AND CUCUMBER VODKA FROM SQUARE ONE
By Michael Hepworth
Here is a new product from Square One Vodka in
, that has pure Organic Vodka and Cucumber infused Organic Vodka. Even
though the vodka market is saturated by new products, there is a touch of
originality about this entrant, and it may stand a chance to make an
impact of sorts. I expect that creative mixologists will have a lot of fun
with this one, and we can absolutely advise readers to try Square One for
themselves. The cucumber innovation is a recent one, and it is quite a
surprise that it took so long for a vodka with cucumber to hit the market.
Allison Evanow, a former Jose Cuervo executive and the brains behind
Square One had quite a tough time getting the blend right, and the
proprietary method has produced a vodka that smells as much of cucumber as
it tastes. It is not a heavy vodka, and you can taste the grain despite
being rather neutral in flavor.
No corn, potato or grapes are used in this Vodka, and
the rye used only uses chemical free compost and fresh water from the
is considered is considered to be one of the best available, and this
differs from a lot of American vodkas Where the raw ingredients used may
contain traces of chemical fertilizers and synthetic toxins to pump up
production. The distillation
is single, four column continuous with micron paper filtration. She
clearly wants Square One to be the innovator and market leader in organic
spirits, and intends to give a portion of the after-tax profits of Square
One to nonpartisan environmental causes.
It is particularly suited
to highballs such as a Cucumber Vodka Tonic or Tom Collins, and Evanow has
also created “The China Doll,”
a blend of Square One Cucumber, ginger liqueur, lemon juice, agave nectar
and soy sauce. This one is a natural pairing for Asian-fusion food. She
has also paired up Square One with mixologist H.Joseph Ehrmann to create a
series of cocktails that go perfectly with Square One Cucumber. Already
they have come up with the White
Vespa (Square One, dry vermouth and grappa)
and the Maravilla (Square
One, manzanilla sherry, agave
nectar, honey dew melon and kumquat juice).
The bottle was designed by Michael Osborne in
, and the Organic certification is Oregon Tilth.
Retail Price $35
Alcohol 40% (80 Proof)
Available in 30 states.