Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka
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...