You see, Pinnacle is not the only company that makes cake-flavored vodka. And while I was aware that Cupcake Vineyards, of the wildly popular wine offerings, had entered the market with their own cupcake-flavored vodka, I have yet to locate it locally. Even though cupcake vodka continues to elude me, today’s trip to the packie did result in the discovery of this new bakery-inspired vodka to try: UV White Cake Flavored Vodka.
I know, I know. How many cake-flavored vodkas do you need? Well, the same could be said for every flavor of vodka, be it raspberry, blueberry, chocolate, and plain. But you see, having options is a good thing. Each of us can then find what suits our own tastes and budgets, unhindered by a monopoly that holds us hostage with their offerings. I see no problem with more cake vodka.
You may recall that I reviewed Pinnacle’s Cake Vodka in the spring just before it debuted. The end result was that, while it is an innovative offering, there remains a noticeably harsh bite to it that, while it has not kept me from drinking Pinnacle’s Cake Vodka, is something I would rather not experience. Not in a vodka meant to be mixed.
UV’s Cake Vodka brings all those good qualities of cake vodka–the delectable aroma, the sweet, cakey taste, and the endless possibilities for cake-inspired cocktail recipes–without the harshness. You read that right: even drinking it straight, UV does not bite like Pinnacle does. This cake plays nicely with mixers, or even as a straight shot.
It is definitely sweet. But that’s what you’d expect something cake-flavored to be. And no, it doesn’t taste exactly like a cake, but that would be difficult to achieve in a beverage, regardless. Still it is a great contender and not one to be ignored simply because of its low price tag.
I paid $13.99 for my bottle of UV Cake Vodka, which is about the same price that the similarly-sized bottle of Pinnacle Cake sells for around here (except at one rip-off local packie, but we won’t talk about that right now…). The bars may consider these offerings “bottom shelf” for their prices, but they’re worth a second look–and taste. The price is low-end, but the contents are not.
Now there’s more cake to drink, too!
- ice cubes
- 1 part UV Cake Vodka
- 1 part coconut rum
- 3 parts lemonade (if not using homemade, I prefer Newman’s Own All Natural Virgin Lemonade)
- Drop some ice cubes into a glass. Pour over them the vodka, rum, and lemonade. Stir and serve.
Disclosure: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine alone, based upon my personal experience. While the bottle of Pinnacle Cake Vodka used for my previous review was provided free of charge by White Rock Distilleries to sample, I purchased the bottle of UV Cake Vodka for this review with my own money.