Choosing one bottle over another is more than just the appeal of a label or a particular endorsement. Today’s drinker looks to align their food and beverage choices with brands that hold similar values or interesting stories. When the outdoor adventure is waiting to be explored, Timberline Vodka has a pour that will quench that thirst.
Creating an award winning vodka is more than a whim or a drink. Even though the distiller’s art requires a clear vision, it is the source or ingredients that often sets on bottle apart from another. Like a chef crafting the perfect dish, the techniques or flamboyance does not matter if the ingredients are not high quality.
Using glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood, that crispiness is apparent. While the pristine water is a starting point, it is another local ingredient that adds a unique touch to this vodka. It serves as a reminder that nature is at the heart of great products.
The Pacific Northwest Apples add a note of sweet, richness to the flavor. Never overpowering, the apple note adds nuance to the vodka. In a way, it offers the versatility similar to an apple ingredient does in cooking. Sweet, savory, or a combination of both, the Timberline Vodka can shake up a myriad of cocktails.
Recently, Timberline Vodka brand released a 1.75L bottle. “The Big Dog” honors the St. Bernards who have been long time residents of Timberline Lodge. Although those dogs might not have one of these bottles around their neck, they are a lovely reminder to enjoy a cocktail, toast to the great outdoors, and plan that next adventure.
Three Timberline Vodka cocktails that showcase the liquor’s craftsmanship.
While many people might enjoy vodka with a splash of tonic or even as a martini, cocktails are becoming more creative. From savory cocktails to twists on classic, there are plenty of reasons to experiment behind the bar.
While a Bloody Mary can be a great brunch cocktail, some people would prefer to have a slightly fresher option. In this cocktail, Outsider Salad, it puts the tomato and cucumber front and center. With a punch of flavor from the balsamic vinegar, this cocktail puts regular tomato juice to shame.
- 2 oz Timberline Vodka
- ½ oz Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ cup Diced Fresh Tomato
- ¼ oz Diced Fresh Cucumber
- 2-3 Basil Leaves
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- In a shaker, muddle the cucumber, tomato, salt, and basil. Add the Timberline Vodka and Balsamic Vinegar, then fill with ice. Shake well for at least 10 seconds, then strain into a rocks glass over a big ice cube. Garnish with Basil and Cucumber.
As many people appreciate, honey, apples and lemon are a classic combination. In this cocktail, Tradewinds, the flavor feels like a welcome breeze that restores after a long day outside.
- 1 ½ oz Timberline Vodka
- 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 oz local honey syrup
- 1 tsp Apple Butter
- Garnish with a lemon wheel
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a stemless glass. Garnish and enjoy!
Adding vodka to orange juice can be a zesty, bright choice. The combination of juices with the DeGroff New World Amaro makes adds a depth of flavor. It proves that a little extra can be a good thing.
- 2 oz Timberline Vodka
- ½ ox DeGroff New World Amaro
- ½ oz Fresh Orange Juice
- ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- Garnish with dehydrated orange wheel
- Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled glass. Garnish and enjoy!
Timberline Vodka is available at various retailers. In addition, the distiller has tasting room in Hood River, Oregon.