There are a plethora of food flavored vodkas available on the market, but very few edible influenced liqueurs. Pernod-Ricard has just come out with a new line of breakfast based flavors that seek to emulate those morning comfort foods. Some succeed, while others fall short. Read on to find out more.
Blueberry Pancake (70 proof)
Nose: Sugar coated blueberry muffin.
Taste: Sugary, sweet artificial blueberry flavor. There is a hint of bitterness, but I don’t detect any “pancake” flavor.
Finish: Lingering blueberry flavor notes, similar to what you’d find in a blue popsicle.
Overall: Candy-like and ultra sweet.
GSN Rating: C
Glazed Donut (70 proof)
Nose: Ultra sweet vanilla sugar.
Taste: Cotton candy.
Finish: Medium long and with a lasting note of slightly burnt sugar.
Overall: My least favorite of the bunch. This is like drinking sugar-water mixed with vodka.
GSN Rating: D+
Maple Bacon (70 proof)
Nose: Smokey bacon with a hint of maple.
Taste: Natural bacon-like flavor with a touch of maple sugar.
Finish: The sweetness lasts longer than the bacon taste, but it’s all quite pleasant and fun.
Overall: Most interesting. This will lend just the right touch of smokey bacon flavor to whiskey, rum and vodka cocktails.
GSN Rating: B
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