Having cut their teeth on gin, so to speak, Hope Distillery founders Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk have successfully branched out into other artisanal liquors in recent years – they distill their own as well as producing products for other brands.
Their newly branded Hope Small Batch Vodka, distilled from a grape base sourced in the Western Cape, is a delicate balance of pot-stilled and rectified spirit. A natural complement to the initial products in the range – the process of making vodka is not unlike that of making gin – the vodka neatly dovetails into their existing production line and long-term vision.
The Hope team recommends it be served on the rocks with a lemon twist, or with soda or tonic and a squeeze of lemon or a slice of lime. If something flamboyant is more to your taste, it is equally suited to making a mouth-watering cocktail such as a Hope Bloody Mary.
100ml tomato juice
10-12ml fresh lemon juice (to taste)
A few dashes of Tabasco
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of black pepper
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