Anchor's hop-infused vodka is floral and complex, and (to our surprise) not at all bitter. That's because the hops are macerated before distilling, which dials down the bitter notes. We think it tastes like an unusual gin, minus the juniper.
Anchor started as a brewery so they had plenty of flavorful Pacific Northwest hops lying around to play with. Adding them to vodka? A stroke of genius.
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Make your next Martini a Hoptini: Combine 2 oz Hophead vodka and 1/2 oz Vya Extra Dry Vermouth in a mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with grapefruit peel.
Distilled from grain with two types of hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley; 45% alcohol by volume; comes in a 750ml bottle.