Product Type: Corky's Liqueur
Newest Review: ... strawberries & cream, toffee, white chocolate. One of the cheapest online prices I've seen is £11.49 for a 70cl bottle on www.thed... more
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Corky's Vodka Liquer
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Corky's Vodka Liquer
Disadvantages: expensive but is worth the price
Corky's liqueur is an alcoholic spirit, which can be drunk in shots, over ice, can be found in cocktails or used in a mixer. The vodka shots are now considered the UK's number 1 vodka shot and has recently grown by 37% in popularity over the years. The brand has also won numerous awards including; Gold Medal Winner at 2007 world spirit awards, and Best Liqueur & Speciality Spirit at the 2006 Quality Drinks Awards.
They are usually bought as shots in a bar or mixers, but you can buy a bottle yourself. You have to buy it online however, as I've never seen it sold in supermarkets. Here is a list of the amazing flavours you can get: apple sour, blueberry, cappuccino, cherry, chocolate orange, cola cube, cream egg, strawberries & cream, toffee, white chocolate.
One of the cheapest online prices I've seen is £11.49 for a 70cl bottle on www.thedrinkshop.com (http://www.thedrinkshop.com/products/nlpdetail.ph p?prodid=4066). This could be considered quite expensive but they are good quality shots and the flavours are intensely delicious. In contrast they could be bought on amazon for £16.99.
I have only discovered the make recently after on a night out in Leeds. While I was at the bar 'Varisty' an offer on a blackboard stated buy one get one free, on double cherry corky's and coke! I had never tried corky's before but I liked the sound of it (especially as I got one free!).
Although it was double, I was still surprised by how strong the flavour was, I wasn't expecting the cherry to come through as much as it did. It was similar to cherry cola except alcoholic and for a second, your throat is on fire! It also has a lovely aftertaste, reminding me slightly of how a JD's shot aftertaste would be. I wouldn't have guessed it was vodka at all.
The strong cherry, fruity taste covers up the fact that it's vodka, and especially drinking it as a shot on its own, it doesn't seem as strong as other shots I've had before. You can still obviously taste the vodka, but it is so much more appealing to the tastebuds compared to straight vodka which I hate. The texture of the shots is quite syrupy and was surprisingly a little bit thicker than I thought they'd be.
I found this cocktail recipe online and me and my friends split the price of cocktail night. It is the best cocktail by far I have ever managed to make, although the price of the alcohol did add up! There was around 8 of us though, and we spent approx £5. It'd be way too expensive to make this and buy the bottles separately on my own.
'LOVE HANDLES' cocktail recipe:
50ml Corky's Cherry Vodka,
75ml apple juice,
5 ice cubes,
15ml Corky's Toffee Vodka.
These shots are delicious, and although I've only tried the minority of the flavours I cannot wait to try more. I am on the mission to save up for the 'blueberry' flavour and then after that I want to get a chocolate one. Although the price is a little bit steep, remember you can mix them as well which will make the bottle last longer!
Thanks for reading x
Summary: Best tasting shots I've ever had, just be careful you don't drink too many!