Thinking about your New Year’s line up? What cocktails are on deck? We’re sure you have the classics: Martinis, Vodka Cranberry, Bloody Mary’s and many more! SO we thought we’d take a look at one of the most prominent ingredients in these cocktails and share some exciting new options for you. Let’s talk about Vodka.
Unlike whiskey or tequila, vodka can be distilled from pretty much anything. Anything seriously means, anything!
Let’s look at some of the most interesting vodkas we could find. Would you try these?
Main Ingredient: Figs
Figenza is distilled six times,but is said to retain some of its subtle fig flavor if you sip it neat. This is not fruit-flavored cop-out, it’s a real example of a vodka that can be made out of fruit.
Main Ingredient: Quinoa
Quinoa is so good for you they made it into Vodka! This 2020 Millennial Competition Silver winner is made from South American quinoa as the main ingredient. The Fair Spirits brand is focused on making sustainable beverages. This vodka is said to have a nutty aroma and a spicier taste than your run-of-the-mill vodka.
Blk Eye Vodka
Main Ingredient: Black-Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Distilling Co. credits their innovative idea to a “bad drought and a bold idea” turning a failing crop to the world’s first vodka distilled from black-eyed peas. This spirit has hints of vanilla and nutty flavor.
Black Cow Vodka
Main Ingredient: Milk
The Black Cow Distillery in England makes a vodka distilled from 100-percent whole milk. To make it, the distillers separate the curds from the whey of the milk, and ferment the whey into a sort of beer. They then distill this concoction into vodka. As a result, you can actually get some of the creaminess coming from its main ingredient.
Vermont Gold Vodka
Main Ingredient: Maple Syrup
Vodka is often made from sugar, so it’s not that crazy to think of making vodka from maple syrup, but definitely is not something you find a lot. Vermont Spirits makes this vodka from maple sap, not syrup. Most of the maple flavor is lost during the production, with just a slight aroma sticking around.
With so many options I’m sure you’ll find ones that suit your dietary restrictions, or maybe just pique your interest. We hope you have a wonderful and safe new year! Here’s to 2022!