it, it could have been straight up. It was delicious. Just ordered some at the local liquor store. No one really knows about it around here. Can’t wait to take it to the beach.MMMM…..

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