One of biggest trends in the world of liquor for the past ten years has been flavored vodkas. Vodka itself is the top selling liquor on a worldwide level. There is a flavored vodka for just about everyone. Pomegranate, apple, acai berry and even bubble gum. That’s right bubble gum. Somewhere tonight a drunk sorority girl will let out a technicolor yawn into her best friends toilet and its gonna smell like juicy fruit!
A big trend in the flavored vodka market as of late has been sweet tea vodka. Now, I’m not a fan of sweet tea. In fact my very southern mom has considered me a bit of a disappointment because of this. When I was a kid the rational went as follows… tea rhymes with pee and anything that rhymes with pee can’t taste good! But lately I’ve been feeling like a bit of an outsider. Every bar I go to this stuff is selling like crazy. So I took it upon myself to sample a few.
I gotta be honest R.O.T.R. readers, I didn’t care for most of them, but then I tried Original Mothers Sweet Tea Vodka. This stuff is good! Very smooth, very crisp and very mixable. The only thing I can come up with is that because Mothers is 60 proof instead of 70 or 80 it just goes down better. You can mix this with darn near anything or just sip it on the rocks. My friend Tom Cruise puts it in a tiny thimble and gets his party on (Tom Cruise short jokes just keep flowing out of me!).
I’m gonna throw you a quick recipe, but definitely go pick yourself up some Mothers…you’ll be toasting me later.
1 part Original Mothers Sweet Tea Vodka
2 parts Lemonade
Splash of Soda Water or sparkling water
Put it over ice and enjoy!