A sweet shot for manly men

by Justin D'Olier on April 29, 2011 | (5) Comments |

I’m a man’s man.

I like sports and trucks and lighting things on fire. I proudly display my glorious mane of chest hair. I think all stove settings aside from high heat are superfluous. I enjoy my scotch neat. I think the sole purpose of a Cosmo is to help women find me more attractive. When I have a drink, I want it to taste like a drink.

Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

You can see Stephanie's arm. What you can't see is the look of impending disgust on my face.

So, when Stephanie Pietsch, co-owner of Wahoo’s, insisted that I try a chilled shot of Pinnacle Whipped Cream flavored Vodka, I raised a highly skeptical eyebrow.

Whipped cream? Good.

Vodka? Good.

Whipped Cream flavored Vodka? Gag me.

That’s what EMTs pump out of the stomachs of Freshman sorority girls, not what I want to help relax after my two year old pees on my lap at a Vietnamese restaurant. (According to my daughter, the food at Saigon’s is pants-wettingly good).

The shot came chilled in an oversized cocktail glass. Three ounces of icy alcoholic whipped cream fluid. I reminded myself that running a website dedicated to alcohol involved taking the occasional bullet for the team and took a sip.

Holy misguided first impressions, Batman.

The Pinnacle Whipped Cream flavored Vodka was amazing. A total revelation. A silky texture; light, but not overpowering sweetness; and a long, satisfying finish. I kept waiting for a strong, glaring grain alcohol aftertaste to pop up, but it never did.

It was, quite possibly, the most delicious straight shot of 35% alcohol I’ve ever had, just sweet enough to drink straight, but strong enough to make you feel like you wouldn’t have to shave your chest if you drank a second one.

The next time you’re buying a round of shots, hold your head high and confidently order Pinnacle Whipped like the rugged man (or woman) your are. Bonus points if you can figure out how to set it on fire (safely, of course, and with the blessings of the bar from which you are drinking).

5 responses to “A sweet shot for manly men”

  1. Steve Phillips says:

    The Pinnacle Fruit Punch and the Cotton Candy are really good, too. And if you want to set them on fire, a float everclear usually does the job.

  2. Dave Newman says:

    I think Dave Powers just died a little inside…

  3. christa says:

    thank you justin 🙂 🙂 🙂