Spark Basil Flavored Vodka
How’d you come up with that? It started out as an experiment with infusing botanicals (there’s a future product from those experiments) and I was looking to do something different. I’m not a huge Gin fan, there are some very nice ones that I do like that are more botanical based but the juniper is always there. So, the idea was to start playing around with botanicals. One night Karen and I were discussing it and she suggested we try basil. A basil vodka? Interesting idea, “what the heck”. So, we started by going to Albertsons and buying a bunch of fresh basil. From the first bottle, we knew we were on to something. Not overpowering, subtle, refreshing. I like it just over ice. But, it’s great in a Bloody Mary especially if you mix it with something like Skip Rock Distillers’ Badger Pocket Black Peppercorn Vodka (in downtown Snohomish). With the formula worked out, we couldn’t be happier with it. We’re sure you will too once you give it taste.
John Wohlfert, Distiller