Blackout Wednesday: Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Strawberry Vodka

When it comes to alcohol, most guys have their beer and whiskey, and most girls stick to the typical vodka soda standby. Back in college, Burnett’s was the alcohol of choice for the pregame; mixed with some lemonade or some kind of carbonated soda, we were good to rage at the bars.

Now that I’m in the real world, I’ve moved on to classier brands like Grey Goose, Absolut, and just recently, Three Olives.

Speaking of sophisticated alcohol, Three Olives recently launched their “Marilyn Monroe Strawberry” vodka. Old-Hollywood glamor and a smooth, distilled flavor in one bottle never sounded so chic.

As one of the world’s greatest cultural icons, Marilyn Monroe inspired the arts and entertainment industry with her timeless beauty and grace. In collaboration with The Estate of Marilyn Monroe, Three Olives premium vodka, imported from England, offers fans a change to honor the actress’ style and elegance. The sweet strawberry flavor and a hint of cream is symbolic of Marilyn’s flirty and luscious personality, so this is something that you definitely want to drink with a red-carpet dress, white gloves and red lips.

The bottle itself is a fun and whimsical conversation piece, perfect for entertaining guests. It contains 750 mL of alcohol, and a frosted glass body with a picture window of one of Marilyn’s iconic poses, the wind-blown white halter dress. It is draped in a strawberry-colored band adorned with Marilyn’s signature along with the brand name.

The alcohol releases a faint strawberry-cream aroma upon opening, as if you were drinking a strawberry creamsicle. It is cool and crisp, and easy and smooth to the taste, just versatile enough as a party shot or combined with a favorite mixer.

Below are a few recipes to try out with this dazzling new vodka. Bonus points if you’re drinking this while wearing pearls, pinkies up. If you’re a fan of wearing pearls, being classy, and drinking light vodka, this brand should make its way to your cabinet, stat.

“The Marilyn”
Ingredients:
2 parts Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Strawberry Vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
Splash of half and half
Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.

“Strawberry Blond”
Ingredients:
2 parts Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Strawberry Vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
2 parts club soda
Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a strawberry.

“Marilyn Blush”
Ingredients:
2 parts Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Strawberry Vodka
2 parts club soda
Splash of grenadine
Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a strawberry.

Happy drinking, 20-somethings! 🙂

Hannah Gettleman

Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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