Alcohol. Love it. It has to be said, Champagne, G&T, White Wine & a decent Vodka cocktail, so when the lovely Claire from Howards of Kent got in touch and asked me if I wanted to try some of her flavoured, vodka based drinks, I was hardly likely to say no was I!
What started off as a small hobby almost, making Limocello for friends and family has turned into an amazing business, selling flavours of vodka I’ve never even thought of, let alone heard of! They use real fruit picked from local Kent fruit farms, so none of the drinks have the artificial taste of things, fake banana taste anyone?
My personal favourite has to be the Citrus Spice, maybe because I’m getting excited for Christmas, but it just reminds me of this time of year & it’s got a real, winter kick to it! The husband got hiccups when he tried the Chilli flavour, maybe he would have been better adding some tomato juice to it to make a bloody mary rather than drinking it neat, but the less said about that the better!
Some of the other flavours are Plum Vodka, a sharp taste with wild plums, Deep Purple, made with damson (this one actually says to try it poured into a glass of champagne, er, hello!? Sounds like my new drink for the festive period I think!) Cranberry Kiss & Limoncello too. Can you believe I’ve never tried Limoncello until now? How is that possible!?
Everything is made with seasonal fruit, so when it’s stopped growing, it’s stopped growing. You can always contact them if you’re after something as they also love discussing new ideas!
Claire is always popping up at local fairs so keep an eye out on their website for one near you, these vodka based drinks (can’t legally call them flavoured vodka) are perfect for xmas parties!
www.howardsofkent.co.uk & have a look at their twitter profile @vodka_lady
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