June 2009

Yes Virginia, there Really is Bacon-flavored Vodka

Fifteen years or so ago, we saw first pepper vodka, and then citron vodka, and now, cherry, orange, vanilla, pomegranate, watermelon, chocolate—pretty much any flavor you can think of, Smirnoff or Absolut makes it. Premium Vodka distillers Three Olives and Ketel One are producing flavored vodkas, and people are buying and drinking them enthusiastically. Even Trader Joe's makes Trader Joe's Infused Vodkas. 375 ml. $19.99 in lemon and lychee, mocha (chocolate and espresso flavors) and Tahitian vanilla. Seattle distiller Black Rock Spirits even offers Bakon Vodka, with, yes, you guessed it, Bacon flavoring. I'm told it makes a great Bloody Mary.