Three Olives Vodka recipes provided by brand representatives. All photos and comments are my own unless otherwise stated.
A quick read of the cocktail name, South Beach Tea, and you might be thinking this is a version of the Long Island Iced Tea. But it is not. This really is just a simple flavored vodka, tea, and soda kind of drink. It’s easy to make with three simple ingredients.
Three Olives Mango Vodka is bottled at 35% alcohol by volume (70 proof)
Retails for approximately $15 to $20 depending on your locale
“A magnificent blend of imported English vodka and the juicy, natural taste of sun-drenched mangos.” – quoted from Three Olives Vodka website
South Beach Tea Recipe
South Beach Tea
2 ounces Three Olives Mango Vodka
4 ounces Sweetened Iced Tea
2 ounces Lemon-lime Soda (Sprite or 7-Up)
Lemon Wedge Garnish
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add liquid ingredients in the order given. Stir briefly. Garnish with lemon wedge if desired.
Three Olives Flavored Vodkas
Three Olives strives to make quality vodka with quality ingredients without pretention. As is evident on many liquor store shelves, there are a plethora of Three Olives Vodka flavors. You’ve probably heard of Loopy, Whipped Cream, Bubble, Root Beer, and Dude to name a few. You may have even formed an opinion about them from the names alone. At a glance flavors such as these might seem juvenile or geared toward the youngest drinkers.
Take another look though. Some of the flavors might not make it to your top ten or even top one hundred list, but they are popular. These flavors are shot friendly, cola friendly, mixer friendly flavors created to celebrate moments and experiences in life. My guess is there isn’t much call for a straight up Whipped Cream Martini or Loopy Old Fashioned. What they are is plain fun.
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Cheri Loughlin is the Omaha writer and photographer behind www.intoxicologist.net and author of Cocktails with a Tryst: An Affair with Mixology and Seduction. You can email Cheri with comments and questions at email@example.com.