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a good bottle to have, versatile as a vodka and makes interesting cocktails
Member Name: clarkjames
Date: 23/01/13, updated on 28/01/13 (4 review reads)
Advantages: novelty value, and makes interesting cocktails
Disadvantages: expensive, and not that nice as a vodka
Blavod is worth buying even if you don't drink it- the red and black bottle will look great in any alcohol cupboard. Other than the novelty black colouring it's not that different to any other vodka, and it's not in the upper echalons of vodka's.
it tastes slightly syrupy compared to most vodkas, i'd like to taste some blind as i'm sure the colour effects how we perceive the taste, as I was getting a slight liquorish taste but maybe it was placebo. It's not a bad vodka anyway, although as I said earlier it's not as 'tasty' as the premium vodka's such as stoli or gray goose. But if you just want your vodkas for mixing, or casual drinking and you're not going to go to the trouble of chilling the vodka and then drinking it neat from a frozen glass, then you will be fine with a vodka of this level of quality. It is great for mixing cocktails with, and to add some colour to mixed drinks or for using in deserts (although it's not actually black, more a very very dark green, so if you mix it with something white, like milk it will go a horrible shade of green- so no white russians!). If you want a vodka to just mix with coke there are cheaper options on the market, this is a vodka for cocktails.
It comes with a little booklet with cocktail ideas, which is very useful- but the cocktails only look cool when you first make them and the blavod sits on top, when you stir it the black colour just mixes with whatever you've got in the glass and can give a weird unappetizing colour. But if you want to add some flair to your cocktail mixes, and serve your guests with a unique drinking experience, it's well worth trying a bottle of this.
Summary: worth buying, but don't drink it on it's own
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