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#DrinkUpLinkUp — 360 Buttered Popcorn Vodka

November 1st, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Trick or treat!!!

We heard that several times last night, as a parade of ninjas, princesses, police men, and zombies came to our door for candy. I didn’t expect to hear it in my head when my husband came home from the liquor store.

We planned to go to a Halloween party, and we wanted to take some spirits with us. So I told my husband, “Surprise me,” when he headed to pick up a bottle. When he came home, he had this in his bag:

 Buttered Popcorn Vodka

What? Buttered popcorn vodka? Who makes such a thing!? 360 Vodka does. I’d been eying their brand for awhile, because I was enamored with their bottles. Yes. You read that right. I was all about their bottles.

 Buttered Popcorn Vodka

We didn’t make it to the party. We were just too lazy were busy getting the house ready for house guests arriving tomorrow. So, I ended up experimenting with it. I searched 360 website for recipes, and then I tinkered with my own spin on those recipes.

My first creation was a shot.

2/3 Buttered Popcorn Vodka
1/3 Carmel Syrup (find it in the coffee aisle)

Shake over ice. Strain into a salt-rimmed shot glass.

Buttered Popcorn Vodka

One word: YUM!

Its a very sweet shot, which is where the salted rim is important to helping cut the sweet. Not only is the carmel syrup sweet, but turns out the vodka itself is, too. THAT comes as a surprise when you’re thinking about salty butter popcorn, but that’s also what helps make this quirky vodka flavor work.

My next try was to take the same concoction (sans salt rim) and use cola as a mixer.

 Buttered Popcorn Vodka

Have you ever taken a bite of popcorn, and then quickly taken a drink of cola… letting the popcorn just kind of dissolve in your mouth? It tastes kinda like that. Only sweeter. And you don’t taste the buttered popcorn so much as you smell it, which is actually a lot of fun!

I eventually made a mix of just the vodka and cola, which allowed the popcorn scent to come through even more, and you get that popcorn taste in the end as a bit of aftertaste. Its just… a fun vodka! I don’t know that I’d pick it up for every-day consumption. But for Halloween? Or perhaps a movie night with the girls? DEFINITELY. It’s quirky. It’s fun. It’s a conversation starter. Trick AND treat!

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  1. November 1st, 2012 at 09:24 | #1

    Okay– I’m usually a wine drinker–but you have me intrigued. I may have to try this :)

    Cheers, Jenn

    • November 1st, 2012 at 15:37 | #2

      Definitely do!! If nothing else you can say you tried it. LOL!

  2. November 1st, 2012 at 11:52 | #3

    Wait….hold up….”Buttered popcorn flavoured Vodka”?!

    I have never wanted to try a flavoured vodka so much in my life!
    Loki-Lou recently posted..Thoughtful Thorsday – Strange Relationship

    • November 1st, 2012 at 15:37 | #4

      Yes!! It’s a bit bizarre, but also quite good!!

  3. November 1st, 2012 at 15:37 | #5

    Wow, that sounds… interesting?! I love the idea of the salted rim on the shot to add that “popcorn” reality! And also love that we BOTH skipped out on beer this week and wrote about liquors that piqued our interests due to awesome bottles! Thanks for linking up!
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    • November 1st, 2012 at 16:24 | #6

      Sometimes… sometimes you just have to look at the cover to decide to open the bottle. hehehe!!

      The 360 website suggested a mix of salt and sugar to rim the glass for a “kettle corn” effect… but the vodka and caramel are sweet enough as they are. I think adding sugar would have been enough to throw me into diabetes. lol

  4. Anne
    November 1st, 2012 at 16:07 | #7

    Ohhh – buttery nipple shots with this just may be delish!

    • November 1st, 2012 at 16:25 | #8

      I wish I had regular Irish cream to try that!!! I have a pumpkin spice cream, but, uhm, I’ll pass trying to mix the two. ;)

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