You read that right, and now you have proof that, yes, anything and everything short of asparagus has been used to flavor vodka.
Burnett’s is not exactly an artisan, Square One-style producer of delicately-flavored organic vodkas. It’s a mega-bottle shop best known for its pre-mixed cosmos and mojitos. Now, for its whopping 24th vodka flavor it has gone into the sweet shot: whipped cream.
The spirit, well, it smells exactly like whipped cream. Naturally flavored, it really fills the room when poured into a glass. As you well might expect, it is extremely sweet — on the edge of cloyingly so — but the taste, as with the nose, is authentic, sugary, and just like a fluffy puddle of whipped cream slathered atop your raspberry Napoleon. Outside of chocolate-based dessert drinks I have no idea what you would do with this — the cocktails I tried with it were, to put it mildly, undrinkable — but if you need to put whipped cream flavor into an alcoholic concoction, well, look no further.
Meanwhile, my mind is wandering…. Mmmm, asparagus vodka.
B / $10 / burnettsvodka.com