8 New Surprisingly Flavored Vodkas to Try Now
The Flavor: Dill Pickle
The Bottle: Chilled Dills Pickle Flavored Vodka ($20)
Yes, it sounds odd. But the briny flavor is just right for Bloody Mary and Dirty Martini variations, as well as riffs on the pickleback.
The Flavor: Chile Pepper
The Bottle: St George Green Chile Vodka ($30)
Made from California jalapeños, habaneros, serranos and bell peppers, look for mouthwatering cooked-pepper savoriness, mild heat and a crisp finish.
The Flavor: Citrus
The Bottle: Square One Bergamot ($35)
Bergamot, best known for its clarion presence in Earl Grey tea, is a fragrant type of orange. Here, it’s blended with more familiar mandarin, tangerine and navel oranges and lightly sweetened with organic tapioca-root syrup for a delicate, breezy citrus flavor plus a zingy touch of ginger.
The Flavor: Hot Sauce
The Bottle: UV Sriracha ($12)
This bottle is tinted the lurid red of the famous hot sauce. So it’s a surprise when the vodka pours crystal clear. It smells like Sriracha, aka garlic and chiles, though it doesn’t quite capture the addictive spicy-sweet flavor that makes the hot sauce such a kitchen staple. Still, a great way to add sizzle to a Bloody Mary or other savory drinks.
The Flavor: Mango
The Bottle: New Amsterdam Mango Flavored Vodka ($15)
This bottle was released early in 2015. Look for a bold, fruity aroma and sweet palate that seems just right for mixing tropical drinks.
The Flavor: Sweet Potato
The Bottle: Art in the Age Sweet Potato Flavored Vodka ($25)
Earthy and complex, this vodka is reminiscent of maple-glazed sweet potatoes and finishes with plenty of baking spice.
The Flavor: Tea
The Bottle: Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka ($15)
Distilled from corn and steeped with tea leaves and honey, this Texas-made vodka resembles strong-brewed sweet tea in look, scent and flavor. Ideal for Arnold Palmers and other like-minded cocktails.