Fun fact: for several years during and post college, you couldn't pay me to touch anything with vodka in it. Between plastic bottles of McCormick Vodka to every flavor of Smirnoff Vodka under the sky, there were no limits Freshman year. So needless to say, my freshman year ruined it for me.
It wasn't until recently that both my mind and liver were able to forgive myself for all the harm I'd subjected them to and vodka suddenly stopped tasting like nail polish remover. On a good day, you might find me order a Tito's soda or a cucumber martini. I'm like a born-again vodka virgin.
When Figenza asked me to come up with a cocktail using their 3x distilled fig vodka, I was super excited about the possibilities. The stuff is actually pretty good and having been scarred in the past by flavored vodka, that says a lot coming from me.
I made not one, but two equally delicious and refreshing cocktails; a twist on my old faithful Sidecar and a summer favorite Frozé. If you're on the east coast, you're in luck as Figenza is only available there for now, but I'm sure they will make their way across the country soon. Be sure to follow their super pretty instagram feed and check their website to find a bottle near you.
This post was produced in conjunction with Figenza. Please drink responsibly, kids.