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Cinnabon Vodka Exists, Cream Cheese Frosting Not Included

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Pinnacle Vodka and Cinnabon have partnered to create Pinnacle® Cinnabon® Vodka. Because everyone’s just been dying to find a way to get drunk off these mall food court staples, right?

The press release describes this novelty beverage as a “lip-smacking indulgence that combines the decadent flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar and rich cream cheese frosting with hints of caramel to create a taste reminiscent of warm, freshly-baked cinnamon rolls.”

Essentially boozy bottled (imitation) Cinnabons, the 70 proof vodka is best served chilled but also works well as a mix-in for Pinnicle crafted cocktails such as Bottomless Buns or a Late Night Sip.

Pinnacle® Cinnabon® Vodka is set to hit limited markets in early December with a national release to follow on January 1, 2014. If you can’t wait until then try to grab a sample on the #IWantPinnacleCinnabon Tour. The tour is hitting several major cities including: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, New York City, and Chicago.

H/T + PicThx Eater

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Now You Can Get Ice Cream Shop Wasted With Rainbow Sherbet Vodka

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This goes out to all the kids who loved eating Daiquiri ice cream just because it looked cool and not because they knew what it was supposed to taste like. Pinnacle Vodka, makers of such childhood-inspired flavors as Cake and Whipped Cream and Pumpkin Pie have just made ice cream-flavored vodka a reality with their latest Rainbow Sherbet.

Meant to evoke “a nostalgic feel of summer memories,” the 70 proof Rainbow Sherbet offers notes of zesty orange, sweet lime and creamy raspberry — though, sadly, with absolutely none of the color which made the original ice cream so iconic.

On the plus side, the next time you have a hankering for some good ol’ nostalgia feels, your buddies won’t accuse you of being a pedobear for trying to hang out with the kids at Baskin Robbins. Probably.

Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet is currently available nationwide at an SRP of $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, with another new flavor, Strawberry Shortcake, to be released later this year.

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DIY Marshmallow Peep-Infused Vodka

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The best things in life are free boozy bacon simple. Like this marshmallow Peeps-infused vodka recipe concocted by Nicole of Baking Bites. The process involves two very hassle-free steps: 1) Fill a large jar with Peeps 2) Drown those suckers in some decent vodka. Oh, and then you have to wait 3-4 days to let the whole sugary episode steep.

According to Nicole, it’s worth the wait:

All of the exterior sugar of the marshmallows came right off, and the Peeps partly dissolved, infusing the vodka with a subtle sweetness. So when you taste the vodka, you will get a hint of sugar up front, followed by the flavor of whatever vodka you chose to use.

We’re guessing this peep-infused liquor is less appalling than your average Smirnoff-flavored vodka and more like adding a hint of simple syrup to your drink. Hey, we could get down with that.

H/T Laughing Squid + PicThx Baking Bites

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Fruit Infused Vodka Made With Vodka Zinger Is Practically a Health Drink

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For all the hype over weird vodka flavors, the simple truth is that a lot of those flavors, well, they kinda suck. Sure, this Pumpkin Pie Pinnacle vodka tastes like pumpkin pie, but it’s an old, rotten pumpkin pie – the kind that makes your tongue tingle the longer you let it sit there, almost enough to make you fear it might very well fall off.

Frankly, vodka is just one of those things that shouldn’t really taste like anything. But while fruit flavored-vodka turns me off, the idea of sprucing up my daily fruit and veggie intake with the stuff is something I’m definitely not mad at.

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Along with its sober counterpart, the Aqua Zinger, the Vodka Zinger is a kind of infusion blender/water bottle which allows users to store fruit in a bottom compartment, twist the top and watch as the ingredients slowly release their flavors into the clear and pure liquor through a fine mesh filter, like a tea bag.

It’s the perfect companion to all my late night Insanity binges. Goodness knows they’re a pain to get through sober.

