Clique Vodka Review – Initial Impressions:
Clique Vodka is a brand new, up and coming vodka that is really trying to hit the party scene hard. Originating on the east coast, Clique Vodka has been creating a real hip and young image for itself, really targeting the 21-35 year old crowd. It’s been seen in music videos (such as T-Pain’s new song “Hangover”) as well as been the prime vodka brand at many star studded events.
The bottle is is simple, clean, and looks almost screen printed. Rather than bolstering it’s Latvian roots, it instead goes for that completely modern almost graffiti-style look. As someone within the age group of their demographic, I can defnitely say it’s caught my eye.
But what about the vodka itself? Let’s dive into a shot if Clique Vodka and see how it is!
Clique Vodka Facts
Average Price: $16 per 750 mL
Distilled From: Grain (wheat)
Percent Alcohol: 40%
Produced By: Premier Innovations Group Inc.
Clique Vodka Review -The Shot:
My goal is to record myself take a shot of every vodka brand that I review. Why? Well, nothing describes the pain/joy of taking a shot more than looking at a persons face while he does it! So before I describe the shot, go ahead and press play to observe my immediate reaction.
The shot wasn’t unbearable, but it wasn’t the smoothest either. Because it is made with natural Latvian spring water, the natural flavors give the vodka a sort of flavor, that may or may not make people happy with it as a straight shooter. I personally don’t mind and find Clique Vodka a solid option. For this price range, you could definitely do worse. On grading the shot alone, I believe it’s an average, strong vodka that could be used for shooting at fun, party/raging-type of social gatherings.
Shot Rating: 7/10
Clique Vodka Review -The Mixed Drink:
For this Clique Vodka Review, I chose to make a Vodka Cran as well as Vodka Redbull. I like to keep my Vodka Mixed Drinks and Vodka Cocktails simple when doing reviews.
I found Clique Vodka did much better in a mixed drink. The same flavors that were detected in the straight shot now move to compliment the strong mixers it has been combined with. Cranberry juice is a fairly sharp and tart drink that benefits from this kind of vodka.
I saw just as much benefit with mixing it with the Redbull. Yes, I did use sugar-free redbull (getting close to summer time!) but the result is still the same. This vodka did really well mixing with those strong energy drink flavors we all know, and cut through to really tame the cocktail. Like I’ve said in the past, vodka is always easier when mixed and it’s only natural that it does better in the grading.
Clique Vodka’s strength is definitely being an affordable mixer to bring to parties and just let the drinks flow. Feel free to let your hand fall heavy as your pour cocktails with this vodka.
Mixed Drink Rating: 8/10
Clique Vodka Review -Final Thoughts:
Clique Vodka is a new exciting vodka that is really trying to hit the social scene. Being pictured with all sorts of celebs and party crowds, it’s easy to see the demographic they’re going for.
The shot was smooth on the way down, but had some lingering flavors/burn that may not make everyone happy. It also has a slight flavor from the water used that may or may not be a hit. It’s real strength is it’s ability to bring a cocktail together. Mixing with both cranberry and Redbull, I would gladly bring to my next party to share.
Clique Vodka is slowly working its way across the country. Don’t be the last to know about this fast growing company. Try it out and see if it’s your next party vodka!
Final Rating: 7.5/10