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The alcoholic kind of spirits. Like this.

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On my mind because of our cabin fever escape up to Bistro Blanc last week, after being snowed in. Their cocktail list is amazing. It all started last summer with that ginger peach mule, but Tuesday night we wanted something that reminded us of summer.

The Denise. Not sure of the origin of the name. But, loved the cocktail. Made us forget there was two feet of snow out there.

We decided to check out the origin of the cucumber vodka. Found a site that identified an organic one. Immediately thought of RED as the place to go to find organic spirits.

Up the way from Roots, Bark, Nest and Great Sage. Our little local corner of mindful buying. The people behind RED were smart. Put an organic, biodynamic, sustainable product business next to all those Conscious Corner businesses.

Interestingly, we had never stopped there. We mostly buy wine, from the local sources, or from our tastings over at Iron Bridge. I’m not a huge beer drinker, but RED has growler choices I find intriguing. From Local brewers like Manor Hill, Jailbreak and Flying Dog.

I went there on a mission to find cucumber vodka.

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They had it, and the elderflower liqueur as well. I just needed to add those mixers to it. Now we have some amazing cocktails for those date nights I just blogged about.

If you live around here in Howard County, check out RED. You won’t be disappointed if you are looking for unique spirits, wine and beer.

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  1. I am so excited by the resurgence of locally produced spirits – for so many reasons!

    But must confess – won’t even try or research how to make cucumber vodka – cucumbers too picky, high-maintenance needs for my area – but still have ‘research possibilities for turning Zuchinni into long-lived preservation stores – cuz ya know, for most years, here, short season squash has made a home – – LOL 🙂 Does my heart so much good to see others who take an interest in the subjects/topics/perspectives so dear to my overall heart! Thank You!

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    • I was amazed to find cucumber vodka so readily available. The restaurant makes all their infused spirits in house. We figure you could add dill to the cucumber vodka and skip a step.

      We also found many recipes using it. My little world has been expanded, that’s for sure.

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