Friday, July 25, 2008
Summer cocktails tend to be sweet: rum punch, margaritas, caparinhas, mojitos. So when your mouth is screaming for some raw and definitely not sweet flavor, consider simplifying your cocktail routine with horseradish vodka.
A few years ago some friends gave my boyfriend and me a bottle of homemade horseradish vodka as a housewarming present. That bottle was enjoyed immediately and often and by nearly everyone who came over.
That first bottle is long gone. So now we make our own. We buy raw horseradish, cut it up, stick it in a bottle with the vodka and keep it in the freezer.
I still enjoy a minty, sweet drink littered with fruit remnants all summer long, but a shot of this vodka - slightly viscous, shockingly clean, and amazingly pungent - is yet another delicious drink option to enjoy this summer.