By Howard & Matt Goldstein
The Rain Organics Vodka is an organic vodka handcrafted by white corn and distilled seven times. Made by the Sazerac company, one of the largest and most decorated distillers in the United States, known for their Sazerac Rye and Buffalo Trace bourbons. We would tell you more about this vodka but there’s not much we know. Made from white corn, it’s probably left over from the 20 bourbons they distill. Doesn’t sound good? You’re wrong. The Rain Organics is a very solid vodka.
Flavors of grain with good bite and warmth. Rain is crisp, clean with slight hints of vanilla and an overall good vodka flavor. A long aftertaste, slightly oily and blends with vermouth very well. Below are some Rain Organics vodka recipes.
Classic Martini Recipe
5 oz. Rain Organics Vodka
1 oz. Vermouth
In a shaker, add Rain Organics Vodka, vermouth and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an olive.
1 oz. Rain Organics Vodka
3 oz. Tomato Juice
Juice of One Lemon
7 drops Worcestershire Sauce
2 drops Tabasco Sauce
1 pinch Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 pinch Celery Salt
Celery Stick and/or Lemon Wedge
In a shaker, add Rain Organics Vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco Sauce, black pepper and celery salt. Shake and pour in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a celery stick, lemon wedge or both.
2 1/2 oz. Rain Organics Vodka
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 oz. Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, recipe follows
2 Mint Leaves
MINT-INFUSED SIMPLE SYRUP
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Chopped Mint
Mint-Infused Simple Syrup: Combine water, sugar and chopped mint into a saucepan and bring to a boil for one minute. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain out mint using a cheesecloth or an extra-fine strainer.
In a shaker, add Rain Organics Vodka, lime juice and mint-infused simple syrup. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint leaves and a lime wheel.