Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I like vodka. I enjoy both vodka made from grain and potato...I've even had, and enjoyed, vodka made from honey! Generally, I like my vodka cold (I store it in my wine fridge) and straight up. Sometimes, I'll add a squeeze of lime. Although I generally don't mix at home, I do, periodically, enjoy a vodka cocktail. At The Johnson House I almost always order a Cosmopolitan and I'm still dreaming about the caramel apple martini I had in Ohio. Now you don't have to mix to get a flavored drink; there are a multitude of flavored vodkas to choose from. There are many fruits-cherry, grape, orange, pineapple (great mixed with lemonade); I hear my favorite fruit also exists as a vodka-but I've yet to see my lychee vodka in stores. There are also more unique varieties. I've seen root beer, caramel, espresso, cotton candy, and whipped cream! I have heard there is also a bacon flavored vodka. Now, while I do believe that everything is better with bacon, this example seems a bit extreme. However, it would make for one hell of a Bloody Mary! Have you tried any different vodkas? I just couldn't resist a bottle of whipped cream flavored vodka-I think I'll add it to a cup of hot chocolate!