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A trio of treat bottles

February 19. 2013 8:56PM
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We've already filled you in on holiday beers, but another type of holiday treat can be enjoyed in liquid form as well: dessert.

This is the time of year to bake several batches of all types of treats, from cookies and fudge to cakes and pies. Why not indulge in the boozy counterparts of each while donning an apron and mixer?

The newest libation on the shelf comes from Seagram's in the form of Cookies & Cream vodka, a play off a classic pairing that most often shows up in ice cream. It's no surprise that big companies Pinnacle and Smirnoff have come up with a variety of dessert-themed bottles.

The most popular for Pinnacle right now is Whipped, a vodka that tastes like whipped cream and can be mixed with virtually anything to give it a sweet, and drinkable, flavor. Pinnacle puts a spin on this classic taste by also serving up Chocolate Whipped.

Shove a whole cake in a bottle? No problem with Pinnacle's Cake vodka and Cupcake Vodka, from Cupcake Vineyards.

Smirnoff brings Kissed Caramel and Fluffed Marshmallow, both a wonderful addition to a cup of coffee.

That's the thing with many of these liquors – unlike some of the harsher boozes out there, these delectable, dessert-like drinks can be consumed easily by themselves on the rocks or as shots. They also can be thrown into actual baking products or warm beverages as well.

If you aren't a liquor fan there's still hope, again from Cupcake Vineyards. The company makes various types of cupcake wine and, though it might not taste like the dessert and only bears the name, the Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Moscato will warm you up on a cold winter's night.


Vodkas, all sold at local Wine and Spirits stores:


• Whipped, $14.99

• Chocolate Whipped, $11.99

• Cake, $11.99


• Kissed Caramel, $11.99

• Fluffed Marshmallow, $12.99


• Cookies & Cream, $10.99

Cupcake wines, $11.99


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