11. 29. 2006
Green Tea Vodka
Green tea is everywhere -- in addition to a multitude of hot and cold beverages, there's green tea ice cream (which I love beyond measure when it's made right), cosmetics, nutritional supplements, candles. Well known for its benefits as an antioxidant, it's also recommended by enthusiasts and marketers as a supplement to boost metabolism, prevent arthritis, lower cholesterol, and prevent (or cure) hangovers (among other health benefits).
I'm curious about the new Charbay Green Leaf Tea Vodka. Ami at Coolhunting tells us it's what makes for the unique taste of the Zen martini at celebrity chef Kerry Simon's new restaurant. This new "sipping vodka" apparently took years to develop, and is now one of seven enticing vodka flavors made by Charbay, like Blood Orange, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Pomegranate.
I don't normally drink vodka, but I like the aesthetics of this brand; I'd offer the green tea flavor to my guests and tell them that it just MAY have the added benefit of preventing a hangover.