October 12, 2005

Orange V Vodka Review

Name: Orange V Vodka
Orange-Flavored Vodka
Alcohol Content:76 Proof
Typical Price: Under $30 (750 ml bottle)

Orange V VodkaMost of the time when we try a flavored vodka, the taste falls into two categories. On one end of the spectrum, the vodka taste is overpowering while the flavoring is hidden away, waving to your tastebuds from a distance. On the other extreme, the vodka can be overpowered by the chemical flavoring of a convenience store popsicle. Not so with Orange V, an organic American vodka we recently discovered.

With Orange V, the citrus flavor is right out there in front, coating your tongue with an intense flavor of oranges. But we're not talking about the Tang of chemical orange flavors, either...this is the real stuff. We're talking Valencias, Mandarins and Tangerines; real Florida oranges and essential oils, making your palate stand up and take notice. To be honest, our reviewers either loved or hated the stuff - if you like your orange vodka to taste a whole lot like oranges, go get a bottle. If you like your orange vodka to taste more like vodka or the flavoring to be subtle, you may want to look elsewhere.

We're not saying the vodka is anything less than quality - it's a well-crafted, quadruple distilled spirit that happens to kick you in the tongue with citrus flavor. We enjoyed it chilled, and one reviewer swore up and down that the citrus taste was so pure they could taste the pith of the oranges after a sip. We also mixed it with fresh-squeezed orange juice to make the best Screwdriver we've had in years. It also tasted good, and developed a more delicate tinge, when we mixed it with mandarin orange-flavored seltzer water, on the rocks.

One thing we think is important to remember is that while it's important to test liquors under optimum conditions, there are a lot of vodkas that taste good when mixed with orange juice fresh out of the juicer. But it's also important to stress-test your booze too, to make sure it holds up under adverse conditions.

In a move that would probably make Orange V's creators cringe, we also mixed Orange V with Orangina, which hid some of the vodka's sweetness and made for a slightly more tart experience. We also mixed up a batch of Dumpster Juice, and we're happy to say Orange V held its own against some very sweet liqueurs.

All in all, Orange V was offered the most intense orange flavor we've had this side of a liqueur, without the added sugar. We recommend it both as a mixer in orange-based drinks, and on the rocks. We've also heard it makes Cosmopolitans sing, though we haven't had a chance to try them yet.

Rating: Four out of Five Liquor Snob Icon

Site: www.orangev.com
Previously on Liquor Snob: Orange V Vodka Arrives for Review

Read More in: Reviews | Vodka

Share this Article with others: social bookmarking

Related Articles:

Came straight to this page? Visit Liquor Snob for all the latest news.

Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 12, 2005 5:27 AM

TrackBack

Recent Comments

Good stuff made with good ingredients, unlike cheap stuff made with distillery discards. We shall see more high quality liquers of this kind increase on the store shelves as the fuel value of distillery discards rise and are then sold to the fuel industry instead of being passed on to bush league bottlers.


Posted by: Scooterboy at May 29, 2009 5:30 PM

Scott - sorry it took us so long to get back on this. Doesn't look like Orange V is available in CO, but they have a recommended site where you can order it over the Internet. The shipping's a bit prohibitive, but if you get a few bottles it's not bad, so maybe a few friends can chip in on a bulk order.

The site they recommend is Astor Wines:
http://www.astoruncorked.com/

Or, you could take a little drive over to Idaho...


Posted by: Liquor Snob at October 19, 2005 9:15 AM

Sounds good, I live in Colorado, where can I find this?


Posted by: Scott at October 17, 2005 11:51 PM
Post a comment









Remember personal info?




Please enter the letter "b" in the field below:
Please press Post only once. Submission of comments takes up to 20 seconds because of Spam Filtering.
Trackbacks

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Orange V Vodka Review:

» Paula's Texas Orange Liqueur from Liquor Snob
We love truth in advertising, and there's nothing that turns us off faster than a product sporting a wacky name with no relevance to the item in question. We think it's important to let people know what you're about instead...[Read More]

» Tito's Vodka Arrives For Review from Liquor Snob
We're thinking we should start calling ourselves "Vodka Snob," based on all the vodka we've been covering lately, but what can we say? We're finding some really cool stuff. The latest bottle we've gotten our hands on is Tito's Handmade...[Read More]

» Paula's Texas Orange Liqueur Review from Liquor Snob
Paula's Texas Orange Liqueur 80 proof liqueur reminiscent of an orange lemoncello Typical Price: Under $25 for 750ml; currently only available in Texas Initial Thoughts: The first thing that hit us when we opened the bottle was the strong, citrusy...[Read More]

Join the Mailing List Mailing List
Enter your Email


Powered by FeedBlitz
Subscribe - RSS

facebook_badge.jpg twitter_badge.jpg

Recent Comments

Mike commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: I'm enjoying a glass of Tito's Handmade Vodka as this is being written and ...

Alan Bueller commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: Where can I purchase Tito's Handmade Vodka in or near Boca Raton, Fl?...

Scooterboy commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: Yo! Tito! How are ya doing these days? I remember chatting it up with you...

JJ commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: I'm half way through my first bottle of Tito's (over several days). To me i...

jeff commented on Tito's Handmade Vodka Review: It is not possible to say anything other than how great Tito's is in respon...


Visit our other properties at Blogpire.com!

FoodPire

This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
All items Copyright © 1999-2014 Blogpire Productions. Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy