July 17, 2007

Maybe I Should Get a Commi$$ion.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:31 pm

As you know, I have written glowingly about the joy of drinking Three Olives Chocolate Vodka (tempered with warnings of the potential dangers associated with drinking this most excellent libation). Similarly, I have written favorably about the taste treat that is Finlandia Mango Vodka.

Well ………

Tonight on my way home from work, I stopped at a nearby liquor store, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, to pick up some supplies. After scoring a dozen or so bottles of primo wine and a half case of beer and a half case of ale, I headed for the vodka aisle.

Wouldn’t ya know it? The liquor store the size of Rhode Island that stocks damned near every vodka made, had every kind of Three Olives Vodka on the shelf, except for the part of the shelf that was 12 bottles in depth empty. Yep. NO CHOCOLATE! WTF?

OK, I thought, I’ll pick up some Finlandia Mango Vodka – a nice summer treat. Wouldn’t ya know it? The liquor store the size of Rhode Island that stocks damned near every vodka made, had every kind of Finlandia vodka on the shelf, except for the part of the shelf that was 12 bottles in depth empty. Yep. NO MANGO VODKA! WTF?

Permit me to connect the dots.

I’m farookin’ drunk with power.

P.S. I did pick up a bottle of Finlandia Grapefruit Infusion Vodka (as of this writing, it isn’t even listed on the Finlandia Website), which is currently nestled in Mr. Freezer. I’ll let you know how that works out. But, if it turns out that I like it, I’m going to snag the other 11 bottles from the shelf before I write anything.


  1. You do love your vodka, and I applaud you for this noble effort.
    Me? Cuervo Black, every time. As a matter of fact, I poured myself a couple of fingers after dinner tonight and found myself staring at an empty handle.
    A single tear rolled down my cheek.

    Comment by Dick — July 17, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

  2. Memo to Self: Get some of that Cuervo Black. Lemon and salt, or just all by itself?


    Comment by Jim — July 17, 2007 @ 9:22 pm

  3. Just by itself.
    Room temperature (about 72 in my house), a couple of fingers in a ice tumbler.
    Sip slowing, you can literally taste the oaken French barrels it came from.

    Comment by Dick — July 17, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

  4. Duh, slowly…

    Comment by Dick — July 17, 2007 @ 9:35 pm

  5. They should let you make commercials! and pay you in shares of stock.

    Comment by Jean — July 17, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

  6. YOU ARE the one who informed us of Three Olives Chocolate. Yummy! In the end, my husband likes chocolate best and I prefer the Pomegranate Vodka. Don’t forget the Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum. Maybe a commission from Tommy Bahama Clothing for groovy pool shirts to wear poolside at the Usual Suspects. Thanks for all the “spiritsual” tips.

    Comment by Joyce — July 17, 2007 @ 10:17 pm

  7. No chocolate vodka! What is the world coming to! I’m glad you found a new libation to test out. Hope you like it just as well as the mango. I know there is NEVER a substitute for chocolate, one can only wait in silent agony for its return.

    Comment by Teresa — July 17, 2007 @ 10:45 pm

  8. Still has a half a bottle left of the Chocolate Vodka, but I think mine was defective, it seemed to make women take their clothes off.

    Comment by james old guy — July 18, 2007 @ 6:48 am

  9. Pearl Persiphone Pomegranite vodka.

    It sound a little more prententious than I’d like, but oh BOY it’s good!! Still no chocolate vodka here in the Communist State of PA. I better stock up next time we’re down your way.

    Comment by Amy — July 18, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  10. […] I blame this man in advance for Friday’s Mango […]

    Pingback by Electric Venom » Blog Archive » Nine Nibbles — July 18, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

  11. hee hee, i have a bottle of three olives in my freezer thanks to you!!

    and i smell conspiracy. is it possible someone is planning a jimbo surprise party in the garden state? the mango & the chocolate? what are the chances?

    Comment by shoe — July 18, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

  12. A surprise party with chocolate and mango vodkas?


    Thanks. I’ll pretend to be surprised. 😉

    Comment by Jim — July 18, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

  13. Amy, I’m here in Western Pa and we’s got chocolate vodka. I love it, and the vanilla by Three Olives. Making a note to get some Finlandia Mango tonight!

    Comment by oddybobo — July 20, 2007 @ 9:03 am

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