While there are plenty of vodkas out there to choose from, I encourage you to choose Fou-Dre. Pronounced "FOO-DRAY," which is French for lightening, this vodka contains infusions of pomegranate, ginger, and other fresh fruits -- and it's produced in South Carolina.
That sounds tasty, but you'll fall in love with the founder's story. I actually found her when looking for artisans to participate in one of our community events and she sent me a bottle to try. Chanel Turner is one of the few women leading companies in the spirits space, and she's working a full time job while trying to launch her brand. That's something I can appreciate!
While her spirit is hard to find in stores, if you do see it, grab it. And try this quick and easy cocktail; Fou-Dre makes it pretty easy because it is one of the few vodkas that tastes good without doing much to it! This is a great brunch cocktail or just something light for a nightcap.
Peach Pomegranate Fizz
Yield: 1 serving
- 2 ounces Fou-Dre Vodka
- 3 dashes orange bitters
- 2 teaspoons peach syrup
- 3-5 ounces sparkling water
- orange slice, for garnish
Combine vodka, bitters, peach syrup, and handful of ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with orange slice.