I’m not sure if you all remember or not, but a few weeks back I added a post expressing my skepticism in regards to Van Gogh Vodka’s new Peanut Butter & Jelly flavor. It wasn’t a direct attack on Van Gogh PB & J or anything like that. Instead it was more of a post about being fed up with all the crazy vodka flavors being released these days. And I have to admit that after seeing the drink recipe for Van Gogh Vodka’s “PB & J Frappe” created by Cooking Channel’s Nadia G. my heart has warmed up a bit. (P.S. That tends to happen whenever there’s a drink recipe involving ice cream) So for those of you stumped on how to make a drink using Van Gogh PB & J I’m sure this recipe will help.
2 oz Van Gogh PB&J Vodka
1 cup milk
1/2 cup favorite vanilla ice cream
1 heaping tbsp. smooth peanut butter
1 heaping tbsp. raspberry jam / or fresh raspberries
Blend. Serve in tall glass with banana slice or raspberry garnish
Gummy bears, birthday cake, marshmallows…yes these are all sweets you’ll find at a toddler’s birthday party, but oddly enough those are also the flavors of various vodka’s. Years ago it seemed like vodka was merely flavored with fruits: coconut, raspberry, lemon, etc. Eventually though more unique flavors were added thanks to various vodka brands. Yea, it was pretty cool at first. I personally think that any “whipped” flavored vodka is the bomb diggity, but the flavors of course began to get out of hand. I won’t name names, but I’m sure we all know an absurd vodka flavor when we see one.
I hate to pick on Van Gogh’s PB & J Vodka, but it just so happened to be the vodka I came across which triggered the whole “has flavored vodka gone too far” debate for me. I’ve definitely seen far worse than Van Gogh’s PB & J Vodka and quite frankly I’m a little bit curious as to how it tastes. But seriously though if I see a pickle-flavored vodka or a Pop Tart-flavored vodka I swear I’m going to hit up the Russian’s about this. And you know they don’t want to see their beloved vodka pimped out like this!