Flavored spirits are a rather polarizing force in the world of mixology — some people completely dismiss them, while others (ourselves included) welcome them occasionally for very specific purposes. But in general, flavored vodka (and other flavored spirits) have grown exponentially in popularity over the years, and although there are some good quality brands out there, you will often pay more for the luxury of chemically flavored liquor — when you could be doing it yourself, and often doing it better.
Pencils out everyone, because vodka infusion school is in session!
Today we are tackling a topic very close to our hearts, because if we hear one more person tell us they are only drinking clear liquor because it is healthier and they are on a diet, we may just go into a rage blackout that never ends.
So sit back, relax, and get ready to shove some truth into the faces of your annoying friends who give you a look every time you order whiskey — it’s time for some myth-busting about the “healthiest” liquors!
A few things up front: yes, we know the World Cup is over and that we should have posted this cocktail last week, and no we do not know anything about soccer or whether Italy or Mexico even played in the World Cup — but what we DO know is that this quickie cocktail is delicious, and really, that is what matters!
We are herby dubbing this Friday liquor spotlight Fancy Friday, because, well, the tequila we are about to discuss ain’t cheap. But that is sort of the point. And trust us, we are not about to tell you to start using this in every drink you make–but, if you want to sip some straight tequila, are having a special event, or want to buy someone a nice bottle for a birthday/anniversary etc, then please look no further than Don Julio Añejo.
Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! We already have you covered with your traditional and spicy margarita needs–but today is a holy day for drinking, so we couldn’t leave you hanging without an original creation to add to your celebratory lists!