Salted Caramel has become an incredibly popular dessert trend, featuring in cookies, cakes, ice cream, chocolate bars, milkshakes, and nearly every type of treat one can dream up. A perfect mix of sweet and salty, this combo has even been turned into a spirit flavour. Salted Caramel is not alone, though, on the dessert-turned-liquor front. Here are some other post-dinner courses that have been translated into booze:
The Sip Advisor has yet to try this alcohol from Pinnacle Vodka, but given it’s one of my and Mrs. Sip’s favourite desserts (often enjoyed in Dairy Queen Blizzards and other indulgences), we should get our hands on a bottle ASAP. As a human facsimile for the Cookie Monster, this is a notable omission from my bar collection.
This vodka, also from Pinnacle, should be the official booze of the LGBT community. Personally, I wonder which flavour features most heavily amongst the berry, orange, and lime. Perhaps it’s a different experience for each drinker and one I should test on myself.
Cotton Candy & Caramel Apple
Why not bring the festive fun of the carnival home with you… in liquid form! While I’m not really into cotton candy, I have used the Pinnacle Cotton Candy Vodka in a previous Flavour Revolution article. On the flip side, I love Caramel Apples (especially the ones that are loaded with Smarties and other goodies), but have yet to try any booze related to the treat.
This campfire classic is brought to you by Three Olives Vodka and it tastes like a mix of marshmallow and chocolate, with a hint of Graham cracker… exactly what you’d expect. I have used the spirit in a number of beverages seen on this site and the best part is you don’t need a fire or pokers to enjoy.
Pumpkin Pie & Pecan Pie
While I’m more of a fan of fruit-based pies, such as cherry and apple, these two pie variants are the ones that have been turned into spirits. I have a bottle of Pumpkin Pie Vodka at home that I haven’t had the chance to get into much yet, but with family members who love the Thanksgiving tradition, I’m sure it won’t take long for the bottle to get some serious use.
Sticking with popular pies, we have an entry from Sobieski Vodka, which puts a spin on the tart pastry. Mrs. Sip isn’t a fan of lemon-based desserts and while I’m lukewarm to them, in alcohol form, it might be more tolerable.
With this libation option, you can celebrate your birthday anytime you want, which is awesome, unless you’re one of those anti-birthday peeps… although if that’s the case, you probably aren’t the drinking type, either.
Thanks to a partnership between Pinnacle Vodka and Cinnabon, the world was introduced to this yummy liquor, which does its best to replicate the experience of biting into one of their famous buns. The taste is a mix of cinnamon sugar and cream cheese icing and it works for dessert cocktails.
Ma and Pa Sip brought a bottle of Crème Brulee Liqueur back with them from Colorado last spring and it didn’t take long for the sweet treat to disappear. Sadly, Mrs. Sip (a certified Crème Brulee fiend) wasn’t around to sample any. That’s what she gets for taking off on me for a month-long European holiday!
Okay, I know pancakes are a breakfast food, but I think the intent here is to replicate a crepe-type dessert. This is another liqueur (from McGuinness) that I have yet to try, but I have seen it around and perhaps I should just take the jump and see what it’s all about.
Who doesn’t like sugar cookies? Well, diabetics, I suppose, but I think they’re appreciated by most other folks. This is another vodka that I have yet to try and while it’s not at the top of my list to pick up, I’d certainly try it at a friend’s place.
Coming in liqueur and vodka releases, when I first came across a bottle, by chance, my jaw literally hit the floor. Mrs. Sip saw the look in my eyes and knew that we’d be going home with the product. Since then, I’ve used it in a number of drinks – usually shot recipes – and have enjoyed it thoroughly.
Who doesn’t love some chocolate for dessert? Well, this chocolate-caramel flavoured vodka from UV will satisfy your need, while also limiting your calorie intake. I’m very curious about the chocolate-caramel blend and if it’s anything like the real thing, I’ll come away pretty happy!
Flavour Revolution: Bad Romance
Massive thanks must be given to the various companies that have a willingness to experiment and bring us many of these flavours, of which there are some I just couldn’t fit onto this list. This includes Strawberry Shortcake, Peppermint Bark, King Cake, Peachberry Cobbler, Cookies N’ Creme, and Chocolate Cake. It seems that spirit creativity knows no bounds!