Some people seek undersea treasures, while others take joy in spending their lives digging for a rare archaeological artifact. The more adventuresome travel the globe looking for the perfect wave. Not my cup of tea, that. For me, one of the finer moments in life comes with discovering yet another excellent alcoholic beverage.
Of course, I have no shot at appearing in National Geographic Magazine, but I’d sooner sample booze than drown in a sunken ship, revel in finding some caveman caca, or getting the shit knocked out of me by the Bonsai Pipeline.
My most recent find is Finlandia Mango Infused Vodka.
It boasts the perfect mix of vodka and tropical fruit, which is to say it’s a bit more vodka than fruit. I’ve always been a fan of Finlandia vodka, which is made from glacial spring water, so when I saw the Mango Infusion variety, it was a Must Buy.
It is easy to imagine a few creative cocktails that could be made with the stuff, and it is easy to find actual recipes for the limp-wristed drinker. I prefer it straight, directly from the freezer, or directly from the freezer poured over ice (one always uses clear ice).
If you’re in the market for a most pleasant summer booze treat, I recommend it highly. But, a word of caution. Don’t be lulled into the “Oooh, this is delicious” trap, because the mango is infused into 80 proof Whoopass.
Thank me, very much.