i like me some occasional vodka. and i am definitely a fan of some raspberry or pear or green apple flavored vodka. in fact, my closest friends think i order ‘chick drinks,’ which they believe fits my personality, complementing my hybrid car, mac laptop, iphone, professor tiggens (my cat), working in west la, opposing prop 8, etc.
the problem with their theory about my lifestyle (other than my wife and daughter) is the fact that i don’t eat sushi. methinks i’m one of only three people in california that doesn’t eat sushi. but there’s a reason for this: i hate fish. can’t stand it. i never eat it if i can help it. same goes for shellfish. it’s not a kosher thing, i just prefer never to eat fish. and while i’ll eat what’s served to me as a guest at a friend’s home or a function, given the option, i’ll never order or eat fish.
so, i was intrigued when my colleague, dr. peter lanfer, recently told me he’d found a solution to my dilemma. he brought my attention this new delicacy: smoked salmon flavored vodka. i am guessing he figured that this would be one way to get me to try fish.
he was wrong.
this is perhaps the most disgusting idea since the hamburger-filled twinkie. seriously. this looks disgusting. the last thing i want is anything to smell like fish when i’m drinking – especially my drink! seriously, what kind of utter depravity is this? (ht: jim west) think about it: fish vodka. mmm… it just rolls right off the tongue… and into the toilet. (ht: peter lanfer)
the best part is the quote from the makers of this vomit vodka:
the current formula took 48 tries, and some of the first 47 attempts were downright disgusting. “Definitely the first few times we had our heave bucket close by,” MacDonald said. “It was pretty bad, and you know, greasy.
methinks i shall stick to my guns. my vodka will remain tasting like chick drinks, and i shall continue to refrain from eating fish. this just reinforces by prior convictions. but, this would make a great gift for that one colleague you really ought to buy a gift for, but really don’t want to. maybe bundle it with a bottle of ipecac to help the process.