Eclectic Eats 3.28.16: Beverage Edition

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(generic image containing variety of drinks including beer, wine, Coke, water, sparkling water, Red Bull, and more)

Normally, I like to highlight various dishes I’ve encountered in my virtual tours of the United States in my Ecletic Eats posts. But this time, I’m going to cover some of the most wacky, bizarre, surreal, “I totes can’t believe this shit exists” beverages. What sounds good enough to try? What will fall under the heading of “hell to the fuck no”? What gets a “meh”? Read on the find out!

Mary Jane.

Herb.

Wacky Weed.

“That good stuff that gets you high and simultaneously makes you waaaay too lazy to get up off your ass and drive, let alone commit crimes. It also gives you a hella case of the munchies”.

Marijuana is a popular recreational drug. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. The same survey revealed that 18.9 million U.S. citizens 12 or older had used weed in the previous month. It’s clear that the people in this country love marijuana. But do they love it enough to try Weed Vodka?

(three identical bottles of Humboldt Cannabis Vodka)

Marijuana is very relaxing and the perfect way to wind down a hectic day (or so I’ve been told). As for vodka? Yum Yum. Quality vodka usually (unless I’m broke and have to buy the cheaper stuff, like I’ve been doing the last year). Grey Goose and Ketel One are good, but I also like Stoli and Smirnoff (I’ll drink rotgut before I touch Absolute). But I’m really not sure about Weed Vodka.

Humboldt’s Finest is a specialty spirit with a unique botanical character, a smooth finish, and an aroma reminiscent of fresh cannabis. Try it as a replacement for gin in your favorite gin cocktail. It was first released in the Spring of 2016.

  • Made with legal hemp grown in USA

  • Unique herbal aroma

  • 80 Proof, 40% ABV

  • Premium Small Batch Vodka

  • Limited Release

There apparently isn’t enough THC in the vodka to get you high, so I’m not sure what the point of this is. Who wants to drink something that smells like weed, but doesn’t also have the “gets me fucked up” high?

Verdict: I’d try it, but don’t anticipate liking it.

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Next up: something I would not drink even if the only other alternative were Dr. Pepper (and I *hate* Dr. Pepper; although Goldschlager and Dr. Pepper taste quite lovely together). I love pizza and I hate (what’s stronger than hate-loathe? detest? whatever the word is, that’s me) beer. So no, I’m not about to even try Pizza Beer:

(Mama Mia!’s Pizza Beer)

 

 

“Pizza Beer” was developed Labor Day, 2006 by Tom and Athena Seefurth in our home brewery in Campton Township, IL. It all started with a surplus of tomatoes, a bag of garlic & an idea that started early in the spring when we planted our garden herbs.

The goal was to create a beer that would pair with a wide variety of foods, especially our favorite, Pizza! In the end, we were pleasantly surprised that this “mess” turned out to be the best thing since the guy with chocolate that bumped into Ralph Mouth & mixed up the chocolate with the peanut butter! Indeed, the world will love “Pizza Beer”.

Whole lotta nope. I like pizza, but not enough to try beer. Even Pizza Beer. I bet a great many people would though.

Verdict: No way i hell.

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I like milk. A lot. I prefer 2%, but I’ll also do 1%. As a child, I drank whole milk, but as an adult, it’s too…thick? rich? I dunno. Don’t like it that much though. I also don’t like anything less than 1%. And flavors? I like regular, chocolate, and strawberry. For the most part, I’m open to other flavors, but I’m not certain about Mint Vanilla milk:

(Image of half-gallon of emerald-colored TruMoo Mint Vanilla milk in plastic container)

As I said, I like milk a lot. And vanilla flavored is good too. Mint, on the other hand? I’m not a huge fan. The flavor is good as toothpaste and in breath mints (and yes, I know there are different types of mint flavors), but to drink the stuff?

Verdict: I don’t know. Maybe a sip?

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Y’know how I said I’d never try the Pizza Beer? I changed my mind. I would try that before I try Pizza or Spaghetti Slushie:

(image of the Pizzaghetti machine that dispenses pizza and spaghetti flavored slushies; does that sound as gross reading it as it does typing it?)

 

Verdict: Nope with a side of nope and a huuuuuuuuuuuuge Nopecake for dessert.

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Last but not least-something I *would* try- Liquid Cereal!

(image of 3 different cans of liquid cereal-Fruit, Apple and Cinnamon, and Chocolate)

Cocoa Puffs. Apple Jack. Fruity Pebbles. I like cereal and I like the milk leftover from all three of those. I’m not sure how much these Liquid Cereals taste like the real thing, but damn, they sound interesting!

Verdict: Yep. I’d try these.

What about you folks? Anything look appealing? Gross?  I want to know.

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Eclectic Eats 3.28.16: Beverage Edition
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8 thoughts on “Eclectic Eats 3.28.16: Beverage Edition

  1. 1

    Beer and vodka are my drugs of choice, with pizza as an excellent pairing to both. But any beer with garlic as an ingredient is going to get a pass from me. And ruining perfectly good vodka by making it smell like weed?! HELL NO (I hate the smell of weed with a passion).

    Mint Vanilla milk? Yes, I would definitely try that. I’d probably even buy it.

  2. 4

    Aha! Test!

    Dr. Pepper is not a drinkable substance.

    ‘Way back when, at college, pretty much the only soda I was interested in drinking was root beer, to the extent that, if a restaurant did not serve root beer, then they did not serve me. For some reason, at a perplexing number of restaurants, if I asked the server if they had root beer, they would say “yes”—and bring me a Dr. Pepper.

    Because there was, apparently, no difference.
    *spit*

    These days, I can’t drink root beer because it just tastes too thick; non-diet sodas in general, same deal.

    Not a beer drinker. Make mine either a sweet wine, or something involving fruit.
    🙂

    The idea of pizza or spaghetti slushy is truly gag-worthy; I will drink not of them.

  3. 5

    Cicely:
    It boggles the mind to think that someone would bring Dr. Pepper when Root Beer was requested. I love the latter and despise the former. But even if I liked Dr. Pepper, it tastes nothing like Root Beer!

  4. rq
    6

    I wrote two (TWO!) comments for this yesterday and they are both gone.
    But I would like to say that, as someone who does not like to get high, the weed vodka sounds like a great way to experience the nutty flavour of cannabis seeds and enjoy the herbal scent of the plant.
    Pizza and spaghetti slushies are, indeed, gag-worthy. As is the pizza beer. Garlic-flavoured beer, I could still do that (garlic-flavoured anything works – a personal favourite being garlic-flavoured chocolate cheesecake). But the entire pizza? No. I like my pizza too much to dissolve it in beer.
    Kind of ‘meh’ on the mint-vanilla milk. Not a big fan of mint flavours, esp. if they’re strong, but it could work.

  5. Nat
    7

    I actually contemplated making my own “herbal” vodka. It’s supposed to be a good way to get the most out of the parts that aren’t so good for smoking, and the high from eating THC rather than smoking it is supposed to be a bit different (and easier on the lungs).

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