With just 4 years under their belt crafting intense, and award winning, fruit-infused vodka, Portland-based Wild Roots Spirits is revving up the holidays with their new Cranberry-infused Vodka. Through a sourcing partnership with Johnson Creek Farms, located in Bandon, Oregon, some of the best certified-organic cranberries in the world landed in each bottle (as much as two pounds!) giving imbibers a true reflection of the Pacific Northwest.
Opting for life as a distiller over law school, Wild Roots Spirits owner, Chris Joseph, is producing his handcrafted infused vodkas at breakneck speed. The demand for his all-natural spirits that showcase local fruit flavor, such as marionberries, raspberries, pears, apples, and of course, cranberries, is seeing bottles fly off the shelves across Oregon, quadrupling sales in three years. He’s demonstrating that craft distillers can be successful by investing in community collaborations.
Thanks to Wild Roots Spirits for these festive holiday bar recipes.
1.5 oz. Wild Roots Cranberry vodka
Combine vodka with cider and serve hot or cold.
2 oz. Wild Roots Cranberry vodka
4 oz. tonic water
.5 oz. lime juice
1-2 lime wedges
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add vodka and lime juice.
Top with tonic water and garnish with lime wedges.
Wild Roots Spirits can be picked up at local liquor shops across Oregon and on their website.
Image courtesy Wild Roots Spirits.