Vodka Zinger: $26 @ Zing Anything

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Pickle Candy Canes, White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles and 9 Other Bizarre Food Items That Should be Recalled in 2013

We’re closing in on the end of 2012- and usually this time of year calls for countdown lists galore, where we can take some time to reflect on all the wild/crazy/fun happenings of the last 12 months. So to get in the spirit, we thought we’d take some time to look back at the wackiest food items we’ve featured this year, and then promptly nominate them for a recall. Without further adieu, let the countdown of awfulness commence!

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11. Bird Crap Seasoning

I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a seasoning blend that is meant to “taste great on just about anything!” Surely, it could very well deliver on that promise; but I’d like to know what that marketing team was on when they all sat down and decided ‘Bird Crap’ would be an excellent choice for the name of a food item. Albeit, it does grab your attention, but I don’t think it’s in a good way.

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10. Sriracha Lip Balm

Okay, I realize this isn’t an entirely edible food product, but I was torn between this and Bacon Shaving Cream in the “Ridiculous Novelty Item” category. I don’t know about you, but I know when I’ve been eating something spicy (particularly hot sauce drenched meals), the first thing I do is start screaming “AHHHHHH MY LIPS ARE ON FIRE!!!”. Then I proceed to apply copious amounts of chap stick for the next 24 hours to hopefully undo the damage I’ve caused. There is no amount of Burt’s Bees that will mollify this terrible, terrible idea.

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9. Cracker Jack’d

Dear Cracker Jacks, why are you ruining my childhood? Why can’t you just stick with a good thing and leave well enough alone? I get it, it’s a cut-throat market out there, and you need to stay relevant, and blah blah blah, but seriously? A Cracker Jack snack line that contains caffeine?? For “adults only”?  WTF.  Thanks for leaving my candy-coated popcorn and peanut dreams to die.

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8. Buffalo Wing Soda

Mmmm. Nothing says refreshing thirst quencher like Buffalo Wing Soda! Who on God’s Green Post-Apocalyptic Earth would ever seriously drink this? I will never want my buffalo wings in carbonated liquid form. So please, Lester, stop making this. The bottle may say “Y’all get yer fixins,” but I think y’all need to get your heads checked.

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7. Tabasco Jelly Bellies

For a company that’s been around for over 30 years, offering over 50 flavors of jelly beans, things were bound to get weird. Boy did they ever with Tabasco flavored Jelly Bellies. You could probably only eat a few of these before wanting to pour buffalo wing soda into your eyes.

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6. My Little Pony Pasta

Hey girls, remember My Little Ponies? Remember their beautiful shiny manes that you would spend hours braiding, making them prance about, sniffing their backsides because they were often scented with magic and chocolate? (I’m probably the only one that did that.) Remember dunking them in tomato sauce and biting their heads off in a hungry lunchtime fury? Wait, what? No, that’s not right… AND NEITHER IS THIS PASTA PRODUCT.

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5. Mike’s Hard Chocolate Cherry

Oh Mike’s, we meet again. This time I’m not a sophomore in high school at an unsupervised house party pretending that I can hold liquor, when the most alcohol I had consumed at that point was in my seasonal dose of NyQuil. (Hey, don’t judge, Mike’s Hard Lemonade was a gateway drink.) Instead, it looks as though you have brought forth a “Hard Chocolate Cherry” beverage to consume this holiday season. Much like my 15 year old self, methinks sledding down a carpeted flight of stairs resulting in a sprained ankle and loss of self-respect seems like a better choice than this.

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4. Evil Hot Gummi Bears

Evil and Gummy Bears should never be in the same sentence. Imagine popping one into your mouth, expecting a burst of fruit and delight, when suddenly to your horror an onslaught of hellfire and habanero takes over. Excuse me, but that’s just rude.

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3. Pickle Candy Canes

What can I even say about this? Gather ’round kids! It’s that magical time of year, when Santa Claus comes to spread joy and give presents to good little boys and girls! Nothing says good tidings and cheer like a dill and peppermint hook of terror. Surprise, and Merry Christmas!

