We are trying something totally different this week, cocktail lovers. Flavored vodka! I've been deep in the ready-to-drink cocktails for several years now but I'm excited to start adding in some simple cocktails that don't take a lot of ingredients. So when Finlandia Vodka reached out to me about trying a few of their Botanical flavored vodkas I jumped at the chance.
If you've been following me for awhile then you know, I'm not a bartender. I've never been one and I hate playing one at parties. I want easy cocktails, usually ready-to-drink cocktails or big batch cocktails, so that I can enjoy the party too. But I am open to super simple, two to four ingredient cocktails that guests can mix themselves. So these flavored vodkas are perfect!
Finlandia included a little bottle of club soda and a small bag of dried garnish from The Garnish Lounge for each flavor. Simple yet super pretty. I added a Swizzly Stick to dress the whole thing up. Now, how do these easy cocktails taste?
Here is my official review of the Finlandia Botanical flavored vodkas:
One shaker = not sweet at all // Five shakers = your teeth may curl
Nope! Not even a touch of sweetness here.
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos
The Finlandia Botanical vodkas are 30 proof so they definitely have the kick you'd expect from vodka. I could feel the booze immediately in that slight burn, slightly warming way which made me instantly remember why chilled vodka is way better.
I will be popping both of these bottles in the freezer for a nice, chilled cocktail next time I need a strong drink that isn't as heavy as my go-to whiskey.
Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?
Yes, I would love to gift the Finlandia Botanical vodkas as part of a gift basket or to bring to a party. They are fancier and more unexpected than a basic vodka and perfect for friends who love floral flavors. I have a friend in mind right now who might just get a bottle from me this holiday season.
If you want to try these out or pick up one for a friend, you can get them at Total Wine. Here is the link:
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