Have you seen all those flavored vodkas on the shelves lately? It’s getting nutty out there: Whipped Cream, Cotton Candy. I recently received a sample of Chocolate-Covered Pretzel flavored vodka.
A bartender in Kiev, Ukraine would have a hearty laugh at these sweet-toothed flavors. And then he might push across the bar a shot of fiery pepper-infused vodka.
This is the original flavored vodka, my friend. Buckle up.
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— tanya b.
Can’t escape this bullshit. Flavored liquor of this sort always tastes like a failed attempt at drinkable Skittles: disgustingly and overpoweringly sweet followed by an instant sugar headache and/or stomach ache. Can you think of anything worse than cotton candy flavored vodka? The very idea is a punishment for those who would skip the entire drinking process in favor of instant drunkenness after an extra-sugary Kool-Aid.
So yeah I don’t like garishly flavored alcohol.
Cotton Candy vodka seems like a cheap way to take advantage of drunk college girls, especially underage ones who frequent college bars. It always squicks me when I see it on the shelf. Also, raspberry flavored vodka is alright. I think fruit flavored liquors/liqueurs are pretty traditional anyway. But whipped cream and cotton candy are pushing it into a creepy zone— what’s next? M&M flavored rum! They’re marketing to children.