So we have another vodka hitting the streets now from wine country. The good people at Trinchero Family Estates, known for their awesome wines, have created a high-end premium vodka that does not have the high-end price tag to go with it. (Average Price $23 for a 750ml) Menage a Trois Vodkas

Trinchero has been in the game now for 15 years making premium California wine. Since their wines have been so successful, they decided to keep their feet in the water and make gluten-free vodka in three flavors (Classic Vodka, Citrus, and Berry).

Now, I have come across a ton of vodkas in my day and most of them are good but how good can vodka really be? The answer is, really great, and Ménage Trois Vodkas have nailed it. From the time I opened the bottles I could smell the quality in all three of these.

First off, let me tell you about the creating process they use to make these amazing spirits.

  • Made from the finest American corn which gives it aStill sweet, buttery characteristic. Which is also why it is gluten-free.
  • Distilled six times, creating a pure, clean, super-smooth vodka
  • They use pristine California mountain spring water. Water is the most important ingredient in making a quality vodka.
  • They use a proprietary triple filtration system which enhances the flavor and texture giving it a silky and mouth feel with a clean sweet finish.
  • With the "flavor" vodkas, they use only All-natural fruit flavors. Using real fruit means real fruit flavor.

So as you see, Trinchero has definitely taking the time to create an extremely high-quality vodka that will compete with the other guys that have been around for years.

Even their flavored vodkas are 80 proof, which when it comes to flavored vodkas most of the competitors have a lower proof because it really is not a "vodka", it is a flavored liqueur, but they put vodka on the label to get you to buy it.

Key notes of the Ménage Trois Citrus include:Menage Citrus Vodka

  • Huge flavor
  • You get tart Lemons, Lime, and sweet Oranges on the palate
  • Bright and Exuberant, which makes it a noticeable counterpart for cocktails

Key notes of the Ménage Trois Berry include: Menage Vodka Berry

  • Amazing flavor of Luscious ripe raspberries, cranberries, and pomegranate
  • Tastes like you are eating fresh berries that were just picked
  • Subtle differences with each sip. One time you will get cranberry and then the next it is raspberry and so on. This makes it a clever addition to cocktails since it is like having a variety of drinks in one glass


The Ménage Trois
Menage a Trois
Created by: Pamela Wiznitzer, The Dead Rabbit NYC

1 oz Ménage Trois Vodka
1 oz Ménage Trois Pinot Noir
1 oz Ménage Trois Pinot Grigio
3/4 oz St. Germain
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
Bar Spoon of Honey
3 Dashes of Orange Bitters

Shake all ingredients and strain over ice into a wine goblet or tall glass; garnish with a lime wedge!

Ménage Trois Clear Conscience
Created by: Pamela Wiznitzer, The Dead Rabbit NYC

Clear Conscious

1 1/2 oz Ménage Trois Vodka
1/2 oz Agave Nectar
3 Mint Leaves Juice of 1 Lemon
Ginger Beer

Fill shaker with ice and add Ménage Trois Vodka, nectar, 3 mint leaves, and lemon juice. Shake and pour into a highball glass. Top with ginger beer to taste and garnish with a mint leave that has been smacked in your palm.

Naked EmbraceNaked Embrace
Created by: Niccole Trzaska, The Liberty NYC

1 1/2 oz Ménage Trois Vodka
1/4 oz Lime Juice
1 1/4 oz Lavender Tonic

Combine all ingredients over ice and stir; garnish with a lime wedge.

As you can see, I highly recommend all of theTrincheroMenage a Trois Cocktail Ménage Trois Vodkas. Give them a try and see the difference for yourself and I know you will fall in love with them as much as I did. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think. Cheers