Review: Three Olives Rangtang Vodka

Orange and tangerine, that’s what “rangtang” is meant to mean. If you don’t believe me, Google it. Or don’t. You’ll never look at this citrus vodka the same way if you do. (Ad Age explains what I’m talking about here.)

Putting aside the unfortunate denotation, Three Olives’ Rangtang vodka — an orange-tinted vodka ostensibly flavored with oranges and tangerines (though the bottle just says “outrageously juicy oranges”) — is pretty tasty. It’s not the first tangerine-focused vodka ever, but it’s better than Finlandia’s version and more authentic. The aroma really does say tangerine over vague citrus scent, and the flavor is generally on target too. The finish is a little off, vaguely medicinal and rough-hewn, but in a cocktail it’ll do.

70 proof.

A- / $20 /

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