WIll we ever get tired of novelty vodka?

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After Absolut introduced us to flavored vodkas years ago, is anyone still amused with all the exotic flavors distillers can dream up? Yeah, I still am, oddly. So I was intrigued by Three Olives -- one of the fancy "quadruple-distille and quadruple-filtered" brands coming out with three new flavors: root beer, tomato and triple shot espresso.

The last one says that three shots of espresso are infused into the vodka. Is that per bottle? Is there a caffeine boost? Not sure. The tomato version is really meant for a Bloody Mary, with horseradish and pepper included. Or maybe just a Bloody Mary-flavored shot.

These are not by any means the most innovative vodkas out there. Liquorsnob has chronicled the black vodkas. Trifter did a survey of vodka novelities, including prepackaged shots, vodka sifted through and packaged with gems, or flavored with garlic. As the DrinkShop and a trip to any big liquor store informs you, there is virtually no fruit or spice that has not been vodkafied at this point. Like rose vodka? You've got Pinky and a few other choices. Poland's Bison Vodka is infused not with meat but with a single blade of grass from where Bison roamed. Vodka flavoring is now apparently an extreme sport.
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