The Shelf (June 2010)
Beefeater Summer Gin
Beefeater Gin released its limited seasonal spirit Beefeater Summer Gin, available now through the end of summer. As a lighter style gin, Beefeater Summer Gin is still made with nine natural botanicals but welcomes the addition of elderflower, black currant and hibiscus, highlighting a citrus character and flowery aroma. Beefeater Summer Gin is softer with a balanced taste of floral and herbal notes that complement the gin’s juniper taste. www.beefeatergin.com.
Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka
Belvedere Pink Grapefruit Vodka is the newest addition to Belvedere’s flavored vodka line, which includes Citrus, Orange and Black Raspberry vodkas. Belvedere Pink Grapefruit’s maceration process uses natural ingredients to highlight the flavors of fruit peels and flowers. It’s made with all-natural ingredients, distilled from whole pink grapefruits and combined with fresh ginger and Spanish spring lemons, giving it a citrus finish. The vodka can be enjoyed chilled or mixed with cranberry juice, tonic or soda. www.belvederevodka.com.
Modmix Organic Cocktail Mixers
Modmix Organic Cocktail Mixers are now distributed through Sysco’s ChefEx. Modmix comes in six flavors: Wasabi Bloody Mary, Lavender Lemon Drop, French Martini, Citrus Margarita, Mojito and Pomegranate Cosmopolitan. The USDA Organic Certified mixers can be added to spirits and used as the base of cocktails. Modmix is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, which supports women-owned businesses. Modmix mixers can be ordered through ChefEx. www.modmixbeverages.com.
360 Cola and 360 Double Chocolate Vodkas
Eco-friendly 360 Vodka debuts 360 Cola and 360 Double Chocolate vodkas, now available nationwide. Both sweet and spicy, 360 Cola tastes like old-fashioned cola with a flavor profile ranging from ginger to cucumbers to coffee. 360 Double Chocolate vodka has a deep, rich and creamy chocolate flavor. 360 vodkas are four-times distilled and five-times filtered. The products use local grain and each bottle is made from 85 percent recycled glass, designed to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible. www.vodka360.com.
G’Vine Nouaison Gin
G’Vine debuts Nouaison artisan gin. Nouaison has strong juniper and nutmeg flavors, with less emphasis on the vine flower. Its taste profile is sharp, fruity and rich and is highlighted by complex aromas such as cinnamon bark, baked citrus and floral juniper. Other highlights are its play among juniper, herb, wood and flower aromas. G’Vine Nouaison is silky, spicy and floral, and it was named Best Distilled Gin by Drinks International. It is available nationwide. www.g’vine-gin.com.
Hiram Walker Original Cinn Schnapps
Hiram Walker presents its 90-proof Original Cinn Schnapps, which mixes well with spirits and mixers or can be served as a shot. Made with all-natural flavors, the cinnamon schnapps offers a warm, baked cinnamon aroma followed by a warm, spicy finish with hints of vanilla. www.HiramWalker.com.