Organic Botanical VodkaMADE BY SQUARE ONE ORGANIC SPIRITS IN NOVATO, CALIFORNIA
Call this the bridge between vodka and gin – perfect for bringing all drinkers together around the same punch bowl.
This floral, herbal, citrusy sipper is incredibly well balanced and totally refreshing – plus, it's certified organic! But what is it exactly? Square one starts with organic vodka, distilled from 100% rye, and infuses it with pear, rose, chamomile, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, coriander and citrus peel.
A rye spirit infused with eight different botanicals... that sounds kinda like gin! Well, we can't call this gin, because it doesn't contain the legally-required juniper, but we'll file this one under "a gin by any other name tasting just as delicious."
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We like the sound of his Basil Gimlet riff from Square One: Muddle 4 to 5 basil leaves in the bottle of a cocktail shaker. Add lots of ice, 2 oz Botanical Vodka, 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice and 1/2 oz organic agave nectar (or simple syrup). Shake until very cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Bonus points if you use basil from your garden or your farm share.