At Home Booze Review: Belvedere Bloody Mary Vodka

HOLY HELL, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? I’ve been on a sabbatical of sorts.

I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK THAT WE’D NEVER HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN. I’m a busy man. I could tell you what I’ve been doing, but do you really care?

NAH. See?

I CARE MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DRINKING.¬†Tonight, I have decided to try Belvedere’s Bloody Mary Vodka.

SAY WHAT? You heard me. It’s a bloody mary-flavored premium vodka.

IF THE VODKA’S SO PREMIUM, HOW COME THEY’D WANT TO FLAVOR IT? Flavored vodka is a big deal right now, and I guess Belvedere just wanted to keep up with everyone else. They can seriously make vodka taste like anything these days, so one has literally zero excuse for not drinking because “they don’t like the taste of alcohol.” Most recently, I’ve had liquor reps bring in samples of vodkas that taste like peanut butter and jelly and s’mores, respectively. It’s fucking wild.

MODERN SCIENCE, AM I RIGHT? Totally, bro.

WHERE’D YOU GET THIS STUFF? My friend, Neti Pot, gave it to me as a belated birthday gift and as a reminder that I’d told her I’d help her develop a bloody mary recipe for her restaurant, Banzo. Which I have yet to do. Because I’m an ass.

WHAT’S THIS ‘BLOODY MARY VODKA’ LIKE? You know, with a little ice, it’s good. This is definitely not something I would choose to sip on by itself, but it would mix nicely in any number of martinis or cocktails, if one felt like getting creative. The first chance I get, I’m gonna try it in a muddled cucumber Collins-type of drink. I think that’d be dope.

AND THE FLAVOR? The taste is light and peppery, with subtle horseradish and tomato notes to round it off.

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT? Yeah, I would. It’s pretty versatile in terms of what one could mix with it, but also simple in that you could just add tomato juice and essentially have a bloody mary ready to go at the drop of a hat. You know, for emergency crippling hangover dealings.