Episode 18 features Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka. A low proof, coffee and hazelnut flavored vodka that some may classify as a liqueur.
Enjoy this episode with a pour of Hazelnut Espresso Vodka, or the yummy Coco Puff Martini!
Crater Lake's official website: https://craterlakespirits.com/
Brief Historical Timeline:
- 1996 - Bendistillery founded
- 2001 - Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka introduced
- 2011 - Brands standardized under the Crater Lake name
This cocktail is the result of experimentation at the tasting room, originally intended to be a temporary drink, it proved so popular it earned a permanent place on the menu .
Coco Puff Martini:
2 oz. Crater Lake Vodka
2 oz. Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka
1 oz. Chocolate syrup
1 oz. Half & Half
Mix over ice in a shaker, shake vigorously, then strain into a graham cracker rimmed martini glass. No garnish needed.
Thanks again to James Padilla, National Sales Manager of Bendistillery for taking the time to speak with me for this episode.
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