Puff, puff, cocoa puffs. Do liquor companies know that they don’t have to trick us into drinking by using Fruity Pebble flavors? If we wanted fro yo, we’d go to the place down the street with the pink awning. But that’s just us. What do you say to these latest bubblegum boozes?


Cupcake vodka has added Ginger Snap and Verry Berry to its line of flavors. Both are now available nationwide for $17.99 a 750-ml. Distilled six times, Ginger Snap evokes cinnamon, ginger and clove, while Verry Berry offers raspberry, blueberry and blackberry bouquets. This is the same label that brought us Chiffon, Devil’s Food and Frosting vodkas last April.


Introducing Burnett’s Blue Raspberry. The 35%-abv entry is priced at $9.99 a 750-ml. and will also be available in 1.75-liter, 1-liter and 50-ml. sizes. The new addition marks the 26th flavor in the Burnett’s portfolio. “We have a reasoned approach to flavor development. The most important element is relevancy to our core consumers,” Reid Hafer, senior brand manager, Burnett’s gin and vodkas, told Shanken News Daily. “As a result, we’ve avoided esoteric flavors.”


Noir chocolate wine now comes in V’Nilla Noir. V’Nilla Noir uses the same recipe as Premium Blend’s Choco Noir variant but substitutes French vanilla cream for chocolate. The Noir line, which is 14%-abv and sells for around $10-$11 a bottle, already includes Choco Noir Chocolate, Raspberry and Espresso flavors.