This is a really big day at MODG territory. I’m about to introduce you to a new member of the cast. For years you’ve known B and Charlie and Willy and then G. Now, you’re about to meet someone else. I posted on the MODG fb page that our new member is *slightly* hairier than me and really loves a sweet pink martini.
YES it’s my DAD.
Duh. That was so obv.
A bit about my dad. My dad loves 3 things equally: vacations, alcohol and cleaning. I know what you’re thinking, everyone likes vacations, alcohol and cleaning. First of all, no, no one likes cleaning. And no one likes vacations and alcohol AS MUCH as my dad. He was like, hmm, vacations are *pretty* awesome. How can I go on a million more of them? I KNOW, I’LL BE A TRAVEL AGENT. And then he was like, hmmm alcohol is pretty awesome. I’LL CREATE ALL OF MY OWN DRINKS PUT THEM IN AN IMPORTANT BINDER AND NAME THEM ALL AFTER MYSELF. And then he had a daughter that started a blog where she just talked a lot about herself.
And my dad doesn’t like just *any* alcohol. He enjoys himself a stiff martini glass of sugar rimmed fruity candy sweetness. Despite my true fondness for gummy candy and sugar sweets, I do not like a sweet martini. 21 year old Amanda learned a real life lesson about sweet drinks a few nights hanging over the toilet. (21, 19, whatever. My dad is reading this.)
Here is a typical conversation between me and my dad.
Dad: Hey wanna try the new martinis I invented?
Me: Ok sure.
Dad: It’s called Pete’s Perfect Punch.
Me: Isn’t that what the last one was called?
Dad: No, that was PEDRO’s Punch
Me: Oh I must be confusing it with that other one…
Dad: You’re thinking of Peter’s Pizzazy Punch
Me: Yes that must be it. So what’s in this one?
Dad: It’s cotton candy vodka mixed with bubble gum vodka mixed with actual gummy bears mixed with sugar.
Me: Sounds good???
Dad: Yeah I just wish it was a little sweeter.
Me: I see what you’re saying…
He then has them all laminated and alphabetized in a bar binder complete with images, food pairings, comments and experiences and modifications.
So when these folks asked me to do a review for them, I was like NO LEAVE ME ALONE. They literally stalked me for months. Then I was like…wait a minute…This is a job for PEDRO’S LAB.
I told my dad that I needed him for super secret level MODG business and he was ON IT. The only thing my dad likes better than super secret business matters, giving others his opinion on super secret business matters.
So without further apoo, I give you
REVIEWS OF STUFF BY PETE
Of course being limited to only one bottle: Piece of Cake….Chocolate Cake…I can not fully give a complete professional review on the entire line. (the company makes a 3 pack of flavors and Pete REALLY wanted the sampler)
Upon receiving my well wrapped bottle of Chocolate Cake, my first impression is the marketing, the look of the bottle.
I will never forget the exact moment I first laid eyes on 3 Olives Cherry Vodka…love at first sight! (He *vaguely* remembers my birth fyi) it just looked cool, refreshing and fun. I asked the Barmaid (is this like a mermaid?) what that was and she said they just got it in and really didn’t have any special drinks, so at the bar I invented one (PETER TO THE RESCUE).
I asked her to put some sour mix, Cointreau, cherry vodka and add a cherry and serve it as a Martini. She did, it was incredible and before long about 15 people at the bar were trying the new drink I named “Cherry Blonde.” (Good thing it was named. This is a front runner in the binder). It is now on this famous restaurants drink menu and doing rather well.
I am torn on Piece of Cake bottle look because the middle does have nice pictures of Chocolate Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Strawberry Shortcake Liqueur. But the rest of the bottle looks very serious to me. Sort of “I mean business” type of drink. I guess the more I look at it, it is very professional and appealing. Is that what they wanted? (omg we’re still talking about the bottle Dad?)
Ok…the liqueur it self. 1st & foremast I am a Chocoholic, an avid martini maker with over 100 great recipes and a drink book I have started 5 years ago with close to 250 drink recipes….. so I have the right credentials for this taste test. (What did I tell you?)
I like the taste of P.O.C. Chocolate Cake a lot just as a straight shot. Not real heavy and sweet like I expected. I am not sure how many people can do shot after shot of these but the taste is really nice alone (I’m picturing my dad in a lab coat with a palette cleanser and a notepad doing straight shots. Normal.)
Not having the other flavors (man he wants that sampler pack), I tried a few recipes that were enclosed: Tootsie Pop Martini, Choco Taco Martini and German Chocolate Cake Martini. All very good. No complaints. Light, tasty, and a great 1st drinks I would be proud to serve and add to my drink menu (WOAH, THIS IS HUGE).
But did I stop there?…oh no!
I experimented with:
* adding plain vodka to kick it up…very good.
* adding to my favorite liqueur: Jamaican Rum Cream (sort of Bailey’s on steroids) WONDERFUL!
* added to coffee…not a fan of sweet coffees but with some cream it worked.
* put it over strawberries & bananas… nice! (What??)
*tiramisu…spectacular! (Where did you get tiramisu?)
* Ice cream…perfect. (Mom’s gonna be mad at you)
*added to the mixture for French Toast…again very good (I hope you at least warned everyone about this)
*hot chocolate…a new level! (Oh jesus…)
No real negative comments. I like the product and would certainly be driven to try the other companion products…probably as a sampler (Did he mention he wants the sampler?).
And there you have it my friends. Fancy Pete’s take on Piece of Cake Chocolate Liquor. As you can see, Pete takes his shit SERIOUSLY. Do you want Pete to review your weird thing? He’ll do it. He’ll really do it if it’s a cleaning device that pours bubble gum vodka shots in the Caribbean. But he’ll review other stuff too. You just BETTER send him the sampler if you have one.
Thanks Dad. Great work on your internet debut.
Now go internet, and drink really sweet drinks till you puke. My dad said so.