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2. Seasonal flavored Pringles

October through December is generally a time for seasonal flavored everything, and Pringles brand is not one to be left behind. Behold! Seasonal flavored Pringles! Don’t be confused, these are not pumpkin/chocolate/cinnamon treats shaped in the iconic form of a Pringle. Oh no, these are ACTUAL potato Pringles sprinkled with the aforementioned flavor combinations. I think I just threw up a little. I’m looking at you, White Chocolate Peppermint.

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1. Flavored Vodka

Listen, I get it- flavored vodka is not a shocking new idea that suddenly appeared this year. Hell, I would never have made it through 2007 without heavy doses of vanilla vodka and Coca Cola, but I think things are getting out of hand here. Suddenly I’m combating the likes of waffle, whipped cream, birthday cake, popcorn, and for the love of all things holy, wasabi-flavored vodkas. Why? Why are we allowing such abominations? What happened to chewing our curious confections? Why are we now guzzling them down with reckless abandon, because Amber Rose tells us so? NO! I say we take a stand and say no to absurdly flavored vodkas in 2013.

Unless of course, you want to make me birthday cake Jello shots.

So kids, that wraps up the 11 food items that should be recalled in 2013. But wait — didn’t we just survive an apocalypse folks? If there’s one thing we learned it’s #YOLO 4lyfe and what the heck, might as well give those White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles a try, right? Right?

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Flavored Vodka is Basically the New Beer

Oh, vodka. You sexy jack-of-all-trades. Pizza, wine, gummy bears — is there anything you can’t make better? Rhetorical, but the answer is ‘”no.”

But “awesome” was never enough for you, was it, vodka, ye over-achiever of Alcohol Land? You had to go above and beyond…and then keep going.

According to HuffPo, there’s been a spike in sales of flavored vodka over the last year. A consulting firm called Technomic has this thing called a Special Trends in Adult Beverages Report (which shortens to TAB–that can’t be anything but a pun), and it states that 25 percent of vodka sold in 2011 was flavored. Moreover, while raspberry and citrus flavors remained in the top two flavored spots, newcomer whipped cream has pretty much exploded onto the scene in a sticky, dangerously tasty mess of hazy college nights. Flavored vodka sales are expected to increase for 2012…which kinda makes you wonder: what next? Peanut butter and jelly shots, anyone?

Via Technomic
Photo Credit Otaga Daily 

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Apparently, Pumpkin Pie Vodka Is A Real Thing

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Pinnacle Vodka has done it again and launched another nauseating flavor to their repertoire of equally nauseating flavors: Pumpkin Pie Vodka. The liquor brand is notorious for such blasphemous works as “Cotton Candy” and “Atomic Hots,” titles that may sound like a good idea at first but fail miserably in the end.

The recent Pinnacle press release claims that the seasonal, limited addition flavor “offers the rich, sweet taste of pumpkin blended with the smooth, spicy flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a delectable dollop of whipped cream.” However, the general consensus? Imagine a unicorn ate a cake, got schwasted with all his bronies at the club then threw up the next morning. Now imagine you ate that…Ok, we won’t go there.

At $12.99 per 750 ML bottle, I’d opt for an pumpkin pie latte instead. That is, if there’s any left.

Via the Daily Meal

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PB & J Vodka, a Drink for the Big Kids

Van Gogh Vodka is bringing a whole new meaning to “peanut butter jelly time!” with PB & J vodka, their newest addition to their flavored vodka line. The raspberry jelly and creamy peanut butter flavor will remind you of the good ol’ days where your greatest problem was that girl or boy with cooties who sat across from you during Crafts Hour. However, unlike the real sandwich that needs to be chased down with a cup of milk this double infused vodka goes down ohhhh soooo smoooth.

[via incrediblethings.com]