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BiVi: A new brand for National Vodka Day

October 4, 2015

Just in time for National Vodka Day, I received notice of a vodka that’s something of a novelty in the market. BiVi Vodka is a premium spirit that’s the “first-of-its-kind 100% Sicilian vodka” available in the States. Added bonus (to this cinephile, anyway)? The brand has as its celebrity partner Chazz Palminteri. Love him! But more on the spirit …

[Disclosure: BiVi Vodka provided a complimentary bottle for review. These opinions are my own.]

BiVi is distilled in Messina, Italy, from semolina wheat and fired with Sicilian fruitwoods from blood orange and lemon trees. The resulting vodka is smooooth, with a hint of sweetness and a bit of citrus; you get a note of citrus on the nose, too.

Jerry used BiVi to make a nice little citrus-y take on a martini, shared below. (I named it myself – you like?)

For now, BiVi is available only in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island,Massachusetts, Illinois, Nevada and Florida, Connecticut and Georgia, but keep an eye on BiviVodka.com to see when and where it expands next.

Citrus Stunner

3 oz. BiVi Vodka
1 oz. Etrog citrus liqueur
Garnish: Lemon twist

Stir both spirits in a mixing glass then strain it into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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