Shot of Brandi Visits the Liquor Store

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Last weekend, the hubs and I spent the weekend in the Garden State - New Jersey. In addition to seeing family and friends, one of my favorite things to do is to visit the local liquor store.  Obvious reasons aside, the NJ liquor stores tend to get new spirits before PA stores. So it's a great place to see what new things will be hitting our stores soon! 

It's no joke that the flavored vodka trend has exploded. I mean seriously - look at this aisle of booze! All flavored vodkas. 

To go all Betty White on you for a second, I seriously remember in college when all we had was Bacardi O if we wanted some flavors. Things have some a long way in, er, um, almost 10 years! Eek! 

Not only is this shot of the hub's awesome because he is giving me that "you are going to blog about this look," but he also is holding all of our goods while sporting some awesome WV shorts.

Seriously - you can buy almost any flavor vodka now. 

Burnett's Sugar Cookie vodka could be interesting around the holidays to serve at a cookie exchange or give as a gift with a tray of homemade baked goods! 

I've always been a big fan of Effen (that's what she said), so I was excited to see this new flavor. How refreshing does this sound - Cucumber and Vanilla - a total spa drink! 

Now on to the Wine. I'm always looking for a bottle with a clever label and this trip didn't disappoint!

Sorry for the blur here. My hands were a bit full. 

I wonder what happens when you drink the bottle on the left? 

First there was Bitch wine. Now we have Royal Bitch. Maybe a good option for a Jubillee party for the Queen? I kid.

Speaking of bitches, here's a great wine for a friend who is a Sweet Bitch.

A wine to say congrats? Or for a big Arseno Hall fan! 

Have a Beach House? Keep this on hand. Or use it as a way to say thanks for letting us stay with you! 

And finally, the purchase for Shot of Mom - Three Olives Loopy. I haven't tested it out yet, but I hear it's a little like Fruit Loops and it's sweet. Could this be good for a boozy brunch party with a cereal bar?