Back in March Voli Vodka started following us on Twitter and as a result we became aware of the spirit. Shortly thereafter, Pitbull signed on as their spokesperson and Voli started to see some positive press.
For those not familiar, Voli is a low-calorie vodka. It claims to have 40% less calories and more electrolytes than leading brands, as well as nutrition facts right on the bottle.
They were kind enough to send samples and we were thirsty enough to drink all of them.
Sample flavors included: espresso vanilla fusion, orange vanilla, lemon, cocoa raspberry and lyte.
Here’s the verdict:
Espresso Vanilla Fusion – No mixer needed. The majority of us sampled this straight. With less of an ABV than most vodka (it’s 30%, or 60 proof), it didn’t have the harsh after-taste. It was quite smooth. One of our writers put it in his coffee. It was no Bailey’s, but he enjoyed the extra kick.
Orange Vanilla – A summer creamsicle smoothie’s best friend. The ladies of DIA continued to discuss all the possibilities of this flavor. The general consensus was that it would be great in a smoothie or frozen beverage, sipped poolside.
Lemon – Sampled with the traditional soda water and then with sprite, topped with a lemon peel garnish (obviously). Again, easy to drink. No harsh vodka taste, yet smooth tangy lemon tones.
Raspberry Cocoa – The perfect combination of flavors. I may be bias as I always opt for the chocolate raspberry truffle desserts, but this is my favorite Voli flavor. Sampled to highlight the raspberry and not the cocoa, we enjoyed this with Prosecco, a splash of cran and fresh raspberries.
Lyte – We can’t confirm or deny the calories of this “lyte” option, however, consistent with the other flavors, it’s smooth and easy to drink.
Overall, we enjoyed Voli. It doesn’t pack on the same buzz as other vodkas, but is a lovely tradeoff for calorie conscious drinkers. We can confidently say that Orange Vanilla and Raspberry Cocoa will be poured and sipped over and over again this summer.
Had a chance to try Voli Vodka? We’re interested in hearing your take.
Next Round: Crunk Juice vs. Four Loko Taste Test Challenge (it’s what the cool kids are doing these days)
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