The Spirit(s) World – LEAF® Vodka

LEAF® Vodka,launched in NJ and CT, is now available in MA and NY here in the Northeast as it gains traction with vodkas made fro, Alaskan Glacier Water and Rocky Mountain Mineral Water. Both have won accolades in a number of competitions for the clean and elegant taste of both offerings.The owner, Global Spirits, comes from the Ukraine with the slogan, “Water is the spirt of vodka.” In Manhattan, mixologist Juyoung Kang offers one a winter cocktail dubbed the Alaskan Pine made with LEAF® Vodka with Alaskan glacial water, which is floral and herbaceous.
“Aromas of lavender and sage, with the sweetness of vanilla, bring about a feeling of a warm hug,” notes Kang. She garnishes her refreshing cocktail with springs of lavender and rosemary, To create it, follow these steps:
Ingredients: 1.5oz LEAF Vodka Made from Alaskan Glacial Water 
 1oz Vanilla syrup 
 
 1 sprig of fresh Rosemary 
 1 sprig of fresh Sage 
 1 dash of Lavender bitters 
 Tools: Mixing shaker tins, jigger, strainer, muddler. 
 
 Method: Put Rosemary and Sage in mixing tin and bruise with muddler (just press it down so the oils of the herbs are expressed). Add rest of the ingredients, ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass, garnish and serve.

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