As you may know I have really been on a winter whisky kick but with the sudden California heat wave this week I am currently craving something a little lighter and slightly sweeter for the coming Valentine weekend. The perfect opportunity to rekindled my romance with vodka, I played with three of Heritage Distilling Co.'s flavored vodkas, "dressing up" some Valentine's worthy cocktails with a little help from Whole Foods Silicon Valley. Trust me, they are not just pretty but pack the right punch as well.
What I loved about Heritage Distilling Co.'s flavored vodkas was that they were just sweet enough to not require me to use any simple syrup. I was able to simply balance the cocktails with some fresh squeezed citrus juices that took no major shopping or preparation. Adding a hint of Valentine's je ne sais quoi to the libations, I found some no-fuss all natural garnish options at my local Whole Foods Silicon Valley. Sprig roses are a great go-to for a sweet floral touch. Instead of artificial candy, consider candied pineapple rings as a haute and healthy option. Lastly how amazing is pink salt?! Not only does it have some great benefits for your body but totally cute as well. I have listed all the ingredients and instructions bellow. Cheers!
Heritage Distilling Co. Pineapple Vodka
Heritage Distilling Co. Blood Orange Vodka
Heritage Distilling Co. Grapefruit Vodka
Ruby Red Grapefruits
Fill Highball Glass with ice
Add 1.5 oz Pineapple Vodka
Add 2 oz fresh Orange Juice
Add a splash of Lime Juice
Garnish with a Candied Pinapple Ring
Fill shaker with ice
Add 2 oz of Blood Orange Vodka
Add 1.5 oz of fresh Grapefruit Juice
Add 1 oz of fresh Mandarin Juice
Strain into Martini Glass
Garnish with a sprig Rose
Rim a Lowball glass with salt
Fill glass with ice
Add 1.5 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka
Fill the rest of the glass with fresh squeezed Grapefruit Juice
Vodka via Heritage Distilling Co.
Flowers & Natural Ingredients via Whole Foods Silicon Valley