Sometimes we get spoiled. And let’s be honest, it feels very nice now and then. We attended the Oursinade et Fruits de Mer Event with PUR Vodka at the Renoir restaurant in Montreal’s Sofitel Hotel. They had signature cocktails that were paired specifically with fresh oysters and sea urchin. How could you possibly go wrong?
Nicolas Duvernois founded PUR Vodka in 2006 with a simple goal, to bring vodka back to a prestigious level. PUR Vodka is a Quebec-based product through and through, they use corn from over 100 local growers, and spring water from a private glacial spring located in northern Quebec. The vodka is then triple distilled, giving PUR Vodka the unique, crisp and clean taste that people have come to love, including the Divas, bonafide gin lovers. Once you try it, you’ll understand why they’ve won so many accolades.
We decided to make a Moscow Mule, a classic cocktail, but of course, we added a little twist of our own by incorporating Fentimans’ ginger beer. Using the same ol’ mixers for cocktails can get boring. There are plenty available on the market and recently, we fell in love with Fentimans, a soda that was founded in the early 1900’s and is made by the same family today. They make several products, not just tonic, including Curiosity Cola, Ginger Beer, Cherry Cola, Herbal Tonic, Victorian Lemonade, Rose Lemonade, and Dandelion & Burdock.
- 2 oz PUR Vodka
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 3 oz Fentimans Ginger Beer
- 1 lime wedge
- Squeeze the lime wedge into a tall glass and leave it at the bottom of the glass
- Add ice
- Pour in the PUR vodka and Fentimans Ginger Beer
- Stir and serve