Grexit Vodka: Greece's Debt Inspires New Cocktail

Grexit Vodka
Samples of a sour vodka schnapps called "Grexit", labelled with the caricatures of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) and Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis happily raising their glasses under a miserable-looking German Chancellor Angela Merkel, are displayed at the home of German entrepreneur Uwe Dahlhoff in Hamm, western Germany, June 30, 2015. Dahlhoff is tapping into the bittersweet relations between Germany and Greece by patenting the name "Grexit" for a lemon vodka schnapps. The schnapps, available in 2cl and 100ml bottles, will be on sale soon at the price of from about 0.59 Euro cents. Words on label reads : 'even sour makes you happy' Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

If you'd like to get drunk and be reminded of the Greek economic crisis all at once, Uwe Dahlhoff has just the product for you: Grexit vodka. The German entrepeneur trademarked the word "Grexit" last week and set about creating different drinks to go along with it. 

Grexit Vodka1 German entrepeneur Uwe Dahlhoff holds up bottles of "Grexit" vodka. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

The vodka is lemon flavored, an ode to the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Dahlhoff told The Pappas Post, a Greek publication. Dahloff says he is just trying to make the best of a bad situation. "This is satire," he said. "Sometimes you just have to make fun of these things."

The label on Grexit reads "Sauer macht lustig," which translates to "even sour fruit is good." It pictures Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis raising their glasses as German Chancellor Anegal Merkel looks on with a sourpuss face.   

Grexit Vodka 2 Samples of Grexit sour vodka schnapps, an energy drink and regular vodka. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Dahloff plans to release the drink next week. It'll be available in 2 centilitre and 100 ml bottles. Prices start from .59 euro.