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Yazi Ginger Vodka is….AWESOME! (Gift Alert)

December 8, 2017 – Flavored vodkas often sound like we’re crashing a kid’s birthday party.  We’re grown ups, right, and bubblegum and lollypop flavors just don’t fit the image of an urban sophisticate.  Well, we’d like to think we’re sophisticated.  But there is a vodka that anyone with taste buds will find AWESOME!

Yazi Ginger Vodka is a revelation of how flavored vodka should taste.  It hits the palate with a soft sweetness that morphs into subtle ginger finishing with hints of citrus and spicy notes.  It is incredibly well balanced, smooth and with a silky mouthfeel that is unusual in neat vodka.

The web site describes it as “an elixir made from ancient aphrodisiacs – four different species of ginger – along with lemon, orange, cayenne and red pepper.”

We can’t guarantee the aphrodisiac bit but we can recommend it as a delicious, complex drink that is amazing simply served on the rocks. But there’s more.  Yazi Ginger Vodka comes in an eye-catching trapezoidal bottle with curved edges making it look like a sparkling iceberg.  The beautiful dragon etched on the back panel can be seen from the front, as the only label is a narrow red band around two sides.  The cork stopper is topped in matching red. Yazi is a Chinese dragon that is the symbol of strength and confidence.

Yazi Ginger Vodka is an exceptional package that will enhance any bar and it is so unique that it is a great gift solution for anyone who enjoys cocktails.  It will flatter both the giver and the recipient.  It is the product of Hood River Distillers, Hood River, Oregon where they have access to glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood.  It has been winning awards and accolades domestically and internationally since 2005.  A 750 ml bottle retails for around $29.95.  It is 35 percent ABV and 70 proof and is distributed nationally.

Because its flavor profile is so distinctive, it doesn’t require a lot of additions to make outstanding cocktails.  We’ve chosen three favorites below and you’ll find a great selection of recipes at http://hrdspirits.com/the-brands/yazi-ginger-vodka/recipes/

 

 

 

 

Recipes

 

Mischief

2 parts Yazi Ginger Vodka
1 part Triple Sec
Splash Lemon Juice
Dash of Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and serve up in a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

 

Yazitini

1.5 oz Yazi Ginger Vodka
1 oz Triple Sec
.5 oz Lime Juice (Shaken)
Cranberry Splash, Orange Zest

 

 

 

Apple Blossom

1 part Yazi Ginger Vodka
1/2 part Amaretto
4 parts Apple Juice
Shake with ice and serve up in martini glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or apple slice.

 

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