360 Vodka Celebrates National Donut Day With A ‘Hole-y’ Flavor, Introduced 360 Glazed Donut

May 30, 2012 9:16 AM EDT | By Amanda Remling
Glazed Donut
360 Vodka has introduced their newest flavor just in time for National Donut Day, 360 Glazed Donut. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Friday, June 1 marks 2012's National Donut Day, and while Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts will be giving away free donuts**, 360 Vodka has their own spin on the "hole-y" day. To commemorate one of America's favorite sweet treats, 360 Vodka has announced that their newest "mouth-watering flavor" is 360 Glazed Donut.

National Donut Day has been celebrated on the first Friday of June since 1938. The "Hole"-iday was declared by the Salvation Army to "help raise funds for people in need during the depression," reports PRNewswire.com.

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To celebrate the donut, and everything the O-shaped snack stands for, 360 Vodka wanted to capture the "deep, sweet aroma and unmistakable flavor." The vodka company claims that their latest flavor, 360 Glazed Donut captures the "irresistible taste of America's most-popular donut, Glazed," without packing on the pounds.

The 360 Glazed Donut flavor is 80 calories (per 1.0 ounce shot), compared to the 350 calories crammed inside your average glazed donut. While I'm sure the company doesn't suggest you trading out your donut in the morning for a shot of 360 Glazed Donut, isn't it nice knowing you can treat yourself to that same yummy flavor without feeling guilty about the calories?

So how do the vodka makers suggest enjoying their latest flavor venture? On the rocks is always an easy option, but if you want to get crafty with 360 Glazed Donut, check out these three recipes courtesy of 360 Vodka.

Boston Cream Donut

  • 1 ½ oz 360 Glazed Donut
  • 2 scoops Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream

360 Vodka suggest putting the ingredients (minus the whipped cream) into a blender with a scoop of ice. Once the treat is blended to your desired consistency, pour it into a glass, top with whipped cream (and chocolate sprinkles if you're a sprinkles on your donut person) and enjoy!

Apple Fritter Martini

  • 1 ½ oz 360 Glazed Donut
  • 3 oz Apple juice
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup

We've all had an apple martini, but has an apple fritter martini ever been placed before you? 360 Vodka suggests adding the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Once the ingredients have been shaken up, strain the liquid into a chilled martini glass (rimmed with sugar and cinnamon if you so desire) and add an apple slice for garnish!

Chocolate Glazed

  • 1 ½ oz 360 Glazed Donut
  • 3 oz Chocolate milk

With only two ingredients, this chocolate drink is a quick make. 360 Vodka suggest adding the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Once the mixture is shaken, strain the liquid into a chilled martini glass and enjoy. To add a little jazz to the drink, put sugar and cocoa around the martini glass rim.

360 Vodka has already brought liquor lovers a wide selection of vodka flavors. Their 23 flavors of vodka range from Georgia Peach and Double Chocolate, to Cola and Madagascar Vanilla. Their vodka is 80 proof and distilled from American grain.

"Confectionary flavors are one of the hottest trends in mixology and we're thrilled to introduce this innovative and quintessentially American flavor to our collection of eco-friendly flavored vodkas," Vic Morrison, Vice-President of Marketing for the Earth Friendly Distilling Company said of the latest flavor to hit shelves.

The liquor brand prides itself on being eco-friendly throughout every stage of distilling, using 50% recycled glass for each 360 bottle, and using 100% recycled paper for their labels.

** Krispy Kreme will be offering all their US and Canada customers a free donut with no purchase required. Dunkin Donuts will be giving away a free donut with the purchase of a beverage.


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