Flavored spirits have seen a serious transformation over the past couple of years. It wasn’t all that long ago that the most innovative flavors were vanilla and raspberry, stepping out of the lemon and orange comfort zone. Today, however, there are some pretty incredible expressions making their way into the market, and while some of them may come off a bit intimidating and out of the ordinary (Peanut Butter and Jelly Vodka, anybody?) they still get people to try new things, and for that I can be nothing but grateful.

Today I’m tasting through some pretty fantastic flavored spirits that are perfect for the Spring season (which I hear is eventually going to show itself). While I am, more often than not, opposed to the thought of drinking overly sweet drinks anytime of year, I found that these spirits don’t fall into the typical mold of flavors. They’re new, innovative, and damn are they tasty!

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