Honeysuckle vodka - have you tried it?
- lynnlato Apr 18, 2013 05:04 PM
I was reading a Garden & Gun FB post and they mentioned Cathead Distillery's Honeysuckle Vodka. I had never heard of Cathead Distillery(out of MS), let alone honeysuckle vodka, but it certainly piqued my curiosity. Anyone have any experience with it? Good or bad? Recipes?
I actually had so e this weekend in New Orleans. It is only sold in about 7 states at the moment. I went to eat at Martinique Bistro and saw they had a bottle and they offered me a taste. It was very buttery and smooth. He then added a bit of orange peel which made it even nicer. They did have a drink made with it on the brunch menu but I saw it too late and had already had some bourbon and wine.
The bartender was telling me that Cathead will soon be selling a chickory liqeur and they will also start producing gin.
I just made (trying to replicate) a cocktail with it last night and the results were GOOD. I agree with the review as far as drinking it straight, not the highest seeming quality and a little too sweet for my taste. HOWEVER, after trying a similar drink at Cochon's Butcher, I muddled basil, lemon mint, added the vodka, ice, and finished off with lime and some citrus soda (ginger ale, or club soda with a bit of ginger syrup) Tasted just like the garden district smells (but not perfume-y) Absolutely delicious. I suggest getting a bottle to experiment with cocktails with herbs and citrus.