Smirnoff Peppermint puts a pleasant twist on the Christmas season

Wrapped in its best stripes for the yule season, Smirnoff Peppermint Twist delivers you the mouth-watering taste of sweet holiday candy, balanced by the soothing cool of peppermint.
Peppermint Twist has returned to shelves in Colorado this holiday season, but only for a brief time. This limited edition for Christmas is made with natural peppermint flavors and designed for a smoother drinking experience.

Smirnoff’s deliciously cool treat has a sweet candied aroma and a real taste of candy canes, balanced by the soothing cool of peppermint.

Think how much fun it would be at a holiday party to bring out a tray of chilled Peppermint shooters, with mini candy canes on the side for garnishes.

This flavored vodka, with its “Scratch and Sniff” packaging, is available in 750 ml bottles with an ABV of 30%. It is ideal for bumping up drinks like hot chocolate and eggnog or creative mixing in your favorite holiday cocktails. It’s also available in a 50 ml size shooter that makes an excellent stocking stuffer.

Look for the festive striped Smirnoff Peppermint Twist bottle, as well as other yuletide seasonal products at larger local liquor emporiums, like Wyatt’s, that offer you an outstanding selection of holiday products. When it comes to selection, more is always merrier.

3 Thirst quenching Colorado vodkas for summer

This July heat isn’t very cooperative for summer stout and whiskey drinking.

With the oppressive temperatures, thoughts turn to boat drinks and more fruit-filled fare for refreshing drinking. Vodka is a natural for providing a lighter bodied cocktail base, and Colorado has no shortage of quality products.

Here are three to try for mixing fun this month:

Boulder Vodka

Renowned for their Rhok and Ginski Barrel Aged gins, Vapor Distillery of Boulder makes this impressively clean, soft, super-smooth vodka. It bears a subtle sweetness that makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing into your favorite cocktail. They begin with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain water from the Arapaho Glacier and use only the highest purity alcohol distilled from corn to produce this pure, clean vodka. It also was awarded the Gold at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition.

Breckenridge

This award-winning vodka is clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. It has a light body with a soft, warm texture and a balanced mellow finish with just a hint of sweetness. The minerality of the local Breckenridge water lends just the right mouth feel. Perfect for shots or a well-chilled vodka martini.

Spirit Hound

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Longmont in Lyons, Spirit Hound makes all their offerings with local Colorado ingredients. They deliver a remarkably smooth, clean vodka with no additives and a satisfying, rounded mouthfeel.

These, and other vodkas from the Centennial state, can be found at select larger, family-owned liquor stores like Wyatt’s. Check out our “Clear Spirits Sale”, July 11-17.

3 Superior Colorado vodkas for summer 2018

This broiling July heat is not very cooperative for summer stout and whiskey drinking.

Thoughts turn to boat drinks and more fruit-filled fare for refreshing drinking. Vodka is a natural for providing a lighter bodied cocktail base, and Colorado has no shortage of quality products.

Here are three to try for mixing fun this month:

Boulder Vodka

Renowned for their Rhok and Ginski Barrel Aged gins, Vapor Distillery of Boulder makes this impressively clean, soft, super-smooth vodka. It bears a subtle sweetness that makes it perfect for sipping over ice or mixing into your favorite cocktail. They begin with pure Colorado Rocky Mountain water from the Arapaho Glacier and use only the highest purity alcohol distilled from corn to produce this pure, clean vodka. It also was awarded the Gold at the 2015 Denver International Spirits Competition.

Breckenridge

This award-winning vodka is clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. It has a light body with a soft, warm texture and a balanced mellow finish with just a hint of sweetness. The minerality of the local Breckenridge water lends just the right mouth feel. Perfect for shots or a well-chilled vodka martini.

Spirit Hound

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just north of Longmont in Lyons, Spirit Hound makes all their offerings with local Colorado ingredients. They deliver a remarkably smooth, clean vodka with no additives and a satisfying, rounded mouthfeel.

These, and other vodkas from the Centennial state, can be found at select larger, family-owned liquor stores like Wyatt’s. Check out our “Colorado Spirits Sale”, August 2-8, to promote this weekend’s Boulder Craft Distillers Festival.

Helix Has the DNA of a World Class Vodka

The spirit of France meets the legendary water of Iceland in Helix, an exciting new vodka, now available in Colorado.

Helix is crafted by blending, for the first time ever, French Spirits derived from the golden wheat fields of Champagne with the world’s finest glacial water from Iceland to create an ultra-premium vodka. It’s this unique DNA that was the inspiration behind the name Helix, which is the shape in a DNA thread.

As the owners of Helix Spirits, Paul & Kristjan, sat at dinner contemplating what they were going to call their newly conceived vodka brand, Paul exclaimed, holding his index finger in the air, and wrapping his middle finger behind it, “It’s a marriage between a spirit of France and the water of Iceland.”

Packaged in full liter bottles, Helix is compellingly packaged and priced for both professional and home bar settings.

Using wheat from the Champagne region of France, Icelandic water, and carbon-filtering for purity, Helix has a nose that is fresh and clean with a hint of citrus. Its soft palate has light, enticing elements of vanilla cream, honey, apple, tropical citrus, bittersweet grain, and a hint of wood. These lead to a smooth, crisp finish with touches of lemon, pepper, and cream.

Helix is so alluring, it was awarded a Silver Medal for Best Premium Imported Vodkas of 2017, byTheFiftyBest.com.

Locally, you can “get the finger” with Helix at large, family-owned liquor destinations, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, that offer you a superior selection with many new arrivals each week, in all departments.

When it comes to selection, more is always merrier.