LA Weekly blogger Patrick Comiskey is pissed about flavored vodka.
Flavored vodka is the Joe Camel of spirits. It has become to drinking what Yanni is to music, what Jeff Koons is to art. Vodka is garish. It is cynical. It is kitsch. It has become a booze category that serves to confuse us about booze, that trivializes all of the best elements of the cocktail revival and replaces it with puerile fantasy. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but it has dumbed down drinking – and that, for me, is a buzzkill.
We’ll add this as one more vote that the flavor vodka trend has peaked.