I love the name of Cardinal Sin Vodka, from the St Louis Distillery in the heart of the Midwest. The guys there recently put together some summer cocktail recipes, using their Cardinal Sin Vodka and the Cardinal Sin Starka that they also make. This was the USA’s first barrel-aged vodka, and is aged in Missouri white oak bourbon barrels. I can’t wait to taste it.
Meanwhile, here are those summer vodka cocktail ideas, with thanks to the St Louis Distillery:
Mix 2 oz. lemonade and 1-1/2 oz. Cardinal Sin Vodka in a tall glass with ice and top with beer
Mix equal parts Cardinal Sin Vodka, orange juice and cranberry juice and serve over ice.
Mix 2 oz. grapefruit juice with 2 oz. Cardinal Sin Starka, a splash of simple syrup and 4 basil leaves in a shaker and serve over ice.
Mix 2 oz. Cardinal Sin Starka, ¾ oz. simple syrup, 3.4 oz. lemon juice, a dash of Angostura bitters and 5 mint leaves in a mason jar filled with ice. Shake well before serving.
Cardinal Sin Starka
Complex and smooth, Cardinal Sin Starka can be used as a replacement for bourbon or light rum and makes some delicious and refreshing cocktails.
Where to buy Cardinal Sin Vodka
Cardinal Sin Vodka and Cardinal Sin Starka are currently available in the St. Louis region at Lukas Liquors, Randall’s Wine & Spirits, Wine and Cheese Place and Bin 51. The vodkas are also available in other parts of Missouri, Illinois and Georgia.