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rachelsmintz Jul 16, 2009 10:54 AM

I am trying to find this new bubble gum vodka by 3 olives and every liquor store I've called has no idea what I'm talking about. Does anyone know a liquor store that specializes in vodka? Thanks!

  1. JeMange Feb 5, 2013 04:54 PM

    I'd suggest one of the Jon's Market locations. They cater to a largely Eastern European clientele and, the last time I checked, literally have dozens of different vodkas on sale. Great prices too. I usually get a 750ml of Russian Standard (my current favorite) there for under $16.

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      Violatp Feb 5, 2013 05:00 PM

      Not about bubble gum vodka, but there is a Polish deli near me that, for a small corner store, has an enormous selection of vodka, including one that comes in a Tommy gun shaped bottle!

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      mc michael Feb 5, 2013 01:31 PM

      Bev Mo has this on their site:
      "A juicy blend of imported English vodka and the fusion of classic fruit flavors. Enjoy Three-O Vodka as a shot, on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail! Try a Bubble Martini!"

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        Thor123 Feb 4, 2013 01:30 PM

        http://www.shoprite.com/pd/Three-Oliv...

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          foodiemahoodie Feb 5, 2013 10:24 AM

          Beverage Warehouse in Marina Del Rey might be a consideration.

          Here's an amazing list of vodkas they have for sale.

          http://www.beveragewarehouse.com/sear...

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            Thor123 Feb 5, 2013 10:52 AM

            By the way, bubble gum vodka sounds disgusting!

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              Violatp Feb 5, 2013 04:59 PM

              Please no yucking someone else's yum!

          2. perk Jul 16, 2009 08:39 PM

            Evidently, there's also a company called "Proximo" that has released this flavor as well.
            Another idea would be to contact (or go in person--hey it's "research") a bar that has a large selection of specialty drinks and/or martinis. (lola's comes to mind). They're probably hooked in to all of the latest flavors and could guide you.....

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              attran99 Jul 16, 2009 07:28 PM

              There's a bubble gum flavor? That sounds amazing! BevMo might be able to help you out in the Special Order section...it might help your case in that that they already carry other 3 Olives flavors. Good luck!

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                schrutefarms Jul 16, 2009 08:24 PM

                BevMo usually has hard to find items (the only place I've been able to find Manhattan Specials!) PLEASE report back about the bubblegum vodka!!

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                  perk Jul 16, 2009 08:40 PM

                  What are Manhattan specials?

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                    schrutefarms Jul 16, 2009 10:47 PM

                    Cola/espresso in smallish glass bottles, pretty common in NY delis, out here not so much. The only other places I've seen them in LA is Bay Cities and Domiano's.

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                2ndAvenue Jul 16, 2009 05:57 PM

                Have you called Wine & Liquor Depot in Van Nuys? IMHO the best liquor store in LA.

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                  Golem Feb 4, 2013 12:21 PM

                  I second that. Plus, the prices are usually better than anywhere else (including Costco!).

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                  outshined Jul 16, 2009 12:36 PM

                  I'm sorry I don't know the name but the liquor store next door to the Whole Foods at Fairfax and Santa Monica has a big selection.

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                    Wolfgang Jul 16, 2009 11:09 AM

                    The Beverage Warehouse in Culver City / Marina del Rey has a large vodka selection. If you haven't yet tried them, I would give them a call.

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                      bulavinaka Jul 16, 2009 07:01 PM

                      Second Beverage Warehouse. A whole boatload of tequila as well.

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                      Beverage Warehouse
                      4935 McConnell Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

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