So, we finally broke down and bought a bottle of Pinnacle Whipped
Vodka. We scoffed at first at all those commercials but they wore us
down. Even other vodka brands started getting themselves whipped and
fluffed and goodness knows what else. We couldn't take it anymore. So
when we were browsing around the liquor store (yes, we are the kind of
people who browse in liquor stores) we saw the Pinnacle bottles, noted
that they were reasonably priced and put one in our basket. Back home
we approached the blue bottle with doubt. But, you know what? It's
good. Really good. Sweet but not overly so and not at all artificial
tasting which we had assumed it would be. We...um...may have gone
through a few more bottles since then...
Because these vodkas are both sweeter and lower in alcohol than
traditional vodkas, we've had to recalibrate recipes and also try new
ones. There are plenty of Pinnacle recipes out there but we've kind of
borrowed bits and pieces from here and there and added our own ideas.
This particular cocktail is a good example of how much different the
Pinnacle is than a standard vodka. An ounce of lemon juice to two
ounces of vodka should be sour as hell but this drink is in perfect
balance. And it's yummy, too. Cheers!
2 oz. Pinnacle Whipped vodka
1 oz. Lemon juice
1/2 oz. Simple syrup
1 oz. cream or half & half (I actually used fat free half & half)
1 oz. whipped cream topping
Add the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and cream to a cocktail shaker
and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail
glass. Garnish with the whipped cream topping.