Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka
30% Alcohol (60 Proof)
So, the challenge for me has never been finding beverages that I find tasty (obviously), but finding something my wife likes. Because after all guys, at the end of the day, if your wife isn't happy, you're not happy. Trust me...
My wife's never been much of a drinker. She finds the taste of straight liquor entirely unappealing, even gag-inducing for things like delicious, smokey Islay scotch. Her beer drinking history is limited pretty much to awful things like Bud Light and Keystone back in the day, and only smelling my glorious Imperial Stouts and IPA's lately (and refusing to even take a sample sip). Yet at the end of the day, she still would like to enjoy a relaxing beverage. Thus my challenge: find my wife something she will enjoy drinking.
Last year, I bought her some Smirnoff Melon to try mixing. She actually really enjoyed it mixed with Sprite, well at least a few times until she got sick of it. Then there were other things like Malibu Rum (she thought it was too sweet), a host of flavored malt liquor (ie. Smirnoff, BJ's, Skyy, etc.), and a couple other flavored vodkas. The only thing up 'til now that has seemed to really hit the spot for her has been Disaronno mixed with cola or cranberry juice. And honestly, it's actually pretty damn good in both.
Anyway, enough of my rambling. This is one of the newest things I've thought that maybe she would enjoy, Smirnoff's new Whipped Cream Vodka (if you're curious, I also have a review of their new Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka coming soon). This whipped cream vodka is honestly one of the weirder vodka flavors I've had. Interestingly, though, it smells just like buttercream frosting, more so than whipped cream in my mind. But not homemade buttercream, the artificial stuff from a can. It actually doesn't smell too bad all things considered. Tasting the stuff straight it's like taking a sip of liquid sugar with a harsh alcohol bite. So yeah, don't drink it straight. On a side note and surprisingly for me, this is actually a different base vodka recipe than Smirnoff's Melon vodka. Not sure why, though.
If you're into sweet drinks for mixing, you could do much worse. It's actually decent mixed with orange juice (creamsicle?) or mixed with root beer (like a faux root beer float). Like Smirnoff's Melon vodka, the alcohol is a touch too harsh and the flavor is a bit too artificial and sweet. I actually like Smirnoff's new Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka (review coming soon) better, though.
But, I guarantee this will make you a decent, sweet, girly drink if you're into that sort of thing.
Drink This: if you're a girl. Or if you want something sweet as a mixer.
Don't Drink This: if you want smooooooth unflavored vodka. This stuff is harsh, yet awfully sweet and a tad too feminine for a manly man like me, but hey, it could be worse.
Most importantly, though, my wife enjoys it...
My wife (a professor of women's studies and part of the SWAT team division of the PC police) would cut you off at the knees for those gender comments. As a father of girls and boys, however - I grant the point. Once again, your review vividly takes me there - although this time it's to a place I do not choose to follow.ReplyDelete
I like Peach Schnapps for making girl drinks - usually something like a Woo Woo - 1/2 cup peach scnapps, 1/2 cup vodka (I often amp it up by using Firefly iced tea vodka - or even better their Peach Iced Tea vodka) then add a cup or to of cranberry juice - shaker and ice. I do variations with apple cider and lemon juice instead of cranberry. Make it very strong. Women drink it and it has the desired effect.
Peach schnapps, eh? Yeah, I could see that working well in a few things. I'll have to give your combos a try!Delete
PS. Don't tell your wife I was stereotyping females ;)
Cheers! Thanks for the comment!
I resemble those girlie comments. LOL. I didn't take any offence to your stereotype. I fit the stereotype to a "t". When people ask I tell them I like umbrella type of drinks. I don't want to taste the alcohol. Thanks for the recipe suggestions I just brought back a bottle of the whipped cream. Unfortunately I could not find the marshmallow.ReplyDelete
Well, girlie it certainly is! You'll have to be on the lookout for the marshmallow vodka. It would probably make a pretty good cocktail with Kahlua, or something of that nature, as well as various types of soda.Delete
It's a touch more expensive than the run of the mill stuff;ReplyDelete
But Van Gogh Espresso Vodka is absolutely delicious. 35% alcohol and made with actual coffee beans, not just flavoring. A straight shot is do-able for anyone but those with the weakest of stomachs, and it mixes great.
I've seen that vodka before, but I've never gotten around to trying it. Glad to hear that it's a more naturally flavored spirit. I'll have to try it soon! Thanks for the recommendation. That would probably mix well in a lot of things, I'm thinking...Delete
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