its launch several years ago, this sexy British creation
has propelled itself into the category of “haute liquor,”
joining the ranks of Bollinger (made famous by James Bond) and Rémy
Martin (a favorite of hip hop artists such as Jay-Z).
More of a fad than a classy drink, however, Blavod has popped
up in bars and clubs in such creations as the “Black
Widow,” a colorful but simple cranberry-Vodka drink,
or the “Screwed Up Screwdriver,” a Halloween-colored
concoction that turns an unappetizing green when stirred.
its price, Blavod surprisingly offers more than just looks.
It is made with an herb called black catechu which not only
lends it its silky black hue, but supposedly makes the liquor
smoother as well. Almost tasteless and almost odorless, Blavod is a cut above party-staples such as Smirnoff,
but don’t expect it to replace your favorite Stoli
martini any time soon.
$24 for 750 ml bottle
For more information, visit www.blavod.com
Black Widow 3
oz. Blavod Black Vodka
3 oz. cranberry juice
small glass with ice. Pour in chilled cranberry
juice. Layer with Blavod. Serve unstirred.