A couple of weeks ago, I was invited along with some other local peeps to check out a new vodka from Cleveland boy, Thomas Rini, at Pier W. It was a nice night and the vodka was tasty.
The evening started with Tom telling us a little bit about himself, his ties to Cleveland, and his unique vodka. It's unique because instead of being distilled multiple times, Crav is only distilled once in a four column distillation process. (Who knew the night was going to include a little science?!)
But what really mattered is how did it taste?!
There must be something in the 4 column distillation process because this vodka was smooth. Like could drink it straight if I wanted to. And we did. All in the name of educating ourselves, of course.
After trying it straight, I tried the Raspberry Lime Crav Sensation. This was a fresh lemonade, lime juice, raspberry with a sprig of mint bundle of joy. They were delish and could make for a dangerous night because the vodka is so smooth, you hardly even notice it.
And in the name of educating myself again, I tried the Craving Ginger Rogers. I couldn't just take everyone else's word on how good this was, I had to try it for myself. The Ginger Rogers was made up of Crav vodka, ginger and orange blossom infused syrup, and a twist of time. (but after a few rounds the twist became a wedge and then was left out all together which was a bit sad because look how pretty the twist looked)
Crav just became available in the last couple of weeks and you can find it at a bunch of places around town: Bier Market, Blind Pig, Fahrenheit, Happy Dog, Lolita, Market, Southside, The Garage Bar among others.
And let's just take a minute to enjoy the view from just outside of Pier W.
Just felt a little bit like Barbara Walters there for a second....