The first time we saw cupcake-flavored vodka, we thought it was the end of an era: the last, crazy step in novelty vodka development. Little did we know it was just the beginning, and it didn’t end with whipped cream vodka or marshmallow vodka. As of yesterday, we now live in a world that has waffle-flavored vodka in it.
Georgi, which also produces bubble gum and candy cane vodkas, produced the vodka in honor of National Waffle Day on August 24.
“It tastes just like waffles,” said Martin Silver, president of Star Industries, which owns Georgi.
According to the company, waffles have existed since the times of the ancient Greeks, who were clearly sitting around and thinking, “You know what would make these better? If they could get us totally wasted.”
The vodka dropped yesterday as part of the breakfast menu at a Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook, New York, because 9 o’clock on a weekday morning is as good a time as any to get tanked on novelty breakfast vodka.
Some people took the news pretty hard. "National Waffle Day was utterly ruined this year after Georgi vodka brand introduced waffle-flavored vodka onto an unsuspecting world," reported SFist.com's Brock Keeling.
"Waffle-flavored vodka follows on the heels of such liquid monstrosities as Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow and Smirnoff Whipped Cream," he continued. "What used to be a chic, crisp libation treat is now an amiable appeltini. The degradation of vodka must end, and it starts with you."
The vodka debuted alongside a special recipe for the “Georgi Waffle Martini.” Just take your waffle-flavored vodka; add banana, strawberry, or blackberry liqueur; and top with soda. Garnish with a mini waffle for a balanced breakfast.
With waffle-flavored vodka, the breakfast-themed cocktail recipes practically write themselves. Check out some of our best waffle recipes for inspiration.