Wow. Super wow. Newly addicted wow. Oh wait, that’s not a good phrase to use when talking about alcohol right? Oh, double wait, I don’t believe in PC so bite me. Yikes, bite, don’t say that when talking about zombie products. Why yes, I am cracking myself up here. Sorry, on to the review.
A friend’s hubby works in sales and when he brought home the poster and told her about the vodka, she immediately emailed me. She knew I had to contact them when she heard they were coming to Washington soon. Yes, people, this is the power of networking. I have friends everywhere, everywhere. mwahahahaha
Second thought, she didn’t even email me, she fb messaged me. lol She didn’t want to wait around to tell me. She knew how excited I’d be. I hit the site and immediately said I’d love to do a review for them. Zombie Apocalypse Vodka was quick to respond with a yes and they’d send me out a sample and some marketing material. FUN times ahead.
For one it’s just darn cool. This vodka was created just for me. I am it’s exact target market. Yeah me!
Their marketing is spot on. When I opened up the box there were cool labels on things. As you can see in the picture, they didn’t want me to be confused on where to go immediately when I opened the box.
When I read the letter included with the box it was surprising. Sure, parts of it are probably a form letter, that’s good business practice. But, there was a lot more that was customized just to me. Nice job, very nice job. With the quality of marketing staff they have, they will blow up nation wide. I’ll be happy to help with that.
Of course, I adore the cheesiness of some of the marketing materials. I especially liked to find out that it only has 64 calories per 1 oz serving, is fat-free, sulfite-free and for those of you with an issue, it’s gluten-free. There were some other cute pages with motto’s to share and the fact that it enhances sociability but they make no claims to improve your ability to dance.
They also sent me a couple of posters. Guess what’s going to be the first thing on my office wall? No wonder why I never decorated in here.
The label itself is great. All the legal mumbo jumbo they have to post with a nasty zombie in your face. All classic black with red border and white lettering. Nice. The back has their saying,” A Civilied Response To The Undead Chaos Of An Apocalyptic World”. Yep, about right. Because when the shit hits the fan, I’m going to want a few bottles of this in my bug out pack.
Forgive the cloudiness of the labels in my pictures. They are actually black, but I took the bottle out of my freezer so it has an eerie frost to it. If I didn’t have to take son to football practice I’d totally make myself a drink right now. Taking these pics was a big tease.
I seem to be on a photo bomb kick. Sweet Pea was a reluctant photo bomb but I still manage to make her sit for a second. When she turns into a zombie you better watch out, the little witch is sneaky! She may be smaller than the bottle but she’s feisty.
Drinking On the Rocks
I don’t drink alcohol on the rocks because there is always that harshness that makes me cringe. Generally there’s a bite to it and it burns, makes me think only of rubbing alcohol. Even with the “good stuff” I’ve tried. And this is across the board I don’t like alcohol on the rocks, not just vodka, even my beloved whiskey.
This vodka I can sip straight. Drinking Zombie Apocalypse Vodka, I now understand why people keep their vodka in the freezer. That’s obviously where my bottle is right now and where I’m keeping it until it hits the recycling bin. Hmm, maybe I need to get a back up bottle. I don’t see this bottle lasting much longer and I definitely need to have it on hand before The Walking Dead comes back on.
There is a slightly sweet taste to it when served chilled on the rocks. The only flavor I can compare it to is the birthday cake vodka I bought one time. It’s not sickly sweet like that but it has that hint of sweet vanilla flavor and makes me think of cupcakes. Or maybe I just want a damn cupcake? Hmm, next taste test should be vodka on the rocks and cupcakes. We’ll see which flavor cupcake goes best.
Please go to their quality page for a full description of why their vodka is so smooth.
I got really worried when I liked it on the rocks. I figured there was no way it would be affordable. That’s my luck. I fall in love with something but then it’s out of reach to have very often. Not this time.
I jumped to the only site carrying it at the time of this post and it’s only $25.99 a bottle! (click here for locations) For a premium vodka, that is really inexpensive. I mean I’ve been suckered into buying other vodkas because they said they were premium and I’ve paid double that price.
Even better is it will be available in Washington in a few months. Keep an eye on their locations page, many other states will be added before the new year. Now to hit the local liquor stores so they’ll get it in. I’d love to not have to pay shipping 🙂 But until then, I’ll just order more bottles so the shipping is more cost effective. I mean, why buy just one bottle if you know you love it?
In My Mixed Drink(s)
In my vodka cranberry drink it was absolutely amazing. I did a very heavy pour of half vodka and half cranberry juice. Like, oops, heavy handed. This would usually mean my drink was ruined. Typically, I’d have to find a bigger glass and add more juice. I mean if it’s the second drink then we’re talking differently with the cheap stuff right? That first drink needs to be a good alcohol to mixer ratio usually.
Not with Zombie Apocalypse Vodka. As soon as I poured, mixed, sniffed it (mmm) and then tasted it (double mmm), I yelled to the living room (hubby) that you can’t even taste the vodka in the drink. My daughter rolled her eyes and said,”oh hell, this means trouble.” When does this brat go off to college?
She does have a point. Not being able to taste the alcohol with a heavy pour can mean trouble if you aren’t paying attention. I made sure I was drinking water also. lol Plus the brat finally went to a friends house for the night and it was just hubby and I watching tv. No reason to be socially responsible. Heavy pour away!
Since I didn’t have the vodka available to me while testing drink recipes when we went camping, that just meant I had to make more this past weekend. What a bummer, I had to do more tests. Whoa is me.
I came up with a couple different recipes but the first one I’m going to leave you with here is the easiest and you should have the ingredients to make it right now. When I made this Zombie Punch with some cheap vodka it was good. When I made it with the Zombie Apocalypse Vodka, it was AMAZING. I’m telling you, this vodka is the bomb. It’s also dangerous and will sneak up on ya.
Remember to always drink with a friend. That way when it sneaks up on you, you weren’t the only one doing stupid shit. **words to live by** ** yes you can quote me**
- 1.5 ounces premium vodka
- 1 ounce OJ
- 1.5 ounces cranberry juice
- Fill drink tumbler full of ice.
- Pour vodka and juices over ice.
And because I just don’t want to end this review. I’ll leave you with a cute video they made.
You can follow them on FACEBOOK so you know exactly when they open up in your area. But don’t wait for them to hit your state, go to the site and order it now. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Tell them I sent ya. People love to hear their marketing worked.
Disclosure: I was given a free bottle of vodka from the company to test for this review. Opinions are all my own and can’t be bought no matter how many drinks you pour me. 😉