Meyer Lemon Vodka
The flavor of real lemons is difficult to duplicate in spirits when you’re using anything but natural flavoring agents. Because of this, many people choose to save the citrus vodkas for cocktails where other ingredients mask the faux tartness. Fear not, there is a lemon vodka that begs to be on the rocks
, Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka, which uses real lemons for flavor. But these are no ordinary lemons, these are organic (non-certified) Meyer Lemons harvested right after the frost season, a sweet, delicate fruit that is rare and sought after by those in the know.
A fascinating roller coaster ride begins with the delightful fragrance of summer freshness that only sweet citrus can bring. The first drop on the tongue leaves a tartness that is both enjoyable and expected, yet sweeter than one would think of a lemon. A delicately soft citrus taste lingers and leads to the climax of full-on fresh lemon with an extremely pleasant burn. From beginning to end, this experience is worth every second.
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Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka
Charbay Ruby Red Grapefruit CosmoPhoto Credit: © Domaine Charbay
Typical ideas of freshness are not fresh enough when it comes to Charbay Ruby Red Grapefruit. For weeks growers watch the fruit as it ripens on the tree and when it reaches ultimate ripeness, it is picked and the process of creating a spellbinding vodka from the darkest variety of grapefruit begins. As the fruit is perfect only once a year, only one batch is made per year and one needs to get it while they can.
An appealing fruity floral aroma greets the nose and snares one into the flavors that lie ahead. The smooth, fruity entry leads to a sweet, toasty grapefruit finish that says nothing but fresh. One envisions a bowl of sweet cantaloupe, watermelon and strawberries on a summer brunch table with a cool breeze rustling the trees above.
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Blood Orange Vodka
There are many citrus vodkas on the market and most are sub par and very artificial tasting, Charbay's Blood Orange is an exception. It's an stunning orange vodka made from spicy-sweet, organic blood oranges ripened on the trees in Central California. Three months of extraction from the whole orange creates a purely natural blood orange vodka with a deep orange color. Clearly, this is the best orange vodka available to date and it is a dream to mix with.
A beautiful citrus bouquet fills the nose with all of the reality of California sunshine. Warm and silky, the blood orange takes on a rosy note as it waves over the tongue in a pure, simple, yet robust flavor. This vodka finishes nicely, leaving just enough sweet citrus behind which gently fades away.
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Charbay Pomegranate VodkaPhoto Courtesy: © Domaine Charbay
The newest addition to Charbay's flavor line up was finally released in September 2006. This delectable creation is everything one would expect from this snappy fruit. Select, organic (non-certified) pomegranates are picked from a local, family-owned farm in California and set on their intended path within a couple days for the freshest flavors. It’s another wonderful testament to quality, freshness and creative minds.
Flowers and pomegranates fill the nose with one of the sweetest fragrances found in any spirit. The explosion of sweetness is continues with the first sip, which is inundated with a pomegranate that is so smooth it’s almost unbelievable. There is not one aspect that is undesirable, no burn, and nothing overbearing, just simple, sweet delight, much like the loveliest of summer afternoons.
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