There are many questions which plague us in life. Inquiries such as “Don’t you want to protect your freedom?,” “Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?,” or, the question that I hear all-too-often, “So, exactly why did I agree to go out with you again?” can cause even the most relaxed of individuals to tense up. Fortunately, there’s a cure for all of that: the cool and refreshing taste of vodka.
Yes, vodka: nature’s answer to tap water. And with the Halloween Season upon us, now is the perfect time to check out two new flavors from Three Olives Vodka: Three Olives Rangtang, and Three Olives Purple. With their distinctive festive colors of orange and purple, these delicious flavored liquors are a sure way to spice up your Halloween party this year (or any other time of year, for that matter).
Grab a bottle of Rangtang and mix up a “Jack-O-Lantern:” three oz. of Three Olives Rangtang Vodka, ¾ oz. of orange juice and lime juice. Shake it up with some ice, ice, baby, strain it all into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with an orange twist.
Or try the “Rangtang Zombie-Tini:” 2 oz. of Three Olives Rangtang Vodka, an ounce of lime sours, and 1 ½ oz. of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice. Shake with ice, strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a lime twist.
With the Purple Vodka, Three Olives recommends the “Gummy Worm Martini”: 1½ oz. of Three Olives Purple Vodka, ½ oz. of Blue Curacao, and 1 oz. of lemon-lime soda. Serve it up on the rocks with a cherry.
The “Purple People Eater” consists of one ounce of Three Olives Purple Vodka, an ounce of peach schnapps, and four ounces of cranberry juice. Pour vodka and schnapps into a martini glass filled with ice, top with cranberry juice, then toss in a few blueberries.
Or do like I do and whip up your own concoctions. By itself, something like Rangtang Vodka can be a bit of a bittersweet experience (which I found out the hard way – it just smelled so damn good!), so I created a tangy fruity punchy kind of thing by using one part of Rangtang Vodka, three parts of Diet 7-Up, and a half-ounce of Grape Cranberry juice to create an alcoholic soda. And, after only a few glasses, I suddenly realized how truly great Stargate Universe really is.
So, who knows: perhaps these new Three Olives Vodkas will be just the thing to make your Halloween party a success this year!
Three Olives Vodka is priced at $19.99 for a 750 ml bottle, and is available nationwide. For more information or for more recipes, visit them at www.ThreeOlives.com.