What is hemp infused vodka?
Hemp infused vodka is a type of alcoholic beverage made from fermented and distilled hemp plants or seeds.
How is it made?
The vodka is made by mixing hemp seeds or other parts of the hemp plant with water, yeast, and sugar to start the fermentation process. After the mixture has fermented for a period of time, it is distilled to increase the alcohol content and remove impurities.
Is it good for you?
Hemp vodka is often marketed as a more natural and sustainable alternative to traditional vodka, as the hemp plant is known for its environmental benefits and versatility. Some producers claim that hemp vodka has a unique flavor profile that is different from traditional vodka, with hints of nuttiness or earthiness.
It is important to note that although hemp is related to marijuana, it does not contain significant amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, so hemp vodka does not have any psychoactive effects.
What can you mix it with?
Hemp vodka has a unique flavor profile, with some producers claiming hints of nuttiness or earthiness, so it pairs well with a variety of mixers and cocktails. Here are some popular options:
- Citrus Juices: Hemp vodka goes well with the tartness of citrus juices, such as lemon or lime juice, which can complement its earthy flavor.
- Ginger Beer: The spice and sweetness of ginger beer can balance the flavors of hemp vodka, making for a refreshing and flavorful drink.
- Herbal or Floral Syrups: Hemp vodka also pairs well with herbal or floral syrups, such as lavender or elderflower, which can enhance its unique flavor.
- Tomato Juice: A classic Bloody Mary cocktail can be made with hemp vodka, as the tomato juice can help balance its flavors and create a savory drink.
- Tonic Water: Tonic water is a great mixer for hemp vodka as the bitterness and sweetness of the tonic water can bring out its nutty flavor.
Overall, hemp vodka is a versatile spirit that can be used in a variety of cocktails, so it’s worth experimenting with different mixers to find your preferred combination.
Ontario’s Pure Spirits has a line of Premium, Quadruple Distilled, Hemp infused Vodka, Gin, Rum and Whiskey and a Ready to Drink Line of Vodka Soda’s in a can in flavours like Lime, Peach, Mango, Pineapple and Watermelon, that is Gluten Free, Sugar Free, No carbs, free of preservatives and proudly crafted in Canada called Hi.
Keep an eye out for them at your local LCBO or at your favourite nightclub or patio this summer!