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Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka

Van Gogh Pomegranate


By Robert Plotkin

Creativity has long been the cornerstone of American mixology. Bar chefs and master mixologists are constantly on the search for innovative and singularly different flavors with which to craft their next cocktail masterpiece. If you happen to be on the hunt for an intriguing taste to work with, search no further than Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka. It's got the looks, breeding and personality for stardom.

Trust me, there's nothing like this vodka on your backbar. It has a striking, reddish/brown appearance, a silky textured, medium-weight body and the aromas of citrus, pomegranates and fresh cut flowers. It's a brilliant bouquet that other flavored vodkas would die for. This Van Gogh gem is surgically balanced between acidic and semisweet and features the long lasting flavor of fresh pomegranates. The lingering finish reveals a subtle touch of bitterness present in the fruit itself.

Mixologists and bartenders will have a field day with this vodka. It has enough character to merit serving as a Martini, over a few cubes of ice, or paired with a bevy of different juices, mixes and mixers. Mixologist extraordinaire Jonathan Pogash ("The Cocktail Guru") devised a postprandial drink called the Pom Créme. It's a blend of Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka, orange liqueur, cream and ice cream. We should all be so versatile.

Ultra-premium Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka is produced at the Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries at the Cooymans Distillery in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Master Distiller Tim Vos handcrafts the vodka in small batches using premium neutral spirits and Spanish pomegranates. Its true-to-fruit character is derived through a proprietary double-infusion process that requires the vodka to spend at least 8 weeks in underground tanks to allow its flavors to thoroughly integrate. The all-natural spirit is bottled at 70-proof.