Van Gogh pomegranate vodka
Flavoured vodkas continue to be all the rage. They're mostly on the sweet side, sometimes citric; when will we see savoury ones, I wonder? Celery or tarragon or rosemary? Maybe barbecue or pepper? There used to be Absolut's fabulous hot one–Peppar, they called it–but for reasons best known to HQ they let the listing lapse, at least here. New in town is Van Gogh pomegranate vodka, and if you have a sweet tooth and $43 to indulge it, this is your cocktail tipple. It's very sweet, so maybe it's not so much meant for the straight-shooters but definitely for nice little parasol'd or mint-muddled sippers. Now, if it were $25 I'd likely keep it in the bar freezer just in case, but it does kinda curl the teeth straight out of the bottle. Which is precisely the sort of thing sweet drinkers like, so it's hard on target. Surprise your wine-fancier friends: mix it with a tart New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or some budget bubble for a gently twisted kir.