Vodka Launch: Zodiac Vodka

zodiac_bottle_finalZodiac Vodka, a gluten free American potato vodka, recently launched in Texas this month. Plans to expand into more markets come 2015 is exciting news for many people who live a gluten free lifestyle. I fell in love with the name, which is how this vodka grabbed my attention.

Zodiac is produced in their Idaho based distillery. The company uses a four-column continuous distillation process. This is then when the alcohol passes through multiple stainless steel plates that help to take out any unwanted impurities. After, it’s blended with water from the Snake River Aquifer. This river runs underneath the distillery and is filtered using hand cut Canadian Birch Charcoal.

The end result: A naturally sweet, gluten free vodka.

Zodiac Founder and President, Tom Benson has named country musician, Kacey Musgraves as the brand’s Creative Brand Ambassador. Zodiac Vodka and Kacey Musgraves also recently hosted a private concert at The Rustic in Dallas Tx.

Want a cocktail recipe? Something to inspire…

Star Eyed Julep

Created By: Brian McCullough, Partner at Standard Pour, Dallas, TX

On behalf of Zodiac Vodka

Ingredients:

2 oz   Zodiac Vodka

3/4 oz  Orgeat

¾ oz   Lime Juice

1 small spoonful of Powdered Sugar

StarEyedJulep Cocktail_Zodiac Vodka5-6 each Mint Leaves

1 each  Mint Sprigs

Grated Nutmeg

Crushed Ice

Muddler

Julep Cup

Method:

1. Add mint leaves into julep cup, press with muddler 4 or 5 times

2. Add Zodiac, orgeat, lime juice and powdered sugar and fill the cup half up with ice.

3. Stir ingredients until incorporated.

4. Top with crushed ice, fresh grated nutmeg and a mint sprig to garnish.

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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