We taste & review 3 of the leading bottled horseradish infused Vodkas
It’s relatively easy to infuse your own vodka with vegetables & herbs. But why bother when there are so many clean, fresh, smooth options available for purchase.
We LOVE horseradish so today we’re tasting and reviewing three of the best horseradish flavored Vodkas on the market. Horseradish infused vodka can be stored in your refrigerator for whenever your sinuses or your head needs a clearing.
Plus, horseradish vodka is the perfect companion to a Bloody Mary.
So our Babushka (Grandmom) was sweet enough to make her famous Khachapuri recipe (Georgian (the country, not the state) cheese bread) to go along with these three horseradish flavored Vodkas:
This vodka was developed by the fine folks behind the only Russian restaurant in St. Paul, MN, called Moscow on the Hill. (Check out their full story here.)
This vodka distilled in small batches and infused at 45th Parallel distillery in New Richmond, Wisconsin. They source the horseradish from local Wisconsin growers.
According to their website, horseradish is a way to improve the common cold, relieve a stomach ache and, yes, render the morning after not so painful.
Our experts all agreed that this Vodka had the lightest taste of horseradish of the 3 brands that were sampled. This Vodka was very smooth. It would make the perfect dirty martini and wouldn’t you know... They have this recipe on their website
(From their website)
Dirty Horseradish Martini
2.5 oz Referent Horseradish Vodka
1 Dash Olive Juice (to taste)
Garnish with 2 olives
Combine and shake in a martini shaker.
You can order this vodka here
They introduced this flavor after several customers from Poland and Russia suggested it based on some of Jersey Spirits Distilling other infused flavors.
They developed their own infusion process utilizing high pressure, which works great with horseradish.
The strength of the horseradish flavor falls in the middle of the 3 brands that we tasted. Its pleasantly noticeable but not overpowering.
We really loved the shape and feel of this bottle. It would make the perfect gift for any Bloody Mary or Vodka lover
We recommend this vodka with some shucked oysters. It also makes a great martini when paired with their hot pepper infused vodka. They call this the Dirty Jersey and it is delicious.
You can pick up this vodka at these locations.
This Vodka had the strongest horseradish flavor of the 3 bottles that we tasted. They use fresh, local horseradish root. Each bottle had a single drop of Oregon Honey. Even just the one small drop of honey added a nice, subtle sweetness to the flavor
This bottle would be great served cold straight from the freezer and drank in shots, with a nice pickle.
Kachka has plans to eventually distribute the vodka nationally, as well as to offer online sales, but for now, the vodka will only be available at the restaurant, at New Deal Distillery, and in these Oregon liquor stores. It will cost $27.95 for a 750 milliliter bottle.
Horseradish flavored vodka is a great addition to any home bar. It's great to drink straight (chilled or not), as a base for a Martini, or in your Bloody Mary. We recommend grabbing a bottle, plus some pickles, some good friends, and sit around your dining table and see where the vibe takes you! Cheers!