There is nothing inherently wrong with flavored vodkas. Not only are they easy to make at home, but flavors like citrus vodka — the earliest iteration of the flavored vodka craze — or rosemary vodka might even taste great in a fancy cocktail. But the amount of bizarrely flavored vodkas out there are many — so many that we have trouble telling which vodka flavors are real and which ones are fake.
Some liquors, like gin, have a natural floral flavor, so people don’t feel the need to add additional flavors to them too often. But that doesn’t mean spirits that aren’t vodka haven’t had their own share of strange flavors. Here are some oddly flavored liquors you’ll find across the globe.
Lambanóg, made from the sap of the unopened coconut flower, is a popular spirit in the Philippines. While the liquor itself does not taste like coconut, the addition of bubblegum flavoring is… well, we’d rather just drink the original.
If you love eating pizza and drinking beer, why not combine the two? That’s what Tom and Athena Seefurth of Campton Township, Illinois, did, and the result is “pizza beer.” The process of making this beer includes margarita pizza mush, and the taste, well… you’ll just have to taste it yourself.
Salmon pairs excellently with a schmear of cream cheese on a bagel. Now imagine drinking it in the form of smoked salmon vodka. We’re guessing your appetite is a little bit less strong now than it was before.
Did you know that Vincent van Gogh enjoyed eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Just kidding; he didn’t. It’s just funny to think about how this vodka juxtaposes the two in order to peddle this quirky combination.
Alcoholic yogurt does exist, though we don’t recommend you eat it for breakfast or put it in your smoothie. Yogurito is widely available in saké-style glass bottles in bars, restaurants, and chain supermarkets in Japan.