Smirnoff Green Apple
70 Proof – Vodka
Approx. $11.99 750ml
Tonight, I decided to possibly find out if I had something in the cabinets that I had not yet reviewed. I managed to find one bottle that I’ve had for so long that I kind of wish it had a “born on date” like some beers do, because I’m a little curious as to how long ago I purchased it. We’ve actually taken this to several liquor induced gatherings figuring someone would drink it, but we somehow always end up coming home with this unopened bottle. We originally purchased it for a few cocktails we were making that called for an apple vodka. I ended up buying Smirnoff Green Apple simply because it was one of the cheapest apple vodkas that was readily available.
After finally getting around to opening the bottle, it smells just like a green apple lollipop. However the taste is not nearly as good. It has that distinct rubbing alcohol taste that I find in most cheap vodkas. As a shot it is undrinkable. I got goosebumps and cringed. I then moved on to mixing it with a watermelon soda. This was okay but still nothing that you would want to drink regularly or in bulk. The green apple taste is only found as a lingering faint taste.
Unless you are mixing it in a cocktail that calls for a small amount of this vodka, or is hiding in a combination of other liquors and mixers, just stick to a better quality vodka. At least I was able to finish the bottle off and am able to free up a valuable spot in the liquor cabinet. I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be purchasing another bottle of it again. I feel like since we’ve started doing these reviews that I’ve been fortunate enough to have found some great liquors that I may have otherwise just passed up, but I also feel like I have had to go through even more poor quality/mediocre bottles to find them. At least this one is complete and over with.