[40%, flavored, sampled in Spain]
A vodka from the house of Belvedere, again. After trying the fantastic regular Belvedere and the not quite as fantastic 100 proof Belvedere Intense, I was very excited to get my hands on this one: Belvedere Pomarancza-Orange.
This one is flavored with orange and a hint of lime, so I found it hard to compare it to any of the non-flavored vodkas. But I thought: why not give it a try anyway?
I just noticed that I’ve never talked about smells here before. Well, I am obviously an idiot. Smells seem pretty important when it comes to vodka.
The first thing you notice when you open a bottle of Belvedere Pomarancza-Orange is its smell. I hope all of the flavoring in this product has been done naturally, because the smell is almost too strong to be true. Don’t get me wrong: it smells good, very sweet and very promising. It’s just suspiciously strong.
Belvedere Pomarancza-Orange is fruity AF
The second thing you notice is that this stuff isn’t all that much fun to drink on its own. Being a Belvedere, it tastes smooth as always, but the fruity flavoring feels too dominant and needs to be balanced with something else. The Pomarancza-Orange in the aftertaste is awesome, especially in a mixed drink.
The bottle design is suave like the original. The price of about 40€ for 700ml is a bit high, though.
works with Ginger Ale or Tonic
This being a fruit flavored vodka, I figured I wasn’t going to mix this with any juice. But I got me some tonic and some ginger ale, and each of them worked very nicely with this one.
If you are going to drink this as a shot (neat and at room temperature), don’t bother. If you’re going to chill it and mix drinks with it, you’re in for a treat!