Tallarico Vodka is a new entry into the premium vodka market. It’s sold in a tall, black bottle that fades to clear at the bottom to give you a peek at the vodka inside. Tallarico is distilled from rye and wheat, and for the whiskey lovers out there, that often translates to spice and sweet. Sounds good so far, right?
Tallarico is a flavorful vodka, sold for $45 a bottle and distilled in the U.S. Spice is the primary taste, and because of this, a rye-like but un-woody vodka is a fun alternative to use in your cocktails instead of rye whiskey. Tallarico tastes good on the rocks, and while alcohol burn is almost non-existent, the rye spice gives it a good bite.
I took a recipe that I normally use rye whiskey in and replaced it with Tallarico. I ended up with a very good cocktail, a crystal-clear Old Fashioned is incredibly cool looking, and this drink really works with the “premium” branding of Tallarico.
Vodka Old Fashioned
- in an old fashioned glass, add:
- 1 1/2 tsp simple syrup
- 3 dashes of orange bitters (this helps to keep the drink crystal-clear)
- 2 oz Tallarico vodka
- stir briefly
- add a single, large ice chunk (2″ or larger)
- stir again until well-chilled
- garnish with an orange peel and a cherry