November 20, 2007

Pomegranate Vodka.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:49 pm


I know damned well that whenever youse peeps visit your local liquor emporium you stare at the ever increasing array of booze. You invariably focus on a particular bottle and think to yourself, “Damn, I’d sure like to try that, but I’m not too thrilled about forking over twenty bucks for something that might taste like shit.” You move on, picking up one of your tried and true favorites knowing … just KNOWING that “Ol’ Jimbo will get around to trying that stuff and letting us know whether it’s worth a double sawbuck.”

Well, if you recently found yourself staring at a bottle of Three Olives Pomegranate Vodka (presumably while you were there to pick up a bottle of Three Olives Chocolate Vodka, the magic elixir) and you wondered whether it is worth a shit, worry no more.

Yes, I picked up a bottle yesterday and placed in the freezer for today’s tasting. I poured myself a generous helping directly from the freezer. I gave it a whiff, then a generous “sip.” I liked it. The taste of the fruit is not overpowering, but rather it remains in the background just enough so that the vodka comes through sufficiently to serve as a pre-dinner belt. At the same time, there is enough fruit in the taste to enjoy it as an after dinner drink, if one wishes to avoid the often too syrupy after dinner cordials. It would also stand up well to ice (of course, only clear ice will do).

Then again, it would kick ass right out of the bottle. The brown paper bag is optional.

Note: I have no connection with any entity that makes, sells or promotes the stuff, nor has any entity paid me anything to write this (not that it’s worth a dime). In fact, it cost me twenty bucks to write this post. Just so’s ya know. The things I do for youse peeps.


  1. Ahhhh, beat you to it, sort of, Hairboy. If you were, perhaps, the younger of the Elderly Brothers , born nearer to the end of October, we might have read this f**king civilized review a bit sooner. L’chaim!

    Comment by Erica — November 20, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

  2. I’ve not tried the Three Olives version yet, but I can tell you that Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka kicks ass.

    I’m figuring the two tipples are similar, for your review would apply equally well to the Van Gogh. Certainly, a reasonable alternative to the Chocolate Vodka (which is in a class by itself).

    I made a Pomegranate Pile-Driver a few weeks ago – couple shots of pomegranate vodka, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a four-ounce can of Sunsweet prune juice, shaken with ice and strained into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon slice and a prune on a toothpick. Sounds horrible, but actually tastes damn good. Drink more than two, and you can get loaded and unloaded at the same time…

    Comment by Elisson — November 20, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

  3. Wonder if Aeroflot serves this stuff yet? In the 80’s they served just plain pomegranate juice and us “ugly” Americans were wondering where’s the Coke!

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 20, 2007 @ 9:13 pm

  4. I’ve never tried Van Gogh pomegranate, but I have tried Van Gogh chocolate, and I didn’t care for it that much. Don’t get me wrong; it wasn’t bad, but it tasted more like it should be called coffee-chocolate vodka, unlike the Three Olives Chocolate, which is doesn’t have a coffee taste – just excellent chocolate.


    Comment by Jim — November 20, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

  5. Tried it a few weeks back. Very tasty with club soda, too. Seems like it would be nice for breakfast. Heh.

    Comment by Joan of Argghh! — November 20, 2007 @ 11:18 pm

  6. Methinks mixing this with some pomegranate liqeur and some of that POM juice would make one hell of a martini. But, there I go again, girly-ing up a good thing. 😀

    Comment by TJ — November 21, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  7. Jim,

    “The brown paper bag is optional”
    you are a classic!

    Comment by steve, santa cruz — November 21, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

  8. When I was much younger ……premium hard liquor was not on the Agenda, my discovery of “Makers Mark” & high grade Rum came much later in life.

    Even our taste for beer was tempered by availability & cost. When we were teenagers, a short 22 mile drive to New York State was in order to secure 3 quarts of “Old Ranger Beer” a particulary vile brew for the sum of $1.00. I believe it was aged on the truck.

    I have had some differant Vodkas …..We had some Polish Vodka in Alfelt Germany which kinda dimmed the evenings recollection but went down quite well.Our trip to the then East German border to see the Border guards & fence probably reduced the East Germans to fits of laughter.

    I have had a rather godd Pomegranate wine in california which was quite tasty …..I guess some Pomegranate Vodka is in order.

    Comment by dudley1 — November 21, 2007 @ 8:21 pm

  9. Well it took you long enough!

    Try it with some seltzer & float a little Pom juice on top. Yum.

    Comment by Amy — November 26, 2007 @ 12:48 pm

  10. thanks for the review

    have you tried Pama?

    Best flavored liqueur ever.

    Comment by wRitErsbLock — December 8, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

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