In May – I was invited to a vodka premiere/tasting party – for the new, locally owned Crav Vodka.
At the time, Crav wasn’t available for purchase in stores, so I wanted to give them time before I posted about the event, so they could get the product in stores.
(Read: I’ve been a BBB, bad, back-logged blogger! )
It’s different from other vodkas because of how it’s distilled. Most other vodkas are distilled multiple times – Crav is only distilled once, but in a special four column process that makes it unique and extremely smooth!
Taste test #1: small sips of a chilled shot.
Does your face pucker after a small sip?
That right there, is a very good sign!
Next we moved on to the specialty cocktails that the wonderful bartenders at Pier W had created, specifically for this event.
First: Raspberry Lime Crav Sensation
Crav Vodka, Fresh Lemonade, Lime Juice, Raspberry Infused Syrup, with a Mint Sprig
Fresh and delicious – and very mild tasting. If I hadn’t been told there was vodka in the drink, I would have thought it was a fruit juice/fruit cooler of sorts. The raspberry infused syrup they used was delightful!
Second: Craving Ginger Rogers
Crav Vodka, Ginger and Orange Blossom Infused Syrup, Prosecco, Twist of Lime
This drink can be summed up in four words – subtly sweet bubbly deliciousness!
Or maybe even one word – “DANGEROUS” The “Ginger Rogers” was very tasty and went down extremely smoothly – I could see myself “accidentally” drinking a few too many of those in a night!
Overall – Crav gets two big thumbs up for me! Which I think says a lot seeing as vodka is my “go-to” on the occasions I imbibe liquor. Next time you are looking for a new premium vodka to try out – I suggest Crav.
(Now that’s not to say you won’t still find a bottle or two of a $14 vodka who’s name rhymes with “Beercough” in my collection – but hey – different occasions call for different vodkas! )
For a complete list of locations where Crav is available – click here!
PS – I forgot how beautiful the view is at Pier W! If you’ve never been – I highly suggest you go!