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Today in Spirits: Rolling Stones Whiskey and Wasabi-Flavored Vodka

Today the wild, wooly world of alcohol brings us both a unique branding and a unique flavor. Get your aspirin at the ready and continue reading.

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Tasting Vodka with Your Nose (A Review)


Unless you’re from the country of Moldova (or know someone from there), chances are you don’t know exactly where it is on a map. This Eastern European nation lies tucked between Romania and Ukraine, where its picturesque countryside attracts visitors who come for its bucolic vibe — those who actually know its geographic location, that is. While many may know Moldova for its wine, this former Soviet republic also produces vodka, a remnant of being under Russian rule for almost two centuries. And Moldovan vodka (or “vodca,” as they spell it) is ready to introduce its creators’ country to America, one cocktail at a time.

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Summer Spa Water, or Cucumber-Infused Vodka

While the rest of the country swelters, we’ve been enjoying one of the most gloriously mild and sunny summers I’ve experienced in more than two decades in San Francisco. Normally around now, the city is covered with a heavy, wet fog, and blustery winds slap sheets of it in your face like a cold washcloth. Instead, once the morning fog pulls back, it’s been downright nice, even occasionally what passes for hot around here. Like, in the 70s.

If you’re in the scorched center or eastern parts of the company, maybe you’re looking for some of that cold washcloth treatment to cut the edge. I can’t deliver the fog to you, but I can offer you a solution that’s almost as good.

Think about it. When else do you sit around sweating in unreasonable heat and humidity? That’s right, in a sauna or steam room. And what refreshes in said environment? Spa water. Only, we’re talking summer here, and mere water just ain’t gonna cut it this time. No, clearly this calls for vodka. Ice. Cold. Vodka.

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Sifted: Peach Peppadew Salsa, Boozeberries, Raspberry Pops

Peach and Peppadew Salsa -- Nicole, Pinch My Salt

Peach and Peppadew Salsa -- Nicole, PinchMySalt.com

Linkage we’re liking:

* Peaches + Peppadew = Perfect Summer Salsa [Pinch My Salt]
* Sexy, Spiked Gelatin Molds — Blueberries and Cream Edition [The Modern Gelatina]
* A Cool Take On Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles – [Orangette]

What’s your sinful spin on the best fruits of summer?

Stirring Up: Vodka

Best new use for tarragon: Siberian Sling from Drink Up!

Best new use for tarragon: Siberian Sling from Drink Up!

First tequila, now vodka—we’re right there with Darryl Robinson mixing up divergent DIY happy hour cocktails and inspirational libations on Drink Up.  By the way, grabbing friends and following along at home makes it even better…

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