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SKYY Infusions All-Natural Ginger

SKYY Infusions
All Natural Ginger


By Robert Plotkin

Introduced in February 2010, culinary-inspired SKYY Infusions All Natural Ginger is the first vodka of its kind. It's a top-shelf spirit with a fresh, vibrant personality tailor-made for contemporary cocktails and mixed drinks. After a moment alone with the new release, you'll wonder what took them so long. The vodka delivers a premium dose of spicy/sweet ginger flavor and does so without adding unwanted sweetness. Unpretentious, skillfully made and brimming with character, the latest SKYY Infusions is a bona fide keeper.

All natural SKYY Infusions Ginger is crafted using a proprietary process in which freshly pressed ginger root flavors into smooth premium vodka. Through this process, the vodka becomes saturated with the zippy flavor and aroma of ginger. The infusion is then filtered to impeccable clarity and bottled at 70 proof so there's no biting edge or alcohol burn.

Bar chefs and master mixologists are going to swoon over this sushi-friendly spirit. SKYY Infusions Ginger is graced with a velvety textured, medium-weight body and the prominent aromas of candied ginger, citrus and hints of hibiscus. The irresistible bouquet reinforces why ginger is the darling of the culinary world.

Sipped neat, SKYY Infusions Ginger has the appealing taste and smell reminiscent of a craft brewed ginger ale. It quickly fills the mouth with vanilla, citrus and spicy warm flavors that build in intensity before gradually fading to a dry, spicy finish. The lower alcohol content allows the flavors to linger on the palate for an agreeably long time.

In addition to its many attributes, SKYY Infusions Ginger deserves "must have" status due to its tremendous versatility behind the bar. The vodka is elegant, not overbearing. Delicious as it is, the infusion provides glorious high notes in cocktails and mixed drinks without proceeding to dominate the affair. It's a natural mixed with juice and ginger ale and featured in sours, Lemon Drops and Ginger Margaritas, although this merely gives a sense of its creative range.

SKYY Infusions Ginger joins an all-star lineup of flavor sensations including Citrus, Cherry, Grape, Raspberry, Pineapple and Passion Fruit. While the entire range is phenomenal showcased mixed, each of the SKYY Infusions should be sampled neat to be fully appreciated.