The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev has thrown some sarcastic shade at her former co-stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley.

It all went down on the E! News Instagram page yesterday (August 18), when a photo of the duo enjoying their new bourbon Brother’s Bond was reposted with a cheeky question.

The publication asked: “POV: You’re Elena on #TheVampireDiaries. Who are you choosing?”, tagging Nina in the comments, who played fan-favourite Elena.

Wittily sidestepping whether she would chase Damon or Stefan, Ian and Paul’s respective characters in the vampire drama, Nina directly responded that she would choose “the bourbon”, instead, alongside a winky face emoji.

Burn! Over her six-season run on the show her character was romantically involved with both brothers, so perhaps best to pick the drink.

Last year, Somerhalder teased their joint business venture on social media, writing to his followers: “Can you imagine if the Salvatore brothers had their OWN bourbon? Well, it’s coming! @paulwesley and I have been working our asses off with our incredible team to make this happen.

“WITH passion, hard work and an uncompromising quest/thirst for quality, we have arrived!” he announced.

“We want to share with you something very special and dear to us. You’ve given us so many wonderful years as these characters and we want to bring you something to enjoy that brings back some great memories and some good times to come! It’s going to be fun.”