Fresh basil has a rich history in folklore (it's sweet and savory qualities given both light a dark powers in mythology) and in cuisine from around the globe. More recently, many mixologists have discovered the flavor range and taste complexity that fresh basil brings to cocktails.
With cocktail creativity in mind, Square One takes the herbal taste experience of basil a step further. Square One Basil is infused with the essences of four basil varieties -- Genovese, Thai, Lemon and Sweet -- plus we add a touch of coriander, honeysuckle and lemongrass to round out the spirit and soften the finish. Try Square One Basil in Mediterranean or Asian cuisine inspired elixirs. And in the classic Bloody Mary, replace vodka with Square One Basil and never look back.
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Use this basil-flavored vodka to add fresh aromatics to cocktails. Distilled from organic rye and infused with lemon, two varieties of basil, honeysuckle and lemongrass, the heady herbal notes come through first, exiting with a breeze of white flowers and citrus. USDA certified organic.
Square One is an exciting project from Northern California. This brand truly stands alone in the category of flavored (or in this case, ‘infused’) vodkas. They are all produced from 100% Organic Rye, the pristine water from the Teton Mountains, and are paintstakingly worked into some of the purest distillations of vodka available today. The flavor infusions utilize real fruits and herbs, nothing artificial, and require several runs of careful distillation in order to blend for the proper flavor and texture profiles. There is a ton of passion behind this brand and the people who have created it, and their products are truly one of a kind!
Though Vodka aspires to be an odorless and tasteless spirit on its own, this aspect (somewhat ironically) makes it the perfect base for flavored spirits, as there aren’t any other flavors or aromas to compete with those being added. While some premium producers steep their Vodkas with actual fruit, extracts and concentrates are most commonly used to achieve a desired flavor.