June 1, 2007

Mango Bango.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:24 pm

finlandia-mango.JPGSome 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.


  1. We first tried this stuff back in November on a Delta flight – they were making a cocktail that was based on it. We like it, and so I got a bottle as soon as I could find it. It is indeed pretty damn tasty, a perfect summer tipple.

    Comment by Elisson — June 1, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

  2. Mango-tini

    Comment by rsm — June 1, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

  3. I favor vodka flavored vodka.

    Comment by Cappy — June 1, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

  4. “Thank me, very much.” that’s cute… hehehehe

    Comment by Jean — June 1, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

  5. Jim…Excellent choice..Try it with Grand Marnier, juice of half a lime, and the rest Sierra Mist, garnished with a slice of fresh orange…More a woman’s drink, I suppose, but great for a little summertime lift to replace the otherwise good but ordinary lemonade.

    Comment by Barbara — June 2, 2007 @ 8:39 am

  6. Jimbo….

    Not much for Vodka but it do read as very tasty….on a cruise through the windward islands, my wife said I had to try some of the different tropical drinks because back home most of my hard liquor was aged in the back of my pickup truck when I came home from my camp in the mountains & being homemade by the locals there did not have the culture she appreciated.

    I finally settled on Pina Coladas topped with Puerto Rican 151……they approximated the acoholic content I was used to & tasted quite nice, did not do a whole lot for your sealegs though. Anyhoo I poured a few into momma ….she said it seemed the sea be getting a bit choppy, we were still at anchor in the harbor of St Maartan.

    Comment by dudley1 — June 2, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  7. dudley1, Love that final sentence! 😀

    Comment by Joyce — June 2, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

  8. I’m in. Thanks for the tip.

    Comment by dick — June 2, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  9. […] 5. But can I count it as a serving of fruit? […]

    Pingback by Electric Venom » Blog Archive » Nine Nibbles Before Night — June 2, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

  10. it’s actually pretty good mixed one to one with some Frangelica, especially if it’s been in the freezer for a while. don’t do too many, though, they sneak up on you.

    Comment by gregor — June 2, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

  11. Glacial spring water? No thanks. That stuff tastes like Wooly Mammoth ass 🙂

    Comment by Harvey — June 3, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

  12. Harvey….

    Quit making fun of them Russian women……You don`t know what you are missing.

    Comment by dudley1 — June 3, 2007 @ 4:10 pm

  13. We have just about finished a bottle – YUMMY…

    Comment by Chickie — June 7, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

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