Monday, October 28, 2013

Smirnoff introduces two new flavors, Cinna-Sugar Twist and Wild Honey

Well, I am officially old. My little brother turned 30 yesterday. I still look at him like he is 16 years old (perhaps because he acts like one). Time goes by way too fast!

One thing that keeps me feeling young is flavored vodka. Smirnoff recently introduced two new flavors of Vodka - Cinna Sugar Twist and Wild Honey. I was ecstatic review them....so excited that I misplaced the bottle of wild honey. I am hoping it will reappear soon. How do you lose a bottle of Vodka?!

The Cinna-Sugar Twist tastes exactly like it's title. I tried it over ice and the vodka had me craving cinnamon toast crunch. It is very sweet so I wanted to mix it with a not so sweet mixer. One of the recipes I was given for the Cinna-Sugar Twist was a Coco Cooler. The coconut water was a great mixer and cut down the sweetness without taking away from the flavor.
Cinna Sugar Twist CoCo Cooler
Smirnoff Cinna-Sugar Twist CoCo Cooler
  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff Cinna-Sugar Twist Vodka
  • 5 oz coconut water
  • Orange Wedge garnish
Serve in a rocks glass over ice.\

I am really hoping that my bottle of Smirnoff Wild Honey Vodka turns up - There is a recipe I am dying to try called Truth Tea. Again, how does one possibly lose a bottle of vodka?! You cannot accidentally throw it away, it's not like you can misplace it.....I am baffled!

Smirnoff Wild Honey Truth Tea
  • 1.5 oz Smirnoff Wild Honey Vodka
  • 5 oz cold brew tea (mint or chamomile)
  • Gardish -- mint springs in lemon wheel
I have been experimenting with flavored vodkas, making Fall inspired cocktails. One that I really fell in love with is Caramel Apple Martini using Smirnoff Kissed Caramel. It tastes exactly like a liquid Caramel Apple, without getting your hands sticky.
Kissed Caramel Apple Martini
Caramel Apple Martini
  • 2.0 oz SMIRNOFF Kissed Caramel (1/4 cup)
  • 1.5 oz apple juice (1/3 cup)
  • .25 oz lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
  • .25 oz simple syrup (1 tablespoon)
Shake all ingredients and strain into martini glass.

What do you think of Smirnoff's new flavors? You can check out a ton of recipes for Smirnoff flavors by clicking here. What cocktail would you make with either flavor?
Disclaimer: I was provided with Smirnoff Vodka for a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

3 comments:

  1. I am SO SAD that you no longer have your bottle of Wild Honey vodka. That's a travesty. But, I'm a huge fan of caramel apples and it is the season so I'm so into making that martini.

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  2. Hallowe'en Cocktail now sorted-let's be honest though, I'm going to have to try this tonight C:

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  3. Mmmmm....nice recipes! Love the idea to use coconut water as a mixer! That honey tea is also a combo I think I'd love. Nice mixology Megan ;) And you're not old!

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