It’s no secret that I like my wine, but when drinking hard liquor or making a cocktail, vodka is my spirit of choice. I was introduced to Re:Find Distillery when co-owner Monica Villicana kindly sent me a sample of her Re:Find Barrel Finished Vodka. (Click the link to read the full review. SPOILER ALERT: It’s awesome). So, when I made my pass through Paso Robles, home to Re:Find Distillery, I had to pop in and see this operation from the inside.
After tasting Re:Find Barrel Finished Vodka I wanted to craft my own signature cocktail using the product. It’s not fancy, but it’s a mix of flavors that I particularly enjoy and that I think go well together. I hope you enjoy it as well. Cheers!
Re:Find Barrel Finished Vodka Cocktail Recipe
Beer & Cocktails, Booze
Trying to keep my cocktail light, I use diet juice and soda. You can certainly replace these ingredients with equal portions of the non-diet versions.
1.5 ounces Re:Find Barrel Aged Vodka
3 ounces Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice
1/2 can Zevia Black Cherry soda
3 to 4 cubes ice (optional)
In a whiskey glass, use a shot glass to pour one shot Re:Find Barrel Aged Vodka and two Shots cranberry juice into the whiskey glass.
Add ice cubes if desired.
Top with 1/2 can of Zevia Black Cherry soda and use a spoon to stir and combine ingredients.
Squeeze the juice of 1/4 of a lime into the drink. Stir again to combine.
Drop the remaining lime into the glass if desired.
Yes, I am predominantly a wine girl (in case you couldn’t tell). But when in the mood for a cocktail, vodka is my go-to hard liquor of choice. To be honest, I’m not as well-versed in vodkas as I am with wines. I only recently discovered Hangar 1 when it was on sale, and with its smooth texture and almost fruity finish, it quickly became my new favorite. And then I realized why — Hangar 1 distills a combination of grapes and grain, so the vodka has a wine-like quality about it. But when Monica Villicana, Re:Find proprietor and wife to chief distiller and co-proprietor Alex Villicana, sent me a bottle of their barrel aged finished vodka, I knew I was about to find my new, new favorite.