August 20, 2006

Chocolate Sledgehammer.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:43 am

Chocolate vodka2.jpgThe Usual Suspects have been drinking Three Olives Chocolate Flavored Vodka with increasing regularity and increasing quantities since the spring, and there is no end in sight. It’s my fault.

Fancying myself a bit of a Spirits Swashbuckler, I plucked a bottle of the stuff from the shelf early this year and was regularly enjoying it at home as a post-work “calmer downer”. It is difficult to find around here, but it was always worthy of a special trip to the one store I know of that stocks it.

I was, therefore, surprised and downright giddy when I found it in the little liquor store in Fort Meyers Beach on which the Usuals descend every May as our first stop on the way from the airport (the owner is always very glad to see us and listen to his cash register sing). I bought a bottle and introduced the Usual Suspects to it poolside. It was a boffo smash hit, resulting in several more trips to the little liquor store until we ultimately bought out the stock.

We have been drinking it ever since. Taken from the freezer, and poured over lots of clear ice, it is like taking a small bite of semi-sweet chocolate and chasing it with ice-cold vodka. I have yet to come across anyone (even people who are strictly beer people and people who only rarely drink) who does not instantly love the stuff. Now, we can’t seem to get enough of the stuff.

And there is the problem.

It is quite easy to forget that this wonderfully ice-cold mini-chocolate sipper contains 35% alcohol and will eventually deliver a first-class ass kicking. That was the case yesterday as the Usuals sat around sipping and shooting the shit, and before we knew it, three bottles of the stuff were gone, designated drivers were enlisted for the trip home, and several of us today are slightly ragged around the edges.

I give Three Olives Chocolate Vodka a five-shooter rating and recommend that you pick up a bottle (or three) if run across it in your local spirits store.

But, be careful. The stuff is like crack.


  1. oh my…chocolate alcohol??…I’m as good as gone…thanks, Jim…:)

    Comment by Jean — August 20, 2006 @ 11:19 am

  2. All the fun without the effort of making Jello(tm)…

    Comment by Thomas Pfau — August 20, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

  3. Oh shit….as if I needed another reason to drink.

    Jim..thanks for the heads up but my liver is gonna be pissed at you!

    Comment by Rantin' Ron — August 20, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

  4. Just what I need – another drink to fall in love with!

    Comment by Lisa W. — August 20, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

  5. Jim, I saved the 3 bottles from last night. I am starting a shrine in the garage were the deck mistress can’t reach.

    Your almost dead body guard after last night !!!!

    Comment by Ken — August 20, 2006 @ 3:54 pm

  6. I’m not much for flavored vodkas but that does sound good.

    Comment by Libby — August 20, 2006 @ 5:26 pm

  7. Welcome back! You were definitely missed. Thanks for sharing your exotic libations w/us.

    Comment by michele — August 20, 2006 @ 9:39 pm

  8. add some Godiva chocolate on the rim of those glasses and WOW! Holy Cow.

    We refer to that as sex in a bottle….

    Comment by Tammi — August 20, 2006 @ 9:55 pm

  9. I feel compelled to share … this, introduced to me by a Dublin-born prizefighter turned bartender … The Nutty Irishman:

    1. Rocks glass.
    2. Rocks.
    3. 1/2 Bailey’s Irish Creme.
    4. 1/2 Frangelico.

    Okay, granted, it doesn’t pack a punch quite like vodka, but still … it’s yummy.

    Comment by erica — August 20, 2006 @ 9:55 pm

  10. Oh yeah, I’d drink that whole bottle. Chocolate and alcohol… bad bad combo.

    Comment by Bou — August 21, 2006 @ 8:42 am

  11. Oh man, chocolate and vodka. Now I’m gonna have to go to the liquor store!

    Comment by firefly — August 21, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  12. I’ve gotta find me some of that… I was drooling reading about it.

    Comment by That 1 Guy — August 21, 2006 @ 9:35 pm

  13. delicious!!! I must find this, must find this….

    straight on rocks huh?

    Comment by armywifetoddlermom — August 21, 2006 @ 11:20 pm

  14. This is the key ingredient in the Chocolate Babkatini, a drink of my own invention.

    Fill an ice-cold martini glass with chocolate vodka. Add a cube or two of Chocolate Babka, speared through with a toothpick: the Essential Garnish. Presto! Chocolate Babkatini!

    Comment by Elisson — October 18, 2006 @ 9:18 am

  15. Sounds delicious mmmm will inquire with my man (the store keeper) have to get this asap cant resist:)

    Comment by Ed — December 29, 2008 @ 8:22 am

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