Scarlett O'Hara

Folks who came to our "Drink Local" event in March had a chance to get the first taste of a yet-to-be-released local product, Pickers Vodka. It was presented in true top-secret format, without a label on the bottle, as it was not released until earlier this month.

Made right here in Nashville with non-gmo corn, it's distilled 11 times with a state-of-the-art column distillation process that allows the folks over at SPEAKeasy Spirits Distillery to fine-tune the temperature within half a degree. That might seem trival, but it helps make sure that the final result is clean and pure. And since it's made with corn, it's also naturally gluten free. 

But what really got our attention about Pickers Vodka is the FLAVOR! Made with real fruit, the two flavors they've release so far, Blueberry and Blood Orange, redefine the category of flavored vodkas. The taste is of fresh fruit (not chemicals like many others!) and is barely sweetened. 

Lucky for us, they're bringing back their Blood Orange vodka to our "Tres de Mayo" 3st of the Month. And this time, it has the label on it.

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
strainer
martini glass

ingredients:

3 oz Pickers Blood Orange Vodka
.5 oz Collins Cordials Triple Sec
1 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water)
strip of lemon zest for garnish


method:

Pre-chill your martini glass before getting started. Combine all liquid ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake for 15 seconds to chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Express the oils from the lemon zest over glass before adding to the rim to garnish.