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Stoli Blueberry

MEalcentric Aug 14, 2006 11:41 PM

I know it looks and sounds gimmicky, but I'm tempted to try it. Has anyone else given it a try?

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    jacinthe RE: MEalcentric Aug 15, 2006 12:01 AM

    I had a rather nice drink made with it by a bartender at a bar I love - I just specified that no sour mix be used - and he came up with something that incorporated fresh raspberries and the blueberry vodka, perhaps some Chambord as well? It was the colour of blueberry juice, and it was rather tasty - not overwhelmingly blueberryish, which I feel that the vodka alone would be.

    1. wleatherette RE: MEalcentric Aug 15, 2006 01:36 PM

      i tried it recently with selzter. it was pleasant, not overwhelmingly sweet or fruity, but after more than a couple of drinks i think that the flavor would get to be a bit much. it seems like it would a lot of fun to experiment with, as the bartender mentioned above did.

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        stace78 RE: MEalcentric Aug 15, 2006 04:55 PM

        I got a bottle for a party last weekend after having a great blueberry martini at Anneke Jans in Kittery Maine. I mixed mine with a splash of cranberry, fresh squeezed lime juice, blueberry concentrate, and a few fresh blueberries .... the stoli dissapeared faster than the patrone! very tasty, if you enjoy flavored vodka.

        1. gina RE: MEalcentric Aug 15, 2006 11:32 PM

          I was unexpectedly convinced to try a shot of it recently (and warm, no less). I found it to be not bad at all, considering the circumstances. Not being a fan of unchilled vodka, I expected the worst, but the blueberry flavor was quite pleasant, and softened the bite considerably. I imagine it's very nice mixed with seltzer, or even just chilled. It would probably be downright fabulous mixed with Bailey's or in a white chocolate "martini."

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            dcblanchard RE: MEalcentric Aug 16, 2006 01:14 AM

            I have enjoyed the blueberry more than any other flavored vodka I have tried. Tried 2 variations: with club soda & crushed ice, and also with vanilla vodka (1:1 ratio) shaken and served in a martini glass.

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              takeoutgirl RE: MEalcentric Aug 17, 2006 12:18 AM

              I bought a bottle over the weekend and loved it. Mixed it with cranberry one night and iced tea the next. Really liked it with the iced tea. Overall it was refreshing and tasty without being too sweet. One of the better flavored vodkas IMHO.

              1. MEalcentric RE: MEalcentric Aug 20, 2006 05:10 AM

                Thanks for the rec. I ended up trying it a couple nights ago with soda and a lime garnish. Thought it was pretty good since it didnt have an overpowering or chemically blueberry taste.

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                  houndgirl RE: MEalcentric Aug 25, 2006 08:24 PM

                  It's good to read the postings... I was actually going to buy a bottle for the weekend. Has anyone ever had the coffee-flavored Stoli? Think it was called Kaffe. Guess it wasn't too popular, my local liquor store guy says been discontinued for a while. I bought pretty much every bottle in stock when he had it. I thought it was excellent, nice espresso flavor, not the least bit sweet. Guess you could make a homebrewed infusion, but I don't know how clear you could get it.

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                    coll RE: houndgirl Sep 1, 2006 08:52 AM

                    I liked the VanGogh version of coffee infused vodka, but it was so expensive I tried to make some myself. Came out way too strong, and I only infused it overnight. Just got a bottle of p.i.n.k., which is infused with caffeine and guarana, no flavor but the effect of it is strange, somewhat like absinthe actually.

                  2. Fred19 RE: MEalcentric Aug 25, 2006 08:32 PM

                    My favorite drink is Stoli Oranj, and I bought a bottle of Stoli blueberry to taste. It is OK, not great. It has a slight artifical flavor quality to it. I think that the idea of using a seperate blueberry concentrate is a good idea.

                    I drink the Oranj at room temperatue and found the blueberry smooth, at room temperature, with a tiny degree of 'cloying' flavor.

                    BTW, I did a taste comparison of Stoli Oranj and Grey Goose Orange and found it impossible to distinguish between them.

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