Reyka vodka, a product of the Icelandic town of Borgarnes, unveils the New Earth cocktail to warm up this winter season. 

Hailing from a land of fire and ice, Reyka makes the most of Iceland’s resources – using nearby glacier spring water and lava rocks as a natural filtration system. This gives every drop of Reyka Vodka its smooth taste and silky finish. Reyka, the Icelandic word for geothermal steam looks pure and innocent, yet has a darker side with its double-measure of vodka and a kick of black pepper. Iceland’s volcanic core creates a myriad of hot springs and its natural water filtration system creates some of the world’s best water. It’s really this water that makes Reyka Vodka a fascinating drink of two halves and a special kind.

The name vodka stems from the Russian word ‘voda’ meaning water or, as the Polish would say ‘woda’ and South Africans say it as ‘wota’. They continue to battle over who created it first. We don’t care. We simply enjoy it and while some down it straight like water, we love to make cocktails with it and sip the frosty season away.

Reyka Vodka’s “New Earth” cocktail made up of honey syrup, lemon juice, and lemon verbena leaves to sip into cocktail relaxation. This is just what we need as we near the end of autumn, a bit of warmth to blast away the chill.

 NEW EARTH INGREDIENTS

2 Parts Reyka Vodka

¾ part Small Hand Foods Pineapple

Gum Syrup

1 Part Lime Juice

5 Cilantro Sprigs /coriander

Orange peel

Ice

METHOD

  1. Add the pineapple, lime juice and cilantro sprigs to a cocktail shaker, and muddle to combine.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and top with the vodka.
  3. Shake and strain into a Montelobos Mezcal-rinsed coupe.
  4. Garnish with an orange peel and cilantro sprig.