Voli Vodka – Product Review

Recently I had the opportunity to try Voli Vodka. We tend to make the majority of drinks in our house with vodka. Including margaritas. Which my hubby is the master of.

 

The Voli Lyte is perfect for making mixed drinks or if you prefer to drink it straight (something I can’t do) and is super smooth. The Espresso smelled divine. Exactly like espresso. If you like espresso and vodka you will love this flavor. I wasn’t a huge fan of the orange vanilla, but I tend to not usually love flavored vodkas so much. Just personal preference. I prefer a regular vodka and like to use it for mixed drinks.

 

Voli Light Vodka is the world’s first low-calorie fruit and fusion flavored vodka. Voli Light Vodkas are on average 25% to 40% lower in calories than leading brands, include natural electrolytes, and while they are flavored, they are sugar-free!

 

Voli Light Vodkas’ natural ingredients achieve the perfect balance of natural fruit flavors and vodka distilled from superior French wheat and pure spring water. Voli’s fusion flavors are multiple fruit flavors masterfully blended together in perfect proportion to create tastes and aromas unlike any other.

 

Flavors Include:

  • · Voli Lyte- an impeccably smooth vodka with a light finish
  • · Voli Lemon- a strong, zesty citrus flavor paired with a mellow verbena taste
  • · Voli Espresso Vanilla- an awakening coffee aroma with vanilla and just a hint of sweet cocoa
  • · Voli Raspberry Cocoa- a heavenly blend of raspberry and cocoa that’s just sweet enough
  • · Voli Orange Vanilla- an orange and vanilla swirl that results in a delightful creamsicle flavor

 

Estimated retail price is $19.99 per bottle and is sold and served nationwide – Affordable and calorically conscious, what more could you ask for? In a world where things add up, it’s nice to subtract.

 

 

On Thursday, March 22, Grammy Award winning artist Fergie announced her partnership and part-ownership of Voli Light Vodkas. Recently Fergie created her own cocktails and mixed them herself on The Rachael Ray Show! Please find the recipes for these great cocktails below! Channel your inner pop star and re-create these Fergalicious cocktails!

 

 

 

VOLI GREEN GARDEN

Bar Tools Needed: Boston shaker, measuring cup, strainer, pressure juicer, martini glass

 

Ingredients:

-Voli Lyte Vodka

-Cut Green Pepper

-Lime Juice

-Handful of Basil

-Organic stevia/no-calorie sweetener

-Salt and pepper for martini rim

 

Directions:

-Step 1: Take a handful of the green pepper and put into the shaker. Muddle the green pepper. Add in a handful of basil to the muddled green pepper. (Tearing the bunch of basil in half. No need to further muddle)

-Step 2: Add 2 oz of Voli Lyte

-Step 3: Add 1 oz Lime Juice

-Step 4: Add 1 package of organic stevia or no-calorie sweetener

-Step 5: Rim the martini glass with black pepper and salt mix

-Step 6: Mix, shake and strain into the martini glass

-Step 7: Pull a piece of basil from the bundle, smack the basil in your hand to release the oils and natural flavors and garnish the cocktail with the basil on top.

APPROXIMATE CALORIES: 100

 

J’ADORE CAFÉ

Bar tools needed: Boston Shaker, measuring cup, strainer, rocks glass

 

Ingredients:

-Voli Espresso Vanilla

-1 shot of Espresso

-Coffee Beans

-Organic stevia/no-calorie sweetener

 

Directions:

-Step 1: Pour 1.5 oz of Voli Espresso Vanilla into the tin

-Step 2: Add 1 Shot of Espresso

-Step 3: Add 1 Packet of organic stevia or no-calorie sweetener

-Step 4: Add ice to a rocks glass

-Step 5: Mix, shake and strain into the rocks glass

APPROXIMATE CALORIES: 100

 

Please drink responsibly.

 

*I was not required to write this post. The products were provided to me. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Do You Pay Attention To Details? The Folks At Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey Do!

So my wife Katie tells me about an opportunity to sample some bourbon. I asked which bourbon, and she informed me it was Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. I mean seriously, who doesn’t want to sample some free booze? And a bourbon that is getting a lot of attention and rave reviews. I immediately jumped at the chance. Now I’ve read some reviews for spirits, but mainly I’m a cigar guy, doing tastings and reviews (see www.dscigars.com for cigar reviews). But I’ve always wanted to try and review spirits and thought this would be a great opportunity.

Angels Envy is an artisan bourbon created by Lincoln Henderson, Master Distiller for Louisville Distilling Company, and has been doing this for almost 40 years. For Angel’s Envy, Henderson uses mineral-rich Kentucky lime stone water for distilling and it is aged in American white oak barrels for a minimum of four years. Henderson personally tastes every barrel to see if it is ready for aging. Some might feel he is a perfectionist since he tastes every barrel of bourbon himself. I say that’s just someone who is dedicated to his craft, and it shows. Henderson uses port wine barrels personally selected from Portugal for final aging.

 

Once we received the Angel’s Envy Bourbon, I couldn’t wait to try it. Immediately I noticed it’s beautiful amber color. Upon opening it, I poured myself a glass and began the tasting. It has a soft vanilla aroma, with hints of nuts and raisins. On my first sip, the first thing I noticed was how it didn’t bite, when you think of bourbon or whiskey, usually it’s got a bite to it, but this is very smooth. More sipping led to flavors of vanilla, toasted nuts, some maple syrup and a nice fruitiness to it. One thing I was impressed with was the finish. Again, with the older style bourbon, it starts off with a bite and ends with a fire in your stomach. But the finish with Angel’s Envy was smooth, just like the first sip. It created a nice little heat, but not too much where it’s bitter, it leaves you feeling content. All in all, this is a great bourbon, something I would recommend it, especially to my cigar friends who are always looking for a nice spirit to consume while smoking a good cigar. Try Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey today, you will be happy that you did. And make sure to notice the angel’s wings burned into each cork, Lincoln Henderson pays attention to every detail, and so should you.

 

Nicholas DeVito is a freelance writer living in Central New Jersey. You can follow him on Twitter @njdevito and read his cigar blog at www.dscigars.com and his personal blog at www.nicholasdevito.com.

 

 

*Disclaimer – I was not required to write this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.