Peanut Butter and Jelly Vodka Tastes Like the Real Thing
Some new flavors of vodka have been hitting store shelves in recent months. Last week I told you about a new hemp seed vodka from the Alaska Distillery that made it’s debut on none other than 4/20. Now Van Gogh Vodka is taking on an American staple!
The company is introducing peanut butter and raspberry jelly flavored vodka. The fragrance of the PB&J Vodka is predominantly of peanuts, and is complemented by the fresh fruit aroma of the raspberry. On the tongue, the roles are reversed and the raspberry flavor is more of the focal point, giving it a velvety texture with a hint of vanilla on the side.
Here’s a couple of cocktail concoctions that the Van Gogh Vodka website is serving up:
· Nuts & Berries
- 1 oz. Van Gogh PB&J
- ½ oz. Berry Liqueur
- ½ oz. Milk or Cream
· PB&J & Cola
- 2 oz. Van Gogh PB&J
- 4 oz. Cola or Dr. Pepper
- Served on the Rocks
· Wild PB&J
- 1½ oz. Van Gogh PB&J
- ½ oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel
- 1 oz. Cranberry Juice
By the way did you know that vodka can do more than just make happy hour, well, happier. It has lots of “off-label” uses that go beyond the bar. Stylist.com offers up these five uses for vodka.
Goo Remover: Got a price tag, sticker or label that just won’t peel off? Bring on the vodka. Simply saturate a sponge (or paper towel) with the strong stuff, apply to the sticker and wait about a minute. The paper (and tacky residue) will come right off.
Chrome “shiner”: Restore the beauty of chrome fixtures in seconds with this easy trick. Just moisten a soft cloth with vodka, then rub down the fixture. Good as new. (This will also work on porcelain and glass!)
Room Deodorizer: Since air fresheners can often leave a room smelling worse, try this no-odor fix. Fill a spritzer bottle with a 1:1 ratio of water to vodka (this is a good time for the cheap stuff) and mist the air. Surprisingly, the room won’t smell like a vodka martini.
Bouquet Preserver: Bacteria growth can make a pretty bouquet fade fast. To prevent this, add a few drops of vodka to every time you change the water. The flowers will stay lovelier longer.
Shower Cleaner: The moist, humid environment inside a bathroom can often lead to mold. To clean AND prevent it from happening again, spritz the shower, curtain liner and all, with vodka. Chemical-free and effective.