…..When Loopy Vodka first came out, it was like the wild west with flavored vodkas. Every week a new flavor came out, each trying to top the last. Three Olives Loopy Vodka was the brands first big “success” in my opinion when it comes to the crazy flavors. But now in 2014 it’s lost a lot of steam. Do people still want to get buzzed of a bowl of cereal? Drink a slice of cake? Here’s our review for those that still haven’t tried it.
First Impression: One thing I’ve always liked about Three Olives vodka is the simple yet eye-catching bottle designs. They take their basic long slim bottle and on the inside create an image that pops right at you. In this case it’s those bright colorful rings that any idiot could see is their attempt to relate this product to the cereal. When you open it up it’s kind of scary how real this one smells. I took a whiff and thought I was at the breakfast table with only 20 minutes left before I have to catch the bus to school.
The Taste:..Three Olives themselves describe Loopy as “A dastardly delicious medley of tropical fruit and imported English vodka”. Delicious is a matter of opinion, but what it does do is perfectly capture the taste of a bowl of froot loop cereal, with a nice buzz of alcohol behind it. You can taste the tropical red berries and get a strong sense of citrus. I found myself wanting to try it with milk, which is of course what the brand suggests. Honestly, I like it, but it’s limited in my opinion to suicide drinks (drinks with tons of ingredients) like punches, shots, or like they suggest, with some milk. That doesn’t make it a bad product, in fact I think it’s a pretty awesome idea they brought to life. We took chilled shots, we mixed it with milk, we tried it with the usual suspect mixers like spite, coke, etc and found that it works best as a shot, or mixed with fruit juices, maybe as a punch.It’s pretty sweet. It’s mimicking the flavor of a children’s cereal that is essentially sugar and oats, so that is expected, but if you don’t like sweet drinks this one might not be for you. If you weren’t a fan of the cereal you wont like this.
.Price: $17.99/$19.99 – 750 ML
Overall: This one has its pros and cons, but overall it’s a pretty cool concept that does make for some interesting drinks, and I would recommend anyone to at least try it at the bar before buying a bottle and see for yourself. We get more emails about this vodka than any other product, and the #1 thing we get asked for in emails are drink recipes. So we’ve pointed out a few below, and linked to some as well.
LoopHole Martini – Intoxicology 101 Original
2 Parts Milk
1 Part Loopy Vodka
1 part Frangelico (Hazelnut liqueur)
Take a hand full of Froot loops and crush them into a sugar like substance. Take a Martini glass and rim it with your crushed Froot loops. From there combine all ingredients into a shaker. Shake and strain into your martini glass.
Loopy Berry Splash
1 part Loopy Vodka
1 part Cranberry Juice
1 part Ginger ale
Mix together all your ingredients and serve over ice.
B.O.C. ( Bowl of Cereal/Breakfast of Champions)
1 Part Three Olives Loops
2 Parts Milk
Serve as a shot or build over ice.
1 Part Loopy Vodka
1 Part Cranberry Juice
Splash of Lime
Mix all ingredients together over ice and serve on the rocks.